Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
Listen for the replay and call (575) 527 1011. Caller number ten wins 2 tickets to the Southern New Mexico Speedway.
The 101 number one song of the day was the first released by its band’s self titled album and it was controversial – but no one was really sure what it was about – so the question remained just who should be offended.
It was recorded in December 1969 at the famous studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama by a band once reviled as too scruffy and dirty for decent folk, but by the turn of the decade they became the ruling rock elite, gentlemen of leisure and members of the Jet Set. The first record
released on their own label was simultaneously interpreted as a racist, sexist slur as well as referring to Mexican heroin. The vocals were somewhat scrambled following the advice of Fats Domino who once said, “You should never sing the words out very clearly.” In any event it was clearly destined to be a hit and on May 30, 1971 it was the number one song in America – for the Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar.”