In lieu of a Sunday Brunch Buffet playlist this week, and in honor of Father’s Day, I’ve decided to get in touch with my Inner Casey Kasem and count down my Top 15 songs about Fathers and Sons. There are a lot of great songs out there about all sorts of different father/son relationships. Not all of these are loving songs. Some are angry. Some are ambivalent. Some are very […]
CAT STEVENSÂ “The Hurt”Â b/w “Silent Sunlight”Â (A&M Records 1418-S, 1973)
There’s a scene in the 1976 Bill Cosby/Harvey Keitel classic Mother, Jugs & Speed where Larry Hagman tries to seduce Raquel Welch with a pair of Cat Stevens tickets.Â She resists, of course,Â but only because that’s the way the script was written.Â In real life, no intelligent female of the 1970’s, no matter how liberated, would’ve passed up a chance to see one of the hottest singer-songwriters of the era.Â Even if it meantÂ having to sitÂ next to J. R. Ewing.Â For Stevens himself, however, matters were completely different.