My Exit: Rich Curley

Rich Curley.jpgEvery Monday night our friends at WEXT do this thing called My Exit -- local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. So we thought it'd be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their play list.

Here's tonight's person:

Rich Curley, Senior Telecommunications Systems Analyst for the Federal Aviation Administration from Petersburg NY via Centreville, Va.

How would you describe your musical taste?

I owe most of my musical taste to my older brother Bill who played in a local 518 band back in the 70's. He turned me on to the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs,
and Cream just to name a few.

Five songs from Rich's show:
Flash and the Pan - Walking in the Rain.- One of the first Australian New Wave Groups formed in the late 1970's that I was turned on to. With my friends Charlie and TJ we wore out this cassette a few times back in the days of cruising upstate NY fishing for Trout.

The Kinks - Set me Free - Truly one of the greatest British bands of the 60's. Who wouldn't be with the great songwriting of Ray Davies. The Kinks have been cited as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era and I would have to agree.

Steely Dan - Time out of Mind - Even thought there final album was from the 80's there music lives on. With the musical genius of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker at the helm of this group they produced and wrote some of the best albums of the 70's and 80's.

The Rippingtons
- Black Diamond- This is the title track of one of my favorite albums by Russ Freeman, the leader and guitarist of this ever changing group. He is one of the best in his genre. He seems to enlist outstanding musicians to stand in with him on all of his albums. This is great music just to sit back on the deck and enjoy.

Boz Scaggs - Georgia- Live in San Francisco - Boz has influenced the likes of Michael McDonald, Hall and Oates, Robert Palmer and many others in his long illustrious career both as a song writer and a musician. Whenever you think of R&B/Soul artists his name is always near the top of the list.

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