Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Isley Brothers - Ohio - Machine Gun (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young/Jimi Hendrix)

"Ohio" is a protest song written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, and performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It was released as a single and peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Young wrote the lyrics to "Ohio" after seeing the photos of the incident in Life Magazine.

First formed in the early '50s, the Isley Brothers enjoyed one of the longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music -- over the course of nearly a half century of performing, the group's distinguished history spanned not only two generations of Isley siblings but also massive cultural shifts which heralded their music's transformation from gritty R&B to Motown soul to blistering funk.

"Machine Gun" is a song written by American musician Jimi Hendrix, and originally recorded by Band of Gypsys for their self-titled live album (1970). It is a lengthy, loosely defined (jam-based) protest of the Vietnam War,[1] and perhaps a broader comment on conflict of any kind.

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