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From the KORD writers:

A bubblegum pop recording masterclass

It’s a Sunshine Day” was originally released on 1972’s The Kids from the Brady Bunch, the third album featuring TV’s favorite children-of-remarried-parents. However, the song was most famously featured on Episode 16, Season 4 of The Brady Bunch, an unforgettable episode appropriately titled “Amateur Nite.” This classic piece of television magic, originally aired in primetime on Jan. 26, 1973, found the Brady kids in desperate need of quick cash, which of course they earned via local TV talent show, performing to hilarious effect (some might say unintentionally hilarious) as The Silver Platters.

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Slide show: The ‘Statesboro Blues’ you’ve probably never heard

The Allman Brothers Band played four shows over two nights in the course of producing its creative and commercial breakthrough, the classic live LP At Fillmore East, and while the setlists varied from performance to performance, all four opened with the blistering “Statesboro Blues.” And for good reason: The Piedmont blues barnstormer — a showcase for the searing, dive-bombing slide guitar of the immortal Duane Allman, the sextet’s musical and spiritual leader — serves as the perfect introduction to the Allmans’ now-legendary onstage alchemy, weaving their southern-fried, boogie-fied rock and roll into the American roots music traditions that shaped it. 

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The KORD Guide: The Temptations

The Temptations are Motown Records’ premier male vocal group — a chart-topping, Grammy-winning institution whose six-decade career stretches from crushed-velvet R&B ballads to consciousness-expanding symphonic soul epics. Explore these seven Motown classics to hear how the Temptations transformed the shape and scope of American popular music.

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