Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cross Road Blues/Crossroads: Robert Johnson and Cream

Hello there! In this week’s post we will consider the song Crossroads, contrasting the original version by Robert Johnson to the cover by Cream. This is not only one of the greatest blues tunes of all time, it is arguably … Continue reading

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Hound Dog: Big Mama Thornton, Freddie Bell and Elvis Presley

Hello there. This edition of Tim’s Cover Story looks at Hound Dog, one of the most influential songs in the early days of rock, covered by one of rock music’s greatest performers and innovators. The song not only thrust Elvis … Continue reading

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Tutti Frutti: Little Richard and Pat Boone

“A-wop-bop-a-loo-mop-a-lop-bam-boom!” Hello all, in this edition of Tim’s Cover Story we review Tutti Frutti, an early pop song by one of the great performers and innovators of rock music. According to Wikipedia, Rolling Stone magazine declared that the song still … Continue reading

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The House of the Rising Sun: Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan and The Animals

Hello there! In this edition of Tim’s Cover Story we review House of the Rising Sun, a song that has taken a fascinating journey through the realms of traditional, folk and rock music. According to Wikipedia: The authorship of “The … Continue reading

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It’s All Over Now: The Valentinos and The Rolling Stones

Hello all! This edition of Tim’s Cover Story will focus on the song It’s All Over Now.   As we will see the song initially appeared as a cross between rock and country from a group whose origins were in gospel … Continue reading

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