Monthly Archives: April 2015

Summertime Blues: Eddie Cochran and The Who

Hello there! This week’s post will review the song Summertime Blues. This is one of the few hits by an early rocker whose tragic death cut short a very promising career. We will also discuss a cover of this song … Continue reading

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: The Beatles, Elton John and William Shatner

Hello there! This week’s post will review the great Beatles tune Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. This is one of the most memorable songs from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, and it remains controversial even today. We will also … Continue reading

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City of New Orleans: Steve Goodman, Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson

Hello there! In this post we take on the great folk-rock song City of New Orleans. We review the original version by folksinger Steve Goodman, and contrast this with covers by Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson. Steve Goodman and City … Continue reading

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Today’s post deals with one of the most famous Motown songs, I Heard it Through the Grapevine.  It is a terrific song, and was ranked in the top 100 on the 50th anniversary list of Billboard Hot 100 songs; but … Continue reading

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