Monthly Archives: May 2015

Light My Fire: The Doors and Jose Feliciano

Hello there! This week we take on the song Light My Fire. We will consider the original by the 60s group The Doors and a creative cover of that song by Jose Feliciano. The Doors and Light My Fire: The … Continue reading

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Hello Mary Lou: Rick Nelson, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Led Zeppelin

Hello there! This week we consider the song Hello Mary Lou. We will consider the original by roots rocker Rick Nelson, and covers of that song by the country-rock group New Riders of the Purple Sage, plus heavy-metal giants Led … Continue reading

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Back in the USA/Back in the USSR: Chuck Berry, Linda Ronstadt, the Beatles

Hello there! In this week’s blog we take up the song Back in the USA. We will consider the original by the great Chuck Berry, a cover of that song by Linda Ronstadt, and a clever take-off on that song … Continue reading

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If I Had a Hammer: Pete Seeger; Peter, Paul & Mary; and Trini Lopez

Hello there! In this week’s blog we take up the great folk-protest song If I Had a Hammer. We will consider the original by Pete Seeger, and covers of that song by Peter, Paul & Mary and Trini Lopez. Pete … Continue reading

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