Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Star Spangled Banner: Whitney Houston; Jose Feliciano; Jimi Hendrix; Marvin Gaye; Roseanne Barr; Carl Lewis

Hello there! This week is the 4th of July, in the first year of our blog.  So in honor of this occasion, we will examine various versions of our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. We will start with a … Continue reading

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Under My Thumb: The Rolling Stones, Blind Faith, and The Who

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the 60s rock song Under My Thumb. We will review the original by rock ‘n rollers The Rolling Stones, and covers of that song by Blind Faith and the Who. The Rolling … Continue reading

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Will You Love Me Tomorrow: The Shirelles; Carole King and James Taylor

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the great 50s pop song Will You Love Me Tomorrow. We will review the original by the early girl group The Shirelles, and a cover of that song by Carole King and … Continue reading

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Four Strong Winds: Ian and Sylvia, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the folk song Four Strong Winds. We will review the original by the Canadian folk duo Ian & Sylvia, and covers of that song by Neil Young and Bob Dylan. Ian & … Continue reading

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Please Mr. Postman: The Marvelettes, The Beatles, and Carpenters

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the pop song Please Mr. Postman. We will review the original by the Motown girl group The Marvelettes, and covers of that song by the Beatles and Carpenters. The Marvelettes and Please … Continue reading

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