Monthly Archives: July 2015

My Girl: The Temptations, The Mamas and the Papas, Otis Redding

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider My Girl, one of the greatest pop songs of all time. We will review the original by The Temptations, and covers of that song by The Mamas and the Papas and Otis … Continue reading

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Good Lovin’: The Olympics; The Young Rascals; and the Grateful Dead

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the 60s rock song Good Lovin’. We will review the original by The Olympics, and covers of that song by The Young Rascals and The Grateful Dead. The Olympics and Good Lovin’: … Continue reading

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Georgia On My Mind: Hoagy Carmichael, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the great popular tune Georgia on My Mind. We will review the original by Hoagy Carmichael, and covers of that song by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. Hoagy Carmichael and Georgia On … Continue reading

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Piece of My Heart: Erma Franklin, Big Brother and the Holding Company

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Piece of My Heart, a great rhythm and blues song from the 60s. We will review the original by Erma Franklin, and a cover of that song by Big Brother and the … Continue reading

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