Monthly Archives: September 2015

Something by the Beatles (George Harrison); Layla by Derek and the Dominos (Eric Clapton)

Hello there! In this week’s blog we will review two exceptionally beautiful and haunting songs: Something by the Beatles; and Layla by Derek and the Dominos.  However, we first need to explain why we are comparing what appear to be … Continue reading

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Proud Mary: Creedence Clearwater Revival; Solomon Burke; and Ike and Tina Turner

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Proud Mary, a great `swamp rock’ song from the 60s. We will review the original version by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and covers of that song by Solomon Burke and Ike & Tina … Continue reading

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The Loco-Motion: Little Eva, Grand Funk Railroad, and Kylie Minogue

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider The Loco-Motion, one of the great ‘dance craze’ songs from the 60s. We will review the original version by Little Eva, and covers of that song by Grand Funk Railroad and Kylie … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Sixteen/Surfin’ USA: Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Sweet Little Sixteen, a terrific “roots of rock ‘n roll” song. We will review the original by Chuck Berry, and a cover of that song by The Rolling Stones. We also include … Continue reading

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