Monthly Archives: October 2015

Reason to Believe: Tim Hardin, Rod Stewart and the Carpenters

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Reason to Believe. This is a great folk-pop song from the 60s. We will review the original version by Tim Hardin, and covers of that song by Rod Stewart and the Carpenters. … Continue reading

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Ida Red/Maybellene: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Chuck Berry, Johnny Rivers

Hello there! In this week’s blog post, we will review the Western Swing song Ida Red, performed by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. We will then discuss Chuck Berry’s great ‘roots’ rock song Maybellene, which was originally titled Ida … Continue reading

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Someday Soon: Ian & Sylvia, and Judy Collins

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Someday Soon, one of my favorite folk songs from the 60s. We will review the original version by Ian & Sylvia, and a cover of that song by Judy Collins. Ian & … Continue reading

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I Got a Woman: Ray Charles, the Beatles, John Mayer

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider I Got a Woman, one of the greatest soul music songs from the 50s. We will review the original version by Ray Charles, and covers of that song by The Beatles and … Continue reading

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