Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Tracks of My Tears: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Anita Baker, Linda Ronstadt

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song The Tracks of My Tears. This is a great Motown song from the mid-60s. We will start with the original version by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and then discuss … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children: Crosby, Stills & Nash; Hanson; Richie Havens

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Teach Your Children. This is an inspirational folk-rock song and one of my personal favorites. We will start with the original version by Crosby, Stills and Nash, and then discuss … Continue reading

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Ain’t Too Proud To Beg: The Temptations, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Ain’t Too Proud To Beg. This is a great Motown song from the mid-60s. We will start with the original version by The Temptations, and then discuss covers of that … Continue reading

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Take It Easy: Eagles, Jackson Browne and Travis Tritt

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Take It Easy. This is a great ‘country-rock’ song that first appeared in the early 70s. We will start with the original version by the Eagles, and then discuss covers … Continue reading

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