Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mr. Bojangles: Jerry Jeff Walker, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sammy Davis Jr.

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Mr. Bojangles. This is a terrific country-rock song from the late 60s. We will start with the original version by singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, and then discuss covers of that … Continue reading

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Time Is On My Side: Irma Thomas, the Rolling Stones, Patti Smith

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Time Is On My Side. This is a great R&B song from the mid-60s. We will start with a version by Irma Thomas, and then discuss covers of that song … Continue reading

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Dancing In The Street: Martha & the Vandellas, Van Halen, David Bowie & Mick Jagger

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Dancing In the Street, a terrific Motown dance tune from the mid-60s. We will start with the original version by Martha and the Vandellas, and then discuss covers of that … Continue reading

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Brown-Eyed Girl: Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Steel Pulse

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Brown-Eyed Girl. This is a wonderful pop song from the mid-60s. We will start with the original version by Van Morrison, and then discuss covers of that song by Bruce … Continue reading

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Superstition: Stevie Wonder, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Superstition, a terrific funky R&B song from the early 70s. We will start with the original version by Stevie Wonder, and then discuss covers of that song by Beck, Bogert … Continue reading

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