Monthly Archives: March 2016

Turn! Turn! Turn!: Pete Seeger, The Byrds, and The Seekers

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season). This is a terrific folk/folk-rock song from the early 60s. We will start with the original by Pete Seeger, and then … Continue reading

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It’s My Party: Lesley Gore, Bryan Ferry, Amy Winehouse

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song It’s My Party. This is a great pop song from the early 60s. More than that, it has a fascinating back-story, with an interesting personal connection. We will start with … Continue reading

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Many Rivers to Cross: Jimmy Cliff, Joe Cocker, Nilsson

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Many Rivers To Cross. This is a powerful, heartbreaking soul song. We will start with the original by Jimmy Cliff, and then discuss covers of that song by Joe Cocker, … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Chicago: Robert Johnson; Buddy Guy; Eric Clapton

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Sweet Home Chicago. This is one of the classic ‘roots’ blues songs. We will start with the original version by the legendary blues artist Robert Johnson, and then discuss covers … Continue reading

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