Monthly Archives: April 2016

Desperado: The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers & Debby Boone

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Desperado. This is a terrific country-rock song by the Eagles. After discussing the original song, we will review a cover from Linda Ronstadt, and also a duet by Kenny Rogers … Continue reading

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Stir It Up: Bob Marley and the Wailing Wailers, Johnny Nash, the Grateful Dead

rums Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Stir It Up. This is a great early reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. We will start with the original Bob Marley song, and then we will … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun: The Beatles (George Harrison), Richie Havens, Peter Tosh

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Here Comes The Sun.  This is wonderful, uplifting pop song from Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album.  The song was written by George Harrison.  We will start with the original, … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar: The Rolling Stones (original and re-recording), and Phil Lesh & Friends

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Brown Sugar. This is a fascinating hard-rock song. We will start with the Rolling Stones original. We will then discuss a later re-recording of the same song, also by the … Continue reading

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