Monthly Archives: July 2016

I Put A Spell On You: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Annie Lennox

Hello there! In this week’s blog post we consider the song I Put a Spell On You. This was a great 50s R&B song. We will start with the original version by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. We will then discuss covers … Continue reading

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(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Devo

Hello there! In this week’s blog post we consider the song (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. This was a blockbuster British Invasion rock and roll song. We will start with the original version by the Rolling Stones, and then discuss … Continue reading

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A Whiter Shade of Pale: Procol Harum; Joe Cocker; Annie Lennox

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song A Whiter Shade of Pale.  This is a haunting and mysterious pop song by Procol Harum.  We will start with the original, and then we will review covers from Joe … Continue reading

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Hey Jude: The Beatles (Paul McCartney); Wilson Pickett; Jose Feliciano

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Hey Jude. This is an absolutely beautiful song written by Paul McCartney and performed by The Beatles. After discussing the original song, we will review covers from Wilson Pickett and … Continue reading

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