Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Great Pretender: Tony Williams and The Platters; Sam Cooke; Freddie Mercury

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song The Great Pretender. This is a lovely pop tune from the mid-50s. We will start with the original song by The Platters, and then we will review covers from Sam … Continue reading

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When a Man Loves a Woman: Percy Sledge, Leon Russell, Art Garfunkel

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song When a Man Loves a Woman. This is a moving and beautiful soul tune. We will start with the original song by Percy Sledge, and then we will review covers … Continue reading

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Cry Baby: Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, Janis Joplin, Natalie Cole

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Cry Baby.  This is a terrific soul song from the mid-60s.  We will start with the original by Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, and then we will review covers from … Continue reading

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Somebody To Love: Queen; George Michael; cast of ‘Glee’

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Somebody To Love. This is one of the great ‘anthem-rock’ songs by Queen. We will start with the original and then we will review covers from George Michael, and also … Continue reading

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Always On My Mind: Brenda Lee, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we discuss the song Always On My Mind.  This is a great 70s country song.  We will start with the first version by Brenda Lee.  We will then discuss covers of that song by … Continue reading

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