Monthly Archives: September 2016

What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye; Cyndi Lauper; Daryl Hall & John Oates

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song What’s Going On. This is one of the most powerful and moving soul songs ever recorded. We will start with the original song by Marvin Gaye, and then we will … Continue reading

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Young Blood: The Coasters; Leon Russell; Bad Company

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Young Blood. This is a delightfully funky 50s R&B song. We will start with the original song by The Coasters, and then we will review covers from Leon Russell and … Continue reading

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Landslide: Fleetwood Mac; Smashing Pumpkins; Dixie Chicks

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Landslide. This is a lovely coming-of-age feminist song written by Stevie Nicks. We will start with the original song by Fleetwood Mac, and then we will review covers from Smashing … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hotel: Elvis Presley; Hoyt Axton; Willie Nelson & Leon Russell

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Heartbreak Hotel. This was not only Elvis Presley’s first #1 record, but it is one of the most important rockabilly tunes. We will start with the original song by Elvis, … Continue reading

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