Monthly Archives: October 2016

Worried Man Blues: The Carter Family; The Kingston Trio; Devo

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Worried Man Blues. This is a great ‘roots’ folk song, originally recorded in the 1940s. We will start with the original song by the Carter Family. We will then review … Continue reading

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Love in Vain Blues: Robert Johnson; the Rolling Stones; Eric Clapton

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Love in Vain Blues. This is one of the great ‘roots’ blues songs, originally recorded in the 1930s. We will start with the original song by blues legend Robert Johnson. … Continue reading

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Stay: Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs; Jackson Browne; Cyndi Lauper

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Stay. This is a terrific 50s doo-wop song. We will start with the original song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, and then we will review covers from Jackson Browne … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Alright? Traffic (Dave Mason); Joe Cocker; The Osmonds with Isaac Hayes

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Feelin’ Alright? This is a classic R&B song from the late 60s. We will start with the original song by Traffic, and then we will review covers from Joe Cocker, … Continue reading

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Hooked On a Feeling: B.J. Thomas, Blue Swede, Jonathan King

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Hooked On a Feeling. This is an enjoyable 70s pop song, with an interesting twist. We will start with the original song by B.J. Thomas, and then we will review … Continue reading

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