Monthly Archives: January 2019

Walk, Don’t Run: Johnny Smith; Chet Atkins; The Ventures.

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic instrumental song, Walk Don’t Run. This song had a fascinating history. We will first discuss the original by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith. Next, we will review a country cover of this … Continue reading

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Early Morning Rain: Gordon Lightfoot; Ian & Sylvia; Peter, Paul & Mary

Hello there! This week our blog features a great folk-pop song, Early Morning Rain. We will first discuss the version by songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. Next, we will review a cover of this song by Ian & Sylvia, and we will … Continue reading

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Reach Out I’ll Be There: The Four Tops; The Tremeloes; Gloria Gaynor

Hello there! This week our blog features a wonderful Motown R&B tune, Reach Out I’ll Be There. We will first discuss the original song by The Four Tops. Next, we will discuss covers of this song by The Tremeloes and … Continue reading

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Higher and Higher: Jackie Wilson; Bobby Darin; Rita Coolidge

Hello there! This week our blog features a great 60s soul song, Higher and Higher. We will discuss the original version of the song by Jackie Wilson. Next, we will show a cover by Bobby Darin, and finally a cover … Continue reading

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