Monthly Archives: April 2019

Lonely Teardrops: Jackie Wilson; Jay & the Americans; Jose Feliciano.

Hello there! This week our blog features a soul classic, Lonely Teardrops.  This song played a surprisingly important role in the history of rock music. We will first discuss the original by Jackie Wilson; next we will review a cover … Continue reading

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Wooly Bully: Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs; Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; Los Pacaminos

Hello there! This week our blog features a novelty rock song, Wooly Bully. We will first discuss the original by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. Next, we will review a cover of this song by Joan Jett and the … Continue reading

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Wild World: Cat Stevens; Jimmy Cliff; Jose Feliciano.

Hello there! This week our blog features a lovely pop song, Wild World. We will first discuss the original by Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam). Next, we will review a cover by Jimmy Cliff, and we will finish with a … Continue reading

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For What It’s Worth: Buffalo Springfield; The Staple Singers; The Jeff Healey Band.

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic folk-rock song, For What It’s Worth. We will first discuss the original by Buffalo Springfield. Next, we will review a cover by The Staple Singers, and we will finish with a … Continue reading

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