Category Archives: Classic Rock

Walk of Life: Dire Straits; Shooter Jennings; Brad Paisley

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is Walk of Life. This is a lovely, bouncy rock ‘n roll song composed by Mark Knopfler. We will start with a brief review of the career of his group Dire Straits. We will … Continue reading

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Highway to Hell: AC/DC; Phish; Hayseed Dixie

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is Highway to Hell. This is a heavy-metal tune composed by Angus Young, Michael Young, and Bon Scott. We will start with a brief review of the career of their group AC/DC. We will … Continue reading

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Pinball Wizard: The Who; Elton John [Tommy]; McFly.

Hello there! This is the sixth installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.”  In these posts, we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a movie. This week’s entry is Pinball Wizard. … Continue reading

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Sympathy For The Devil: The Rolling Stones; Guns ‘N Roses; Rickie Lee Jones

Hello there! This is the fifth installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.” In this series, we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a major movie. This week’s blog entry is … Continue reading

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Mama Told Me (Not To Come): Randy Newman; Eric Burdon & the Animals; Three Dog Night.

Hello there! This week we will focus on Mama Told Me (Not To Come). This is a witty and funky pop song written by Randy Newman. We will review Newman’s version, and then discuss covers by Eric Burdon & The … Continue reading

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Black Magic Woman: Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green); Santana; Dennis Brown

Hello there! Our song this week is Black Magic Woman. This is a very fine R&B song written by guitarist Peter Green. We will review the original performed by Fleetwood Mac. We will then discuss a cover version by Carlos … Continue reading

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The Letter: The Box Tops; Joe Cocker; Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Hello there! Our song this week is The Letter, an R&B tune that has been covered nearly 200 times. We will review the original by The Box Tops. We will then discuss a cover version by Joe Cocker, and a … Continue reading

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