Category Archives: Pop Music

You Never Can Tell: Chuck Berry; Bob Seger; Bruce Springsteen

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is You Never Can Tell. This is a great rock ‘n roll tune by Chuck Berry, and is part of our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. We will review Chuck Berry’s … Continue reading

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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes: Crosby, Stills & Nash; Newport Folk Festival 2019; Dread Zeppelin

Hello there! This week our blog features a superb pop song, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. We will begin with the original version by Crosby, Stills & Nash. We will then include a cover from the 2019 Newport Folk Festival and … Continue reading

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In My Life: The Beatles; Judy Collins; Crosby, Stills & Nash

Hello there! This week our blog features an absolutely beautiful song, In My Life. We will begin with the original version by The Beatles. Next, we will review a cover by Judy Collins, and finally a cover by Crosby, Stills … Continue reading

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Carol: Chuck Berry; The Rolling Stones; Johnny Hallyday

Hello there! This week our blog features a rock ‘n roll song from the 50s, Carol. We will begin with the original version by Chuck Berry. Next, we will review a cover by The Rolling Stones, and finally a cover … Continue reading

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Hot Rod Lincoln: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen; Asleep At The Wheel; Bill Kirchen & Redd Volkaert

Hello there! This week our blog features an country-rock song, Hot Rod Lincoln. We will begin with a version by Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen. Next, we will review a cover by Asleep At The Wheel, and finally … Continue reading

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The Wabash Cannonball: The Carter Family; Roy Acuff; Glen Campbell

Hello there! This week our blog features an old country classic, The Wabash Cannonball. We will begin with an early recorded version by The Carter Family. Next, we will review a cover by Roy Acuff, and finally a cover by … Continue reading

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I Can’t Stop Loving You: Don Gibson; Ray Charles; Van Morrison

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific tune, I Can’t Stop Loving You. We will begin with the original, a country song by Don Gibson. Next, we will review an R&B cover by Ray Charles, and finally a … Continue reading

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A Change Is Gonna Come: Sam Cooke; Al Green; Beyonce

Hello there! On May 1, 2017 we published this post on the Sam Cooke anthem A Change Is Gonna Come. However, the murder of George Floyd, the vigilante killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the senseless shooting of Rayshard Brooks have … Continue reading

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Good Golly Miss Molly: Little Richard; Jerry Lee Lewis; Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

Hello there! This week our blog features one of the great ‘roots’ rock ‘n roll songs, Good Golly, Miss Molly. We will begin with the original by Little Richard. Next, we will review a cover by Jerry Lee Lewis, and … Continue reading

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Blowin’ In The Wind: Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul & Mary; Sam Cooke

Hello there! This week our blog features a folk song that became one of the great civil-rights anthems, Blowin’ In The Wind. We will begin with the original by Bob Dylan. Next, we will review a cover by Peter, Paul … Continue reading

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