Category Archives: Rock and roll

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: Solomon Burke; Wilson Pickett; The Blues Brothers

Hello there! This is the seventh installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.” Here we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a major movie. This week’s entry is Everybody Needs Somebody … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride: The Beatles; Vanilla Fudge; Carpenters.

Hello there! This week we will resume our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies, where we review a song that was featured in a film. This week’s blog entry is Ticket To Ride. This is a great pop … Continue reading

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Red Red Wine: Neil Diamond; Jimmy James & the Vagabonds; UB40.

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is Red Red Wine. This is an interesting pop song composed by Neil Diamond. We will review the original song by Neil Diamond; we will then discuss covers by Jimmy James & the Vagabonds, … Continue reading

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America: Simon and Garfunkel; David Bowie; Yes.

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is America. This is a beautiful and moving folk-rock song composed by Paul Simon. We will review the original song by Simon & Garfunkel. We will next discuss covers of the song by David … Continue reading

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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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