Tag Archives: Bert Berns

Brown-Eyed Girl: Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Steel Pulse

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Brown-Eyed Girl. This is a wonderful pop song from the mid-60s. We will start with the original version by Van Morrison, and then discuss covers of that song by Bruce … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout: The Top Notes; The Isley Brothers; The Beatles

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Twist and Shout. This is one of the great R&B/rock songs of the 60s. Most people know that the Beatles covered the Isley Brothers’ version of this song. However, very … Continue reading

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Piece of My Heart: Erma Franklin, Big Brother and the Holding Company

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Piece of My Heart, a great rhythm and blues song from the 60s. We will review the original by Erma Franklin, and a cover of that song by Big Brother and the … Continue reading

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