Tag Archives: David Crosby

Ripple: The Grateful Dead (lyrics by Robert Hunter); New Riders of the Purple Sage; Playing For Change.

Hello there! This week our blog features a lovely folk-rock tune, Ripple. We will first discuss the original version by the Grateful Dead, with a special appreciation to their lyricist Robert Hunter. Next, we will review a cover by New … Continue reading

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Hey Joe: The Byrds; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Ten Years Later

Hello there! Our song this week is Hey Joe, a dark and brutal blues song. We will review an early version by The Byrds. We will also discuss versions by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and by Ten Years Later. The … Continue reading

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Turn! Turn! Turn!: Pete Seeger, The Byrds, and The Seekers

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season). This is a terrific folk/folk-rock song from the early 60s. We will start with the original by Pete Seeger, and then … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children: Crosby, Stills & Nash; Hanson; Richie Havens

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Teach Your Children. This is an inspirational folk-rock song and one of my personal favorites. We will start with the original version by Crosby, Stills and Nash, and then discuss … Continue reading

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