Tag Archives: John Belushi

Think: Aretha Franklin; The Blues Brothers movie; Katharine McPhee.

Hello there! This week’s blog is part of our continuing salute to the memory of Aretha Franklin, who passed away just weeks ago. Here is one of her iconic R&B tunes, Think. We will first review Aretha’s original recording. Next … Continue reading

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Soul Man: Sam and Dave; Tom Jones; the Blues Brothers

Hello there! This is another entry in our blog series Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies. In these posts, we review a rock and roll tune that features prominently in a film. This week’s entry is Soul Man. This … Continue reading

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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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Gimme Some Lovin’: Spencer Davis Group; Ike & Tina Turner; the Blues Brothers

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Gimme Some Lovin’.  This is a terrific British Invasion R&B song.  We will start with the original version by the Spencer Davis Group.  We will then discuss covers of that … Continue reading

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With a Little Help From My Friends: The Beatles; Joe Cocker; John Belushi

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider With A Little Help From My Friends, a terrific pop song from the Beatles’ ground-breaking concept album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We will review the original by the Beatles, a … Continue reading

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