Tag Archives: Mike Stoller

Young Blood: The Coasters; Leon Russell; Bad Company

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Young Blood. This is a delightfully funky 50s R&B song. We will start with the original song by The Coasters, and then we will review covers from Leon Russell and … Continue reading

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Hound Dog: Big Mama Thornton, Freddie Bell and Elvis Presley

Hello there. This edition of Tim’s Cover Story looks at Hound Dog, one of the most influential songs in the early days of rock, covered by one of rock music’s greatest performers and innovators. The song not only thrust Elvis … Continue reading

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