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7 and 7 is 1977

We continue the top 7 of  each year ending in 7. 1977 was another electric year for new sounds that might not have been top sellers the year they were released but influential for many years to come. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols: The Sgt. Pepper album of 1977.  You will hear […]

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Songwriting Credits

Well it happened again as Sam Smith and his team of lawyers decided that his multi-million selling single “Stay With Me” bares a too close for comfort resemblance to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”. Songwriting credit will now be shared with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. It happens.  I even wrote about it after Bruce […]

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Cover Songs

I’m generally not a fan of cover songs.  They’re good to hear as a curiosity but then easily forgettable.  Occasionally an artist will hit the nail on the head and reveal something different in a song, introduce me to a new artist I’d previously never knew or cover the song with such joyous abandon that […]

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Seven songs

7 days of the week. 7 continents, 7 seas, the diameter of a 45RPM single.  Seven is a wonderful number. So in honor of my 700th post (actually it’s 701), here are 7 great 7 songs. Sunny Day Real Estate “Seven” Rosanne Cash “Seven Year Ache” Queen “Seven Seas of Rhye” REM “Seven Chinese Brothers” […]

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Martin Luther King Playlist

Here’s a playlist for you inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: U2 “MLK” Stevie Wonder “Happy Birthday” Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” Queen “One Vision” The Byrds “Chimes Of Freedom” Pete Seeger “We Shall Overcome” James Brown “Get It Together” This James Brown is the first song played on April 5, 1968 […]

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The Collaboration

“I’d like to now bring out on stage…”  When I’m at shows those words always get me excited about which possible artist is waiting in the wings ready to step forward.  Sometimes, even if the names don’t earn an audible gasp (i.e. Beyonce or Bruce Springsteen) it can still be very cool. Last week at Dawes’ […]

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Free Music Friday

While everyone seems to go to iTunes to get their digital music, I seem to gravitate towards Amazon.  I’ve really become a fan of their MP3 Daily Deal where they offer up a different record every day for $3.99 or less.   Today’s offer is The 99 Most Essential Flute Masterpieces for $1.99 so I think I’m going […]

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New Music Tuesday

I use the term “new music” loosely this week as a couple of artists are re-releasing music that you probably already own. When I say own, I mean you have the vinyl or you used to because you upgraded to the  CD 21 years ago in 1990 but you’ve moved a few times and you […]

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