Remembering A Classic American Pop Song

Remembering A Classic American Pop Song

Today marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend 2016, when we  honor the millions of Americans who have served their country and sacrificed so much. 50 years ago Boomers were just becoming familiar with names like Saigon, Hanoi and Da Nang and just starting to watch...

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And She’s Off–In a New Direction

And She’s Off–In a New Direction

  Meghan Trainor’s newest, “No,” isn’t as sassy and brassy as 2014’s “All that Bass,” in fact, it’s so different it doesn’t fit easily into any category, stylistically, and as far as the lyrics go, she’s speaking text language, or maybe it’s English with a...

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New Santana Release Includes ALL The Original Players!

April 15th is the debut date of “Santana IV,” an album that features all the original players, together for the first time since 1971! “Anywhere You Want To Go,” the first single release, was written by keyboard player and lead singer Gregg Rolie, who’s joined by...

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Duran Duran–An Enduring Pop Favorite

Thanks to the exposure they got back in the early days of MTV, just about everybody has heard of Duran Duran, and, if you are or were into Pop music, then you’ll recall their massive hit "Hungry Like The Wolf.” "Pressure Off" is the first single from their new album...

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“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” 2.0

Remember the joyous sound that was Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 “Girls Just Want to Have Fun?” Well, here we are in 2015, and not much has changed, girls still want to have fun, but updated, and the song that’s currently filing that niche is “Black Magic” by a British...

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Pentatonix Has That EW&F Groove

Today’s link is between the smooth sounding 70’s R&B jams of Earth, Wind & Fire to the a cappella group Pentatonix, which got popular on NBC’s “The Sing Off’ and now have a Top 40 and Adult Pop hit, called "Can't Sleep Love." Earth, Wind & Fire blended...

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Echos of Bowie’s “Space Odyssey” in This Tender Ode

Dave hears the distinct strains of David Bowie’s vocals from “Space Odyssey” in "Cecilia And The Satellite" by singer/song writer Andrew McMahon, and to further the connection, although the themes of the two songs are quite different, he notes that one does have...

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