Sunday Night is Country Night (on TV)

Sunday Night is Country Night (on TV)

The Academy of Country Music Awards show, scheduled for Sunday night, has been postponed until Sept., replaced by a special event, "The Academy of Country Music Presents: Our Country," a showcase with highlights from past ACM's, a Kenny Rogers tribute, and various...

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The Phenomenon That  Was Jose Feliciano

The Phenomenon That Was Jose Feliciano

In 1968, nine-time Grammy winner and uber-talented Jose Feliciano crash landed into the zeitgeist with his stylized, soft ballad version of the Doors "Light my Fire."  Released as a single, the flip side of the 45 was also a cover:  The Mama & The Papas'...

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A “Real” Irish Pub Song For St. Patrick’s Day (Tues.)

A “Real” Irish Pub Song For St. Patrick’s Day (Tues.)

This Tues. (Mar 17) is still St. Patrick's Day, even if the big n' famous roisterous parades-- New York City/Boston/Chicago/San Francisco--have been postponed or cancelled because of Corona virus concerns. In which case, you may have to celebrate alone, and nothing...

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“Honky Tonk Part 1 & 2” / Props for King Records

“Honky Tonk Part 1 & 2” / Props for King Records

Memphis had Sam Phillips’ Sun Records; Detroit, Berry Gordy’s Motown; Philly boasted Leon Huff/Kenny Gambles’ Philadelphia International Records;  Cincinnati’s King Records was home to James Brown, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Little Willie John, and one of...

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Spotlight:  Ingrid Andress

Spotlight: Ingrid Andress

Earlier this week, hundreds of Country radio programmers, music executives and artists convened in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Seminar. Daytime sessions on various issues facing the industry were discussed, and at night, stars performed at the "invitation...

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For Valentine’s Day:  Sam Cooke’s “Cupid”

For Valentine’s Day: Sam Cooke’s “Cupid”

Although it was a hit almost 60-years ago, Sam Cooke's lovely, lyrical "Cupid" is still a go-to song for Valentine's Day. Here's Sam's own 1961 version, and a 1980 cover by the Spinners. ...and here's a Boomer Music Update Valentine's Day toast  to all the different...

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