Got a jones for some 60s-70s tunes, maybe the Beach Boys or the Turtles?
Enter Jason Brewer and The Explorers Club, a Nashville based band of rotating members that’s releasing two albums today.
The first, Boomer-friendly “To Sing and Be Born Again,” covers some memorable oldies: Paul Revere & The Raiders classic “Kicks,” “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight” from the Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart songbook and an intriguing, mesmerizing “Can’t Find the Time”—in 1968 it was a hit in Boston, New York and several other regions but it didn’t take off nationally; originally recorded by Massachusetts group Orpheus, it’s getting a re-boot and the recognition it richly deserves, due, mainly, to Steve Page’s brilliant vocals (he formerly performed with Barenaked Ladies.)
When not covering “oldies” the Explorers Club sing Sunshine Pop, and are releasing, also today, an album of original works.
Bonnie Pointer: RIP
The Pointer Sisters founding member, trailblazer Bonnie Pointer, died of cardiac arrest last Tues. She was 69.
Their first hit, 1973’s “Yes We Can Can,” said it all. The next year The Pointer Sisters won a Grammy for “Fairytale,” the beginning of the group’s run of hits that continued into the 80’s.
Her sister Anita put it best, “The Pointer Sisters never would have happened had it not been for Bonnie.”