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Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack

I grew up in the 1960s, but the music that filled my home was more Beatles and Johnny Cash and less folk music. The only folk music that I did hear was from the Smothers Brothers and a couple of

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American Top 40 ~from my glory days of 1978

Ah, those were the good old days One of the local Oldies radio stations has started playing reruns of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40.  They were playing one from June 17, 1978 and it was likely one that I listened

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Double Fantasy by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

While doing a bit of ritual cleaning I came across a stack of old LPs.  Double Fantasy was among them.  This is one of a handful of albums I bought new when it came out.  I was never as big

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Susan Boyle and The Beatles

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has a No. 1 album in the United States and the U.K. simultaneously for the second time in a year — a feat not achieved for more than 40 years.  Her record label, Sony, says she

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Katzenjammer’s Le Pop

Klezmer (from Yiddish כּלי־זמיר) is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre consists largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations-Wikipedia My main experience

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Ticket To Ride: Inside the Beatles’ 1964 Tour

I fell in love with The Beatles almost ten years after they had broken up. I never knew real Beatlemania, but I did know the music and it was the Beatles that helped me fall in love with the idea

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Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook

It used to be pretty commonplace for singers to record someone’s songbook-back in the day people like the Gershwins, Cole Porter, and Johnny Mercer had a certain style and were at least as well known as the performers singing the

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Disco

Back in the dark ages of my youth, Disco was King. They still make the occasional good Disco song today, but they don’t call them disco. The fact that The Village People are still touring says that I’m not the

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Songza

Back when I was in High School New Wave music was all the rage and there was a New Wave version of the Rolling Stone’s Mother’s Little Helper. This was a song that I heard a handful of times and

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Boris Karloff and The Monster Mash

“Monster Mash” is a 1962 novelty song by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett. Boris Karloff the man who became famous for being Frankenstein’s Monster, was the star of over 200 films according to IMDB. Such movies as The Man Who Changed His

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