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Nashville Songwriter Paul Craft Dead at 76

By Kurt Wolff

Paul Craft, a noted country and rock songwriter and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, died this past weekend on Oct. 691 more words


Norah Jones

America has enjoyed many blessings.  Two of the more obvious ones are extraordinary national parks and exceptional women singers.

On the latter category:  if you haven’t already done so, give a listen to the Norah Jones CD… 128 more words


Danzig To Record Elvis Presley Cover Album

Heavy metal legend Glenn Danzig is currently working on an album of covers of classic Elvis Presley songs. Danzig, who is referred to by many as Black Elvis both for his dark, Elvis-like voice and his love of New York City Hip Hop icon “Kool Keith” Thornton, has been planning to do an album in homage to the King of Rock and Roll for many years. 315 more words

General Weirdness

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra - Naked City Theme (Somewhere In The Night)

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Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s.

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Linda Ronstadt, 'Living in the U.S.A.' (11/06/78)

Last May, I saw Linda Ronstadt perform in Oakland be­fore 30,000 people, and I was knocked out. She closed with a version of Chuck Berry’s “Back in the U.S.A.” that had me shaking my head in wonder; I was sure the tune had never been done so well, so fast, so happily—not by anyone. 898 more words

Greil Marcus

Pop Archeaology: "Different Drum" - Stone Poneys (feat. Linda Ronstadt)

One of my all-time favorite rock songs, “Different Drum” was written by Mike Nesmith (of The Monkees fame) in 1965.

It was originally recorded by The Greenbriar Boys (a bluegrass band) and can be found on their 1966 album, Better Late than Never!.   105 more words

Rock Music

Simple Dreams

I have been a Linda Ronstadt fan since her Stone Poneys days; knowing that she was also Tucson-born and her family had known my family in earlier generations made her even more special to me. 132 more words

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