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Happy Birthday, Peter Tork! My Favorite Monkee!

Happy 76th Birthday, Peter Tork!

My favorite Monkee and the frontman of Shoe Suede Blues is celebrating his day.  Recently, Peter and his band released a new album called… 30 more words

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Two Kings, Two Birthdays, Two Songs

Lead Belly and Sam Cooke.

The “King of the 12-String Guitar” and the “King of Soul.”

Last week, as I read the birthday entries for those two artists on my January list of “Historic Days In Music” – January 20, 1888 for Lead Belly and January 22, 1931 for Sam Cooke – two songs came to mind; two excellent, very different, and decidedly noteworthy songs. 536 more words

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"I don't know what this is, but I can't stop listening"*...

Joe Frank passed away last Monday.  A purveyor of humorous, often surreal, radio monologues and dramas, he began his career in 1977 on WBAI in New York, then moved in 1978 to National Public Radio. 421 more words

#13 - Black Betty – Lead Belly / Ram Jam 

#13 – Black Betty – Lead Belly/Ram Jam

“She really get me high, you know that’s no lie.”

Manners can be interpreted differently. One tribe’s rude is another mob’s greeting. 688 more words


The fields are white unto harvest

When I see cotton in the fields in the fall of the year my mind returns to Jesus Christ’s quotation found in the Bible in the Gospel of John, Chapter 4:35… 162 more words

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Protest Music pt. 1

With recent events where Fascists are making their presence more known in the United States, I’ve decided to push forward part one of two about protest songs. 392 more words

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