Posts in category "Easy Listening"

Song Of The Day - "Cry Me A River" by Julie London

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Cry Me A River” by Julie London It would be hard to think of London without all of the sexy cheesecake album covers, but behind all of the va va voom was the voice. Soft, supple, sexual.  She sang this song in the film “The Girl Can’t... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Walls" by Glen Campbell

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Walls” by Glen Campbell In a musical world rife with comebacks and reformations that are letdowns at best, comes a welcome return in the form of the 2008 album “Meet Glen Campbell.”  When paired with a collection of fine songs including this Tom Petty cover, Campbell became... Read more »

Song Of the Day - "(They Long To Be) Close To You by The Carpenters

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – (They Long To Be) Close To You by The Carpenters Herb Alpert signed Karen & Richard Carpenter to his A&M Record label in 1969. For the first year they barely sold any records.  This song was intended as the follow up to Herb’s #1 hit “This Guy’s... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "The Lonely Bull" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

by Eric Berman It all started with a bullfight in Mexico and a make-shift recording studio in a garage in California.  It was 1962 and young Herb Alpert launched his recording career and the A&M Record label at the same time. They were my first concert in 1973 at the Garden State Arts Center in... Read more »

The Eleven Worst Hit Songs Of All Time

Abraham Lincoln once said, You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Had he been around a hundred years later, he might have changed this famous quote, because apparently you... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "A Lot Of Livin' To Do" by Sammy Davis Jr.

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do” by Sammy Davis, Jr. A little wham from Sam today originally from the musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” Without Sammy, there wouldn’t have been a James Brown or Prince. He was clearly the most talented of the Rat Pack by a mile…could sing... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Ce Matin La" by Air

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Ce Matin La” by Air This lush piece of 1960s pop actually was released in 1998 by the French group Air on their wonderful “Moon Safari” album.  With strings reminiscent of Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” and Brian Wilson-esque arrangements that would fit comfortably on a Beach Boys recording,... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Man In The Mirror" by Jacob Lusk

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Man In The Mirror” by Jacob Lusk American Idol has found the real deal this season in the form of singer Jacob Lusk. With a voice like Antony of Antony And The Johnsons but with a lot more range, Lusk can sing anything and make it sound... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Alley Cat” by Bent Fabric No wedding or Bar Mitzvah in the early 1960s was complete without a round of dancing to “Alley Cat”…there was even a special line dance associated with the song. It even won a Grammy for Best Rock & Roll Record in 1962... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "The April Fools" by Dionne Warwick

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “The April Fools” by Dionne Warwick Another slice of pop perfection compliments of the team of Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Dionne Warwick. This early ’60s gem will help you to forget what a disaster Dionne’s appearance on “The Celebrity Apprentice” has been… Listen: April Fools
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