Posts in category "Folk"
Song Of The Day – “Jane Jane” by Peter, Paul and Mary PP&M were one of the first prefab groups made to order – one blonde female, two bearded bards – by their manager Albert Grossman. They predated the Monkees by several years, and like The Monkees, turned out to be much more than just... Read more »
Song Of The Day – by Eric Berman “Seasons In The Sun” from the album “Time To Think” Most people my age know this song as recorded by Terry Jacks. Word was in the 1970s that ol’ Terry knew he was going to die when he recorded this song. It’s not the truth…and he’s still... Read more »
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “In Spite Of Ourselves” by John Prine & Iris DeMent One of the most homespun and literate songwriters of our generation…right up there with Dylan, Waits, Young, Springsteen…just about any of the greats…you name ’em! This song is originally from his 1999 album of the same name,... Read more »
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Is This What You Wanted” by Leonard Cohen By 1974’s “New Skin For The Old Ceremony,” Leonard Cohen began to expand his sound adding rock elements to the mix including Janis Ian as a background singer in order to gain a wider audience. Gone was the stoic... Read more »
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Chiggers” by Seasick Steve Steven Gene Wold (aka Seasick Steve) spent most of his life as a drifter throughout the U.S. and Europe. With a sound reminiscent of Tony Joe White and ample guitar chops, he finally brought his talents to a recording studio in his 60s causing... Read more »
Song Of The Day - "Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Phillip XIV Of Spain" by John Fahey
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Phillip XIV Of Spain” by John Fahey This song comes from John Fahey’s second album, 1963’s “Volume 2: Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes.” I can hear the roots of Led Zeppelin in this 1963 recording…I bet Jimmy... Read more »
by Eric Berman Tomorrow…will it be The Pittsburgh Stealers… …or will it be The Green Bay Packers?
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “The First Girl I Loved” by Incredible String Band from the 1967 album “The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion” I first came into contact with this wistful song via Judy Collin’s version on her “Who Knows Where The Time Goes” album where it was... Read more »
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Chico And The Man” by Jose Feliciano By the time this song was released in 1974, Jose Feliciano was a well-established star with hits like “Light My Fire,” “California Dreamin'” and “Hi-Heeled Sneakers.” In fact, his career was in decline until this theme from the TV series starring Jack... Read more »
Song Of The Day – “River” by Joni Mitchell from the album “Blue” Merry Christmas everybody!