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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Be Sweet" by Afghan Whigs

  Song Of The Day – “Be Sweet” by Afghan Whigs One of the great underrated bands of the 1990s with one of the most enigmatic lead singers in all of Rock. Greg Dulli has a soul-drenched voice and writes dark lyrics about his liquor-fueled obsessions. As much as I hate to say it, he... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Forest from Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" by Rick Wakeman

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Forest from “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth” by Rick Wakeman OK…this is a little embarrassing now, but back in 1974 when this record came out, I spent a lot of time spinning this one. Between this, David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs,” Lou Reed’s “Rock... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Tell Mama" by Etta James

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Tell Mama” by Etta James Back in 1967, a very pregnant Etta James made her way to F.A.M.E. Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama much like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Arthur Alexander had done before her. What resulted was some of the most soul-drenched music... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Ja Funmi" by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ja Funmi” by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats Ade was born into a Nigerian royal family so, yes; he actually is a real King. He started performing his native Yoruba Nigerian Juju Music in the late 1960s becoming a star on his home turf.... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Delicious" by Jim Backus & Friend

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Delicious” by Jim Backus & Friend From the zany song parodies of Allan Sherman to today’s own Weird Al, novelty records have been a staple of the pop charts for many years. Back in 1959, Jim Backus and Friend released this delectable novelty and took it... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Claudine" by The Rolling Stones

  Song Of The Day – “Claudine” by The Rolling Stones An outtake from the “Some Girls” sessions that has finally seen the light of day on the recent deluxe reissue of the album. At the age of 19 Claudine Longet met Andy Williams and married him, although she was 14 years younger. She had... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Dawned On Me" by Wilco

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dawned On Me” by Wilco While their last album left much to be desired, the latest Wilco record, “The Whole Love,” is up there with their best work. They are back in Chicago this week for a run of shows dubbed “The Incredible Shrinking Tour” playing five... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Gold On The Ceiling" by The Black Keys

  Song Of The Day – “Gold On The Ceiling” by The Black Keys On record this song sounds like a long lost T. Rex outtake…and that’s not a bad thing. The brand new “El Camino” album certainly has its moments due in large part to the Glam-leaning production of Danger Mouse. As you can... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli

  Song Of The Day – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli This 1967 solo hit by Valli was written like most of the Four Seasons hits by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. This song was a big hit for Valli (#7) and has spawned over 200 cover versions by such artists... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) by Grateful Dead

  Song Of The Day – “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) by Grateful Dead One of the many joys of listening to the “Complete Europe ’72″ box set by Grateful Dead has been the many versions of this Pigpen tune. Pig is at his soulful best on this tune…and for a guy who was... Read more »
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