Posts tagged "Easy Listening"

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 »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Yellow Bird" by Arthur Lyman

Song Of The Day – “Yellow Bird” by Arthur Lyman Picture yourself on a balmy Hawaiian island and get your week off to a pleasant start with Arthur Lyman. Lyman was originally a member of fellow Exotica artist, Martin Denny’s group. He left the group and scored this top five hit in 1961. Lyman’s replacement... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra

Song Of The Day – “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra It’s all about the groovy organ work in this song…and, of course, that voice! This classic originally from the 1966 album, “Strangers In The Night,” features lyrics by the great Johnny Mercer. It was originally a chart hit by Wayne Newton…but the song is most... Read more »
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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 »

Song Of The Day - "Wedding Bell Blues" by Laura Nyro

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Wedding Bell Blues” by Laura Nyro Most people are familiar with The 5th Dimensions hit version of this song, but here is the original by the artist who wrote it.  Nyro also wrote “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Eli’s Comin’,” “And When I Die,” “Stoney End,” “Sweet Blindness,” and... 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 »
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