Posts tagged "Elvis Costello"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart" by Norah Jones with Kris Kristofferson & Elvis Costello

Song Of The Day – “How Many Times Have You Broke My Heart” by Norah Jones with Kris Kristofferson & Elvis Costello The lyrics to this song were written by Hank Williams and were left behind unrecorded in one of his “Lost Notebooks” of lyrics. The performance comes from Elvis Costello’s music interview TV show... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "You Hung The Moon" by Elvis Costello

Song Of The Day – “You Hung The Moon” by Elvis Costello This track from Elvis’ latest album “National Ransom” is one of his best intimate ballads. I’m not a big fan of recent T Bone Burnett productions for Jakob Dylan, Robert Plant and Elton John/Leon Russell where he’s rendered them all dull. Elvis’ latest... Read more »

Eleven Shuffle Songs this Morning

Today we seek inspiration for the week ahead by using the unpredictable nature of the iPod shuffle to generate some musical food for thought. Herein are the eleven songs that came next on the shuffle setting; 1.    Grand Funk – “Hooked on Love” from the album “Closer To Home” That was a nice funky opening... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Almost Blue" by Chet Baker

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Almost Blue” by Chet Baker One of Chet Baker’s last recordings was this Elvis Costello-penned song from the Bruce Weber film “Let’s Get Lost.”  Although a drug-addled mess towards the end of his life, musically this recording finds him in top form on horn and vocals. It’s... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Tart" by Elvis Costello

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Tart” by Elvis Costello This one comes from one of EC’s most underrated records, “When I Was Cruel,” released in 2002. Backed by The Imposters who are the Attractions (Steve Nieve – piano, Pete Thomas – drums) with Davey Faragher taking the bass duties. While the video for... Read more »

The Eleven Best Second Albums of All Time

The Eleven Best Second Albums of All Time
The Sophomore slump or jinx, or whatever you want to call it.  Students get it.  Athletes get it.  Just ask Joe Forte of the Chicago Bears.  Even rock stars can get it. Can you tell me the name of the Knack’s second album (without Google’s help?) Elvis Costello supposedly said that you had your whole... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "She's The One" by Elvis Costello

Song Of The Day – “She’s The One” by Elvis Costello from the TV show “Spectacle” The King meets The Boss!  One of Springsteen’s finest songs performed by Elvis Costello on his “Spectacle” TV show.  Part homage…part introduction of special guest Bruce Springsteen.  Two of the all-time greats on stage at the same time.  I... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "I Trained Her To Love Me" by Nick Lowe

Over the last 40 years, “The Basher” has gone from pub rocking with Brinsley Schwarz and Rockpile, to producing classic records for Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Graham Parker and The Damned, to sending hits up the charts like “Cruel To Be Kind” and “I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock ‘n’ Roll),” to... Read more »
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