Posts tagged "rock 'n' roll"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Brand New Cadillac" by Vince Taylor And His Playboys

Song Of The Day – “Brand New Cadillac” by Vince Taylor And His Playboys Even though this song was relegated to the B-Side of the single it was released on in 1959, it has grown in stature due to it being covered by The Clash on their “London Calling” album. It has been said that... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - Jerry Lieber RIP - "Smokey Joe's Cafe" by The Robins

Song Of The Day – “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” by The Robins Jerry Lieber has died at the age of 78. He was the lyricist on countless classics including “Stand By Me,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak,” “Youngblood,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Charlie Brown”… the list goes on and on. With... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Surf Medley" by Junior Brown

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Surf Medley” by Junior Brown One of the highlights of any Junior Brown show is when he launches into the “Surf Medley” on his “guit-steel,” a double-necked guitar/steel guitar he invented. He can be seen touring the country regularly with the lovely Miss Tanya Rae, his wife, by... Read more »

My 11 Favorite American Bands of the '60s

I typically think of Hendrix individually, but it was the JHE that was elected to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, not Jimi alone. Listen to the Are You Experienced album and consider that it came less than a decade after Buddy Holly. At the time, it must have seemed like Martians came to Earth.
On Friday night, I caught an outstanding solo performance by Roger McGuinn, who had been the central figure in The Byrds, one of the best bands of the 1960s. (You can read my review here.) With McGuinn’s famed Rickenbacker guitar still ringing in my ears a couple nights later, I’m inspired to devote today’s Booth... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Forty Cups Of Coffee" by Bill Haley & His Comets

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Forty Cups Of Coffee” by Bill Haley & His Comets Before Elvis…before Chuck Berry…and even before Buddy Holly…there was Bill Haley. He was mixing country with rhythm and blues topped off with a dollop of sex as early as 1951, long before there was a name for... Read more »

Song Of The Day "(I Was) Born To Cry" by Dion

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “(I Was) Born To Cry” by Dion Dion was one of the acts on “The Winter Dance Party” tour of 1959. On the fateful day of February 2nd, he decided he could not afford the $36.00 that would buy him a seat on the plane that ultimately... Read more »

Today in Music History: Fats Domino

Fats Domino is eighty-three today.  Here the New Orleans R&B / rock and roll legend performs on Austin City Limits:      

Today in Music History: Henry Rollins

On this date fifty years ago, poet/writer/singer/actor Henry Rollins was born.  Here is the best song on Black Flag’s hardcore classic Damaged album from 1981:      

Today in Music History: Sly and the Family Stone

On this date forty-three years ago, Sly and the Family Stone debuted on the charts with Dance to the Music.  It would peak at eight.  Here the song is performed the next year in Harlem:      
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