Archive for March 2011

Today in Music History: Marvin Gaye

On this date twenty-seven years ago, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father after attempting to intervene in an argument between his parents.  It is a day before Marvin’s forty-fifth birthday,  Here is the best cut on his landmark ’71 What’s Going On album:      

Song Of The Day - "The April Fools" by Dionne Warwick

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “The April Fools” by Dionne Warwick Another slice of pop perfection compliments of the team of Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Dionne Warwick. This early ’60s gem will help you to forget what a disaster Dionne’s appearance on “The Celebrity Apprentice” has been… Listen: April Fools

Pizza, Pizza - Some of your favorite Chicago eateries

Pizza, Pizza - Some of your favorite Chicago eateries
What started as a seemingly innocent Facebook post by David Schuster  “Sports updates on B & B this afternoon and then the best pizza in town afterwards,”turned into a full blown discussion of what in fact was the best pizza in Chicago, with fifty-two comments at last glance. I’ll grant you this, the best pizza... Read more »

Today in Music History: Jimi Hendrix

On this date forty-four years ago, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire for the first time at the Finnsbury Park Astoria in north London.  He was billed below the Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, and Engelbert Humperdinck (!) and this got him some desired attention.  He doesn’t set his guitar on fire in this clip, but... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Don't You Go Away Mad" by Frank Sinatra

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Don’t You Go Away Mad” by Frank Sinatra This early ’60s gem by Frank Sinatra has just the right amount of “Ring-A-Ding-Ding-Mad-Men” vibe to make us forgive the sexism of the lyrics. This one comes from the “Sinatra And Swingin’ Brass” album with arrangements by Neal Hefti.  

Today in Music History: Chiffons

On this date forty-eight years ago, The Chiffons started a four-week stay at the top with the girl-group gem He’s So Fine.  Thirteen years later, a judge would fine George Harrison for unconsciously plagiarizing this song when writing My Sweet Lord:      

Song Of The Day - "Mas y Mas" by Los Lobos

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Mas Y Mas” by Los Lobos For over 30 years Los Lobos have proven to be one of the best and most consistent American rock’n’roll bands ever. Whether they’re delivering a set of traditional Mexican tunes or some of their more psychedelic tinged experiments, you can always count on Los... Read more »

Concert Review - Yes

by Tim Sanford Live at The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC  March 25, 2011 I still remember where I was the first time I heard Roundabout. I was in the car at the shopping mall with my mom, hearing it on AM radio thru tinny car speakers, Rick Wakeman’s keyboards blew this 12-year-old piano student away. Thus... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Women" by Lou Reed

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – Women by Lou Reed One of the many highlights from Lou’s essential 1982 album “The Blue Mask.” This album featured his most consistent lineup of musicians since the original Velvet Underground including the late, great Robert Quine on guitar, Fernando Saunders on bass and Doane Perry on drums.  

Eleven Memorable Movie Aliens

With the release of the movie “Paul” starring the voice of Seth Rogen, it seemed only natural to look at some of the more memorable movie aliens of the last few decades.  In its second week of release, it has now grossed over $24 million. We go back to 1950’s  for  “The Day The Earth... Read more »
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