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Saturday Night at the Oldies: Gary U. S. Bonds

I recently discovered this masterful 1981 cover of Jackson Browne's "The Pretender." I'm going to be a happy idiot And struggle for the legal tender Where the ads take aim and lay their claim To the heart and the soul...
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Saturday Night at the Oldies: Underplayed/Forgotten Oldies

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I'll reckon you haven't heard one of these in a righteous spell: Betty Everett, You're No Good, 1963. More soulful than the 1975 Linda Ronstadt version. The Ikettes, I'm Blue, 1962. Lee Dorsey, Ya Ya, 1961. Simplicity itself. Three ...

Saturday Night at the Oldies: Happy Birthday, Bob!

Academics / Philosophy : Maverick Philosopher

America's greatest songwriter, Bob Dylan, turns 73 today. We celebrate with some outstanding covers of some of his best songs. There are two reasons for sending you to the covers: Dylan's own renditions tend to get removed from YouT...

Saturday Night at the Oldies: Some 'Night' Songs

Academics / Philosophy : Maverick Philosopher

Them, Here Comes the Night. Still gives me shivers up and down the spine as it did in '65. A blend of the Dionysian and the tender. A similar blend in Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman. Bob Dylan, "Ain't it just...

Saturday Night at the Oldies: An Appeal to Obstructionist Dems

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Wilbert Harrison, Let's Work Together. Canned Heat cover. Youngbloods, Get Together Jackie De Shannon, Put a Little Love in Your Heart Jackie De Shannon, What the World Needs Now is Love. Love trumps hate, Nancy Pelosi. And while we...

Saturday Night at the Oldies: The Eyes are the Windows of the Soul

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Elvis Presley, Spanish Eyes Van Morrison, Brown Eyed Girl. This one goes out to Kathy H. Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. Thinking of you, Anne-Marie C. and the fall of '74. In the twilight glow I...


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