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A Blast From the Past – So, Just Who Was That Old Coot?

| July 11, 2020 | 13 Comments
A Blast From the Past – So, Just Who Was That Old Coot?

If you grew up in – or spent much time in – the US South, you probably heard the phrase “drunk as Cooter Brown”. I know I have. But just who was Cooter Brown? And why was he immortalized as the standard by which drunks are judged? Until fairly recently I didn’t know. The story […]

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A Blast from the Past – Traffic Jam

| July 4, 2020 | 11 Comments
A Blast from the Past – Traffic Jam

Last week’s musical flashback generated a comment from a reader to the effect that they’d not previously heard of the featured group (Traffic). That may be the case for other regular readers as well. If you haven’t, you’ve missed out; they were excellent. Here’s a sampler that IMO hits some of the highlights from their […]

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Another Blast from the Past

| June 27, 2020 | 7 Comments
Another Blast from the Past

Nothing special or rare about this one – except the quality of the tune. Enjoy.     Hey, you didn’t think I’d just post a classic commercial today – did ya? (smile)

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A Blast from the Past, Advertising Edition (Part 1)

| June 27, 2020 | 7 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Advertising Edition (Part 1)

I sincerely hope that none of our readers can identify with the primary vocalist in this clip regarding his apparent relationship with one of his in-laws. (smile)     Have a great weekend, everyone.

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A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 9

| June 20, 2020 | 3 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 9

Most people around in 1969 (and many born since) have heard the Rolling Stones’ tune “Honky Tonk Women”. It was pretty ubiquitous on radio that year, and was a #1 hit in many nations worldwide – including both the US and UK. It received periodic airplay for years afterwards; that periodic airplay continues today. However, […]

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A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 8

| June 13, 2020 | 8 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 8

Rock and roll and opera are two very different musical genres. They generally appeal to completely different audiences; hence, there’s usually little collaboration between the camps. Still, though rare it happens on occasion. Here’s one such collaboration between U2, Brian Eno – and Luciano Pavarotti. Enjoy.     The song’s backstory can be found here. […]

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A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 7

| June 6, 2020 | 3 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 7

Been listening to some classic Rolling Stones lately. And while doing so, I ran across a couple of tunes that – though quite well known – qualify as rarities. You ask, “How is that possible?” Read on – and yes, that means I’m about to embark on another musical trivia “walkabout”. . . . Brian […]

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A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 6

| May 30, 2020 | 18 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 6

This tune’s a bit longish. But it’s memorable as hell; if you’re old enough to remember when it was released, after the first few notes no intro will be necessary. It features HQ sound and decent (for the day) video. And it’s the video here that makes this a rarity. The video was reportedly filmed […]

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