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Ode To Billie Joe ( Bobbie Gentry Cover ) 07.07.11

I admit being intrigued by the mysterious classic, Ode To Billie Joe, from an early age; it was on the radio all the time while I was growing up. So I was very excited when the the song was fleshed out into a tv movie of the week in 1976. Perhaps the movie would answer […]

Evergreen ( Paul Williams Barbra Streisand Cover ) 05.07.11

I was a Streisand fan from as far back as I can remember. You either are or you aren’t with Barbra Streisand. I am. My first exposure to her as a child in the 1970s, occurred when the afternoon movie programs on local Detroit television stations—our closest network feed, living 55 miles north across the […]

Colour My World ( James Pankow Chicago Cover ) 04.13.11

I learned how to play Colour My World when I was a six year old boy in 1971, soon after it had become a worldwide smash the year before. It was the first pop song my first piano teacher, our local church organist Frank Mezzatesta, had me learn how to play. I still remember the […]

Medley: I Know How You Love Me | The End Of The World | The Lonely Sea ( The Paris Sisters | Skeeter Davis | Beach Boys Cover ) 12.05.10

I Know How You Love Me written by: Barry Mann, Larry Kolber The End Of The World written by: Arthur Kent, Sylvia Dee The Lonely Sea written by: Brian Wilson, Gary Usher I’ve known the song I Know How You Love Me since childhood. I was familiar with The Paris Sisters‘ hit version produced by […]

The Best Was Yet To Come ( Bryan Adams Jim Vallance Cover ) 11.27.10

Bryan Adams may have gone international with his Reckless album from 1985, but it was his 1983 album Cuts Like A Knife that felt like a greatest hits album, given the majority of the songs all got airplay on Sarnia, Ontario radio stations. I was driving a 1975 Blue Pinto the year the album came […]

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