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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 […]

Forever ( Dennis Wilson Gregg Jacobson Beach Boys Cover ) 02.05.11

Purchase music on iTunes by The Beach Boys. Dennis Wilson‘s legacy can be pooled from one released solo album, one unreleased solo album, a solo single and accompanying b-side, and a sprinkling of songs he composed for The Beach Boys. Even though his composing oeuvre is not large, his impact is sizable, especially with other […]

For The Good Times ( Kris Kristofferson Ray Price Cover ) 06.07.10

It’s amazing to think that standards like Me And Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Help Me Make It Through The Night, and For The Good Times all came from Kris Kristofferson‘s debut album. Kristofferson was a bridge between my father’s and my musical tastes. My Dad prefers early rock and roll and country music, […]

The Only Living Boy In New York ( Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel Cover ) 04.17.10

Even though Simon and Garfunkel had a wonderful flow of hits during their day, I always gravitated to this album track from their fifth studio album, 1970’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. I first heard the album in its entirety in the late 70s while babysitting. The Only Living Boy In New York struck a chord […]

(They Long To Be) Close To You ( The Carpenters Bacharach / David Cover ) 10.10.09

Of course I grew up with The Carpenters on AM radio. This song was played every day throughout the 1970s, practically. It’s funny, when I was growing up, whenever this song came on the radio, inevitably the people around me would join in to sing the “ahhhs” at the end. What a hook. I learned […]

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