Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Eli’s Comin’” by Maynard Ferguson

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Eli’s Comin’” by Maynard Ferguson He was considered one of the top “screech” trumpeters in Jazz, a style that was typified by a proclivity to spend an unfathomable amount of time playing in the upper registers of his instrument. But Maynard Ferguson was much more than just […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Kill Your Sons” by Lou Reed

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Kill Your Sons” by Lou Reed After the huge success of the Transformer album and its top-twenty single “Walk On The Wild Side,” Lou Reed delivered his most beautifully disturbing album as a follow up. The concept album, Berlin was considered at the time to be a […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Fox On The Run” by Sweet

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Fox On The Run” by Sweet Boy, I hated this song when it was a huge hit back in 1975. It stood for everything I disliked about commercial rock ‘n’ roll. The band was totally lightweight and poppy, and their brand of glam rock had no teeth […]

Charlie Christian w/ the Benny Goodman Sextet – “Seven Come Eleven” – Song of the Day by Eric Berman

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Seven Come Eleven” by Charlie Christian w/ the Benny Goodman Sextet The world of music is scattered with “what ifs,” such as “What if Waylon Jennings didn’t give his seat up to Buddy Holly on the ill-fated flight that took his life?,” or “What if John Lennon […]

Groovy Movies by The Kinks

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Song of the Day – Groovy Movies by The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album isn’t really the great lost Kinks album. That distinction goes to Reprise Records RS-6309 which would have been released in late 1967 or early 1968 as Four More Respected Gentlemen. But for reasons unknown, that record was never released and […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mr. Dieingly Sad” by The Critters

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mr. Dieingly Sad” by The Critters Although their name was inspired by another ’60s group, The Animals, the similarities end there. The Critters were far more easy listening than their rough and tumble contemporaries. They formed in New Jersey in 1964 around singer/songwriter and guitarist Don Ciccone. […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Saddle Up The Palomino” by Neil Young

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Saddle Up The Palomino” by Neil Young American Stars And Bars was one of Neil Young’s most patchy albums, but that’s not because the material on the record is lacking. Quite the contrary, the songs are pretty much top notch throughout this “Whitman Sampler” of styles and […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Don’t Let’s Start” by They Might Be Giants

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Don’t Let’s Start” by They Might Be Giants You can’t bottle creativity, but in the case of They Might Be Giants, you certainly can buy it! They were two wild and crazy nerd-boys when they burst onto the scene in the 1980s, we just didn’t realize how […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Win” by David Bowie

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Win” by David Bowie Plastic soul…on a plastic record. Shifting gears was nothing new for David Bowie who seemingly shedded skin during the 1970s like others took out the trash. So when Bowie booked time in Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios during a two-week break during the Diamond […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Claudine” by The Rolling Stones

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Claudine” by The Rolling Stones Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman is an outtake by The Rolling Stones from the Some Girls album sessions. The subject of the song is Claudine Longet, who was 19 years old when she met and married Andy Williams who […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Year of the Cat” by Al Stewart

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Year of the Cat” by Al Stewart So, 2015 is not the year of the cat…it’s the year of the goat (or sheep), but that’s just the hook that led me to choose this fine tune as the first Song of the Day by Eric Berman of […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – Top Albums 2014 from “The Alta Cocher Rocker”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – Top Albums 2014 from “The Alta Cocher Rocker” So this is my 34th Top Albums of the Year list and occasionally I go back to the older lists that I still have and see if I am still as enamored about my picks now as I was […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Skating” by Vince Guaraldi Trio from the album “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Skating” by Vince Guaraldi Trio from the album “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Christmas songs…I really don’t like most of them! However, there are some classics you can never really do without…The Ventures’ Christmas Album, John Fahey’s Christmas Album, The Phil Spector Christmas Album, Eugene Ormandy’s performance of […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Nutcracker Suite” by Les Brown & His Band of Renown

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Nutcracker Suite” by Les Brown & His Band of Renown The story of The Nutcracker was inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the King Of Mice and was presented to Russian composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, by Marius Petipa who was maître de ballet of the […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” by Judy Collins

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” by Judy Collins This wistful gem is one of Judy Collins’ greatest recordings from her greatest album, the 1968 classic Who Knows Where the Time Goes. The song was written by the late, great Sandy Denny who recorded a demo of […]