Groovy Ghouls and Haunted Hits – The Ultimate Halloween Playlist by Eric Berman

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  Groovy Ghouls and Haunted Hits – The Ultimate Halloween Playlist by Eric Berman For your Halloween party pleasure, cue this ghoulish playlist up in Spotify! This Is Halloween from the Nightmare before Christmas Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett Boris the Spider – The Who Haunted House – Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Footprints” by Miles Davis Quintet

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Footprints” by Miles Davis Quintet They were known as Miles Davis’ second great quintet featuring Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Wayne Shorter on sax and Tony Williams on drums, but to some, they were his most important lineup. It was here that Miles was […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Toledo” by Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Toledo” by Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach THE SUMMIT…that’s the term Fran Sinatra coined to sum up the grouping of Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and himself many years ago. To me, THE SUMMIT equals two of my very favorite artists collaborating together for an album and […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Crossword Puzzle” by Sly Stone

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Crossword Puzzle” by Sly Stone Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman comes from Sly Stone’s oft-neglected 1975 album High On You. Yes, it was the beginning of the end for Sly’s relevance, but this album still offers plenty of good listening. Hip-Hop aficionados will recognize […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Circle Sky” by The Monkees

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Circle Sky” by The Monkees Right from the beginning, it was always intended that The Monkees would make the jump from the small screen to the big screen. However, by 1968 when the group made their debut film Head, The Monkees’ TV show had been cancelled and […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine” by Country Joe & the Fish

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine” by Country Joe & the Fish Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman is a splash of orange sunshine from the 1967 debut album by Country Joe & the Fish called Electric Music for the Mind and Body. Country Joe McDonald, […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Savoy Truffle” by Ella Fitzgerald

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Savoy Truffle” by Ella Fitzgerald A few days ago, I featured Fats Domino’s recording of “Lady Madonna” from the 1969 album Fats Is Back. That record was produced by Richard Perry for Reprise Records, and today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman follows Perry to the […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lady Madonna” by Fats Domino

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lady Madonna” by Fats Domino Reprise Records was one of the labels to be on in the 1960s. What started out as the house that Frank Sinatra built, chock full of releases by his cronies like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., turned into Mo’s home when […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash By the year 2000 and the third album in the American series, Johnny Cash had reestablished himself as one of the greatest singers, not just in country music, but in all music. Producer, Rick Rubin, began working with him several years […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Paradise Girls” by Deerhoof

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Paradise Girls” by Deerhoof Their Breakup Songs was the album that topped my Best Albums list of 2012, and now Deerhoof return with their new album La Isla Bonita. (out Nov. 4) Emanating from San Francisco (Greg Saunier, Ed Rodriguez & John Dieterich) by way of Japan […]

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

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Five Years” by David Bowie I never get tired of this guy and he’s been a favorite of mine since the early 1970s…and look how friggin’ young he is in this clip! Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman features a clip of David Bowie from […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Midnight Moonlight” by Old & In the Way

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Midnight Moonlight” by Old & In the Way This happened 41 years ago the other day… When not playing with The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia liked to dabble in side projects including stints with his own Jerry Garcia Band, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, gigging […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Worst Band In The World” by 10cc

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Worst Band In The World” by 10cc Hey! It’s Kevin Godley’s birthday today! I found this out by listening to my friend Steve “The Professor” Leventhal today on WMXM, the Lake Forest radio station where he does a show every Wednesday morning. Actually, Steve called me […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak…the alphabet of classical composers goes on and on…and then you come to “Z.” May I offer “Zappa?” Yup, Frank Zappa…an artist whose music will be studied by serious composers for generations to come. You […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Just Like Me” by Paul Revere & The Raiders

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Just Like Me” by Paul Revere & The Raiders Silly costumes aside, Paul Revere & the Raiders was responsible for some of the most infectious garage rock singles of the late 1960s and early ‘70s. They recorded “Louie Louie” in the same studio as the Kingsmen classic […]