Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Voice Poetry” by Ornette Coleman

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Voice Poetry” by Ornette Coleman Back in 1978, Ornette Coleman formed Prime Time, his first double trio, and began releasing records on his own Texas-based label, Artist House Records. Today’s Song Of The Day by Eric Berman comes from the first release on the label called Body […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “California” by U2

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Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “California” by U2 So U2 literally dropped their new album Songs Of Innocence the other day on an unsuspecting public by giving it away via Apple iTunes. It was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company’s latest presentation touting their new iWatch and iPhone 6. […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Black Slacks” by Robert Gordon

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Black Slacks” by Robert Gordon Robert Gordon was born at the wrong time. Right from the beginning, all Robert Gordon ever wanted was to be a 1950s rock ‘n’ roll star like his idols Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and Carl Perkins. The only problem was that by […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Nutted By Reality” by Nick Lowe

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Nutted By Reality” by Nick Lowe The album title, Pure Pop For Now People is the American name for Nick Lowe’s 1978 debut solo record which across the pond carried the much cooler title Jesus Of Cool. The American and English editions of the record featured similar […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sebbin Come Elebbin” by Jimmy Heap

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sebbin Come Elebbin” by Jimmy Heap I recently spent some time with the first volume of A Capitol Rockabilly Party. The three-part compilation spans over 90 tracks and was released in the late 1990s by a CD reissue company in the Netherlands called Disky. Disky’s forte was […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dancin’ Wild” by Tom & Jerry

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dancin’ Wild” by Tom & Jerry Before “The Boy In The Bubble” and “Graceland”…before “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” and “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard”…and before “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Sound Of Silence,” there was “Hey Schoolgirl” and a multitude of early recordings […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Peace Like A River” by Paul Simon

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Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Peace Like A River” by Paul Simon Can you imagine signing up for a college course in songwriting, and showing up on the first day of class to find that your professor is none other than Paul Simon. Such was the reality for some lucky NYU students […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Haunts Of Ancient Peace” by Van Morrison

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Haunts Of Ancient Peace” by Van Morrison Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman is one of Van Morrison’s most soulful pieces of music, originally from one of his most underrated albums. Common One was released in 1980 and features six deeply-moving extended jazz meditations that […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Chopin: Polonaise In A Major, No. 3, Op. 40-1 “Military”” by Arthur Rubinstein

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Chopin: Polonaise In A Major, No. 3, Op. 40-1 “Military”” by Arthur Rubinstein Not really a “Song” of the Day by Eric Berman, but rather a gorgeous piece of music. The “Military Polonaise,” “Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1” specifically, was composed by Frédéric Chopin […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Light My Fire” by Bob Thiele and his New Happy Times Orchestra with Gabor Szabo

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Light My Fire” by Bob Thiele and his New Happy Times Orchestra with Gabor Szabo It was the year of Sgt. Pepper’s and Are You Experienced. Rock was becoming jazzy…and jazz was taking on the current crop of rock greats. Hence today’s Song of the Day by […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Got You” by Split Enz

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Got You” by Split Enz Like Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Split Enz started out as a visually stunning progressive rock band that dressed up in wild costumes and performed elaborate stage shows. The original lineup of Phil Judd, Tim Finn, Mike Chunn, Robert Gillies and Noel Crombie […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cry Me A River” by Joe Cocker

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cry Me A River” by Joe Cocker Like most people my age, my first exposure to this Arthur Hamilton-penned track was this rocking Joe Cocker version from Mad Dogs And Englishmen. You can imagine my surprise when I later discovered that the song was originally a sultry […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “She’s Crafty” by Beastie Boys

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “She’s Crafty” by Beastie Boys From their not-so-humble beginnings as a truly awful Hard Core band who I had the privilege to see as an opening act at Big Audio Dynamite’s first U.S. show at a club called “The World” in New York City in 1984…to the […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Tahitian Moon” by Porno For Pyros

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Tahitian Moon” by Porno For Pyros Prince…Jack White… Jerry Garcia…Bruce Springsteen…David Byrne…Curt Cobain…Perry Farrell…all world-class performers with charisma to burn. The type of performer you can’t take your eyes off of when on stage. Some like Jerry Garcia didn’t have to do much but just show up […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ducks On The Wall” by The Kinks

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ducks On The Wall” by The Kinks Today’s Song Of The Day by Eric Berman comes from The Kinks’ 1975 concept album Soap Opera. The album’s muddled tale focuses on the star-making machinery and the perils of stardom itself with the Starmaker character changing places with the […]