Melanie: “Brand New Key”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #45 – Melanie: “Brand New Key” b/w “Ring The Living Bell” – MCA 45-N-2737 (I5/J5) Today’s jukebox classic came out in 1972 when roller skating and roller rinks were all the rage in my eleven year old age group, and the song “Brand New […]

Blood, Sweat & Tears: “Spinning Wheel” b/w “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #44 – Blood, Sweat & Tears: “Spinning Wheel” b/w “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” – Columbia Hall Of Fame 45-4-33168 (G5/H5) “What goes up…must come down…” not only is this the first line to Blood Sweat & Tears’ signature hit, but it also […]

Chicago II Jukebox EP

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #43 – Chicago II Jukebox EP: “Movin’ In”/”Wake Up Sunshine”/”To Be Free” b/w “West Virginia Fantasies”/”Colour My World”/”It Better End Soon 2nd Movement” – Columbia Special Coin Operator Release 33⅓ Jukebox EP 7-KGP-24 (D5/E5) Jukebox EPs (or extended plays, or tiny albums) were made […]

The Flamingos: “I Only Have Eyes For You”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #42 – The Flamingos: “I Only Have Eyes For You” b/w “Love Walked In” – Roulette Golden Goodies Series 45 RPM Single GG20 (C5/D5) You’d be hard pressed to find a sweeter, more sumptuous doo wop classic than today’s Grammy Hall Of Fame recording […]

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap: “Woman Woman” b/w “Young Girl”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #41 – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap: “Woman Woman” b/w “Young Girl” – Columbia Hall Of Fame 45 RPM Single 13-33133 (A5/B5) Today’s jukebox single features two songs with perfect trebly production that sound great coming out of the jukebox speakers, and if […]

? And The Mysterians: “96 Tears” b/w “I Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #40 – ? And The Mysterians: “96 Tears” b/w “I Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby” – Abkco 45 RPM Single 4020 (U4/V4) Who are ? and the Mysterians…that is the question. ? And The Mysterians formed in 1962 and was the first Latino […]

Glen Campbell: “Wichita Lineman” b/w “Galveston”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #39 – Glen Campbell: “Wichita Lineman” b/w “Galveston” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL 6093 (S4/T4) Glen Campbell’s long, storied career is Forrest Gump-like in its nature. He was a member of The Champs, who sent the hit “Tequila” up the charts (before he […]

The Zombies: “She’s Not There” b/w “Tell Her No”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #38 – The Zombies: “She’s Not There” b/w “Tell Her No” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL 3556 (Q4/R4) The Zombies’ fingerprints can be felt all over the music of The Byrds, The Doors, Crowded House and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Elvis was […]

Jose Feliciano: Light My Fire b/w California Dreamin’

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #37 – Jose Feliciano: “Light My Fire” b/w “California Dreamin’” – RCA Victor 45 RPM Single 47-9550 1968 (P4/Q4) Two songs from the 1960s that are unquestionably classics today…and Jose Feliciano had a hand in making them so… The Doors’ “Light My Fire” topped […]

The Friends Of Distinction: Grazing In The Grass & Going In Circles

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #36 – The Friends Of Distinction: “Grazing In The Grass” b/w “Going In Circles” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL 04769 (M4/NL4) Some of the world’s best-loved and biggest hits have their origin in afterthought… “Grazing In The Grass” was originally an instrumental hit […]

Neil Diamond: “Solitary Man”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #35 – Neil Diamond: “Solitary Man” b/w “The Time Is Now” – Bang 45 RPM Single 45 578 (K4/L4) I’ve always been willing and able to give Neil Diamond a pass for syrupy hits like “September Morn,” “Heartlight,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and […]

Dusty Springfield: “The Look Of Love”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #34 – Dusty Springfield: “The Look Of Love” b/w “All I See Is You” – 45 RPM Single 45 (I4/J4) Her voice was smooth, and her delivery was as sultry as it comes. While she was a much bigger star in her native England, […]

“Buckets Of Rain” by Bette Midler with Bob Dylan

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Buckets Of Rain” by Bette Midler with Bob Dylan Here’s one for Bob Dylan’s birthday… Today’s Song of the Day is a great Bette Midler/Bob Dylan duet from Midler’s 1976 album Songs For The New Depression. The session came about because Dylan had hoped Midler would join […]

Unit 4+2: “Concrete And Clay”

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #33 – Unit 4+2: “Concrete And Clay” b/w “When I Fall In Love” – London 45 RPM Single 45-LON-9754 (G4/H4) Today’s song is a somewhat forgotten British Invasion classic from 1965, featuring future members of The Kinks and Argent amongst its band members. Unit […]

The Trashmen: “Surfin’ Bird” b/w The Castaways “Liar Liar”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #32 – The Trashmen: “Surfin’ Bird” b/w The Castaways “Liar Liar” – Eric 45 RPM Single 247 (E4/F4) Today’s jukebox classic is a near-perfect pairing of two garage rock classics by two different artists on one solid 45 RPM record (and on the Eric […]