Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Soul Kiss” by Joe Jackson

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Soul Kiss” by Joe Jackson For an artist as ornery as Joe Jackson was on stage berating his audiences regularly; he did come out with some of the sweetest and most articulate music of his time. While critics were rushing to compare Elvis Costello to Irving Berlin […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “State Trooper” by Bruce Springsteen

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “State Trooper” by Bruce Springsteen The guttural howls that he lets out at the end of this psychobilly classic mixed with its pleading paranoid lyrics conjures the mood of pure dread…and with Bruce Springsteen’s sixth album, it was all about mood. Hot on the heels of The […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears There never was a “sophomore slump” for the duo of Roland Orzabel and Curt Smith, the ‘80s synth-pop duo better known to the world as Tears For Fears. While The Hurting, their debut album topped the charts in their native […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “This Land Is Your Land” by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 4th Of July Playlist

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “This Land Is Your Land” by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 4th Of July Playlist Here’s my ultimate 4th Of July playlist: “This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie (http://youtu.be/XaI5IRuS2aE) “Power And The Glory” by Phil Ochs (http://youtu.be/ZelYGi5ZTPw) “America The Beautiful” by Ray Charles (http://youtu.be/TRUjr8EVgBg) […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Lemmings Lament” by National Lampoon

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Lemmings Lament” by National Lampoon “Welcome to the Woodshuck Memorial Festival: Three Days Of Peace, Love And Death!” So began one of the funniest and spot-on parodies of the Woodstock generation with this announcement made by none other than John Belushi. Lemmings was performed as a stage […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cat’s Squirrel” by Cream

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cat’s Squirrel” by Cream “All right, all right, all right, all right, all right, all right…all right, all right, all right, all right.” That pretty much sums up the lyrical content of this scorcher from Cream’s 1966 debut album, Fresh Cream. And for my money, the band’s […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – Selections from “Popshopping Volume 1” by Various Artists

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – Selections from “Popshopping Volume 1” by Various Artists Popshopping is a compilation of German TV commercial production music from the 1960s and 1970s. Compilation producers Sir D’Oeuvre and Senor 45 collected these tracks from flexi discs and dusty TV production tape vaults. Many may consider this music […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Fight The Power” by Public Enemy

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Fight The Power” by Public Enemy This track is ground zero in all of hip hop and perhaps the most in your face rap single of all time! While Public Enemy are no doubt the most influential rap group of all time, they were also the most […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Reincarnation Of A Lovebird” by Charles Mingus

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Reincarnation Of A Lovebird” by Charles Mingus You can almost see the flight of the bird in question during the introduction of this masterwork by bassist Charles Mingus. However, this bird is actually Charlie Parker, with whom Mingus performed on many occasions and to whom this song […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Easy Come Easy Go” by Cass Elliot

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Easy Come Easy Go” by Cass Elliot Only in the 1960s could someone as robust as Cass Elliot become an equally big star. Sure, she had talent to burn and a set of unrivalled pipes, but in this day of the thinner than thin in showbiz, she […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “He’s My Baby” by Jean Shepard

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “He’s My Baby” by Jean Shepard There was an interesting time during the late 1950s where straight Country and Western music melded with then-burgeoning Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, giving birth to a new form of music called Rockabilly. Capitol records was a hotbed for […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Think” by The 5 Royales

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Think” by The 5 Royales If ever a group deserved to be in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame, it should be The 5 Royales. Not only were they a pioneering R’n’B and Doo Wop vocal group, but they had one of the greatest songwriters of […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Disseminated” by Soul Coughing

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Disseminated” by Soul Coughing Mike Doughty was once the doorman for The Knitting Factory, a downtown New York City club that specialized in avant-garde jazz and off-the-wall rock music. It was through his association with the musicians that frequented the club that Soul Coughing was born. Doughty […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “East Of Ginger Trees” by Seals & Crofts

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “East Of Ginger Trees” by Seals & Crofts The duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were one of the most successful soft rock groups of the 1970s. The duo hailed from Texas and after gigging around they both joined The Champs of “Tequila” fame as touring […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Daddy’s Home” by Shep & The Limelites

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Daddy’s Home” by Shep & The Limelites Shep & The Limelites consisted of James “Shep” Sheppard, Clarence Bassett and Charles Bakersfield. They formed in Queens, New York in 1960 and are primarily remembered for their signature hit (and today’s Song Of The Day) “Daddy’s Home.” Sheppard was […]