Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore” by Dusty Springfield

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore” by Dusty Springfield This record has a complete feel to it and the production values really make this Randy Newman-penned track come alive. Great song and all the production in the world wouldn’t matter if there wasn’t that voice…smoky…sultry…Dusty! Matching […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Eye Know” by De La Soul

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Eye Know” by De La Soul With samples from Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” and Steely Dan’s “Peg,” De La Soul unleashed this bouillabaisse of good times onto a hip-hop public in 1989 with today’s Song Of the Day by Eric Berman. The […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Electricity (Drugs)” by Talking Heads

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Electricity (Drugs)” by Talking Heads One of the musical highlights of our 16 hour car trip from The Outer Banks of North Carolina back home to Chicago was listening Talking Heads’ live double album entitled The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads. The second half of […]

Today in Rock History – July 24th

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1965, The Byrds were at No.1 on the singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song “Mr Tambourine Man.” It was the first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. 1966, The Who played at Brittania Pier in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. 1967, All four Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein signed a petition […]

Pitchfork Music Festival – Day 1 Review

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 – Day 1 by Eric Berman It was an exceptional first day at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Every year I go to this festival and come away with all kinds of new bands I would never otherwise have heard that become new favorites. Day one was no different with a […]

Today in Rock History – July 12th

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1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks). They were a last minute fill-in for Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, who had been plucked to appear on BBC radio’s Jazz Club […]

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 […]

Today in Rock History – June 11th

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1966, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with “Paint It Black,” the group’s third No.1 single. 1966, European radio stations mistakenly report that The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey is dead. Actually, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who had been injured in a car accident a few […]

Oscar Winners in 3D

This time The 3D RadioActivity plays the best in music that got it’s fame from the movies.The Academy Awards is an annual American ceremony honoring recognition of achievements in the film industry.  Winners are awarded the statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is much better known by its nickname Oscar.  First presented in […]

The Jukebox Series #92 – WAR: “The Cicso Kid” b/w “Beetles In The Bog”– United Artist UA-XW163-W

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The Jukebox Series #92 – WAR: “The Cicso Kid” b/w “Beetles In The Bog”– United Artist UA-XW163-W Welcome back my friends, to the series that never ends… When they first began recording, it was Eric Burdon and WAR and WAR was billed as the backing band for Eric Burdon of The Animals. The group was […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #91 – Eddie Kendricks: “Keep On Truckin’ Part 1” b/w “Keep On Truckin’ Part 2”– Tamla T-54238F

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #91 – Eddie Kendricks: “Keep On Truckin’ Part 1” b/w “Keep On Truckin’ Part 2”– Tamla T-54238F Welcome back my friends, to the series that never ends… Originally a member of The Primes (to the Supremes’ Primettes), Eddie Kendricks possessed one of the most […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #90 – Labelle: “Lady Marmalade” b/w “Space Children”– Epic 8-50048

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #90 – Labelle: “Lady Marmalade” b/w “Space Children”– Epic 8-50048 Welcome back my friends, to the series that never ends… “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?” With that one line from today’s jukebox classic, American music fans were introduced to a certain creole lady […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #84 – Billy Preston: “Will It Go Round In Circle” b/w “Blackbird”– A&M-1411

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #84 – Billy Preston: “Will It Go Round In Circle” b/w “Blackbird”– A&M-1411 Welcome back my friends, to the series that never ends… “The Jukebox Series” focused on the 80 records that currently inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #82 – Reunion: “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” b/w “Are You Ready To Believe”– RCA PB-10056

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #82 – Reunion: “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” b/w “Are You Ready To Believe”– RCA PB-10056 Welcome back my friends, to the series that never ends… “The Jukebox Series” focused on the 80 records that currently inhabit my 1963 Seeburg […]

Today in Rock History – February 15th

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1964, The Beatles scored their first No.1 album with Meet The Beatles! The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks. 1964, The Dave Clark Five appeared on the UK TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars. 1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. His first hit was the 1943 “Straighten Up and Fly […]