Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Thanksgiving Trifecta!

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The Thanksgiving Trifecta! Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – Thanksgiving Special #1 – “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by Arlo Guthrie It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Arlo’s classic 1967 shaggy dog story of a bunch of hippies doin’ their best to lend a hand to a friend by disposing some garbage on Thanksgiving.  It’s a […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #58– The 5th Dimension: “Medley: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)” b/w “Don’tcha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya” – Soul City 45 SCR-772 (Q6/R6)

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“The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like to call it “the prehistoric iPod”) for a little over twelve years and in that time I’d like to think that I’ve perfected the mix of 45s within. It was 1969…and Hair […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “No Time to Think” by Bob Dylan

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “No Time to Think” by Bob Dylan Street Legal is one of the most underrated records in Bob Dylan’s canon. Before proper recording of the album ensued, Dylan began rehearsing his band for a tour of the Far East that resulted in the release of the Live […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John Happy 44th birthday to this performance! I play Elton John’s 11/17/70 album every year on this day as it certainly captures him at his near best…especially on “Take Me to the Pilot,” today’s Song of the Day by Eric […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Golden Gate Gospel Train” by The Golden Gate Quartet

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Golden Gate Gospel Train” by The Golden Gate Quartet Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman shines a spotlight on what I like to call holy rollin’ prehistoric Doo Wop, which is better known as Gospel Jubilee. The Golden Gate Quartet started out as a Barbershop […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “One Too Many Mornings” by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “One Too Many Mornings” by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Still a mystery to me why these recordings have never been officially released…and now that The Complete Basement Tapes have finally seen the light of day, maybe their time has come… The Dylan-Cash Sessions took place in […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mirror Monster” by Deerhoof/Concert Review – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL 11/11/14

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mirror Monster” by Deerhoof/Concert Review – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL 11/11/14 Twenty years in as a band and 13 studio albums later, Deerhoof have grown in leaps and bounds from their early punk beginnings to the angular dance music they put out today. With the twin guitars […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lordy” by Neil Diamond

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lordy” by Neil Diamond If ever an album was ripe for reissue and expansion, it would be Neil Diamond’s 1970 live album called Gold. While most people reach for their copy of the Hot August Night when they want a live fix of Neil Diamond, his Gold […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)” by Arthur Alexander

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)” by Arthur Alexander He’s the only artist to be covered by the holy quartet of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Others who rushed to his deep well of first-rate copyrights included The Hollies, Ry Cooder, […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “If I Had My Way” by Peter, Paul and Mary

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “If I Had My Way” by Peter, Paul and Mary They were the original prefab group, put together by their manager much in the same way that The Monkees were. But instead of a casting call, Albert Grossman knew exactly what he was looking for to form […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Good Year for the Roses” by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Good Year for the Roses” by Elvis Costello & the Attractions They were young, drunk, marketed as punk rockers and cut loose in Nashville, Tennessee, behaving very badly. Such was the backdrop for Elvis Costello and the Attraction’s album-length foray into straight-ahead Country music back in 1981. […]

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 […]