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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dionne Warwick: Knowing When To Leave & Make It Easy On Yourself

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #26 – Dionne Warwick: “Knowing When To Leave” b/w “Make It Easy On Yourself” – Scepter 45 RPM Single SCE-12294 (L3/M3) The great thing about having a jukebox is that you get to decide what the A-side of the single will be by the […]

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass: Whipped Cream & Other Delights

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #24 – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass: 6 Track Jukebox EP: Whipped Cream & Other Delights “A Taste Of Honey,” “Green Peppers,” “Whipped Cream” b/w “Bittersweet Samba,” “Lollipops And Roses,” “El Garbanzo” – A&M 33 1/3 RPM Jukebox EP SP 410 (G3/H3) Jukebox […]

Peggy Lee: “Is That All There Is”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #21 – Peggy Lee: “Is That All There Is” b/w “Me And My Shadow” – Capitol 45 RPM Single 2602 (A3/B3) Records seldom get any darker than today’s jukebox classic by Peggy Lee. “Is That All There Is” was written by songwriters Jerry Lieber […]

Frank Sinatra: “Strangers In The Night” b/w “Summer Wind”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #20 – Frank Sinatra: “Summer Wind” b/w “Strangers In The Night” – Reprise “Back-To-Back Hits” 45 RPM Single GRE-0710 (S2/T2) There was something magical about easy listening music from the early and mid-1960s. It was a strange confluence of male vocalists, some more talented […]

Nancy Sinatra: “These Boots Are Made For Walking” b/w “Sugar Town”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #17 – Nancy Sinatra: “These Boots Are Made For Walking” b/w “Sugar Town” – Rhino/Collectables 45 RPM Single 033 (M2/N2) Talent doesn’t always run in the family, but back in the late 1960s a lesser talent was matched with the likes of producer, arranger […]

Marty Robbins: “El Paso” b/w “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #14 – Marty Robbins: “El Paso” b/w “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)” – Columbia 45 RPM Single 4-33013 (G2/H2) I previously posted a brief piece on Marty Robbins’ recording of “El Paso” in conjunction with the last episode of Breaking Bad. […]

Jack Jones: “Wives And Lovers”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #10 – Jack Jones: “Wives And Lovers” b/w “Toys In The Attic” – Kapp 45 RPM Single K-551 (1963) (S1/T1) I know I’ve featured this 1963 classic before, but it’s one of my very favorite Burt Bacharach-Hal David compositions. I just love the nonchalance […]

Ben E. King – “Spanish Harlem” b/w “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #5 – Ben E. King – “Spanish Harlem” b/w “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” – Atlantic Oldies 45 OS-13068 (I1/J1) Today’s Song of the Day exposes me for who I really am…a sucker for a great pop song. Give me a lush hummable […]

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 – “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 – “Cry Me A River” by Julie London

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cry Me A River” by Julie London It would be hard to think of Julie London without all of the sexy cheesecake album covers, but behind all of the va-va-voom was the va-va-voice which was soft, supple and sexual. Today’s Song Of The Day was written by […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Chicken Fat” by Robert Preston

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Chicken Fat” by Robert Preston I felt the need to repost this gem today because I saw today’s Song Of The Day hawking an exercise app from Apple. It’s “Poultry in motion!” (Sadly, I didn’t write this line but it was too great to pass up.) How […]