Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” by Judy Collins

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” by Judy Collins This wistful gem is one of Judy Collins’ greatest recordings from her greatest album, the 1968 classic Who Knows Where the Time Goes. The song was written by the late, great Sandy Denny who recorded a demo of […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Wings” by Tim Buckley

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Wings” by Tim Buckley My sister is seven years my senior, and growing up she was my biggest musical influence introducing me to artists and albums I would have never otherwise discovered at such a young age. And so it was back in 1972 when she brought […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Dancing Machine” by The Jackson 5

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Dancing Machine” by The Jackson 5 They were growing up…but the world liked their Jacksons young. By 1973, The Jackson 5 were becoming somewhat of a spent force around Motown. It had been a few years since the group scored a bona-fide top ten hit, and there […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” by The Rolling Stones

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” by The Rolling Stones He played saxophone on the road or on recordings with everybody, including The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Ronnie Wood, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Donovan, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Harry Nilsson, Lynyrd […]

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. […]