Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Savoy Truffle” by Ella Fitzgerald

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Savoy Truffle” by Ella Fitzgerald A few days ago, I featured Fats Domino’s recording of “Lady Madonna” from the 1969 album Fats Is Back. That record was produced by Richard Perry for Reprise Records, and today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman follows Perry to the […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lady Madonna” by Fats Domino

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Lady Madonna” by Fats Domino Reprise Records was one of the labels to be on in the 1960s. What started out as the house that Frank Sinatra built, chock full of releases by his cronies like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., turned into Mo’s home when […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash By the year 2000 and the third album in the American series, Johnny Cash had reestablished himself as one of the greatest singers, not just in country music, but in all music. Producer, Rick Rubin, began working with him several years […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Paradise Girls” by Deerhoof

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Paradise Girls” by Deerhoof Their Breakup Songs was the album that topped my Best Albums list of 2012, and now Deerhoof return with their new album La Isla Bonita. (out Nov. 4) Emanating from San Francisco (Greg Saunier, Ed Rodriguez & John Dieterich) by way of Japan […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Five Years” by David Bowie

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Five Years” by David Bowie I never get tired of this guy and he’s been a favorite of mine since the early 1970s…and look how friggin’ young he is in this clip! Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman features a clip of David Bowie from […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Midnight Moonlight” by Old & In the Way

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Midnight Moonlight” by Old & In the Way This happened 41 years ago the other day… When not playing with The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia liked to dabble in side projects including stints with his own Jerry Garcia Band, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, gigging […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Worst Band In The World” by 10cc

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Worst Band In The World” by 10cc Hey! It’s Kevin Godley’s birthday today! I found this out by listening to my friend Steve “The Professor” Leventhal today on WMXM, the Lake Forest radio station where he does a show every Wednesday morning. Actually, Steve called me […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak…the alphabet of classical composers goes on and on…and then you come to “Z.” May I offer “Zappa?” Yup, Frank Zappa…an artist whose music will be studied by serious composers for generations to come. You […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Just Like Me” by Paul Revere & The Raiders

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Just Like Me” by Paul Revere & The Raiders Silly costumes aside, Paul Revere & the Raiders was responsible for some of the most infectious garage rock singles of the late 1960s and early ‘70s. They recorded “Louie Louie” in the same studio as the Kingsmen classic […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “You’re Still A Young Man” by Tower Of Power

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “You’re Still A Young Man” by Tower Of Power They took us “Down To The Night Club” in “Bump City” and showed us “What Is Hip”…yet today’s Song Of The Day by Eric Berman doesn’t get much more soulful than this! Tower Of Power was the East […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Who By Fire” by Leonard Cohen

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Who By Fire” by Leonard Cohen It’s that time of year when Jews atone for sins and pray for forgiveness… in exchange for another year on the planet. It’s an unspoken deal Jews strike each year with God and and I am just superstitious enough to continue […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “World Away” by Tweedy

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “World Away” by Tweedy Today marks the release date for the first semi-solo outing by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Teaming up with his 18 year old son, Spencer and going under the “Tweedy” moniker, the duo have released a sprawling, ramshackle record called Sukierae that brings another […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Bond Street” by Enoch Light

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Bond Street” by Enoch Light Shagadelic indeed! Literally hundreds of records were released during the 1950s and 1960s carrying the Enoch Light name. Light was born in Ohio and led The Light Brigade, which was a big band that primarily played on the radio and in theaters […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Win” by David Bowie

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Win” by David Bowie Plastic soul…on a plastic record. Shifting gears was nothing new for David Bowie who seemingly shedded skin during the 1970s like others took out the trash. So when Bowie booked time in Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios during a two-week break during the Diamond […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sucker” by Mott The Hoople

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sucker” by Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople was a British pub rock group consisting of Ian Hunter on vocals, guitar and piano, Mick Ralphs on guitar and vocals, Verden Allen on organ and vocals, Pete Overend Watts on bass and Dale “Buffin” Griffin on drums. By […]