Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #18 – Richard Harris: “MacArthur Park” b/w “Didn’t We” – Dunhill 45 RPM Single D-4134 (O2/P2)

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          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #18 – Richard Harris: “MacArthur Park” b/w “Didn’t We” – Dunhill 45 RPM Single D-4134 (O2/P2) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In)” by The T-Bones

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And now, a message from our sponsor… It used to be that if an artist sold a song to Madison Avenue for use in a TV commercial, it was considered taboo and completely selling out to the man. Nowadays, recording artists line up to have Madison Ave. consider their music because it provides exposure they […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Aries: The Fire Fighter” by The Zodiac

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At any other time in music history, this record would have never happened. But the timing was right for Cosmic Sounds by The Zodiac in 1967, and Elektra Records boss, Jac Holzman, was just the man to make it happen. The album cover promised “Celestial counterpoint with words and music,” and the resultant record delivered […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Come On Get Happy” and “When We’re Singing”– by The Partridge Family

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The Friday nights of my wonder years would have never been complete without The Partridge Family. “The Partridge Family” TV show was based on the real-life family group, The Cowsills, who had hits in the 1960s with “The Rain, The Park and Other Things” (1967) and “Hair” (from the musical of the same name) in […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Uptown” by The Crystals

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They had a string of hits in the early ‘60s written and produced by the best of what The Brill Building had to offer. There was “Uptown,” written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, the somewhat ludicrous “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss), (Carole King and Gerry Goffin), “He’s A Rebel” (Gene […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Little Honda" by The Hondells (Gary Usher)

        Song Of The Day – “Little Honda” by The Hondells Yup! Gary Usher again…we’ll close out Gary Usher week with the classic Hondells hit “Little Honda.” The song was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and was on the Beach Boys’ “All Summer Long” album. As with other Usher recordings, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Hot Rod Hootenanny" by The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser

        Song Of The Day – “Hot Rod Hootenanny” by The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser Gary Usher week continues! Mr. Gasser was the artist hot rod artist whose Rat Fink illustrations were all the rage in the early ’60s. The Weirdos were helmed by Gary Usher dynamic backing from The Wrecking Crew […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Hot Rod High" by The Knights

        Song Of The Day – “Hot Rod High” by The Knights Here’s a follow up to yesterday’s post by The Super Stocks. Once again, it’s Gary Usher and company from 1964 giving The Beach Boys a run for their money. The song was even co-written by Beach Boys collaborator Roger Christian. […]