Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “At The Hop” from “Woodstock” by Sha Na Na

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They were the penultimate act at the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, coming on right before Jimi Hendrix 44 years ago today. Sha Na Na was a 1950s revival group that hailed from Columbia University in New York City. By a stroke of luck, they were booked to perform at the Woodstock Music & Arts […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Evil Ways” by Santana from “Woodstock”

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This week we are celebrating the 44th anniversary of “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music” which took place August 15-18th 1969 on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, N.Y. Of course, everyone knows the festival by its more common name, Woodstock.. While most people are familiar with Santana’s blazing performance of “Soul Sacrifice” that […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Theme From An Imaginary Western” by Mountain

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Originally posted on August 28, 2012 Every so often, you hear a song that you haven’t heard in a long time, and it blows you away as if you were hearing it for the very first time. I had this experience last night at our weekly “Vinyl Night” gathering at the Firkin bar Libertyville, IL […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “At The Hop” by Danny & The Juniors

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Three groups…three decades… three stories…one song! 1950s: Philadelphia school friends Danny Rapp, Dave White, Frank Maffei and Joe Terranova formed a group called The Juvenairs in 1957.  They were discovered at a Record Hop by John Madara who changed their name to Danny & The Juniors and introduced them to local record label owner Artie […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Evil Ways from Woodstock” by Santana

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This weekend we are celebrating the 43rd anniversary of “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music” which took place August 15-18th 1969 on Max Yasgur’s farm. While most people are familiar with Santana’s blazing performance of “Soul Sacrifice” that appeared in the movie and single handedly established the group to the American public, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Soul Sacrifice” by Santana

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This blazing performance comes to you from the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, the mother of all rock festivals. It’s amazing to watch a then, mostly unknown, Carlos Santana catch fire in front of the biggest audience he had ever played to at that point…not to mention that he was tripping his face off on […]