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 true story about a true Alice...in fact; my … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Thanksgiving Trifecta!
Everyone knows this catchy tune composed in 1942 by Aram Khachaturian for his ballet "Gayane." Although, you've probably never heard this song within the context of the ballet, but, more appropriately, as background music to some zany competition on a 1960s game show. This recording is from 1948 performed by big band leader, clarinetist, saxophonist and vocalist, Woody Herman … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sabre Dance” by Woody Herman & His Second Herd
Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield were best known for their smooth blue-eyed soulful sounds as The Righteous Brothers performing heartfelt ballads. But they could rock out too as evidenced by this Bill Medley original that was not only a hit for them (#47/1963) but also The Kingsmen (#49/1964) and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (#17/1966). It was also a regional hit for the … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Little Latin Lupe Lu” by The Righteous Brothers
While most Deadheads would agree that 1972 was a key year for the band due to the amount of then-new material added to the mix now considered standards, as evidenced on last year's essential "Complete Europe '72" mammoth box set release. I too agree, but I really love the 1973-74 shows and the tracks from "Wake Of The Flood" and "From The Mars Hotel" that were entered into the … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Row Jimmy” by Grateful Dead
Before there was The Miracles, before there was Berry Gordy and before there was Motown, a talented singer and aspiring songwriter named William Robinson formed a group called The Matadors. The Matadors consisted of Bobby Rogers, Ronnie White, Warren Moore, and Claudette Rogers. They met a hungry promoter named Berry Gordy who had his first taste of success by writing the … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Got A Job” by The Miracles