Monthly Archives: June 2016

(June 26, 2016): Carlos Santana and Jacoby Shaddix – Smoke on the Water

Today’s little heard cover: from the 2010 album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time. A big claim for an, but Santana’s interpretations do not disappoint – even if you disagree about a particular tune’s inclusion.  As you … Continue reading

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(June 25, 2016): Al Martino – Sweet Caroline

Today’s little heard cover: from the 1970 album, Can’t Help Falling In Love.  Overwhelmed by Diamond’s own 1969 release of his song, after which there would be no rival.  Bobby Womack fared little better in the early 1970s, but not much. … Continue reading

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(June 24, 2016): Al Green – Want To Hold Your Hand

For the next little while, I’ve decided to put out some little heard covers. This is from the 1969 a-side 7″ 45 rpm promo, Want To Hold Your Hand / What Am I Gonna Do With Myself. The song did not get … Continue reading

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(June 23, 2016): Airmen of Note – Hard Day’s Night

From the 1967 album, Big Band Sound ’67. Putting some swing into the 1964 Beatles soundtrack. I remember hating this as a kid. From the webpage of The United States Air Force Band: “The Airmen of Note is the premier … Continue reading

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(June 22, 2016): Gerry Mulligan – I’m Gonna Go Fishin’

From the 2006 2CD, “Live at the Olympia, Paris 1960.” Mulligan’s first take on this tune appeared on his first studio release with the Concert Jazz Band in 1960 — big-band music for a thirteen-piece concert jazz band. Before the … Continue reading

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(June 21, 2016): Agent 99 – Little Pieces

From the 1994 self-titled EP cassette demo, Agent 99.  A Get Smart namesake, this band was an early 1990s New York third wave ska band led by Dunia Best.  They put out a handful of 7″ recordings and this 6 song demo … Continue reading

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(June 20, 2016): The Adventurers – Rock and Roll Uprising

From the 1961 album, Can’t Stop Twistin’.  A Bobby McFerrin opening to this tune from one of many bands with this name. It released this sole long player, along with a few singles in the early 1960s. Led by Gerald Perry, the … Continue reading

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