Monthly Archives: October 2018

The White Album’s 50th Anniversary

For Beatles tragics. From today’s (30 October 2018) Wall Street Journal: In November 1968, the Beatles released a follow-up to its psychedelic, extravagantly produced “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The double LP, presented in a plain white sleeve, became … Continue reading

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(October 31, 2018): Rufus Wainwright – The Sword of Damocles

From the 2018 youtube single, The Sword of Damocles. Bloomberg had a good article on the background: ‘Dear Mr. President’: Rufus Wainwright Is Back With a Political Anthem. A portion of the proceeds from the tune is going to voter … Continue reading

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(October 30, 2018): The Beach Boys – Sail On Sailor

From the 1973 album, Holland.  Early releases of this LP included a 7″ EP within called Mount Vernon And Fairway (A Fairy Tale).  Blondie Chaplin with the pipes here. Both discs were recorded in Baambrugge, The Netherlands, using what was … Continue reading

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(October 21, 2018): Brad Sucks – Making Me Nervous

From the 2005 fan funded, self-released album,  I Don’t Know What I’m Doing.  Brad Turcotte out of Ottawa was a pioneer of creative commons liscening. It is not clear how well it has paid off in making a living, but … Continue reading

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(October 10, 2018): Gladys Knight & The Pips – Imagination

From the title track of 1973 album, Imagination. One of three hit singles off this long player. Reviews at the time panned Jim Weatherly’s writing (although this tune was composed by Barry Goldberg and Gerry Goffin). The momentum Knight builds … Continue reading

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(October 4, 2018) – The Sneed Family – Big, Big Love

From the 1962 7″ 45rpm a-side, Big, Big Love / Is It Any Wonder (Cascade Recording Company – 45-106). The Sneed Family were a quartet of brothers out of Spanaway, Washington. This is one of the first covers of Wynn … Continue reading

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