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Song 94 - - John Prine and Todd Snider

John Prine died two months + one day ago. I never met John Prine. But his death hit me hard. I'm not sure that a "celebrity" death had as much impact on me as John Prine's. I had seen John…

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Song 93 - - Matt Lyons

Matt Lyons released his five song EP a few months ago. It's getting a lot of radio play on Helen Leicht's midday show and local show. As well it should because it's awesome! 

And Matt is awesome, too. In addition…

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Song 92 - - Simon & Garfunkel

Talk about iconic singer-songwriters, Paul Simon is pretty much as good as it gets. Starting out as "Tom & Jerry" back in 1956, but then becoming Simon & Garfunkel in 1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel had amazing commercial success,…

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Song 91 - - Joy of Cooking

Since we're on a run of groups from back in the day, I thought that I'd sneak in a short post about one of my favorite groups from the 70s: Joy of Cooking. Joy of Cooking wasn't around for that…

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Song 90 - - Gary Lewis & the Playboys

I'm not sure why this song popped into my head, but it did. "This Diamond Ring" is a classic guilty pleasure song that you might hear on the Sirius XM 60s station. It reached number 1 on the U.S. charts…

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Song 89 - - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones just canceled a bunch of scheduled concerts because Mick Jagger has some health issues. I don't know the details, but Mick reports that he's on the mend, and the band hopes to resume touring soon. 

Mick, Keith,…

Song 87 - - The Cactus Blossoms

Back in August of 2016, I featured The Cactus Blossoms and their song called Clown Collector. So, for the very few of you who read that post, you know that brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum are the second…

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Song 86 - - Buddy Holly & The Crickets

February 3, 1959. It was the day that Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson), and Richie Valens died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa. And it was, really, the day that the music died. 

When I started…

Song 85 - - Greensky Bluegrass

I saw Greensky Bluegrass yesterday morning. Yes, morning. The five-man group was in town to tape a World Cafe (the radio show produced at WXPN) session at World Cafe Live (the music venue adjacent to the WXPN offices). Talia Schlanger…

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Song 84 - - Chris DuPont

As you know, Frances Luke Accord  is my favorite folk duo these days. Nick Gunty and Brian Powers (who are Frances Luke Accord) have become good friends of mine. And they have a friend, Chris DuPont, who is a singer-songwriter…

Song 83 - - JD McPherson

It's Christmas time! Well, almost. Which means that it's the Christmas music season. No, I don't mean the endless loop of Christmas music that you hear at department stores and such, most of which just sound like Musak these days.…