A Flock of Seagulls–I Ran (So Far Away) (1982)

I Ran (So Far Away)/Pick Me Up (A. Score, P. Reynolds, M. Score, F. Maudsley) Jive Records VS 102 June 1982 Lineup at the time: Mike Score—Lead Vocals, keyboards Frank Maudsley—Bass Guitar Ali Score—Drums Paul Reynolds—Lead Guitar There are a lot of things that bring a song to major popularity. In the case of A more

A, D and G–The Great Performer (1974)

The Great Performer (Gregory Reel)/Check Out Your Friends (Gregory Reel) Denine Records DPI 5001 (Out of New York City) Producer on both sides: Bert De Coteaux (also arraigned and conducted strings) 1974   This is one of those songs where we have several pieces of the puzzle, but nothing more. We don’t know any of more

A Bullet for Fidel–The Very Last Day Of Fall (1995)

A brief explanation of what I am doing and why I’m doing it…. Some of you might remember a blog with this name about six or seven years ago. It was mostly about telling stories concerning popular (and not so popular) songs and artists. This time around I am wanting to do the same thing…with more

A Brothers Guiding Light Featuring David–Getting Together (1973)

Mercury 73389 May 1973 Getting Together (Vince Montana, M. Dorn, K. Smith)/Sweet Stuff (R. Matico)   Have you heard a song before and despite never actually hearing it before, you go immediately in your mind to a special time and place? This is the case for me with “Getting Together”. With the first few seconds, more

Booker T and the MG’s–Green Onions (1962)

I have always dug the vibe of this song, enough so that it is the theme song for one of the shows on our radio station…. The riff is timeless with the feeling that it could have been conceived in 2016 as well as 1962. The original group consisted of Booker T. Jones (keys…and who more

The Drifters–Save the Last Dance For Me (1960)

I started working on this blog on Monday the 20th. On Tuesday evening my uncle, Joseph Vernon Edwards passed away at the age of 89. He leaves behind his sweetheart Marcella shortly after celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. While putting the finishing touches on it this afternoon, it just seemed fitting to remember him and more

Linda Ronstadt–You’re No Good (1975)

One of the things I enjoy doing is tracing a song back to it’s roots. In the over 60 years since rock has become a viable musical force, there has been countless covers by many artists, and today we look at one of my favorites from the 70’s. The song’s writer, Clint Ballard Jr. began more