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The wonderful harmonies of The Mamas and The Papas. The smooth tones of Nat King Cole. The innovative country of Hank Williams. (Not Junior, though. Because the theme to Monday Night Football only takes you so far.)

Neil Diamond

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Featured, Singer | 2 comments

Earlier today, I went to check something on my post about Neil Diamond – and found I hadn’t written one. While everyone will...

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Smokey Robinson

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Featured, Music, Singer | 1 comment

  Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy, Jr. have each had a tremendous impact on the other’s career. Gordy liked Smokey’s group...

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Taylor Swift

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Featured, Music, Singer | Comments Off on Taylor Swift

Hasn’t been a couple of weeks for Taylor Swift, has it? On Nov. 9, she’s chosen Entertainer of the Year in the CMA Awards. Then...

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Singer: Martina McBride

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Featured, Music, Singer | 2 comments

The first question I have about Martina McBride is simple. Are her eyes really that blue, or are those contacts? Best I can tell...

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Singer: Dion

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Featured, Music, Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Dion

Dion came along during that awkward period between the explosion of rock and roll in the mid 1950s and the British Invasion. He took a...

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Singer: Billy Joel

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Featured, Music, Singer | 2 comments

First, let me get something out of the way that’s always bothered me. Once you reach age 21, you can be Bill, William, Will –...

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Singers: The Righteous Brothers

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Featured, Singer | Comments Off on Singers: The Righteous Brothers

The story goes that one night as Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield sang as part of a group called the Paramours, an African-American in the...

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Singer: Bonnie Raitt

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Bonnie Raitt

Exactly how did a white Quaker girl from Radcliffe College become an acclaimed blues guitarist? (No, the answer isn’t...

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Singer: Tom Petty

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Tom Petty

Whether he was fronting The Heartbreakers, singing with the Traveling Wilburys, or recording as a solo artist, Tom Petty has always...

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Singer: Carrie Underwood

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Carrie Underwood

One of the cool things about watching Carrie Underwood rise to the highest heights of the country music industry is that those of us who...

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