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Song: “King of the Road”

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Songs | Comments Off on Song: “King of the Road”

  Roger Miller wrote and recorded a series of lighthearted songs in the 1960s that might be called “novelty songs” except...

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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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Song: "I Will Always Love You"

Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 in Songs | 2 comments

Most of us associate this song with Whitney Houston, which is only natural: Her version is one of only a handful of singles that have sold...

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Song: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

Posted by on Oct 26, 2010 in Songs | 1 comment

  This is a testament to what inclusion in a movie can do for a song. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” was written...

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Album: Tapestry

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in Music, Songs | Comments Off on Album: Tapestry

  Carole King isn’t one of the great singers of our times. Nor is she one of the great entertainers. But she is one of the great...

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