Phoebe Snow – “Poetry Man”

This song will always be a favorite top 10 of mine. Phoebe Snow's voice is amazing and sings this song as though her heart is aching for the man she was so in love with.  In an interview with, Phoebe Snow explained: "That was the second song I ever wrote in my whole life; … Continue reading Phoebe Snow – “Poetry Man”

Sylvester – “Mighty Real”

Sylvester James Jr. (September 6, 1947 – December 16, 1988), known by his mononymous name, "Sylvester," was an American singer-songwriter. Primarily active in the genres of disco, rhythm and blues, and soul, he was known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s and 1980s. Born … Continue reading Sylvester – “Mighty Real”

Bread -“Make It With You”

  Bread has to be one of my favorite bands. David Gates' songwriting skills and beautiful voice just adds spice to each song and are amazing! This soft rock classic is a little saucy. Written by lead singer David Gates, it finds him propositioning a girl with his dulcet tones: And if you're wondering what … Continue reading Bread -“Make It With You”

The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man

  Bob Dylan wrote "Mr. Tambourine Man," which was originally released on his fifth album Bringing It All Back Home on March 22, 1965. His version wasn't released as a single, but when The Byrds released their cover later in 1965, it was a transatlantic hit, topping the charts in both the US and UK. It's the … Continue reading The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man

The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa

Gregg Allman spoke at length about this song in an interview with the San Luis Obispo (California) Tribune on November 30, 2006: "I wrote that song in 1967 in a place called the Evergreen Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. By that time I got so sick of playing other people's material that I just sat down and … Continue reading The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa

Canned Heat – On the Road Again

"On the Road Again" is a song recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967. A driving blues-rock boogie, it was adapted from earlier blues songs and includes mid-1960s psychedelic rock elements. Unlike most of Canned Heat's songs from the period which were sung by Bob Hite, second guitarist, and harmonica player Alan … Continue reading Canned Heat – On the Road Again

Zager and Evans – In the Year 2525

This bleak futuristic tale is a very unusual song, but 1969 was a very unusual year, with hippie anthems like "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" going to #1 along with bubblegum songs like "Sugar, Sugar." The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and The Temptations all had classic #1s, but "In the Year 2525" stayed at #1 for six … Continue reading Zager and Evans – In the Year 2525

“Charley Pride, The Man, The Music, The Legend!” In the early 1960s, a young minor league baseball pitcher and aspiring country singer named Charley Pride had settled into a discouraging routine. His days were spent toiling in Helena, Mont., at a smelter operated by the Anaconda Copper Mining Co., and he spent his free time playing for its semipro baseball team, the … Continue reading “Charley Pride, The Man, The Music, The Legend!”