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Something for Thursday

Louis Armstrong was born this day, August 4, 121 years ago. Here he is, teaming up with Bing Crosby in the film High Society, to explain jazz.   Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

In 1980 Queen provided one of the best-known examples of a rock band providing significant amounts of music for a genre movie, the grand pulpy-sci-fi flick Flash Gordon. Several years later they did a similar task for an equally pulpy and … Continue reading

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Roger wrote about cover songs last week, which is a big topic of its own! We could go on for days about favorite cover songs, which cover songs we prefer to the originals, and so on. Do we ever talk … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

I was going to return to the “Conversation Songs” theme this week, but then today news arrived that actor James Caan has died. Caan was just a terrific actor, always solid and reliable and skilled. He was always believable: you believed he … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

I didn’t have a chance to come up with a “Conversation Song” this week, so in the meantime–though I would never suggest that she’s a mere placeholder–here is Audrey Hepburn. Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

Busy week in progress (more on that to come), but I can still get a song posted! This one might not quite be a “Conversation song”–while the singer is addressing their words to someone, it might be a kind of … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Returning to our mini-series of Conversation Songs, where each song’s lyrics give one side of a conversation and leaves the other side un-heard, we have an appearance by Bob Dylan. “Positively 4th Street” has nothing to do with 4th Street, … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

A break from the “Conversation Songs” series, in honor of actor Ray Liotta, who died today. Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

Continuing my little series on “One-way Conversation Songs”, when the lyrics are literally one side of a conversation, we take an infrequent trip into Country music this week. In this song, Jo Dee Messina is catching up with a friend … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday: Conversation songs, No. 2

Here’s another “Conversation Song”! This is my ongoing series, started last week, in which I feature songs whose lyrics give us one side of a conversation, and we are left to infer the other half. This week’s song dates from … Continue reading

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