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July 19, 2014
by Hallgeir

July 19: 60 Year Anniversary for the release of “That’s All Right” by Elvis Presley

In 2004, Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right Mama” and Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” both celebrated their 50th anniversaries. Rolling Stone Magazine felt that Presley’s song was the first rock and roll recording. At the time Presley recorded the song, Big Joe … Continue reading

July 6, 2014
by Hallgeir

July 6: Jackie Wilson recorded (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher in 1967

“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” was recorded on July 6, 1967 at Columbia’s studios inChicago. Produced by Carl Davis, the session – arranged by Sonny Sanders – featured bassist James Jamerson, drummer Richard “Pistol” Allen, guitarist Robert White, and keyboardist Johnny Griffith; these … Continue reading

June 16, 2014
by Egil

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Like A Rolling Stone (recorded 16 June, 1965)

….would be Like A Rolling Stone because I wrote that after I’d quit. I’d literally quit singing and playing, and I found myself writing this song, this story, this long piece of vomit about twenty pages long, and out of … Continue reading

May 25, 2014
by Hallgeir

Today: The Rolling Stones released Jumping Jack Flash 46 years ago

From Wikipedia: Single by The Rolling Stones B-side “Child of the Moon” Released 25 May 1968 (UK), 1 June 1968 (US) Format 7″ Recorded 20 April 1968, Olympic Studios, London (I’m not so sure about this…) Genre Hard rock Length 3:42 Label Decca F.12782 (UK), London 45.908 … Continue reading

May 11, 2014
by Egil

Bob Dylan’s best songs: “Lonesome Day Blues” recorded May 11, 2001

I overwrite. If I know I am going in to record a song, I write more than I need. In the past that’s been a problem because I failed to use discretion at times. I have to guard against that. … Continue reading

May 7, 2014
by Egil

The Rolling Stones: Paint It, Black (released 7 May 1966)

Brian Jones plucked the haunting sitar melody at the 1966 L.A. session for this classic. Bill Wyman added klezmer-flavored organ; studio legend Jack Nitzsche played the gypsy-style piano. “Brian had pretty much given up on the guitar by then,” said … Continue reading

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