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6/24/2019 9:29:18 PM
Joy Harjo, new U.S. Poet Laureate

5/22/2019 8:59:49 PM
SONGS On The Radio

4/29/2019 9:39:40 PM
Great New Songs by Neil W. Young, Tom O'Brien and Dana Clancy

1/26/2019 9:39:02 PM
A few thoughts from Mahler, a great grand daddy of indie music

12/2/2018 7:47:01 PM
INVADERS FROM MARS

11/19/2018 1:09:56 AM
The Wonder Years

11/16/2018 10:26:52 PM
Songs on the radio

9/27/2018 9:48:41 PM
Top 10 most Colorful, Or Bold, or Poetic opening lyrics in rock or pop

8/26/2018 4:05:26 PM
Social Concerns, Rock, Poetic Storytelling', Broad Range,

7/11/2018 3:25:53 PM
Top 10 Lead Guitar Breaks (Solos) ;

6/30/2018 9:06:42 PM
"My Back Pages", Bob Dylan song, w backing from Tom petty, Neil young, George

6/23/2018 7:50:42 PM
How/Why They Named a Street, In Recognition of my music

5/11/2018 5:09:38 PM
Video of young prodigy...

3/5/2018 10:55:39 PM
New song on the radio, great chorus

12/2/2017 3:08:48 PM
Laura Nyro rock'n roll hall of fame induction, indie goes mainstream

9/3/2017 1:30:07 PM
Great new music, Far From the Human Race by Ricky Day, Love and A Smile by the Karmics, Jesus Is Born by countrycousinsmusic

8/26/2017 10:03:53 PM
Rooting for the Underdog

7/27/2017 4:01:25 PM
Mona Lisa Twins ROCK Johnny B. Goode

7/18/2017 3:47:53 PM
A Police Shooting That Seems Stranger Than Strange...

6/3/2017 1:16:32 PM
The Karmics Rock!!! vibalicious new band on IAC/IMP

5/28/2017 3:18:47 PM
Break Out Hit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, not funk at all

5/8/2017 3:17:53 PM
Live Performance, RHCP, Shane Castle, Ireland

4/27/2017 1:50:17 PM
Anyone wanna wrestle? (entertainin' karaoke from guys who live, breathe their music)

3/29/2017 9:57:41 PM
SONGWRITING, what makes a hit?

2/8/2017 12:27:45 PM
Franklin's Friends (ramblings about Ben Franklin, and a new nation)

1/24/2017 2:27:02 PM
"Russian Money", blues band, with a New Orleans sound

12/30/2016 7:32:35 PM
Fur Trader, happenin', rockin' new band (dig the name too)

12/17/2016 2:19:16 PM
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10/26/2016 7:14:34 PM
MonaLisa Twins Rock*******

10/12/2016 12:13:20 PM
Free As A Bird, Birdology station

7/18/2016 10:53:00 AM
Brent Brown, new artist on I M P

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7/4/2016 3:35:32 PM
George Washington, a hero bedevilled w bad teeth

6/26/2016 10:44:08 AM
Sailors On The River, mastered by John Seymour

6/18/2016 5:41:47 PM
Laura Nyro, remember? Hall of Fame induction

3/2/2016 11:20:03 AM
Hero worship, Celebrity worship

1/18/2016 10:59:12 AM
Larger social issues, MLK day in the US

1/3/2016 8:40:09 PM
Enlargin' Pop and Rock'n roll

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Scrambled Eggs, Lyric Development

10/19/2015 10:32:55 PM
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9/5/2015 1:23:31 PM
10th Avenue Freeezeout, heard this on the radio yesterday

6/27/2015 12:08:09 PM
The Youth music/what youth doin', forum for happenin' youtube vids

6/16/2015 7:26:53 PM
Alexander Graham Bell, telephone inventor

5/30/2015 10:14:33 AM
Welcome new artist, Joel Beaupre

5/26/2015 9:24:47 AM
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Stevie Nicks

10/13/2014 10:49:00 PM
Leonard Cohen and U2; The Tower of Song

7/6/2014 9:27:38 PM
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7/3/2014 12:17:00 PM
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6/10/2014 7:47:19 AM
Marina V., a stellar performer-musician-songwriter

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5/25/2014 2:00:35 PM
Kudos Pocke Ohrstrom, Swedish artist/musician

3/11/2014 8:28:44 PM
The Bop Shoo Bop Song; Lana Del Rey

9/15/2013 12:02:39 PM
A Very Groovy Sunday

8/23/2013 10:50:05 AM
Bruce Lee, "under the sky, under the heavens, there is but one family..."

8/10/2013 9:32:48 AM
"For You" 40 years or so later

8/4/2013 8:35:14 PM
"Take Back The Night" new song by Justine Timberlake

6/23/2013 3:44:31 PM
the funniest dream...

4/7/2013 1:31:17 PM
Steve Ison's GOT A BUNCH OF GREAT VIDS on Youtube; here's a couple

4/6/2013 12:22:16 PM
Guantanemara

12/20/2012 11:35:13 PM
Holiday CD; from IAC;

12/20/2012 2:05:08 PM
Happy Holidays; new music

12/1/2012 8:14:49 PM
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9/15/2012 5:54:55 PM
Statue Of Liberty, the backstory; the song; the beatles

7/20/2012 1:27:32 PM
The Brtish warship HMS Romney, enforcin' the Townshend Act...

3/7/2012 3:15:58 PM
george W song

2/2/2012 10:18:31 PM
Charlie Chaplin, Ben Franklin, statue of liberty

10/23/2011 10:17:46 PM
Abe Lincoln, JFK, coincidences, new song "houdini"

9/28/2011 8:33:46 PM
Paul Revere's Ride...

7/22/2011 10:04:13 PM
15 BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME...(rock, pop, blues)

6/4/2011 9:51:26 PM
PAUL McCartney says....

5/12/2011 2:22:31 PM
Incredible Steve Ison...

5/6/2011 3:20:57 PM
Rd To Recovery

4/15/2011 1:21:01 PM
Way To Your House, slow version

3/7/2011 1:11:27 PM
A Sense Of Humor...

3/3/2011 10:25:04 PM
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2/9/2011 10:18:02 PM
A story within a story...

1/28/2011 10:12:18 AM
Music...emotion...

11/19/2010 11:31:44 PM
"beautiful night," "here today," paul, ringo, john...

11/9/2010 11:20:57 AM
Emily Dickinson birthday coming up

10/20/2010 10:17:34 PM
WHY IAC's THE BEST MUSIC SITE (revised)

8/23/2010 10:11:17 PM
Welcome LEVI, to IAC...

8/16/2010 8:45:20 PM
HANDS ACROSS THE WATER

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Dolphins And IPADS

6/2/2010 9:08:14 PM
Joran Van Der Sloot captured in Chile

4/10/2010 10:40:16 PM
ESP, Psychic Connections, Synchronicities

4/10/2010 4:38:51 PM
5th Anniversary of Natalee Holloway disappearance approaches...

3/6/2010 11:45:05 PM
who first recorded 'hound dog'??? and other stuff...

2/15/2010 10:05:46 PM
SPOTLIGHT ON...Keltrix, Mulligan Project

1/27/2010 2:06:28 PM
CATCHIEST SONG EVER...

12/3/2009 12:41:53 AM
Edgar Allan Poe, the eggman

11/11/2009 2:22:18 AM
Victory City, lunch, dinner & breakfast

11/6/2009 4:20:25 PM
PLEASED TO ADD QUALITY IAC SONGS...

9/28/2009 10:14:01 PM
LUCY IN THE SKY W DIAMONDS

7/23/2009 8:00:09 AM
Quantum Evolution, music, life

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Rockin' Vocals

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5/7/2009 6:50:24 AM
WATER BOY

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3/25/2009 7:24:29 AM
A HEARTWARMING STORY...

3/20/2009 5:40:49 AM
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3/16/2009 3:15:43 AM
DR. SAX, a new station dedicated to saxophone

3/7/2009 8:47:25 AM
TLC Lisa, a new song

2/11/2009 8:09:46 PM
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2/4/2009 12:15:26 PM
Quality Songs, perhaps "Underdiscovered"

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Emily Dickinson on my mind

12/20/2008 1:35:15 AM
Anyone remember tim buckley???

12/15/2008 3:17:32 PM
WBY in the House

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Man In The Movies (new song)

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For Your Trust

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10/8/2008 3:09:22 PM
two very different songs

8/10/2008 10:44:41 PM
WHITE ROOM by cream

8/7/2008 9:47:09 PM
Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence (SETI)

7/21/2008 3:55:03 PM
fed ex or ups?

6/20/2008 3:28:39 PM
Reached A Milestone Today

6/8/2008 11:13:20 PM
Learning to Paste a link; obama song on youtube

4/24/2008 2:48:44 PM
SOUND COMMUNITY

4/20/2008 7:08:56 PM
the Hilton Sisters--check em out

3/23/2008 6:05:01 PM
Living With The Contradictions, the Obama chronicle

2/10/2008 9:54:54 PM
A COUPLE NEW SONGS ON IAC I LIKE VERY MUCH; totally different

1/26/2008 9:36:33 PM
Where have we heard The Beatles before??

1/6/2008 4:07:14 PM
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Steve April

3/6/2010 11:45:05 PM ---- Updated 3/7/2010 1:22:41 PM

who first recorded 'hound dog'??? and other stuff...
entertainin' article...(abridged).


"Here are examples of cover songs where we've discovered, recovered and uncovered the original versions.


'Hound Dog,' Elvis Presley

'Hound Dog' is so equated with Elvis it practically became his middle name. Rolling Stone ranked the King's 1956 worldwide No. 1 hit as the 19th greatest song of all time. Four years before Elvis, the song was recorded for the first time by blues belter Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton portraying a fed-up woman putting her foot down about her no-good man with no mention of catching rabbits in it whatsoever.



'Wild Thing,' The Troggs

The grungy, international garage-rock smash 'Wild Thing' (the 1966 hit featured in the movie 'Major League,' not the one by Tone-Loc) was pretty much tailor-made for the crude and rude Brit rockers known as the Troggs. In fact, the song, written by Chip Taylor (Angelina Jolie's uncle, by the way), was originally unleashed upon the world a year earlier by a New York combo appropriately called the Wild Ones, to the world's indifference.



'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood,' The Animals

In 2003, the soundtrack to the Quentin Tarantino film 'Kill Bill Vol. 1' contained a Latin-ized version of 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' from 1977, by Santa Esmeralda. Some people commented that it was previously a Joe Cocker song from 1969; others pointed out that it goes much further back, to 1965 and the Animals. The truth is the original was by Nina Simone, from the jazz diva's 1964 LP 'Broadway-Blues-Ballads.'





'You've Got a Friend,' James Taylor

Taylor reached No. 1 on the US singles charts and Top 5 UK in 1971 with 'You've Got a Friend,' also garnering a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Carole King wrote the song and released it just months before on her mega-selling 'Tapestry' LP. King didn't begrudge Taylor's Grammy win one bit, as she received one herself for 'Friend,' as author of the Song of the Year.



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Hop On Pop

3/7/2010 10:59:46 AM


I knew about Big Mama, Nick Lowe, Otis, the Isleys, Carole King, Leonard Cohen, The Byrds, Prince, and NIN.

And I have another couple for you:

another classic Janis song that is not her own:
"Me and Bobby McGee" was written by Kris Kristofersson and released on his eponymous debut album back in 1967 or something like that as "Me and Bobbie McGee". The man can write, can't he?

And another song that Prince wrote, made more famous by an artist that you wouldn't necessarily expect:
"Manic Monday" was made famous by The Bangles, of course. But Prince wrote that tune (supposedly) especially for Susanna to sing. Nice.

How about "Police and Thieves" by The Clash (Junior Mervin)?
Or Grateful Dead's "Samson and Delilah" (Rev. Gary Davis)?


And that's not to mention all the other Dylan covers out there... "Mr. Tambourine Man", "All Along the Watchtower", etc...


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Tom O'Brien

3/7/2010 3:22:25 PM


How about "Take Me to the River" which has been so associated with Talking Heads that we forget it was an Al Green song and a gospel tune at that.


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Hop On Pop

3/8/2010 6:59:56 AM


Good one!

Or maybe CCR's "Suzie Q" (originally Chuck Berry)?

And, I know that there's a couple of Leadbelly songs out there that other people made more famous; I just can't remember which ones right now.


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