March 27: Sarah Vaughan Birthday

When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don’t even notice.
~Sarah Vaughan

Possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan ranked with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the very top echelon of female jazz singers.
~Scott Yanow (

“Misty” Live 1964:

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The Best Wilco Songs (Stereogum, Paste Magazine, Popmatters, etc..)


We love Wilco.

Here are some lists from different websites & off course our own.

First out:

Stereogum – The 10 Best Wilco Songs

  1. “Misunderstood” (from Being There, 1996)
  2. “Ashes Of American Flags” (from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002)
  3. “Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway (again)” (from Summerteeth, 1999)
  4. “Dawned On Me” (from The Whole Love, 2011)
  5. “At Least That’s What You Said” (from A Ghost Is Born, 2004)
  6. “Hate It Here” (from Sky Blue Sky, 2007)
  7. “Via Chicago” (from Summerteeth, 1999)
  8. “Monday” (from Being There, 1996)
  9. “Jesus, Etc.” (from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002)
  10. “I Must Be High” (from A.M., 1995)


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March 25: Aretha Franklin was born in 1942

If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.
~Aretha Franklin

I Say A Little Prayer – “The Cliff Richard Show” 1970:

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9 good videos March 2016

We’ve collected some of the best new videos out at the end of March 2016, enjoy!

We had so much fun hunting down these gems, it will be a returning series of posts.

Here are the first collections: Feb 2016 Part1, Feb 2016 Part 2

Loretta Lynn – Lay Me Down (Duet with Willie Nelson):

Hege Brynildsen – If You Have To Cry from her album, When My Man Comes To Town, released jan 29 2016. She sounds a bit like Dolly Parton, wonderful song:

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March 19: Leonard Cohen released “Songs of Love and Hate” in 1971

And Songs of Love and Hate captured Cohen in one of his finest hours as a songwriter, and the best selections (especially “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Joan of Arc,” and “Love Calls You by Your Name”) rank with the most satisfying work of his career. If Songs of Love and Hate isn’t Cohen’s best album, it comes close enough to be essential to anyone interested in his work.
~Mark Deming (


Released March 19, 1971
Recorded September 22–26, 1970 at Columbia Studio A, Nashville (Second mix)
August 31, 1970 at Isle of Wight, Trident Studios, London (First mix)
Genre Folk, folk rock
Length 44:21
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Johnston

Songs of Love and Hate is the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album was released on March 19, 1971, through Columbia Records.


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