Don Gibson has today’s almost forgotten track

Don Gibson remains one of the best songwriters country music ever had, but these days, despite being in the country music Hall of Fame, is remembered by few…

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Published on July 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

The Isley Brothers have today’s almost forgotten track

Early in their fifty-plus year career The Isley Brothers created a couple of classics that will probably last forever…this was one of them, and, within the same year they had also recorded the original version of Twist and Shout, made more famous, of course, by The Beatles…

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Published on July 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Phil Ochs has today’s almost forgotten track

Back in the day when many performers applied their writing and singing talents to protesting war, Phil Ochs was on the cutting edge…

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Published on July 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm by Greg Simpson

Otis Redding has today’s almost forgotten track

When Otis Redding’s version of this Stones song was on the radio in the 60s, an older friend convinced me, for a short while, that his version came first and that Mick and Keith stole it and rewrote it…

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Published on July 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

The Cowsills have today’s almost forgotten track

In retrospect we have to concede a few things about The Cowsills…first of all, they were quite successful at creating great pop singles…

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Published on July 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Shirley Brown has today’s almost forgotten track

Shirley Brown didn’t have a lot of hits…as a matter of fact, the only one I remember is this one…but it remains a classic representation of a solid soul song about cheating…

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Published on July 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Gary Puckett has today’s almost forgotten track

Few artists had careers as successful and as short lived as Gary Puckett…

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Published on July 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Tim Hardin has today’s almost forgotten track

Tim Hardin was one of the best singer/songwriters of the early 70s, composing more than a few standards covered by artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, Bobby Darin and Rod Stewart…

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Published on July 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

James Cotton has today’s almost forgotten track

If you’re a blues fan the odds are very good that you got to see James Cotton more than once…

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Published on July 11, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

The Lemon Pipers have today’s almost forgotten track

I’m one of those who gets frustrated when a band is referred to as one hit wonders but I remember more than one…

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Published on July 10, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson