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This Crazy World.

Mrs. Miller: Mary Jane.
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home.
The Mark of Precision.
Little Rug Bug: Rod Rogers.
John F. Kennedy Was Called Away: Norm Burns.
Leona Anderson: Rats in my Room.

So. We’ve got Andy Devine, John Daker, Telly Savalas, Arthur Brown, Mrs. Miller, Industrial musicals, H. R. Pufnstuf {featuring Jack Wild}, Leona Anderson, Charles Bronson, and The Wombles {the creation of pop svengali Mike Batt}.

Addendum: Recently added are immortal performances by James Brown, Eric Violette {Free Credit Report commercial}, and two from Beat of the Traps {Song Poems}.

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Pilot: Magic!

The Scottish band Pilot emerged in 1974 with {arguably…} the greatest pop single ever recorded. Written by lead vocalist David Paton, and produced by Alan Parsons {with whom Paton and two other members were to later join forces}, “Magic” became a monster hit for the group. The first and last videos are live; the 2nd is lip-synched, to the studio version of the song.

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John Coltrane.

Transition.
Spiritual.
Liberia.
Amen.
Mr. P.C.
Equinox.
Bye Bye Blackbird. (Live, 1960, with Miles Davis)
All Blues. (Live, 1960, Stockholm. w/Miles Davis)
So What. (Stockholm, 1960)
Out of This World. (Live in Seattle)
Your Lady.

Saxophonist John Coltrane’s impossible power as an improviser simply cannot be described. He provided one of the high water marks in music history with his ground-and-everything-else-breaking work in the 1960’s.

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McCoy Tyner.

Enlightenment Suite, part 1: Genesis.
Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit.
Wave.
Impressions: Trident version.

The great McCoy Tyner, a phenomenal, electrifying pianist, first came to prominence as the keyboardist for John Coltrane’s quartet, in 1960. He went on to bedazzle countless listeners as a bandleader himself. Born December 11, 1938, Tyner died today, March 6, 2020. He will be mourned by millions.

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Neil Diamond.

One of the greatest performers, ever. Period.

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Paul Williams: Composer, Vocalist, and Whatnot.

The diminutive Williams constitutes one of the leading lights in the composer-ing of the last century.

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Peripheral Alt: Jane’s Addiction.

Perry Farrell and various iterations of the Addiction.

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Kansas, Yes, and Supertramp.

There *is* a connection between these three great bands.

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The Hit Singles: 1973.

King Harvest: Dancing in the Moonlight.

Some high-water moments from Steely Dan, Albert Hammond, Sr., King Harvest, Hurricane Smith, Brownsville Station, Sly Stone, Billy Paul, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Stealers Wheel, The Sweet, Edgar Winter, The Isley Brothers, Dobie Gray, Stories, and Skylark.

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Twin Towering Talents: Phoenix and Eilish.

Joaquin Phoenix, who won the Oscar for best actor, and Billie Eilish, who performed a subdued, poignant, and haunting version of Paul McCartney’s “Yesterday”, were two of the vastly gifted artists amongst the assemblage at the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony.