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Drummer Vocalists.

Noteworthy practitioners of drumming who also have pipes. Paper Lace with Philip Wright, Ozark Mountain Daredevils with Larry Lee, Jigsaw with Des Dyer, and of course Karen Carpenter, though she’s away from the set in this performance.

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Chicago. Featuring Terry Kath.

The era of guitar great Terry Kath was tragically short-lived. Chicago was never close to this level after Kath’s accidental death. Enjoy.

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The Kinks.

Something Better Beginning.

The hugely influential, and, if anything, also hugely underrated Kinks, featuring the brothers Ray and Dave Davies.

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Psychedelia and Neo-Psychedelia.

All Around You: The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Magic People: The Paupers.
Think I Care: The Paupers.

A primer that is epic in its brevity. Some very powerful music from The Love Dimension, The Zombies, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Lemon Drops, The Paupers, and Bongwater, featuring Ann Magnuson.

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The Soundtracks, and Film Music.

A select gathering of film composers, and their compositions. Bernard Herrmann, Eric Serra, Daniel Licht, David Shire, and Carter Burwell.

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AC/DC, and Bon Scott.

AC/DC has had a long reign, with many great moments. But, at their very best, they had perhaps the most charismatic front man/lead singer ever: Mr. Bon Scott.

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John Prine.

That’s The Way That The World Goes ‘Round.
Please Don’t Bury Me.
Sweet Revenge.

We lost legendary singer-songwriter John Prine yesterday. This represents just a few personal favorites from the composers vast catalogue of memorable songs. He will be sorely missed.

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Vocalists of Note: Goddess Division.

I Think It’s Going To Rain Today: Peggy Lee.
Don’t Explain.
All About Ronnie: Chris Connor.
Spring is Here.
Dusty Springfield: The Windmills of Your Mind.
Breakfast in Bed.

We have here a modest collection of three of the most brilliant, gifted vocalists ever: Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Dusty Springfield. All videos are live performances.

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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.