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Me’shell Ndegeocello’s New Album ‘Comet’ A Hit [REVIEW] [VIDEO]

If you happen to be a fan of John Mellencamp, you may remember Meshell Ndegeocello, the singer-bassist who first bent mainstream ears 20 years ago when she joined John Mellencamp for a hit cover of "Wild Night" by Van Morrison. I had occasion to see her, and was impressed not only by her vocals, but also the way she man handled that bass.

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Barry Gibb, The Last Brother [VIDEO]

I recently read Josh Eells article on Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees in this month's issue of Rolling Stone. Although I admit to not being a huge fan of the Bee Gees, I do have my favorites such as their first hit, New York Mining Disaster, and Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You, among them, I found the article  on Barry Gibb most interesting.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Bring Me Down by ELO [VIDEO]

This turned out to be a good theme song for astronauts enjoying their time in space. The song was played to astronauts on the Space Shuttle Columbia as their wake up call on July 6, 1996 - they were in flight longer than expected because of bad weather on the ground.

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Sugarman Faces Lawsuit Over Old Contract

If you read my original post on Searching For Sugarman, I encouraged you to view the movie. Since then, he has been doing quite well, and enjoying the success that eluded him for many years. Now, bad news for Sugarman as he will be facing a lawsuit according to an article in Diffuser.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Centerfield by John Fogerty [VIDEO]

This song was inspired by Fogerty's childhood memories of baseball, and although he didn't play the game, he loved watching it and hearing the stories his father would tell about the legendary New York Yankees center-fielder Joe DiMaggio, who like Fogerty was from San Francisco.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Year of the Cat by Al Stewart [VIDEO]

This started off as a completely different song. Al Stewart originally wrote the lyrics after seeing the British comedian Tony Hancock in Bournemouth, England in 1966. Hancock was very depressed, and the show was a disaster.

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Muscle Shoals Documentary is Pure Gold [REVIEW]

If you love music, and music history, check out the  Muscle Shoals documentary on Netflix. I was working yesterday morning on some songs, and as I do quite often when I work at home, I check out new music docs on Netflix

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Listen Behind The Scenes In Making Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl

With permission from Daybreak Entertainment, KOOL 101.7 presents a one hour special behind the scenes look at making and recording. John Carter Cash hosts this interesting revealing show about how Roy Orbison's sons were able to record with their father.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Roll With It by Steve Windwood [VIDEO]

This song is about overcoming obstacles and working with what life gives you. Winwood emerged as a successful solo artist in the '80s after struggling with personal problems, including a divorce.

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How Much Do Recording Stars Really Make?

If your thinking about booking some entertainment for your next get together, or venturing out on your own and footing the bill, you best be on good terms with your banker. It'll cost you plenty. According to an article in the Huffington Post, here is what you can expect to book your favorite artist.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-More Than a Feeling [VIDEO]

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Scholz was inspired by the "heart-tugging mood" of the Left Banke's 1967 song Walk Away Renee  He worked on the song for 5 years in his basement studio before it was released on this album.

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Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin ‘Never Got Good Reviews’

Jimmy Page recalls the negative critical reception Led Zeppelin got in the early days.

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