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This English band’s third album was released in 1969. Symphonic rock at its finest. I’ve owned my copy ever since:

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Sometimes YouTube videos add a something special to the music. Taj Mahal is always fun to listen to and even more so when you combine his version of “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” with this clip from The Abyss, a Danish silent film from 1910. Also known as The Woman Always Pays, the film was written and directed by Urban Gad and starred Asta Nielsen and Robert Dinesen.

This first album by this still semi-active garage rock band from the Bay City Michigan area was released in 1966:

I don’t know much about this big band soul-funk group. They produced one self-titled LP in 1971, and that was all. This song comes from that album.

Tom Rush’s second album, from 1963:

There is a long story about the album from which this song originally came, beginning with the fact that it was totally bogus. If the vocalist on this song sounds suspiciously like Bob Dylan, you would be right. Other members of this non-existent super-session group included Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. You can read more about it by going here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masked_Marauders


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Music from Mike Hammer, the 1957-59 TV series, starring Darren McGavin:

Jennifer Rush is an American pop singer who has been based in part in Germany. “The Power of Love,” which she co-wrote and recorded in 1984, is her most well-known song, hitting number one in many countries and covered by many other singers and groups, including Air Supply, Laura Branigan and Celine Dion.

One of the greatest rock albums of all time:

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