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Music Monday: “Stand By Me”

This week’s Music Monday is a special entry for yesterday’s Father’s Day. In honor of my dad I decided to share our backyard rendition of “Stand By Me”.  Check it out!   A couple summers ago my father had to plug into his chemo port and steroid buzz bi-weekly to kick his cancer’s ass. Those…

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Music Monday: “I Want You Back”

This week’s Music Monday entry will showcase a cover from band Lake Street Dive of “I Want You Back”. Check it out!   Originally a Jackson 5 hit that I love. This is a really fresh take that slows it down and exposes all the individual melodic lines from the bass on up. Love how…

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Music Monday: “Women Of The World”

This week’s Music Monday entry will showcase the work of American jazz and R&B trumpeter and vocalist Donald Byrd with his track “Women Of the World”. Check it out!   I was first turned on to Byrd in college. At the time I was working on a music recording project for a class and was…

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Music Monday: “Billy Breathes”

This Music Monday, I want to feature an album instead of a song because EVERY song on this album is unbelievably good instrumentally and lyrically. Check out the albums big hit “Free”, here!   “Billy Breathes” by Phish was released in 1996. Though I’m not a total Phish freak, I cannot skip a single song…

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Music Monday: “My One and Only Love”

This week’s Music Monday entry highlights Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane’s touching rendition of “My One and Only Love”. Check it out!   This song hits me right in the heart on so many levels. It was the song that all the jazz musicians down in Champaign log from as one of the great albums…

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Music Monday: “Chalk” Full of Sound

This week’s Music Monday entry will showcase Chicago-based, genre-fusing band Sidewalk Chalk with their track “There She Goes”. Check it out!   This song, first released as a single, is from the group’s second album “Leaves”. Sidewalk Chalk is a 7 piece blend of hip-hop, jazz, funk, and soul and is nothing short of a…

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