Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bobby Short – I Happen To Like New York

Typical Cole Porter in that, even in this out and out love letter to New York, he uses the rather light phrase “happen to like” instead of something as definitive as “love” or “adore”. (You can be sure that a … Continue reading

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The Showmen – It Will Stand

Led by the legendary General Norman Johnson, The Showmen’s It Will Stand (from 1961) was a little gesture of defiance. As well as explaining the appeal of rock and roll (“Hear those drums beat, loud as thunder”), it was also … Continue reading

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The Who – I Can't Explain

Forget all the stadium rock band bollocks. The Who were at their very best on the singles they produced between 1965 and 1968. And their best album, by far, is Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy, which collects those singles. My … Continue reading

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