Category Archives: music

Valley of Tears | Now You Know

His voice may still have been in fine shape, but the rest of him clearly wasn’t: For many years Burke struggled with his health, with his “weight estimated somewhere between 300 and 400 pounds” in 2006. New York Times writer Ben … Continue reading

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Doris Day & The All Women Orchestra 

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Hallelujah Veterans Version 

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Pavarotti and Friends – All for Love 

When it’s love you give I’ll be a man of good faith. Then in love you live. I’ll make a stand. I won’t break. I’ll be the rock you can build on, Be there when you’re old, To have and … Continue reading

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Hold Up a Light | Wonderful

Mark Owen with the children of Grasmere Primary School in Stoke Newington, raising money for The Salisbury Hospice Charity. Download on iTunes. Stream. Source: Mick Hartley: Hold Up a Light

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Kate Smith Introduces God Bless America | Now Forbidden by Yankees 

The New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers both recently announced they would stop using their traditional recorded versions of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during games. In a particularly totalitarian touch, the Flyers removed a statue of Smith … Continue reading

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James Brown: There Was a Time | Godfather of Soul, Mars, Jackson,….

In 1968 James Brown was Soul Brother No. 1. He had a hit with the bizarrely titled I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), a recording made with The Dapps, a band of white musicians led by Beau Dollar. This track was … Continue reading

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