Category Archives: The Beatles

The Best Albums of 2015

It was an incredible year for music! Once again, I listened to thousands of albums and I had to trim several hundred of them to keep the list at 100! So without further delay, these are the PHILBY ALBUM WINNERS … Continue reading

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“Theme Attic” Shuffle: Shania Twain, X, and Charlie Gracie!!!

Every show on “Theme Attic,” heard every Wednesday morning from 10A-12N EDT (http://www.whfr.fm/images/stream_audio.html) has an eclectic range of music! Here’s a perfect example for today’s show! On Shania Twain’s [Hall of Fame] first tour, I was lucky enough to get … Continue reading

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Dancing, Slow Dance, and a Bicycle Ride: David Bowie, The Beatles, and Laura Doherty!!!

I’ve heard David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” so many times that my mind goes to autopilot. I forget that the biting guitar on the song is from Stevie Ray Vaughan! Bowie was smart enough to include the ace string dazzler in … Continue reading

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Rock and Soul Action: The Honeyrunners, Eric Burdon & The Animals, and…The Beatles!!!

Ok. I like to keep things upbeat and positive, but be forewarned that the next video, may not be what you’re used to seeing here. But it is impressive. Not since “Willie” by Nora Jane Struthers earlier in the year, … Continue reading

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Bringing the Big Beat: Viola Smith with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes, Jan King and Medicine Ball, and The Beatles!!!

After last week’s show, Jan king, Tami (drummer for Medicine Ball), and myself continued to talk music for the next 90+ minutes before we wrapped things up. There was a trading of musical ideas and artists that typically happens when … Continue reading

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Phil’s Faves: Songs, May 11, 2014

This will be a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best songs that I listened to the previous week. Most songs will be current, but there are no boundaries. I’ve already stated on this web … Continue reading

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Sunscreen, Beards, and Bongos!: Baz Luhrmann, Psychostick, and The Beatles!!!

A song with one of the greatest graduation speeches (and thus, lyrics), is contained in Baz Luhrmann’s “Everbody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen [GSER]!” There are so many heartfelt lines in the song that it should be updated and heard every … Continue reading

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The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pt.2!!!

Very few songs can be identified by just one chord. “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles is one of them! The song and video are still just as amazing after 50 years!: If you didn’t know Bruce Springsteen was … Continue reading

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“Bedroom Eyes” and a Couple of “Catches”:Dum Dum Girls, Sally Seltmann, and The Dave Clark Five!!!

When I saw The Dum Dum Girls this past Sunday, I didn’t expect to hear “Bedroom Eyes” until it was time for an encore. I was ecstatically surprised to find them opening the show with it. I’m going to throw … Continue reading

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Bessie Smith, Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, The Polish Muslims, Ken Nicol and Mary Drake Supply Some Video Fun!!

The newest member of my Hall of Fame is a female blues pioneer who had a major influence on many female performers–Janis Joplin, in particular. She died in 1937, but here is a rare film performance of Bessie Smith singing … Continue reading

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