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Philby 100 Best Albums of 2017

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! I think, on an individual basis, each album has its … Continue reading

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The Hot 100 Songs of 2016

Here is my official list for my favorite songs of 2016! There’s more artists and more variety! Sometimes more doesn’t always mean “better.” But I think this is the best list yet for those reasons. The more music and artists … Continue reading

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Best Music Videos of 2014

This year end category is usually pretty simple but may be the most difficult to do correctly. It has to be a match between music imagery and a visual perspective. Rarely is it done to a point that it actually … Continue reading

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The Hot 100 Songs of 2014

I am very proud and honored to share my Top 100 songs of 2014! Each one means a lot to me, and I feel they have made the world a better place. Congratulations to all of the artists, songwriters, producers, … Continue reading

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Preface for The Hot 100 List of 2014!

When I was growing up, the thing that made the holidays tolerable was the year-end lists, usually a list of songs from 80 (CKLW) to 113 (WKNR). I would be riveted to the radio listening to the playback of songs … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2014

Well, folks, here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for! I’ve listened to a ton of great music this year and took great pains to pick my favorites. Not only are they ranked, but they are the best … Continue reading

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The Belle Brigade, David Bowie, and Ash Gray and The Girls for Your “Ash Wednesday!”

A very cool video of a brand new song kicks off today’s Ash Wednesday fun! Check out Ashes by The Belle Brigade: It’s always good to look back while looking forward. Here’s Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie: And here’s … Continue reading

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Phil’s Faves: Videos, February 23, 2014

This will be a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best videos currently available on TV. I don’t, as a rule, go searching for old music videos, so that’s why it will focus mostly on … Continue reading

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Phil’s Faves: Videos, February 16, 2014

This will be a weekly Top Ten list of what I consider to be the best videos currently available on TV. I don’t, as a rule, go searching for old music videos, so that’s why it will focus mostly on … 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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