Wednesday, May 27, 2015


First, here is some classic '70's soul to get you up on your feet:

"Band of Gold" - Freda Payne (1970) mp3

"Mr. Big Stuff" - Jean Knight (1971) mp3

"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" - The Dramatics (1971) mp3

"Treat Her Like a Lady" - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (1971) mp3

"I Love Music" - The O'Jays (1975) mp3

Sia contributes a haunting version of "California Dreamin'" for the soundtrack of "San Andreas", the upcoming Dwayne Johnson action flick about "the big one" finally hitting L.A. The singer really brings her signature drama to this melancholy song that makes it truly memorable.

"California Dreamin'" - Sia (2015) mp3

I can't believe the music of the '90's is considered "old-school" but here we are. Kat Graham uses a sample of TLC's "What About Your Friends" and pays tribute with her new single, "1991". The video takes us back to the time of house parties and the cabbage patch:

Country-music sweetheart, Taylor Swift continues to build on her reign as a pop star with a glossy, star-studded, rap-assisted music video for her latest single, "Bad Blood". Directed by Joseph Kahn and featuring Kendrick Lamar, Swift plays a member of a band of tough, sexy agents training for some kind of mission. See how many of the famous faces in the clip you recognize.:

Finally, here's a flashback with Culture Club. The song is "Mistake Number Three" and was off their
1984 album, "Waking Up With The House On Fire". Although it didn't burn up the charts, I liked this single. But what I really love is the music video. Boy George was in full glam mode in this wild, over-the-top spectacle that has to be seen to be believed:


One musician I’m currently intrigued with is Christine and the Queens . And while the name may sound like a band, it is actually only Hél...