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FlinterFile: The Blues Brothers- Sweet Home Chicago

The Blues Brothers made the song Sweet Home Chicago popular again in 1980, when it was released on the soundtrack of the movie. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Cab Calloway- Minnie The Moocher

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In 1931, Cab Calloway recorded his famous song Minnie The Moocher. The song, which gave him the nickname ‘the Hi-de-Hi-de-Hi Man’, coming from the scat he does in the song, was his biggest hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Henry Mancini- Peter Gunn

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In 1958, Henry Mancini recorded a theme song for a new television series: Peter Gunn. The theme song, which is very simple, since it only knows one chord, would be a rock ‘n roll success. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Frankie Laine- Rawhide

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In 1959, the television series Rawhide started. The series, running for seven years, saw the rise of Clint Eastwood. Of course, the TV-series couldn’t do without a tune. The song was sung by Frankie Laine, and written by two composers who had dealt with western music earlier: Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington. They made a sort of cattleride of it, including whips. The song was later popular again because the Blues Brothers used it. It was a number 6 hit in the UK. Enjoy

Frankie Laine- Rawhide

The musical Minions movie

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Minions. This summer, you can’t avoid them. They are everywhere. The cause for this all is the new movie around them: the minion movie. Is it worth to take a look when you don’t like minions, but you do like music? Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Fats Domino- I’m Walkin’

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The song I’m Walking was written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Fats recorded it in 1957, and made it to number 4 in the US pop chart and even to number 1 in the R&B chart. Later, the song would be used in the movie The Blues Brothers, and in some commercials (as the picture tells us). Enjoy

Fats Domino- I’m Walking

Song of the day: Spencer Davis Group- Gimme Some Lovin’

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A sixties song today, written by Steve Winwood (earlier featured with While You See A Chance), Spencer Davis and Muff Winwood. On the single, you can hear a beautiful (electric) organ (I really like those things). Mind you: this is the original! Most people know it from the Blues Brothers, Queen did it lots of times live, just like Chicago, and there are plenty of cover versions around. The original is from 1966 and is a song of the day:

Spencer Davis Group- Gimme Some Lovin’

Song of the day: Aretha Franklin- Respect

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Since 1952 active, still active, and hits in the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and the zeroes.
There are not a lot of people who can say that. Aretha Franklin can.

She had a lot of hits, and a lot of them are on this 2cd collection. And there is another nice detail: She also appeared on the soundtrack of the Blues Brothers, a few days ago. That song was called Think, an really good song!

However, it’s not the song of the day. And a lot of other hits are not song of the day either: there’s one song lucky.

And that is Respect! Respect for this woman, who enriched the music a lot!

Song of the day: The Blues Brothers- Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

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Oh, the soundtrack of the Blues Brothers! What a good soundtrack, and what a movie!
In this movie there were certainly a lot of car crashes, and maybe it was the highest number of cars destroyed in a movie.
Anyway, the movie is brilliant, and I chose a song that everyone knows from the movie, with some good dancing:

The song of the day is Everybody Needs Somebody To Love!

And if you don’t know the movie, watch it: it’s fun!