Monthly Archives: September 2011

Beatles Song of the Week

Recorded 47 years ago today!  This underrated song appeared on the Beatles For Sale LP in 1964.  Between September of 1963 and September of 1964 The Beatles recorded three complete studio albums, additional singles and EPs containing songs not on the albums, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

After hearing yesterday’s Minnesota Music Monday selection from Desdamona I was inspired to choose a song by a true pioneer in the history of women in music.  I am talking about the incredible Billie Holiday.  All I can say about Lady … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

As a native Minnesotan, I’ve made it a point at OB&B to showcase the incredible diversity of music that originated right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, although recently I was thinking of ways I could highlight Minnesota music … Continue reading

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Saudi Women Granted Right To Vote

If this is true it is a major step for one of the most repressive regimes in the world when it comes to women’s rights. From the Washington Post: Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that the nation’s women will gain … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman Makes Big Gains In Granite State

Is this something? Yeah, I’d say it is.  From Sarah Kunin (ABC). Jon Huntsman has officially entered double digit territory in New Hampshire, according to a new poll by Suffolk University. The former governor garnered 10% in a poll of 400 … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

It’s time to dip back into the “early Beatles” for a fun track of With The Beatles (known as Meet The Beatles in America).  Even though they had already scored two chart topping hits in England, this was an important album … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

This week we have selections from what has to be one of the greatest collaboration between a rock band and a blues singer in music history.  Hooker ‘N Heat, released in 1971 was the last album to feature Canned Heat guitarist, … Continue reading

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Jeremy Messersmith – The Tiny Desk Concert

Today we have a real treat.  Jeremy Messersmith visits the NPR studios as a guest on their Tiny Desk podcast.  He performs four songs from his brilliant LP The Reluctant Graveyard as well as a newer track, “Tatooine.”  Not a bad way … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Paul is back this week with a song from his underappreciated 1971 album Ram.  Sure, the album spawned the mega hit “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.”  But you never hear any of the other songs mentioned very often.  This song, “Too Many … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

This week it is back to the the golden age of the blues, the 1920’s and a song called “Sweet Potato Blues.” Lonnie Johnson was one of the first stars of recorded guitar based blues.  His work even caught the … Continue reading

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It Was 20 Years Ago Today

If you can believe it, which I know I hardly can, it’s been 20 years since the release of Nirvana’s classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The record label, not to mention the band, didn’t intend for the song to become … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

After wrapping up the Sgt. Pepper sessions in late April, 1967 The Beatles began work almost immediately on new material.  On May 9th they recorded the song “Magical Mystery Tour” (long before the idea for turning it into a film was … Continue reading

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Job Creation: First is First

The Jon Huntsman campaign has put together a great little video highlighting some important facts concerning the record on job creation Governor Huntsman has in contrast to Governor Romney: I must say I find the clever visual play more than … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

Tonight we have a group that is sadly overlooked in the annals of blues/rock history, Humble Pie.  The group was something of a supergroup in England at the time of its formation (1969), containing the front men from two prominent … Continue reading

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Huntsman’s Jobs Plan a Hit with Fiscal Conservatives and the WSJ

Not that it would deter fools on the internet from persisting with the outright lie that Jon Huntsman is some sort of “RINO” monster, but his jobs plan has the support of FreedomWorks and the Wall Street Journal. Republican presidential … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we have John Lennon and a song that he originally brought to The Beatles during the Get Back sessions in 1969.  But it would be another two years before he would release the song on the Imagine album.  “Gimme … Continue reading

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