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Song Of The Day: Dec. 16, 2017

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In the Year Of King Cheeto, only one song could possibly have topped my list as Song Of The Year for 2016. But first, the countdown from a year full of great music (if you’re not checking these lists out, you’re missing some incredible tunes). My Song Of The Year (NSFW) was written in April […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 15, 2017

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My fave song of 2015, although about how a child sought sanctuary from an abusive father, was also my fave b/c it took place in the squared circle of…pro rasslin’. First, the entire countdown! And, now, the Heavyweight Champeen:  

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 14, 2017

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I had no doubt about my choice for Best Song Of 2014.  Every bit as timely now as it was then. Perhaps more.  But first, the 2014 countdown: http://www.delawareliberal.net/2014/12/30/bulos-fave-tunes-of-2014-the-top-ten/ Here’s what American Songwriter wrote about this song: “Alynda Lee Segarra takes more than 100 years of murder ballads to task on this standout from Hurray […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 12, 2017

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We continue our visit to Songs Of The Year Past. 2012. First, here is the 2012 Countdown, presented in two parts: http://www.delawareliberal.net/2012/12/11/bulos-best-songs-of-2012-part-1/ http://www.delawareliberal.net/2012/12/12/best-songs-of-2012-the-top-10/ I really like this list, and love the #1, a white hot slab of adrenaline that Husker Du would have been proud to release:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 11, 2017

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As I prepare this year’s list of my 50 Fave Songs, I figured I’d check back on my #1 choices from years past. Starting, of course, in reverse chronological order. Wonder how they’ll stand the test of time. From 2011: Since my #2 was so distinctly different, and since I seriously considered it for #1, […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 10, 2017

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I love it when an impromptu Tex-Mex week breaks out.  Let’s dance the week out in style with Joe ‘He’s The King!’ Carrasco:    

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 9, 2017

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One of the great characters in rock ‘n roll history  created one of the most memorable Tex-Mex classics.  BTW, the song was not about his cat.  If you wanna sing along, here are the lyrics: Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw. Had two big horns and a […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 8, 2017

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Went looking for Raul Malo‘s version of ‘Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone?’, per Bamboozer’s comment. Couldn’t find it, but found this one, and it cooks:  

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 7, 2017

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Had to do it, had to do it. Check out the Kinky Friedman shoutout: OK, kids, Trivia Time. Without looking it up, who had the first hit with this song?  If you know, you’re more country than me. Which, come to think of it, isn’t all that difficult.

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 6, 2017

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Don’t get no more Tex-Mex than the Texas Tornados: Doug ‘Sir Douglas’ Sahm, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 5, 2017

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Just a great bleeping song. Written by Butch Hancock, performed by Joe Ely and a  blistering band. The Clash liked them so much they had them open for them in the early ’80’s:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 4, 2017

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Why this song? It entered my head yesterday, and refused to leave. Real life? Perhaps at one time…:

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 3, 2017

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We end Underground Motown Week with a great underappreciated classic from 1967.  Written by Smokey Robinson, performed by the Marvelettes. Lead singer Wanda Young-Rogers was married to Miracles’ member Bobby Rogers for awhile, and has lived a hard life: BTW, betcha can’t guess who covered this song. Someone who knew a great song when she […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: November, 2017

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Last list before I put together my Best Of The Year extravaganza. I feel the anticipation mounting already.  Here are some new ones that might or might not make the final cut: OK, well THAT one’s a shoo-in. Seriously chill-inducing.  

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 2, 2017

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Today’s Motown Underground Week Question: Who was Marvin Taplin? Well, kids, Taplin was a Motown rarity. A guitar player who was not a member of the Funk Brothers, he was a full-fledged member of the Miracles.  He was responsible for the gorgeous riff that opens and then runs through ‘Tracks Of My Tears’. He also […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 1, 2017

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Underground Motown Week today features Brenda Holloway. If this song doesn’t sound like a typical Motown single, it’s b/c she originally recorded it in 1962 for the Del-Fi label.  Motown signed her and convinced her to re-record it, which she did…in LA. Hadn’t even turned eighteen yet.  Although Holloway only stayed with Motown for three […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 30, 2017

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Underground Motown Week brings you the very sad story of Rodger Penzabene. The Motown songwriter found out that his wife had cheated on him, became inconsolable, wrote the lyric for this melancholy classic based on his own experience, and then committed suicide on New Year’s Eve, 1967, a week after the song was released: An […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 29, 2017

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Underground Motown Week continues. Written by Ivy (not Ivory) Joe Hunter and a very young Stevie Wonder, this 4 Tops song was adopted by The Band, who I saw do it as an encore back in 1971 at the Syracuse War Memorial. The concerts I saw back then were what I loved most about college. […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 28, 2017

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Relegated to Motown’s lowest priority imprint, the VIP label, this group consistently outperformed their second-class status.  Perhaps the fact that they were not from Detroit, but Kalamazoo, hindered their notoriety.  But there’s no denying what a great song this is.  Later turned into a hit by Bananarama.  I much prefer this version:      

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 27, 2017

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We’re gonna do a week of what I call ‘Underground Motown’. I’ll highlight songs that you may not have known were from Motown, and I will also feature under-rated gems.  Today we start with a song that didn’t even chart back in 1964, but was later turned into a monster hit by Mitch Ryder and […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 26, 2017

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Yo, Mikey D: It is Sunday now.  For Richard Julian, it’s Sunday Morning In Saturday’s Shoes:

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 25, 2017

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Lazy and languid:

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 24, 2017

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Since I’m not Captain Obvious, or at least, try not to be, I’m skipping the obvious (not that the obvious is bad or anything) to go with this adrenaline rush of a song:  

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 23, 2017

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We Are Family!: What are your Thanksgiving faves?  Post ‘em!

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 22, 2017

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It’s a family affair.

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