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SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.6 FINAL

Before we commence Part 6, I want to correct one of my many mismouthings (WHAT?) from the last chapter.

Although I said TV Dads I meant Movie Dads for Gregory Peck.

And now, this is the Grand Finale.

I counted the number of songs left over that we did not get to play. 17 songs went unplayed!

Even after 6 of these…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 23, 2011 at 1:31am — 3 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.5

We continue with our Fathers theme, and these last 2 episodes will be the most difficult.

No better example of how music can reach into your heart, and extract all sorts of memories, and cause your eyes to water.

I present Part 5 with the subject of CONFLICTS.

They seem to be mostly between Fathers and Sons, but I may just feel that way…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 21, 2011 at 12:42am — 4 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.4 - CORRECTED LINK

SORRY ABOUT THAT- AN UNKNOWABLE, UNEXPLAINABLE HAPPENSTANCE WITH COMPUTERS!
 

Moving to Part 4 of our Salute To Fathers, we have songs from Fathers to Daughters.

Followed by a couple of more Sons to Fathers.

Then some Miscellaneous Songs that I didn’t have a slot for, but are interesting, and I wanted to play nonetheless.

One in particular is a song you…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 16, 2011 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.3

It seems to me, and this surprised me, that there are more songs about Fathers than Mothers.

No scientific study here, just what I have experienced while picking out songs.

I don't exactly know why, but I always thought Mothers would have the most!

Continuing on with our Salute to Fathers, opening Part 3 we again begin things on the…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 14, 2011 at 4:39am — 2 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.2

In this chapter I will mainly deal with songs from Fathers to Sons, before just a little…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 10, 2011 at 12:31am — 4 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.1

Here is the first of a series of shows, a Salute To Fathers, leading up to Father’s Day and going a few days beyond.

I did it for Mothers, so it is Fathers turn.

And like with the Mothers, listening to the words is mandatory,…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 7, 2011 at 2:02am — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS RETURNS TO THE MOVIES PT.10

We continue our series Rockollections Goes To The Movies with that most American of Movies...The Western.

Actually, for many years now I have been making a list of tunes for at minimum a three-part series, The Wild West!

It's just a matter of time until I get around to…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 2, 2011 at 2:03am — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS RETURNS TO THE MOVIES PT.9

Rockollection Goes To The Movies, this time with heaping portions of Hot Buttered Popcorn for everyone.

Just tell your local theater I sent you, lol!

I wonder why Movies and Popcorn go together so well?

Having established way…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 31, 2011 at 1:16am — 4 Comments

THE WICKED PICKETT PT.2 & MEMORIAL DAY

Continuing with our featured artist, Wilson Pickett, I was surprised to find out quite a few things about his life while researching him, like his relationship with his mother.

And especially the trouble he seemed to get into in his later years.

Aren't you supposed to do that when in your younger age?…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 26, 2011 at 3:34am — 8 Comments

THE WICKED PICKETT PT.1

This week's featured artist is Wilson Pickett

Pickett did a good deal to establish the sound of Southern soul with his early hits, which were often written and recorded with the cream of the session musicians in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.

Before establishing himself…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 24, 2011 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

SALUTE TO MOTHERS PT.6 FINAL

It is time to wrap up our Salute To Mothers.

This final chapter will have a song my buddy Mike and I always laugh along with to begin, followed by an early R&B song from before there was Rock & Roll, but whose sound clearly forecasts what was to come.

After…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 18, 2011 at 11:11pm — 2 Comments

SALUTE TO MOTHERS PT.5

Opening the 3rd week of the Salute To Mothers, there are some who may think the series is too long- maybe feel ALL my series are too long.

I will address that, and how as these Theme shows progress I think of more songs.

And hey, watch it- this is about MOM after…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 17, 2011 at 3:07am — 6 Comments

SALUTE TO MOTHERS PT.4

After playing songs about Good Mothers last chapter, I promised you Bad Mothers.

And this is a Salute, lol?

Yes, Good, Bad, it takes all kinds.

I'll start with the most notorious Bad Mother I could think of- and this Mom is…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 12, 2011 at 2:04am — 4 Comments

SALUTE TO MOTHERS PT.3

Mothers Day was just a few days ago, so I'll continue with our Salute To Mothers.

After all, they work all year round, so why only honor them for a meager one day?

We'll open this chapter with the Rolling Stones.

How many…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 10, 2011 at 3:22am — 4 Comments

SALUTE TO MOTHERS PT.2

I'll open this chapter for Mothers with two interpretations of the same song.
As I was discussing recently with my friend RJ, there are songs that are covered by artists and Pop-musiced-up to the point where the meaning intended by the writer is…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 5, 2011 at 1:43am — 4 Comments

SALUTE TO MOTHERS PT.1

As you should know, this Sunday is Mothers Day.
So what is called for is a Rockollections Salute To Mothers, Mamas, Moms & Mas.
After a previously unreleased opening rocker, we will get into it with a first set that is intended to touch your loving heart for…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 3, 2011 at 5:07am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS GOES TO THE MOVIES PT.8

Chugging along with Rockollections Goes To The Movies, I'll open with a song that was written and recorded by Paul McCartney, and rejected by the producers of a 1978 Movie.

The song turned up 12 years later as a B-side- McCartney, like me, wastes nothing, lol!

After…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 28, 2011 at 1:28am — 7 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS GOES TO THE MOVIES PT.7

Let's go back to the comfort of the Movies.
Without a computer during my maddening travails in getting it tuned up, I watched a good number of them.
Hey, That's Why God Made The Movies!…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 26, 2011 at 1:01am — 9 Comments

THE BEATLES ABBEY ROAD PT.4 END

The long length of The Beatles' Abbey Road album left little time to really get deep into it on a slightly less than hour show.

So it was decided we would do TWO shows, as the importance of the Beatles and the album, when originally released and still today, was of such a magnitude it would be…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 22, 2011 at 1:37am — No Comments

THE BEATLES ABBEY ROAD PT.3

I am back and so is my computer (more on that later), and we will finally listen to Side Two.

The long length of The Beatles' Abbey Road album left little time to really get deep into it on a slightly less than hour show.

So it was decided we would do TWO shows, as…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 20, 2011 at 2:11pm — 4 Comments

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