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ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO ELVIS PT.4

Having established how big a fan of The King Paul McCartney was/is, I'll explore that a bit more.

Paul has done a lot of Presley songs over the years.

I'll finally play that Elvis first RCA single and huge hit from January 1956, with an add-on so…

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Added by Mike Pell on January 20, 2021 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO ELVIS PT.3

The Salute To Elvis Presley continues for his Birth Month.

And this Chapter will have something I will return to later, Songs Popularized By Elvis Done By Others!

You can decide which you like best.

I'll…

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Added by Mike Pell on January 18, 2021 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO ELVIS PT.2

Usually at this time of year I'd be doing a Series for the New Year.

But 2020 was awful and I don't expect 2021 to be much better.

So instead let's have a Birthday Party for Elvis Presley, it was January 8th!…

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Added by Mike Pell on January 13, 2021 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO ELVIS PT.1

This show was supposed to be done last week, but those old circumstances prevented it.

Elvis Presley was born January 8th 1935, which means he is 86.

I say IS, not would have been, because after Calling Elvis you never know, lol!…

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Added by Mike Pell on January 11, 2021 at 9:23pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CYCLE OF LIFE PT.2

I had been thinking about doing this Series for a long time, and since nothing is a given, I'd better do it while I can.

Too many leave us unexpectedly, and besides, We May Never Pass This Way Again!

When I was a kid I always felt bad for the Old…

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Added by Mike Pell on January 6, 2021 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CYCLE OF LIFE PT.1

With the New Year, for many it is a time of looking ahead and looking back on Life.

Things we did right, things we did wrong, and things we will change and improve on.

This will be a larger endeavor, covering the Cycle Of Life.…

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Added by Mike Pell on January 4, 2021 at 10:45pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL.5- ODDS AND ENDS PT.2

Finishing up with our Odds & Ends, something the late Scott McKenzie, of San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair) fame, did with his Music that to my knowledge was unique, and went extremely undetected by listeners.

He re-wrote the same song 3 times in the course of his…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 30, 2020 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL.5- ODDS AND ENDS PT.1

I hope you are ready for Some Odds & Ends, I Am Ready!

As I was playing the first Set, the title of the album of one of the songs reminded me of Alan Freed.

Further, something triggered a memory of him being born in December.

Turned out I was right- Dec. 15th 1921.

He's the…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 29, 2020 at 2:07am — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PT.2

After the Intermission, we continue with 1946's It's A Wonderful Life and the project of inserting an updated Rock & Roll Soundtrack into it.

And it is true, I did have a box of tissues nearby.

After all these years, this Movie still gets to…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 23, 2020 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PT.1

I wanted to do this for a long time, provide a Rock & Roll Soundtrack to the much loved and immensely popular movie, It's A Wonderful Life.

Soundtracks albums are very important and profitable for Movies nowadays.

That was not the case in…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 21, 2020 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020 PT.2

We continue with the Christmas Party, and you know how at some parties there is one clown who starts trouble?

Well, at our Party that Troublemaker will be ME!

With tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek, I'll take a musical look at what I call "The…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 16, 2020 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020 PT.1

Welcome to the annual two-week Christmas Party.

It is usually an exercise in experimentation, and this year is no exception.

All I knew when I sat down to do this show was that I had an opening song- then it took on a life of its…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 14, 2020 at 10:55pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACK TO THE RAT RACE PT.2

Using the Rat Race to make Money for Christmas Gifts, etc. for this Holiday Season.

A friend wrote me with a suggestion for a song to end the Series with.

Two things- first, I think I have a better pick to end it with, and as is so often the…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 9, 2020 at 7:36pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACK TO THE RAT RACE PT.1

You know, I never did end the Rat Race Series.

So after flippant diversion and neglect on my part, we go back to the Rat Race to earn some money for Christmas Gifts and all the other things that go with the Holidays.

It's all about Working For…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 7, 2020 at 9:01pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GEORGE AND JOHN ON THE BBC PT.2

Moving on to John Lennon in our remembrance of the lives of two men who were a part of something that probably will never happen again, the phenomenon that was the Beatles.

Dec. 8th 1980 is the unforgettable night John died of gunshot wounds.…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 2, 2020 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GEORGE AND JOHN ON THE BBC PT.1

I don't know why it took me so long to listen to the Beatles BBC Sessions.

Looking for a new approach for this remembrance of the deaths of George Harrison and John Lennon, I finally gave the BBC tapes a shot.

And these selections from 1963 are a…

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Added by Mike Pell on November 30, 2020 at 9:34pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THANKSGIVING 2019 PT.2 END

In this endless Pandemic Year of 2020, Traveling Home For Thanksgiving is frowned upon by the authorities.

I HATE Authority, and telling me how many guests I can have? Get the...lol!

I'll start with a very catchy solo single from the former Lead…

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Added by Mike Pell on November 25, 2020 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THANKSGIVING 2020 PT.1

It's time for the annual trip Home For Thanksgiving- normally the most heavily traveled time of year in the United States.

Not so this year, NOTHING is normal, and the ever-changing CDC is advising not to travel!

I always look forward to the…

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Added by Mike Pell on November 24, 2020 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: AUTUMN PT.4 END

This episode will close out our Songs For Autumn.

There is something about The Fall Season that lends itself to a certain melancholy, a wistfulness, as the days get shorter and the nights colder.

Suggested listening time is a Cold…

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Added by Mike Pell on November 18, 2020 at 10:53pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: AUTUMN PT.3

Last week it was Fall Colors, this is more of a straight-up Celebration Of Autumn.

I will be playing more topical Songs For Autumn, and even dip into that Great American Songbook.

Leaves are a popular song subject at this time of…

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Added by Mike Pell on November 16, 2020 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

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