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Sons of Anarchy: What Tune Was Bobby Singing?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 04:06 PM Written by


SPOILER ALERT: Stop here if you haven't seen this week's episode of Sons of Anarchy, titled "Greensleeves."

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Pittsburgh Jazz Legends 18: Johnny Costa

Monday, 20 October 2014 06:28 AM Written by

Only one Pittsburgh jazz pianist, not Erroll Garner, Earl Fatha Hines, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Clark or Ahmad Jamal, had a technique compared to the great and dazzling virtuoso Art Tatum: Johnny Costa. That distinction came long before he became famous as musical director of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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PG Music Podcast: Kenny Chesney's 'The Big Revival'

Friday, 17 October 2014 05:32 PM Written by

This week's "Believe Your Ears" Music Podcast features my review of Kenny Chesney's latest album The Big Revival. He put touring on hold for a year to record this album.  Was it worth it?

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I was five in 1956, and I recall vividly falling in love with a single called "The Green Door," recorded by an otherwise nondescript singer by the name of Jim Lowe on Dot Records. It was by no means rock and roll but had a rollicking, boogie-woogie feel I really enjoyed though, even at five, I couldn't figure out the lyrics and frankly, still can't.  I might add, neither can anyone else--multiple theories have been advanced over the years.  Lowe was a top Manhattan disc jockey at WNEW Radio who went on to work at NBC Radio and their popular weekend "Monitor" showcase. 

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Glen Campbell's Final Recording Released

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 03:45 PM Written by

Glen Campbell's final recording "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was released today  with an accompanying video

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Marty-Sat Night-Sunday Morn


On this week's "Believe Your Ears" PG Music Podcast, I review Marty Stuart's double CD, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, a disc of rowdy honky tonk tunes, both originals and covers, and a disc of unvarnish country gospel including traditional spirituals and original tunes.

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CD Review: Lee Ann Womack's 'The Way I'm Livin''

Friday, 10 October 2014 06:25 AM Written by


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Six years have passed since Lee Ann Womack's previous album Call Me Crazy. Best known for her 2000 hit , "I Hope You Dance." much has changed since Womack's 2008 effort: Taylor Swift, bro-country and Nashville pop, both bubble gum and otherwise, are now dominant. Americana, a style ranging in quality from brilliant to insufferable, retains a strong niche audience.

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The Kris Kristofferson Single You (Probably) Never Heard

Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:45 AM Written by


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Kris Kristofferson left the US Army as a Captain and chopper pilot late in 1965 and moved to Nashville to become a songwriter. 

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