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Bei Mir Bist Du Shein

I keep thinking I first heard the song “Bei Mir Bist du Shein” (translation: “To Me You Are Beautiful”) on a Bob Dylan “Theme Time Radio” show many years ago, but I can’t seem to find the episode in my archive. I had seen the title while perusing a list of songs by that great…

EVO’s Album Release Trailer

It’s finally here! Be the first to buy our debut album at the Red Brick Café Album Release Party! Get there early to secure good seats. Here is the trailer for our debut album, “Last Chance To Dance.” We’ll start selling the CDs and Vinyl Albums in September, 2017. It shows footage from the band…

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry passed away this week. He was 90 years old. I had heard of Chuck Berry, like a lot of my generation, through the Beatles and the Rolling Stones’ covers. I first saw Chuck perform at my very first rock festival called “Pop 69” at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium in 1969.   I had never…

Last Chance to Dance – Live Video

Matty of Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra

We have started adding original songs to our set list, and we’ve recorded a video of one of Matty’s called “Last Chance to Dance”. It should be out in the spring. Here is the song during our latest performance at the Red Brick Cafe. Below is Matty’s comment on how the song grew. “This Could…

Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947 1974 Collection

Many years ago, I separately purchased individual volumes of the Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947 – 1974 Collection.  I likely started with Volumes 5 and 6.  Growing up in the 60s, the CDs included soul and R& B songs I was familiar with from my teenage years: The Drifters: Up on the Roof, On Broadway,…

Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive

Back in 1981, I was visiting a friend who was one of those friends always turning me on to new and different records and sounds. He pulled out two albums to play me. The first one was Peter Gabriel’s fourth album “Security” (the one with “Shock the Monkey”). The second album was “Jumpin’ Jive” by…

Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?

Is you is or is you ain't my Baby

One of the first songs we learned when we got together as the Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra (EVO) was the song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby”. It’s a 1944 Louis Jordan song that appears to have gained top ten status on the pop, country and R&B charts. Wikipedia notes that Louis Jordan’s…

My Baby Just Cares for Me

My Baby Just Cares for Me

Kerry, our drummer, suggested we cover “My Baby Just Cares for Me” by Nina Simone. He sent us an animated video for the song. The song is a jazz standard written by Walter Donaldson (“Makin’ Whoopee”) and Gus Kahn (EVO also covers Gus Kahn’s “Dream and Little Dream of Me”). The song was an obscure…

If Silence Was Golden, You Wouldn't Raise a Dime – The Music of Mose Allison

Mose Allison

This past week the Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra added the song “Deed I Do” to our set list.  It’s a 1926 jazz standard written by Fred Rose and Walter Hirsch.  I should note here that Fred Rose also wrote “Roly Poly”, recorded by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”…

I Held My Nose, I Closed My Eyes, I Took a Drink

I don’t know where or when I first saw the writing credit of “Leiber and Stoller”.  It may have been the first time I read the credits for the song “Kansas City”.  Maybe it was on a Herman’s Hermits record or maybe on a Little Richard or a Beatles record.  I was to hear the…

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