Sunday Morning Music

subHiya .

Today on our
Sunday Morning
Music post we
have some new stuff,
a couple unique things,
and some classics —

— all mixed up together .

Somehow
it all works.

Man, I love it
when that
shit happens.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Kenny Rankin
Creepin

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John Mellencamp —
” Cherry Bomb

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David Bowie —
The Man Who Sold The World

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Audioslave —
” Jewel Of The
Summertime

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Henry Gross —
” Shannon “

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Beach Boys —
Wake The World

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No Doubt —
Hella Good ” 

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Stephen Bishop —
” A Fool At Heart “

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Blackfield —
Where Is My Love

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Warren Haynes —
Your Wildest Dreams

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Devil Doll —
Queen Of Pain

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Chico Mann
w/ Alicia Shakour–
” I Feel It “

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Al Jarreau —
” After All ” 

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Paramore —
Hard Times

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Dead South —
” In Good Company ” 

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Rolling Stones —
” She’s So Cold ” 

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Alice Francis —
” Shoot Him Down ” 

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Prince —fender
” Erotic City ” 

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Allman Brothers
w/ Eric Clapton —
In Memory Of
Elizabeth Reed

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Dido —
“Here With Me “

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Red Hot Chili Peppers —
” Fortune Faded “

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Peggy Lee —
” Why Don’t You Do Right ” 

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Steely Dan —erot
” Gaslighting Abbie ” 

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Swing Republic —
” Crazy Love ” 

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Amy Winehouse —
” Back To Black ” 

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Mofus —
” Sex In Space ” 

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The Cult —fl
” Little Devil “

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Grateful Dead
W/ Janis Joplin —
” Lovelight ” 

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Sade —
” By Your Side “

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Train —
” Drive By “

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Alicia Keys–
” No One “dancona

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy–
” Jumpin’ Jack ” 

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OutKast —
Land Of A Million Drums

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Here’s one for Feve,
who always demonstrates
the most exquisite taste
in music…..

Herbie Hancock,
Joss Stone,
and Jonny Lang:
” When Love Comes To Town ” 

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And to end our sequence today,
another cut from my buddy
Kenny Rankin :
Inside

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!!!!!!! HOY !!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday Morning Music

a33Hello
and Willkommen !

From the clock
on the wall,
I can tell it’s —

Time for another
Sunday Morning
Music Post —

So hold on
to your hat
( not to mention
your sense of adventure,
and taste for soul )
’cause we’re………

Molly Hatchet —
Flirting With Disaster

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ELO —
” Can’t Get It
Outta My Head”

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Al Green —
” Let’s Stay Together ” 

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Autograph —
” Turn Up The Radio ” 

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Ann Peebles —
” I’m Gonna Tear Your
Playhouse Down” 

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Roxy Music —
” There’s A Bandrec
Playing On My Radio”

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John  Legend —
Everybody Knows

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Kate Bush with
David Gilmour —
Running Up That Hill

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Beatles —
Can’t Buy Me Love

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Marvin Gaye —
” Inner City Blues ” 

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Detroit Emeralds —
” You’re Getting A Little Too Smart” 

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Gap Band —
You Dropped A
Bomb On Me

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Elvis Costello —
” Radio, Radio ” 

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Michael McDonald
and Ray Charles —
” Hey Girl ” 

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Donna Summer —
” On The Radio ” 

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The Vapors —
” Turning Japanese ” 

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B-52’s
“Planet Claire” 

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Wall Of Voodoo —
” Mexican Radio “

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Joe Bonamassa,
Dusty Hill,
Derek Trucks and
Billy Gibbons —
” Goin Down “

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Taj Mahal —
” Senor Blues ” 

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Warren Zevon and
Jackson Browne–
” Mohameds Radio ” 

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Jimmy Smith and
Wes Montgomery —
” Mellow Mood ” 

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Beach Boys–
” That’s Why God Made The Radio” 

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Warren Haynes,
Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks–
” I’d Rather Go Blind “

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Ann Peebles —
” I Can’t Stand The Rain ” 

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Rusty Wright Band —
Baby Roll On

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Alive N Kickin —
Tighter and Tighter

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Tower Of Power —
Can’t You See

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Well, that’s it
for today….

Tune In Again Next Time
On This Same Channel
For More
Sunday Morning Music !

!!! HOY !!!

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Photo Boothing

My buddy Jen sent
me a funny picture
of a couple of dogs
mugging in one of
those coin-operated
automated photo
booths, and it got
me to thinking-

(always a
dangerous thing)

— just how many
hilarious examples
of this kinda thing
must be
out there
somewhere.

I guess it
must be true,
cause you can
do some really
goofy stuff in
front of a camera
in 5 second intervals.

Hell, I’ve been
known to participate
in some pretty silly
photo booth high jinks
myself when they were
still popular in arcades
and such.

Of course,
that required
pain-staking research,
searching every nook
and cranny of the
interwebs and stuff,
but
hey,
anything for
our readers, right ?

Well, here’s
the thing.

Most of the vintage
photo sets from
4 for a quarter
photo booths
that I found were
kinda lame…..

(with a few
exceptions)

People skewing up
their faces, bugging
their eye balls, and
making obscene
gestures is pretty
much par for the
course.

Not that
I have any
issue with any
of that-

– it just so
happens
that I hold
an advanced
degree in
obscene
gestures…..

….. but it’s just
not something
that would make
for all that thrilling
of a post,
if you get
my drift.

You seen
one middle
finger, you
seen em all.

But never fear —

( notwithstanding
how really slow
I was in
realizing it ) –

we did finally
figure out
that those
old fashioned
backdrop shots
that they used
to sell at the
beach,
arcades,
zoos, and
in amusement parks
could get pretty risque
or downright bizarre…

— especially those
from around
World War II.

Folks would simply
stick their head
or other appendages
into cut-outs on the
backdrop-

Then:
the camera
would click,
the light
would flash,
and – presto –
instant humiliation
stored on photo
emulsion paper.

Who wouldn’t
want ten
pounds
of that,
I ask you ?

Of course,
folks had a
much better
sense of humor
back then…….

And they hadn’t
learned yet the
truth of the now
defunct rule 74 –

– that if you
look like
you’re naked
or are doing
something
naughty in
a picture,
even if it
ain’t really
you, for all
practical purposes,
you are,
and for all time.

Don’t I know it.

(Rule 74 was
officially replaced
in the early
2000’s by :
Rule 74-R
which states that
unless you’re doing
so completely out
there while you’re
naked , (or a politico
or celebrity), that
makes it stand out
from the trillions
of other naked
pics floating
around
on the internet
somewhere,
there’s a very
strong chance
that nobody will
want/notice/care/
even see it. )

Ahem.

I honestly
don’t know
which version
of that rule that
I like least, but
anyhoo……

For those
of you who
tuned in to
see the funny
photo strips….

well,
if you’ve
got any:

just send em along
in care of this here
blog, we’ll still do
it on another post.

I just didn’t
have near
enough good
ones to make
a whole post
interesting.

And I do like
these vintage
‘cut-out’ shots 
a whole lot better
that the photo strips
I ended up not using.

It comes down
to simply this :

sometimes
a detour
will get ya
ya where you’re
going somewhere
faster than the
main road.

Not often,
I grant ya.

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!!! HOY !!!

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Friday Mailbag

No matter how
unpleasant a subject
you might choose,
there have been
plenty of vintage
postcards produced
about it.

Take our
general theme
today….

– divorce –

certainly
a disagreeable,
heartbreaking
kinda thing
to have to deal with,
I guess, but
somewhere,
somehow,
somebody
thought it would be a
good idea to send
another person one
of these postcards.

Alrighty…..

well, with
friends like
that, etc, etc, etc.

But they certainly
are interesting cards-
so, it’s not like I
couldn’t still post em.

So, instead of dwelling
on what for most folks
is a pretty depressing
topic……..

Our text for the
mailbag today will
have nothing at all
to do with the
illustrations, and
deal instead with
one of those TV
items I often
do like to
talk about :

The choice of Rowan
Atkinson (Mr. Bean)
to play fictional French
Inspector Jules Maigret
in the recent British
(ITV) series.

Brilliant casting,
if you ask me,
absolutely brilliant.

No fan of the
previous Inspector
Maigret series
(especially the wonderful
1990’s production with
Michael Gambon  )
woulda seen
that coming –

and yet,
it works.

The world-weary
detective in Georges
Simenon’s books
wasn’t all that effusive
to begin with –

— his characteristics
were those of
a thoughtful,
careful, committed,
experienced and
cerebral officer –
and, Atkinson slides into
the role perfectly.

His relationship with
Madame Maigret
(Lucy Cohu) and
his Police associates
is also spot on.

There are two series,
each with two episodes,
and make highly
recommended viewing,
and stay surprisingly
close to Simenon’s
intentions.

They currently
are available
on a Roku service
called “BritBox”
in the United States.

You might be able 
to access them on
YouTube as well,
I dunno.

But you should
definitely check
it out.

!!! HOY !!!

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Really Awful Album Covers

Yes, friends.

I know that it’s been
a while since we posted
on this subject, and
you’ve been very kind
in helping me build up
my collection –

So, today,
we’ve got
another episode
of terribly
conceived and
awfully executed
album covers.

(some of them
were 45’s)

I’ve had to
verify them
as authentic first,
(fakes abound
these days ) ,
which does very
little to explain
why it’s taken
so damn long
to post em….

Nevertheless,
we’re doing
it now, and
I apologize
for the delay,
cause these really
are everything
one would expect out
of lame record
cover art.

Incidentally, for those
of you who have never
had the displeasure of
viewing our previous
posts on the subject,
well, here’s a link or
two to get you started
on your catchin‘ up.

( You might take
some Pepto first,
or you may
be throwin‘ up,
instead. )

And now,
onward,
into the
abyss beyond.

Cicciolina
(Ilona Staller)
was once a big
international celebrity,
and a member of the
Italian Parliament,
believe it or not,
and this ’45 cover
isn’t exactly indicative
of her best work….

Well,
wait a minute….
maybe it is,
come to think of it.
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I kinda hate to list
this next one, really…
because I own this
album, and think a
lot of the guy who
did it.

Freddy Morgan was
the crazy banjo player
in Spike Jones’ City
Slickers and really
could PLAY, man.

Still, you gotta admit,
the guy had a smile
that would curdle buttermilk.

Speaking of milk….. 

The Moving Gelatine Plates
were a 1970’s French
fusion-jazz-rock band
that borrowed their name
from a reference in John
Steinbeck’s “Travels With
Charley “.

This was their second album
” The World of Genius Hans “.

It’s a shame it wasn’t
more about a genius
graphic designer.
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It’s kinda rule around here
when it comes to bad album
cover posts —

we must have a couple
of strange covers from
exotic far off places……

So’s how about one from
a Hungarian Opera singer ?

Sure- her name
was Márta Szirmai
and she really did
have a voice.

She was also
apparently allergic
to cats — hence,
the blow up version.

So, you ask….
why the cat
theme at all?

Man,
I just don’t know.

Why don’t you ask
this next guy….

He’s a self declared
expert on the gender.

Kenneth Haigh was
a British actor, and
certainly was popular
with the ladies in the
1960’s, cravat and all.
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Another ‘rule’ about
these posts has to do
with Holy Roller LP’s…

They’re invariably bad,
and make very easy
targets usually…….

This one cracks me up
more for the content —

“I’ve Tasted The Lord
and I Know The Lord
Is Good ” ?

uMMM….
is that one title or two?

Just wonderin.

And since we’re talking
about Holy Roller albums,
I think this next one is a
prime example why they’re
such an easy target —

The question is obviously
a rhetorical one, since no
wool product appears
anywhere —

Hey, what kinda animal
do they get Polyester
from, anyway?

!!! HOY !!!

Sunday Morning Music

Hiya and
welcome
one and all
to our Sunday
Morning Music
post.

This is the first music
post of the new year,
and I have no idea
where I wanna go
with it….

so, I’m just gonna wing
it off the top of my head
with some of my favorite
music from the 1960’s
1970’s and 1980’s
with a little
cool jazz mixed in ,
and without repeating
myself too much.

Hmmm…

Well, I hope
ya dig it.

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Donovan —
“Jennifer Juniper

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Chieli Minucci —
Stars In Your Eyes

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Stevie Wonder —
“Knocks Me Off My Feet

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Turtles —
You Showed Me

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Dorothy Moore —
Misty Blue

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Sly and The Family Stone —
If You Want Me To Stay

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Animals —
” Don’t Bring Me Down

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Heatwave —
“Always and Forever

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Booker T and the MG’s–
” Groovin

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Iron Butterfly —
Soul Experience

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Sweet —
Love Is Like Oxygen

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Weather Report —
River People

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Orleans —
Dance With Me

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Chicago —
Dream A Little Dream

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Wes Montgomery —
Round Midnight

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Earth Wind and Fire —
Can’t Hide Love

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Tears For Fears —
” Advice For The
Young At Heart

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Cold Blood —
I’ll Be Long Gone

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Oscar Peterson —
Boogie Blues Etude

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Grateful Dead —
Ripple

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Santana —
One With The Sun

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Talking Heads —
Nothing But Flowers

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Rolling Stones —
Miss You (Long Outtake)

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Anita Baker —
Fairy Tales

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Grateful Dead —
” China Cat Sunflower

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Sunday Morning Music

Hi !

Welcome !

As I write this,
I’m coasting in
on one of my
weirder moods,
so this Sunday
Morning Music
Post should take
you to places
and who knows
where you’ll land.

Enjoy.

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Shirley Bassey —
Get The Party Started

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Rolling Stones —
Saint Of Me

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Chicago —
Cry For The Lost

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The Who —
I’m Free

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Eurythmics —
Jennifer

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Gary Moore —
” Voodoo Child

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Deep Purple —
Never Before

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Beach Boys —
Disney Girls

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Guitar Shorty —
” Get Off

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Van Morrison
w/ Joss Stone —
Wild Honey

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Boz Scaggs —
Can I Change My Mind

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Deodato
with Al Jarreau —
No Getting Over You

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Sheryl Crow —
Strong Enough

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Sensation Junkies —
” Olalla

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Robert Palmer —
Sweet Lies

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Mighty Mighty
Bosstones —
Open And Honest

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Guess Who —
The Answer

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Billy Idol —
Come On

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Audioslave —
Out Of Exile

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Los Straitjackets —
My Heart Will Go On

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Michael McDonald —
By Heart

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Karen Carpenter —
” My Body Keeps Me
Changin’ My Mind”

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Tower Of Power —
So Wonderful

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Jamiroquai —
Just Another Story

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Santana —
Tales Of Kilimanjaro

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Bob Lind —
Elusive Butterfly

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Jump N The Saddle —
Curly Shuffle

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!!! HOY !!!

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