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Listen to Karen Carpenter sing "California Dreamin'" when she was 17

I don't like The Carpenters very much, but I just heard Karen Carpenter's 1967 demo version of "California Dreamin'," which she sang when she was only 17 and I love it. Features brother Richard's cool keyboards, too! From ObscureMedia: Richard Carpenter: From Joe's Studio, circa 1967. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Richard, California Dreamin, Karen Carpenter, The Carpenters, Richard Carpenter

Bonnie Bramlett sings "Superstar" to Leon Russell just months before he died

In this very heartfelt and moving performance, singer-songwriter Bonnie Bramlett sings "Superstar," the song that she co-wrote with Leon Russell (and her husband, Delaney). The performance took place at Music City Roots Live From The Factory (Nashville) in June of 2016. — Read the rest
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Bat For Lashes – “We’ve Only Just Begun” (The Carpenters Cover)

Just over a year ago, Bat For Lashes released the lovely and evocative album Lost Girls. Shortly afterward, Natasha Khan followed the album up with a live EP that featured her cover of Don Henley's "The Boys Of Summer." Today, Khan releases another cover of another decades-old pop song. This time, … More »
Tags: Music, Khan, Bat For Lashes, Don Henley, Natasha Khan, The Carpenters

"For All We Know"... there are 2 songs with this title.

The 1934 song:And the 1970 song:I'm listening to both this morning after getting way too involved in the use of the word "for" as a conjunction as opposed to a preposition — after a doctor had said "for my wife and I," which is grammatically wrong if "for" is a preposition there. In the song title — in 1934 or 1970 — "for" is a conjunction... or, no... it's a preposition... right??The Carpenters' song was in the 1970 film "Lovers and Other Strangers," which I've never seen. It won the best song ...
Tags: Music, Law, Relationships, Grammar, The Future, Nat King Cole, Diane Keaton, Ann Althouse, The Carpenters

The Number Ones: The Carpenters’ “Top Of The World”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
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The Number Ones: The Carpenters’ “(They Long To Be) Close To You”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
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Soul Serenade: The Holy Trinity of Soul (Isaac Hayes Vinyl Reissues)

Isaac Hayes began his career as a session musician. He was called on to sub for Booker T. Jones when Jones was at school, studying for his music degree at Indiana University. There were occasions, however, when both keyboard players appeared on the same record. Obviously, Hayes’ talent as a keyboard player was acknowledged by Stax management but I wonder if anyone knew at the time that one day he would be the savior, at least temporarily, of the company that he was playing occasional piano for. ...
Tags: Music, Atlantic, Jones, The Jackson 5, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Stax Records, Indiana University, Dionne Warwick, Porter, Soulsville, Otis Redding, Pitts, Hayes, David Porter

12 Videos of Christmas

Television has always done a blissful job of capturing the warm, kind spirit of the holiday season. Over the decades, twinkly TV specials with popular singers and sugary sets have showered viewers with music and post-card imagery. No matter your background or religion, these shows had a way of reminding everyone that goodness was a universal virtue. [Photo above of Karen Carpenter] Here are 12 stand-out videos from holiday specials of yore: Here's Patti Page in 1955 singing Home for the Holiday...
Tags: Jazz, Richard, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Judy Garland, Rosie, Martin, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Liza Minnelli, Jack Jones, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, Williams Brothers, Andy Williams

Lincoln Center's American Songbook series 2018 lineup

The annual American Songbook series returns to Lincoln Center in 2018, with shows in The Appel Room, David Rubenstein Atrium, and Rose Theater. Highlights include... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Lincoln Center, Music News, Tour Dates, Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne, Rachel Bloom, Andrew Sacher, David Rubenstein, Aaron Tveit, Justin Vivian Bond, Randy Newman, John Paul White, American Songbook, The Carpenters, The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Bootleg City: Bread in Las Vegas, July ’97

Greetings from Bootleg City! It’s been a couple years, and although I’m no longer the mayor here, there’s something even more special about being a private citizen. For example, whenever regular citizens of Bootleg City come up to me on the street and ask for my opinion on local politics, all I have to say is “Respect my privacy” through a megaphone — mine fits on my belt loop, which is convenient — and they’re forced to leave me alone. I also enjoy tweeting “Leave me alone” once every hour just...
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NPR's 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list). Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Shania Twain, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Women, Norah Jones, Adele, X, Yoko Ono, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Spice Girls, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac

Soul Serenade: Ruby And The Romantics, “Our Day Will Come”

Alright, you caught me. Yes, I played hooky last week. But after all, I was on vacation at the beautiful Jersey shore, and it was the first week I missed in more than six years, so I’ve earned a little slack, right? Besides, I’m back this week with a really cool song that was a huge hit in 1963. Who was this Ruby of Ruby and the Romantics? She was Ruby Nash of Akron, Ohio, and while she was still studying at Central High School in Akron she began singing in groups that included her sister and th...
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Hollie Cook signs to Merge, covers The Carpenters on free #RSD17 single (listen)

Hollie covers "Superstar" on the new 7" single which will be given away free at independent record stores worldwide this Saturday (Record Store Day). Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Merge, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Hollie, The Carpenters, Hollie Cook

The Carpenters Sue Universal Music Over Digital Royalties

Richard Carpenter, representing the singer-songwriting duo The Carpenters, claims that Universal Music Group and A&M Records have only paid him and the estate of his sister, Karen, only a “miniscule fraction” of digital royalties owed to them, according to a lawsuit he filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday. The Carpenters contend that accountants... Read more »
Tags: Music, News, Karen, A&m Records, Los Angeles Superior Court, Universal Music Group, The Carpenters, Richard Carpenter

Bat For Lashes – “We’ve Only Just Begun” (Carpenters Cover) Live Video

Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan has cited the Carpenters as an influence on her upcoming new album, The Bride, and she's paid tribute to the duo by covering their 1970 ballad "We've Only Just Begun." Khan has been doing the song live for a while now, and today she's shared a professionally (and … More »
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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here. More »
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Aimee Mann – “Yesterday Once More” (The Carpenters Cover)

In addition to Julian Casablancas' Velvet Underground cover, Aimee Man also contributed a cover to this weekend's episode of Vinyl (which just got picked up for a second season, even if Richard Hell was not a fan). Mann covered the Carpenters' "Yesterday Once More," not exactly a group that comes to mind … More »
Tags: Mp3s, Julian Casablancas, Mann, The Carpenters, Richard Hell, Aimee Man, Aimee Mann

Gerard Way – “Superstar” (The Carpenters Cover)

Erstwhile My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has unearthed an old cover of the Carpenters' "Superstar," dating back to the recording sessions for the band's 2006 LP The Black Parade. On Twitter, Way explained that he used to sing Carpenters songs as vocal warm-ups, and MCR actually considered including "Superstar" on the album but opted … More »
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