“Use Me” by Bill Withers

I just love Bill Withers. Of all the soul singers of the 70s, he may be my favorite. “Use Me” is one of his hits, and it’s easy to see why. The sultry keyboard slinks across the track’s melody, bringing to life the no-love, love affair that Withers finds himself in with a girl whoContinue reading ““Use Me” by Bill Withers”

“Every Kinda People” by Robert Palmer

You know him as the guy who sang “Addicted to Love”, aka “the guy whose singing voice doesn’t match his face”. He also did this song. It’s called “Every Kinda People” and it’s a feel-good, “make the world go ’round” song about the different kinds of people in the world and how great that is.Continue reading ““Every Kinda People” by Robert Palmer”

“Some Kind of Wonderful” – Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad is one of those bands that I know, as a child of the 90s, from such hits as “The Loco-Motion” and “We’re An American Band”. I actually did not know until recently that they sing one of my favorite 70s tunes, “Some Kind of Wonderful”. This song seems to always put meContinue reading ““Some Kind of Wonderful” – Grand Funk Railroad”

17 Covers That Are Better Than the Original

Covers are often unnecessary and, frankly, not good. In general, I tend to dislike cover songs unless 1) the original song had potential, but was not great (easiest type of cover, especially if you suck, or just want to do a straight-forward cover), 2) the covering artist has something to offer that’s new and differentContinue reading “17 Covers That Are Better Than the Original”

“I Feel Like Dynamite” – King Floyd

Another feel good song that pumps me up and makes me happy, this gem of a funky soul tune came to me by way of Pandora. I read online that this song has actually been featured in a few movies, so my great feeling of discovering some obscure 70s tune is slightly dampened. But whenContinue reading ““I Feel Like Dynamite” – King Floyd”

“Brown Sugar” ZZ Top

I had never heard this song until my good friend Pandora came along. While I like many of ZZ Top’s songs, I never listened to this album in its entirety (and if I did, I’ve forgotten it by now). This song is a gem. True blues if I’ve ever heard it. ZZ Top’s brand isContinue reading ““Brown Sugar” ZZ Top”