Video: David Bowie and the Arcade Fire, "Wake Up"

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"On September 9, 2005, Arcade Fire appeared on the UK/U.S. television special "Fashion Rocks", on which David Bowie joined them for "Wake Up."

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Cratedigger: Jeff Beck, "Truth" | Popdose

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Jeff Beck’s sister was responsible for a nice chunk of rock and roll history when she fortuitously introduced him to another young guitarist named Jimmy Page. When Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965, the band called on Page to replace him. Page, in turn, recommended Jeff Beck. Three months later, in June of 1965, Page joined the band too, but as the bass player. Eventually Beck and Page shared the lead guitar spot from September to November in 1965. Beck only stayed with the Yardbirds long enough to record one album with the band, the Yardbirds album, which is today known as Roger the Engineer.

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Soul Serenade: Gene McDaniels, "Tower of Strength" | Popdose

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Gene McDaniels is an artist who saw success during the years between the rise of Elvis Presley, and the rise of the Beatles. Many people think that popular music was in the doldrums before the Beatles came along, but the fact is that some of the most amazing singles in pop music history were released in the early ’60s. Among those great records were two enormous hits by Gene McDaniels in 1961.

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CD Review: Los Lobos, "Tin Can Trust" | Popdose

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Quick, name another band whose lineup has been intact for 26 years. Not that easy is it? Not these days, not any days. Los Lobos can claim that distinction. Steve Berlin (sax, keyboards) is the new guy. He joined in 1984. Cesar Rosas (guitar, vocals), David Hidalgo (guitar, violin, accordion, vocals), Louie Perez (guitar, drums, vocals), and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals) have been together since 1973. Tin Can Trust, their first album of original material in four years, is also their first release for Shout! Factory. The new album features the sound of a band whose members are perfectly comfortable with each other, and remarkably, a band that is still moving forward in new directions.

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CD Review: Mark Olson, "Many Colored Kite" } Popdose

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“These are the days I remember.” With these words, Mark Olson opens his latest solo venture Many Colored Kite. These are good days for Olson, particularly coming as they do on the heels of the stormy times that he outlined in his 2007 album The Salvation Blues. The Jayhawks founder is a man who appreciates the gifts that he’s been given, and aims to enumerate them in song.

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Soul Serenade: The Esquires, "Get On Up" | Popdoser

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“Get On Up” by the Esquires was a huge record on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the summer of 1967. It was a perfect song for the a cappella groups that lived for the echo, with its dynamic bass part and outstanding group harmonies. It seemed like everyone in town was singing it a


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Theatre Review: "One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro" | Popdose

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I still vividly remember the first time I saw Laura Nyro perform. It was Christmas Eve, 1970. The venue was the fabled Fillmore East. It was a time of war, assassination, and Richard Nixon. What the country and everyone living in it needed, was healing. Some things never change. If you’ve ever been in New York City on Christmas Eve, you know that there’s magic in the air. Anything was possible that night, even a soothing of our troubled souls.


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Cratedigger: The Wailers, "Burnin'" | Popdose

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Like many Americans, my first encounter with reggae came via Eric Clapton’s cover of “I Shot the Sheriff,” which was on his 1974 album 461 Ocean Boulevard. Clapton deserves praise for bringing this music to a wider audience, and his version of the Bob Marley song was sufficiently interesting that it sent me in search of the original. It was only when I found it, on the Wailers album Burnin’, that I realized how relatively tepid Clapton’s version was

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Lewis, "Tossin' and Turnin'" | Popdose

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This week I bring you another one of those classic soul songs that I just couldn’t stop listening to back in the day. I played the 45 over and over at home, and when I was in a place that had a jukebox, the song demanded my spare change like a homeless man outside an Acoustic ’80s gig in the Village. The single was so infectious that I just had to hear more, resulting in one of my very first album purchases. It’s one of those albums that I managed to lose over the years, but that’s it, over there on the left.

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DVD Review: The Rolling Stones, "Stones In Exile" | Popdose

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On May 18 of this year, the Rolling Stones released a remastered and expanded edition of what is arguably the greatest rock and roll album ever made, Exile On Main Street. You can read my review for Popdose here. Now Eagle Vision has released an hour-long companion DVD, Stones In Exile. The film was directed by Stephan Kijak, and produced by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts, and it is a must for any Stones fan, or student of the history of rock and roll.

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