The Best Songs: Storybook Love by Willy DeVille

The Best Songs: Storybook Love by Willy DeVille “It was Mark (Knopfler’s) wife Lourdes who came up with the idea (to record Miracle). She said to him that you don’t sing like Willy and he doesn’t play guitar like you, but you really like his stuff so why don’t you do an album together? So I went over to London …

The Best Songs: The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup

  Give me little drink from your loving cup. Just one drink and I’ll fall down drunk. One of many highlights from The Rolling Stones best album: Exile on Main St., and hence.. one of the greatest pieces of art produced the last 50 years. Wikipedia: Exile on Main St. is the tenth British and 12th American studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones. Released …

Feb 15: The Beatles recorded “Ticket To Ride” in 1965

The Beatles were such a prolific album act that it’s sometimes hard to abstract their later singles; here, they ride their roots as a bar band in Liverpool and Hamburg to a new kind of glory. ~Dave Marsh (The Heart of Rock & Soul) The opening circular riff, played on 12-string guitar by George Harrison, was a signpost for the …

Feb 11: Hank Williams – Lovesick Blues

I got a feelin’ called the blues, oh Lord Since my baby said goodbye Lord I don’t know what I’ll do All I do is sit and sigh, oh Lord Hank Williams signature song was released 66 years ago today.

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Every Grain of Sand

That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just stuck it out. ~Bob Dylan (“Biograph” notes) “That’s an excellent song, very painless song to write,… It took like 12 seconds – or that’s how it felt.” ~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn – …

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