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Who Did 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' First Before Led Zeppelin?

26 Aug 2017 21:13


Song: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (1962)

Artists: Joan Baez, Led Zeppelin

Album: In Concert

Writer: Anne Bredon

When you hear Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin, you may not realize that the song started out as a folk song. This in itself is not surprising since Led Zeppelin was heavily influenced by folk. Songs like Black Mountain Side, Ramble On, The Battle of Evermore, and Going to California, among others, exemplify this influence.

Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You was first recorded by Joan Baez on her 1962 album, In Concert….

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You Got The Way To Make Me Happy - Cracklin Rosie

07 Apr 2017 03:56


Song: Cracklin' Rosie (1970)

Artist: Neil Diamond

Album: Tap Root Manuscript

Writer: Neil Diamond

Oh, I love my Rosie child, She got the way to make me happy, You and me, we go in style.

Cracklin' Rosie wasn't Neil Diamonds first hit, as a writer, that is. He first topped the charts with "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees. However, "Cracklin' Rosie," sometimes misspelled as Cracklin' Rose, was one of the songs, if not the song, that made Neil Diamond a superstar. It reached number one October 10, 1970, spending 15 weeks on the charts. It was also a huge hit in the U.K. This was no mean feat. He had to contend with the legendary Diana Ross and her equally legendary recording of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."…

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Everybody Look What's Goin Down

01 Apr 2016 18:04


Song: For What It's Worth (1967)

Artist: Buffalo Springfield

Album: Buffalo Springfield (Atco)

Buffalo Springfield has had a tremendous influence on folk rock, and the so-called "California Sound." Two of their members are today musical icons and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Yet, to many listeners, they remain unknown except their one big hit, For What It's Worth….

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What Song Goes In a Big Country Dreams Stay With You?

08 Aug 2015 22:02


Song: In a Big Country (1983)

Artist: Big Country

Album: The Crossing (Mercury)

When you hear the song In a Big Country you might think the band Irish, but Big Country was actually a Scottish group….

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Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

08 Aug 2015 00:48


Song: Stuck in the Middle With You (1972)

Artist: Stealers Wheel

Album: Stealers Wheel (A&M)

You may know the song Stuck in the Middle with You from the ear-slicing scene in Reservoir Dogs (1993)….

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