Joe Ely – I Had My Hopes Up High & She Never Spoke Spanish To Me & I’ll Be Your Fool & Watching Boxcars Roll & Standing In a Big Hotel

DOG ASIDE: Joe Ely’s own first, self-titled album, was released in 1977.  The following year his band played London….where he met punk rock group the Clash.  Impressed with each other’s performances….the two bands later toured together….including appearances in Ely’s hometown of Lubbock.  Ely sang backing vocals on the Clash single “Should I Stay or Should I…

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John Prine – Hello In There, Hello & Bottomless Lake & Your Chain of Sorrow

DOG ASIDE: John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter….who has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970’s.  Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois….he learned to play the guitar at the age of 14.  Subsequently serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces….by the late…

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The Band with Van Morrison – Turn Up Your Radio & Bob Dylan – Forever Young & I Will Be Released

DOG ASIDE: Sir George Ivan Morrison (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music….and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Known as “Van the Man” to…

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Linda Ronstadt – Can’t Let Go & I Give You Anything & It’s So Easy To Fall In Love

DOG ASIDE: Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards….three American Music Awards….two Academy of Country Music awards….an Emmy Award….an ALMA Award….and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a…

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Manhattan Transfer – Street Hustler & Turn Me Loose &, Operator Give Me Jesus On The Line

DOG ASIDE: This particular group of Manhattan Transfer songs reminds of me of Bone Daddy every time that I hear Street Hustler or Diddilly Diddilly Diddilly Womp….cuz of the 18 years down on 6th Street in Austin, TX…..for BD has not only seen lots of street hustlers….but he’s known a bunch of them really well…..for…

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Phil Collins – My Life is So Lonely & I’m Getting Stronger By the Minute &

DOG ASIDE: Long before Phil Collins became famous as a solo artist…..I loved the music of Genesis for years…..as Bone Daddy would play their albums often. Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967…..becoming the most commercially successful line-up with keyboardist Tony Banks, guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.…

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Ray Charles – You Don’t Know Me & I’m Still a Fool For You & I Can’t Stop Loving You

DOG ASIDE: Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. He was sometimes referred to as “The Genius”….was also nicknamed “The High Priest of Soul”.  He pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining rhythm and blues, gospel,…

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