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90+ Years of Cincinnati in Song

Cincinnati is hardly the first American city to be celebrated in popular song.  Nevertheless, I find it curious how frequently — i.e., over 200 songs — Cincinnati (ranked #64 among US cities by population) has appeared in a popular song title in the past 95 years, to wit:    Click

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“Cincinnati”: Neither North nor South nor East nor West

“Cincinnati” appears to be the B-side of a Decca 78 that was recorded by Martha Davis & Her Torrid Trio on December 9, 1947 in Hollywood, USA: Martha Davis not only sang well but played the piano masterfully, as demonstrated on this classic clip for “Martha’s Boogie.” “Cincinnati” was written

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Cincinnati: Hard Rock Capital of the World?

I have an album of repackaged material from the Buddah label – a compilation entitled Heavy Mix – that is one of the odder releases from everyone’s favorite reissue label, Pickwick.   I love that the cover art has a cement theme: Even more intriguing than the kitschy cover concept

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Ralph Emery Messes with Joe Stampley’s Head

Normally, I have no patience for vinyl records that are divorced from their album jackets, but I once took a chance on three loose LPs – a transcription of a syndicated radio show from 1977 – and was richly rewarded.  But only because I spent my first 28 years in

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