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"Free the People"
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Barbara Keith’s Liberation Gospel

Ed Ward wrote a special section devoted to 45s (non-album releases) in the original Rolling Stone Record Review from 1971, with particular praise for Barbara Keith‘s A-side, “Free the People“: “You may remember Delaney & Bonnie‘s version of this song, and how good it was.  Well, Barbara’s the one who

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"Sail Away"
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“Sail Away”: Tom Rapp Does Singles?

Tom Rapp, with three high school friends in the mid-60s, formed Pearls Before Swine – a “psychedelic folk group” – and were initially signed to ESP Disk, for whom they recorded two albums that hovered somewhat on the periphery of pop (although “I Saw the World” from second album, Balaklava,

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"Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman"
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“Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman”: Nancy, Lee & Tom T.

I love how much fun Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood are having while they sing, audibly evident just 13 seconds into this song.  And Lee isn’t kidding when Nancy queries him about a lyric in the middle of the performance, and he replies, “I don’t know, I didn’t write the

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"Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead"
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“Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”: Sammy & Buddy, United in Battle

Sammy Davis, Jr. and Buddy Rich emerge triumphant a mere one minute and forty-five seconds into this classic confrontation between good and evil: “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead“ Sammy Davis, Jr. & Buddy Rich (1966) Ernie Freeman, Arranger George Rhodes, Conductor Jimmy Bowen, Producer. Thanks to SammyDavisJr.info for pointing

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"Day Song"
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“Day Song”: 4th Song Played by 1st Band at Woodstock

Richie Havens may have kicked off musical proceedings with his opening solo set, but Sweetwater, truth be told, is the first actual musical group that played the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on August 15, 1969.  According to Woodstock Wiki, “Day Song” is the fourth song they played: “Day Song“

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"Song of Winter"
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Françoise Hardy Is All Alone

The “folk” label on the top of the album cover combined with the Reprise Records promotional sticker at the bottom make me think that some radio station staffer liquidated part of the radio station’s library for some cold hard cash.  I feel bad for the listeners, since this is a

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