Category Archives: Music

Friday Five: Chicano oldies

There are oldies and there are Chicano oldies. The music that resonated with the brown baby boomers of East L.A. is largely African American rhythm and blues music. It’s heavy on harmonies, on some interesting guitar work, and on a lot … Continue reading

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Friday Five: The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are the greatest rock band in the history of music. That’s it. Why? Here’s just five little reasons why… Note: A lot of these clips won’t play on mobile devices. Sorry. 5. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (9.8.14)

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (2009) is a “classic” in the Summers Sandoval household. It was the first movie my first two kids ever saw in a movie theater, and became part of our “regular rotation” in the spring … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Marvin Gaye

When I started doing “Friday Fives” it was to write about music (I can always write when I have to write about music) and to share music I love with a younger generation who might not yet be familiar with … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (9.1.14)

Lizzie Douglas (June 3, 1897 – August 3, 1973)–better known as “Memphis Minnie”–was raised in the South. Born in Louisiana, her family moved to Mississippi and then Shelby County, Tennessee, all before the young Lizzie had reached her teen years. At … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (8.18.14)

In the more than 40 years since they released their first album, a variety of line-ups have played as The Allman Brothers Band. Playing their classic “Whipping Post” at one of their 1970 shows at the Fillmore East (before the … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Elvis ’72

This weekend marks the 37th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Elvis was 37 years old in 1972, a year that falls within my favorite Elvis period (1968-72). His live shows in that period were as good as it … Continue reading

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