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New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/kem-promise-love-cd-review/Kem - “Promise To Love”  CD REVIEWIf you’ve been nominated for a Grammy and your album is sitting at #3 in the nation, it’s hard to call you “underrated”.   But Detroit R&B singer, Kem, is hardly a household name outside of his immediate fan base.   His life story is incredible.   At one time living homeless, away from his family, and battling addiction, Kem released his debut CD in 2003 by financing it with his own credit card while he was waiting tables to earn enough to take a chance on his music career.   Motown signed Kem and he just released his 4th CD, “Promise Of Love”.   After years of moderate success, Kem has reached the big time with his latest work.   If you’re looking for something new to listen to and you’re a fan of classic Motown, romantic soulful music that respects women, and praises the positive moments that make life so great, Kem’s new CD is perfect for you.
“IT’S YOU”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1hFF0Ubbo
Kem is nothing but a gentleman as he  kicks off the CD with “Saving All My Love” (not the Whitney Houston song), a sultry, jazzy song that will mellow you out and bring a smile to your face. The lead single, “It’s You” is so sweet and romantic, the perfect valentine song for the woman of your dreams.    Dressed in all white, Kem stands front in center in the music video with cameos of lovers slow dancing to his slow jam.      Two prominent guest stars add a little excitement to the mix.  “My Favorite Thing” features the ultimate soul singer, Ron Isley, trading verses with Kem.    If you’re a fan of steppin’, “Downtown” with Snoop Dogg will have you heading to the club.     Best track on the CD?  tough call, the title track “Promise To Love”, the emotional “Don’t Say Goodbye” from the Deluxe version, and “Do What You Gotta Do” with a sly guitar solo have been on heavy rotation on my iPod lately.   Like too much chocolate, the CD becomes a little too much of the same thing but the last few tracks, but overall it’s a strong effort from Kem.
“MY FAVORITE THING” Kem with Ron Isley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvnktQDa3Fk
“PROMISE TO LOVE”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFKmb9ppAyA

CD GRADE:       8.5 out of 10   (smooth, sexy, and relaxing – a few too many similar sounding songs, but very little filler here.)   Recommended for Old School R&B fans.

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Kem - “Promise To Love” CD REVIEW

Kem It's YouIf you’ve been nominated for a Grammy and your album is sitting at #3 in the nation, it’s hard to call you “underrated”.   But Detroit R&B singer, Kem, is hardly a household name outside of his immediate fan base.   His life story is incredible.   At one time living homeless, away from his family, and battling addiction, Kem released his debut CD in 2003 by financing it with his own credit card while he was waiting tables to earn enough to take a chance on his music career.   Motown signed Kem and he just released his 4th CD, “Promise Of Love”.   After years of moderate success, Kem has reached the big time with his latest work.   If you’re looking for something new to listen to and you’re a fan of classic Motown, romantic soulful music that respects women, and praises the positive moments that make life so great, Kem’s new CD is perfect for you.

“IT’S YOU”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1hFF0Ubbo

Kem Promise To LoveKem is nothing but a gentleman as he  kicks off the CD with “Saving All My Love” (not the Whitney Houston song), a sultry, jazzy song that will mellow you out and bring a smile to your face. The lead single, “It’s You” is so sweet and romantic, the perfect valentine song for the woman of your dreams.    Dressed in all white, Kem stands front in center in the music video with cameos of lovers slow dancing to his slow jam.      Two prominent guest stars add a little excitement to the mix.  “My Favorite Thing” features the ultimate soul singer, Ron Isley, trading verses with Kem.    If you’re a fan of steppin’, “Downtown” with Snoop Dogg will have you heading to the club.     Best track on the CD?  tough call, the title track “Promise To Love”, the emotional “Don’t Say Goodbye” from the Deluxe version, and “Do What You Gotta Do” with a sly guitar solo have been on heavy rotation on my iPod lately. Like too much chocolate, the CD becomes a little too much of the same thing but the last few tracks, but overall it’s a strong effort from Kem.

“MY FAVORITE THING” Kem with Ron Isley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvnktQDa3Fk

“PROMISE TO LOVE”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFKmb9ppAyA

CD GRADE:       8.5 out of 10   (smooth, sexy, and relaxing – a few too many similar sounding songs, but very little filler here.)   Recommended for Old School R&B fans.

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/juanes-grammy-domination-legacy/Juanes’ Legacy Of Grammy DominationThe Grammy Award, a celebration for excellence in your craft.   Many artists dream of writing that one killer song or album and one day taking home a cherished golden megaphone prize.   Some artists like Michael Jackson, Santana, and Adele dominate a year so incredibly that they leave with an armful of Grammy awards in one night.   But Latin rocker, Juanes, deserves special consideration for his incredible lock on one major category for a five year run.   During 2001 to 2005, Juanes was nominated four of the five years for Best Rock Song Of The Year at the Latin Grammy Awards.   He won all four times!

In 2002, “A Dios Le Pido”, went to #1 in twelve countries in 2002.    The song’s translation “I Ask God” is a hymn for worldwide peace and protection for your family and loved ones.   It was Juanes second straight Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Song after “Fijate Bien” in 2001.    The Colombian rocker went for the Three-Peat in 2003 and won for “Mala Gente”, a sexy rocker with an incredible guitar solo.   Despite being released in 2004, Juanes’ next CD, netted another Grammy winner “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” but qualified for 2005.   Altogether, 4 for 4 in the Best Rock Song category.   During this five year domination, Juanes also won for Best Album, Record Of The Year, even Best Music Video for a grand total of 20 Grammy Awards in his career.
“A DIOS LE PIDO”    JUANES (2002)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMIaYXxLnUA
“MALA GENTE”   JUANES (2003)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM1yOg1GhiY
“VOLVERTE A VER”  (2005 Grammy Video Of The Year)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihE74nG8ioc

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Juanes’ Legacy Of Grammy Domination

Juanes A Dios ElThe Grammy Award, a celebration for excellence in your craft.   Many artists dream of writing that one killer song or album and one day taking home a cherished golden megaphone prize.   Some artists like Michael Jackson, Santana, and Adele dominate a year so incredibly that they leave with an armful of Grammy awards in one night.   But Latin rocker, Juanes, deserves special consideration for his incredible lock on one major category for a five year run.   During 2001 to 2005, Juanes was nominated four of the five years for Best Rock Song Of The Year at the Latin Grammy Awards.   He won all four times!

Juanes GrammyIn 2002, “A Dios Le Pido”, went to #1 in twelve countries in 2002.    The song’s translation “I Ask God” is a hymn for worldwide peace and protection for your family and loved ones.   It was Juanes second straight Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Song after “Fijate Bien” in 2001.    The Colombian rocker went for the Three-Peat in 2003 and won for “Mala Gente”, a sexy rocker with an incredible guitar solo.   Despite being released in 2004, Juanes’ next CD, netted another Grammy winner “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” but qualified for 2005.   Altogether, 4 for 4 in the Best Rock Song category.   During this five year domination, Juanes also won for Best Album, Record Of The Year, even Best Music Video for a grand total of 20 Grammy Awards in his career.

“A DIOS LE PIDO”    JUANES (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMIaYXxLnUA

“MALA GENTE”   JUANES (2003)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM1yOg1GhiY

“VOLVERTE A VER”  (2005 Grammy Video Of The Year)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihE74nG8ioc

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/kentucky-smokey-mountain-rain-elvis-ronnie-milsap/Kentucky and Smokey Mountain Rain:  Elvis & Ronnie Milsap 
“KENTUCKY RAIN”   Elvis Presley
Life is funny.   In 1970, Elvis Presley was recording “Kentucky Rain” written by up and coming songwriter, Eddie Rabbitt, and his producer needed a pianist for the song.   Working as a session musician at the time, Ronnie Milsap was asked to played piano on Elvis’ big #1 hit song.   The lyrics about a rainstorm and a man searching for his lost love touched the hearts of so many of Elvis’ fans.   “Seven lonely days and a dozen towns ago, I reached out one night and you were gone”.   So off he went to find her, “Showed your photograph to some old grey bearded man sitting on a bench outside a gen’ral store, They said “Yes, she’s been here, but their memory wasn’t clear.”   The emotional record launched a resurgence in Elvis Presley’s career in country music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU2U3QAUGak
“SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RAIN”    Ronnie Milsap
Ten years later, Elvis has passed on and Ronnie Milsap was now a multi-platinum artist with 15 #1 hits of his own.  Inspired by the memory of “Kentucky Rain”, Ronnie wrote a new song about his memories growing up down South in the mountains.   Originally written as “Appalachian Rain”, Ronnie felt those lyrics didn’t sound right and changed the title to “Smokey Mountain Rain”.    This time, the man felt guilty for abandoning his girlfriend and was coming back home to find her.  “I thumbed my way from LA back to Knoxville, I found out those bright lights aint where I belong.  From a phone booth in the rain I called to tell her I’ve had a change of dreams, I’m comin’ home, But tears filled my eyes when I found out she was gone.”   But nothing was stopping this love affair as he was determined to find her once again.   It became Ronnie Milsap’s 16th #1 hit and for many fans, Ronnie’s greatest song ever.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t53WonTzNvQ

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Kentucky and Smokey Mountain Rain: Elvis & Ronnie Milsap

 

“KENTUCKY RAIN”   Elvis Presley

Elvis Kentucky RainLife is funny.   In 1970, Elvis Presley was recording “Kentucky Rain” written by up and coming songwriter, Eddie Rabbitt, and his producer needed a pianist for the song.   Working as a session musician at the time, Ronnie Milsap was asked to played piano on Elvis’ big #1 hit song.   The lyrics about a rainstorm and a man searching for his lost love touched the hearts of so many of Elvis’ fans.   “Seven lonely days and a dozen towns ago, I reached out one night and you were gone”.   So off he went to find her, “Showed your photograph to some old grey bearded man sitting on a bench outside a gen’ral store, They said “Yes, she’s been here, but their memory wasn’t clear.”   The emotional record launched a resurgence in Elvis Presley’s career in country music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU2U3QAUGak

“SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RAIN”    Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie MilsapTen years later, Elvis has passed on and Ronnie Milsap was now a multi-platinum artist with 15 #1 hits of his own.  Inspired by the memory of “Kentucky Rain”, Ronnie wrote a new song about his memories growing up down South in the mountains.   Originally written as “Appalachian Rain”, Ronnie felt those lyrics didn’t sound right and changed the title to “Smokey Mountain Rain”.    This time, the man felt guilty for abandoning his girlfriend and was coming back home to find her.  “I thumbed my way from LA back to Knoxville, I found out those bright lights aint where I belong.  From a phone booth in the rain I called to tell her I’ve had a change of dreams, I’m comin’ home, But tears filled my eyes when I found out she was gone.”   But nothing was stopping this love affair as he was determined to find her once again.   It became Ronnie Milsap’s 16th #1 hit and for many fans, Ronnie’s greatest song ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t53WonTzNvQ

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/meet-mkto-nickelodean-pop-star/Meet MKTO:  From Nickelodean To Pop Star!2014’s surprise hit, “Classic”, is such a fun throwback jam that merges Jackson Five energy with the boy band sound of the Backstreet Boys/N*Sync but somehow still sounds modern and fresh. The band, MKTO, derived their name from the duo’s initials, Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, but the guys say MKTO stands for their attitude, Misfit Kids and Total Outcasts. Four years ago, Malcolm and Tony starred on Nickelodean’s show, Gigantic, as best friends. During the next four years, Malcolm and Tony were dropping homemade music videos on YouTube. It caught the attention of Columbia Records who signed the actors to a contract and their musical career just exploded this past twelve months.
“JUST THE WAY YOU ARE” Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xeC9ein-y0
“CLASSIC” MKTO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ba_qTPA4Ds
MKTO’s debut single, “Thank You” hit a half of million views on YouTube in the first two days! Their second single, “Classic” name drops three of the biggest R&B superstars of all-time. Who can resist that hook line “I wanna thrill you like Michael, I wanna kiss you like Prince, Let’s get it on like Marvin Gaye”.  MKTO’s sound is pop/hip hop but they’ve got a little more attitude than most of overplayed boy band hits. Single #3 “God Only Knows” isn’t a Beach Boys cover, but it’s another Top 40 hit. In 2013, MKTO was opening for acts like Demi Lovato and Emblem3, but after three huge hits this year, MKTO was headlining their own tour this summer! Watch out for their latest song, “American Dream” that packs a little extra hip hop into the mix, sure fire Top 10 hit!
“AMERICAN DREAM” MKTO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPLeuBXoPXI

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Meet MKTO: From Nickelodean To Pop Star!

MKTO Classic2014’s surprise hit, “Classic”, is such a fun throwback jam that merges Jackson Five energy with the boy band sound of the Backstreet Boys/N*Sync but somehow still sounds modern and fresh. The band, MKTO, derived their name from the duo’s initials, Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, but the guys say MKTO stands for their attitude, Misfit Kids and Total Outcasts. Four years ago, Malcolm and Tony starred on Nickelodean’s show, Gigantic, as best friends. During the next four years, Malcolm and Tony were dropping homemade music videos on YouTube. It caught the attention of Columbia Records who signed the actors to a contract and their musical career just exploded this past twelve months.

“JUST THE WAY YOU ARE” Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xeC9ein-y0

“CLASSIC” MKTO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ba_qTPA4Ds

MKTOMKTO’s debut single, “Thank You” hit a half of million views on YouTube in the first two days! Their second single, “Classic” name drops three of the biggest R&B superstars of all-time. Who can resist that hook line “I wanna thrill you like Michael, I wanna kiss you like Prince, Let’s get it on like Marvin Gaye”.  MKTO’s sound is pop/hip hop but they’ve got a little more attitude than most of overplayed boy band hits. Single #3 “God Only Knows” isn’t a Beach Boys cover, but it’s another Top 40 hit. In 2013, MKTO was opening for acts like Demi Lovato and Emblem3, but after three huge hits this year, MKTO was headlining their own tour this summer! Watch out for their latest song, “American Dream” that packs a little extra hip hop into the mix, sure fire Top 10 hit!

“AMERICAN DREAM” MKTO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPLeuBXoPXI

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/way-bush-billy-curringtons-latest/"The Only Way Out" - Bush + Billy Currington’s Latest“THE ONLY WAY OUT”    BUSH
Perfect timing for a new CD by 90’s post-grunge rockers, Bush.    Gavin Rossdale’s wife, Gwen Stefani is joining NBC’s show, The Voice, this month, and what a great opportunity for cross-promotion to remind the world that Bush is still releasing new CD’s twenty years after their masterpiece, Sixteen Stone.   Like Gavin’s recent solo work, the lead single, “The Only Way Out” is poppy and radio friendly.  After hearing this song, will the new Bush CD follow this pattern or will the intensity of a song like “Comedown” and “Glycerine” be found again.   “Man On The Run” will be released on October 21st.  The CD cover has been leaked on their official webpage along with the track listing.    Intriguing titles like “Speeding Through The Bright Lights”, “Loneliness Is A Killer”, and “Just Like My Other Sins” should be fun to hear next month.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YkbKWCBnxM
“WE ARE TONIGHT”   Billy Currington
A Friday night party anthem that is so infectious and fun that you’ll be singing the chorus by the second time around.  Country roads, windows down,  livin’ like there’s no tomorrow with the radio turned up.    Literally a killer line, “Her tan, her touch, her laugh, We’re flyin’ so high like we’re never gonna crash.”    Billy Currington was a huge up and coming star a few years ago, great to see the Georgia native is still making a big mark on country music when this song hit #1 on the Country Airplay chart this month.  This marks Billy’s 8th #1 hit of his career.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJIB_s_7dcw

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"The Only Way Out" - Bush + Billy Currington’s Latest

“THE ONLY WAY OUT”    BUSH

Bush 2014Perfect timing for a new CD by 90’s post-grunge rockers, Bush.    Gavin Rossdale’s wife, Gwen Stefani is joining NBC’s show, The Voice, this month, and what a great opportunity for cross-promotion to remind the world that Bush is still releasing new CD’s twenty years after their masterpiece, Sixteen Stone.   Like Gavin’s recent solo work, the lead single, “The Only Way Out” is poppy and radio friendly.  After hearing this song, will the new Bush CD follow this pattern or will the intensity of a song like “Comedown” and “Glycerine” be found again.   “Man On The Run” will be released on October 21st.  The CD cover has been leaked on their official webpage along with the track listing.    Intriguing titles like “Speeding Through The Bright Lights”, “Loneliness Is A Killer”, and “Just Like My Other Sins” should be fun to hear next month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YkbKWCBnxM

“WE ARE TONIGHT”   Billy Currington

Billy Currington We Are TonightA Friday night party anthem that is so infectious and fun that you’ll be singing the chorus by the second time around.  Country roads, windows down,  livin’ like there’s no tomorrow with the radio turned up.    Literally a killer line, “Her tan, her touch, her laugh, We’re flyin’ so high like we’re never gonna crash.”    Billy Currington was a huge up and coming star a few years ago, great to see the Georgia native is still making a big mark on country music when this song hit #1 on the Country Airplay chart this month.  This marks Billy’s 8th #1 hit of his career.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJIB_s_7dcw

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/set-dvr-barbra-streisand-tonight-show/Set Your DVR:  Barbra Streisand on The Tonight ShowWere you watching TV in 1963?  Likely not, but if you were, you might have caught a special Tonight Show with Johnny Carsen.  He introduced us to a young 21 year old ingenue named Barbra Streisand making her late night talk show debut.   FIFTY years later, Barbra is returning to late night with a special appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show tomorrow night.   If you’re a fan or not, this is one of those big events that deserves your attention!     Twenty years ago, Barbra made a quick cameo on Late Night With David Letterman (1994), but Monday night Barbra is here for the full hour as Fallon’s only guest and musical performer.   Who knows what surprises Fallon has in store for the Broadway legend?    Will Barbra be a good sport and join Jimmy for his typical party games like Beer Pong and Pictionary?    Set your DVR for a one of a kind TV special.
“IT HAD TO BE YOU” Barbra Streisand with Michael Buble
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbiytlBBrLI
What brings the reclusive ultimate Diva into the big spotlight?   Of course, Barbra is doing this for a special one of a kind promotion.   Her latest CD, “Partners”, comes out tomorrow (Sept 16th).    Twelve new duets with artists like John Legend, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie, and even a virtual duet with none other than Elvis Presley!    Which big name star will show up tonight to sing with Barbra?    Billy Joel, her son, Jason Gould, or Blake Shelton are all on the new CD and would make for great TV appearing tonight on Fallon.     My prediction is John Legend for their network debut  of “What Kind Of Fool” originally written and recorded with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.

 
“PARTNERS TRAILER” Barbra Streisand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jasozy6wKsI
1. It Had to Be You (with Michael Bublé) 2. People (with Stevie Wonder) 3. Come Rain or Come Shine (with John Mayer) 4. Evergreen (with Babyface) 5. New York State of Mind (with Billy Joel) 6. I’d Want It to Be You (with Blake Shelton) 7. The Way We Were (with Lionel Richie) 8. I Still Can See Your Face (with Andrea Bocelli) 9. How Deep Is the Ocean (with Jason Gould) 10. What Kind of Fool (with John Legend) 11. Somewhere (with Josh Groban) 12. Love Me Tender (with Elvis Presley)
“THE WAY WE WERE” 1975
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-KPGh3wysw

 

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Set Your DVR: Barbra Streisand on The Tonight Show

Streisand Carson Tonight ShowWere you watching TV in 1963?  Likely not, but if you were, you might have caught a special Tonight Show with Johnny Carsen.  He introduced us to a young 21 year old ingenue named Barbra Streisand making her late night talk show debut.   FIFTY years later, Barbra is returning to late night with a special appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show tomorrow night.   If you’re a fan or not, this is one of those big events that deserves your attention!     Twenty years ago, Barbra made a quick cameo on Late Night With David Letterman (1994), but Monday night Barbra is here for the full hour as Fallon’s only guest and musical performer.   Who knows what surprises Fallon has in store for the Broadway legend?    Will Barbra be a good sport and join Jimmy for his typical party games like Beer Pong and Pictionary?    Set your DVR for a one of a kind TV special.

“IT HAD TO BE YOU” Barbra Streisand with Michael Buble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbiytlBBrLI

Barbra Streisand Lionel RichieWhat brings the reclusive ultimate Diva into the big spotlight?   Of course, Barbra is doing this for a special one of a kind promotion.   Her latest CD, “Partners”, comes out tomorrow (Sept 16th).    Twelve new duets with artists like John Legend, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie, and even a virtual duet with none other than Elvis Presley!    Which big name star will show up tonight to sing with Barbra?    Billy Joel, her son, Jason Gould, or Blake Shelton are all on the new CD and would make for great TV appearing tonight on Fallon.     My prediction is John Legend for their network debut  of “What Kind Of Fool” originally written and recorded with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.

 

“PARTNERS TRAILER” Barbra Streisand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jasozy6wKsI

1. It Had to Be You (with Michael Bublé)
2. People (with Stevie Wonder)
3. Come Rain or Come Shine (with John Mayer)
4. Evergreen (with Babyface)
5. New York State of Mind (with Billy Joel)
6. I’d Want It to Be You (with Blake Shelton)
7. The Way We Were (with Lionel Richie)
8. I Still Can See Your Face (with Andrea Bocelli)
9. How Deep Is the Ocean (with Jason Gould)
10. What Kind of Fool (with John Legend)
11. Somewhere (with Josh Groban)
12. Love Me Tender (with Elvis Presley)

“THE WAY WE WERE” 1975

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-KPGh3wysw

 

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/star-wars-trivia-80s-new-wave-singer/Star Wars Trivia: Which 80’s New Wave Singer…..Star Wars Trivia:  Which 80’s New Wave singer almost became Princess Leia over Carrie Fisher?    It’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the iconic role.   The signature cinnamon bun hairstyle, the gold metal bikini, and Leia’s warrior attitude became synonymous with Carrie Fisher for over three decades now.   But a long list of actresses tried out for the role.   Most surprising, Eve Plumb, aka Jan Brady from the Brady Bunch!    How about Karen Allen from Raiders Of The Lost Ark?   Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley!   Jodie Foster has been reported as George Lucas’ second choice after Carrie Fisher.   But, 80’s New Wave sex symbol, Terri Nunn of Berlin also auditioned for the role of a lifetime. As you watch this 80’s MTV classic, imagine how Terri would have been in the Star Wars films.

 
“THE METRO” BERLIN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piF7rT8hQJg
Berlin stood out from the other New Wave bands for their synth-pop sound and the addition of a beautiful female singer prominently featured in their MTV videos.  Prior to their success,  Terri Nunn, actually quit Berlin early on to pursue her acting career.   She had roles in TV shows like T. J. Hooker and Lou Grant, but after failing to make it big, Terri went back to her music career.   Her decision turned out to be excellent as Berlin went on to string together five huge 80’s hits including their massive #1, “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun.  Her distinctive hair styles and boundary pushing attitude became a heavy influence on Lady Gaga’s career.  Here’s a video retrospective of Berlin’s greatest videos:
“SEX (I’M A….)”   BERLIN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpYNwFGaMik
“TAKE MY BREATH AWAY” BERLIN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx51eegLTY8
“NO MORE WORDS” BERLIN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIb9QUGjdIc

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Star Wars Trivia: Which 80’s New Wave Singer…..

Terri Nunn BerlinStar Wars Trivia:  Which 80’s New Wave singer almost became Princess Leia over Carrie Fisher?    It’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the iconic role.   The signature cinnamon bun hairstyle, the gold metal bikini, and Leia’s warrior attitude became synonymous with Carrie Fisher for over three decades now.   But a long list of actresses tried out for the role.   Most surprising, Eve Plumb, aka Jan Brady from the Brady Bunch!    How about Karen Allen from Raiders Of The Lost Ark?   Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley!   Jodie Foster has been reported as George Lucas’ second choice after Carrie Fisher.   But, 80’s New Wave sex symbol, Terri Nunn of Berlin also auditioned for the role of a lifetime. As you watch this 80’s MTV classic, imagine how Terri would have been in the Star Wars films.

 

“THE METRO” BERLIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piF7rT8hQJg

Terri Nunn of BerlinBerlin stood out from the other New Wave bands for their synth-pop sound and the addition of a beautiful female singer prominently featured in their MTV videos.  Prior to their success,  Terri Nunn, actually quit Berlin early on to pursue her acting career.   She had roles in TV shows like T. J. Hooker and Lou Grant, but after failing to make it big, Terri went back to her music career.   Her decision turned out to be excellent as Berlin went on to string together five huge 80’s hits including their massive #1, “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun.  Her distinctive hair styles and boundary pushing attitude became a heavy influence on Lady Gaga’s career.  Here’s a video retrospective of Berlin’s greatest videos:

“SEX (I’M A….)”   BERLIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpYNwFGaMik

“TAKE MY BREATH AWAY” BERLIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx51eegLTY8

“NO MORE WORDS” BERLIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIb9QUGjdIc

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/radioheads-internet-hoax/Radiohead’s Internet Hoax During the down period between Radiohead’s classic albums, Kid A and Amnesiac, there was a rumor of a lost Radiohead song called “Innocent Civilians” that was reportedly stolen from the studio.   The song was never put on any of their CD’s but before long, YouTube and music sharing sites had available a track called “Innocents” and then “Innocent Civilians” by Radiohead on their site.   The upbeat song didn’t really sound like Radiohead, but there was enough of a Thom Yorke vibe that fans accepted the track as a one of a kind bootleg single.   Radiohead’s message board even played along and described it as a “secret song” and a f**-ing masterpiece that disappeared with some rehearsal tapes.

 
It turns out the song was just an internet hoax that drove traffic to Radiohead’s site.   “Innocent Civilians” is actually titled “Some Things Must Go This Way” by a California band named Paloalto.   Their debut CD was released in 2000 on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label.   Dig a little deeper and Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) released a cover of the song in 2008 on his solo record.    Check out the original and a melancholy Radiohead favorite “Fake Plastic Trees” that reminds me of the best of  Coldplay (“The Scientist”).

“SOME THINGS MUST GO THIS WAY”   Paloalto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEecFxYQow8
“FAKE PLASTIC TREES”   Radiohead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKd06s1LNik

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Radiohead’s Internet Hoax

Radiohead LiveDuring the down period between Radiohead’s classic albums, Kid A and Amnesiac, there was a rumor of a lost Radiohead song called “Innocent Civilians” that was reportedly stolen from the studio.   The song was never put on any of their CD’s but before long, YouTube and music sharing sites had available a track called “Innocents” and then “Innocent Civilians” by Radiohead on their site.   The upbeat song didn’t really sound like Radiohead, but there was enough of a Thom Yorke vibe that fans accepted the track as a one of a kind bootleg single.   Radiohead’s message board even played along and described it as a “secret song” and a f**-ing masterpiece that disappeared with some rehearsal tapes.

 

00000tmpIt turns out the song was just an internet hoax that drove traffic to Radiohead’s site.   “Innocent Civilians” is actually titled “Some Things Must Go This Way” by a California band named Paloalto.   Their debut CD was released in 2000 on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label.   Dig a little deeper and Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) released a cover of the song in 2008 on his solo record.    Check out the original and a melancholy Radiohead favorite “Fake Plastic Trees” that reminds me of the best of  Coldplay (“The Scientist”).

“SOME THINGS MUST GO THIS WAY”   Paloalto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEecFxYQow8

“FAKE PLASTIC TREES”   Radiohead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKd06s1LNik

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/90s-throwback-thursday-house-pains-top-5-songs/90’s Throwback Thursday :  House Of Pain’s Top 5 SongsEverlast, Danny Boy, and DJ Lethal…..just hearing that trio’s names kick back memories to the 90’s and the first Irish-American hip hop band to ever appear on MTV. Remember Denis Leary’s introduction to “Shamrocks and Shenanigans”?   House Of Pain only released three CD’s in their career from 1991 to 1996 but their impact is still evident today.   “Jump Around” is not only on the top 100 rap songs of all-time, it’s become the #1 college football tradition as voted on by CBSSports.com

 

After disbanding, Everlast released a number of solo alternative records.    DJ Lethal became a prominent member with Limp Bizkit and Danny Boy became a clothing and sneaker designer.   But during their heyday as one of the first all white rap groups, House Of Pain merged old school rap with heavy metal (Judgment Night soundtrack with Helmet), introduced Irish themes into rap, and became one of the first bands involved in an infamous beef battle with “On Point”  (where they fought with Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch! and later Eminem). The trio reunited for a new band, La Coka Nostra in 2006.
“JUMP AROUND”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZaz7OqyTHQ
“PUT ON YOUR SHITKICKERS”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXfshJffksI
“SHAMROCKS AND SHENANIGANS”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgAsrhmUkbM
“TOP O’ THE MORNING”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15qc3_joy5A
“FED UP”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R7Y3x7ZU_g

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90’s Throwback Thursday : House Of Pain’s Top 5 Songs

House Of Pain 90sEverlast, Danny Boy, and DJ Lethal…..just hearing that trio’s names kick back memories to the 90’s and the first Irish-American hip hop band to ever appear on MTV. Remember Denis Leary’s introduction to “Shamrocks and Shenanigans”?   House Of Pain only released three CD’s in their career from 1991 to 1996 but their impact is still evident today.   “Jump Around” is not only on the top 100 rap songs of all-time, it’s become the #1 college football tradition as voted on by CBSSports.com

 

House Of PainAfter disbanding, Everlast released a number of solo alternative records.    DJ Lethal became a prominent member with Limp Bizkit and Danny Boy became a clothing and sneaker designer.   But during their heyday as one of the first all white rap groups, House Of Pain merged old school rap with heavy metal (Judgment Night soundtrack with Helmet), introduced Irish themes into rap, and became one of the first bands involved in an infamous beef battle with “On Point”  (where they fought with Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch! and later Eminem). The trio reunited for a new band, La Coka Nostra in 2006.

“JUMP AROUND”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZaz7OqyTHQ

“PUT ON YOUR SHITKICKERS”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXfshJffksI

“SHAMROCKS AND SHENANIGANS”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgAsrhmUkbM

“TOP O’ THE MORNING”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15qc3_joy5A

“FED UP”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R7Y3x7ZU_g

New Post has been published on http://mikesdailyjukebox.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-revlon-whats-song/Samsung Galaxy S5 and Revlon:  What’s That Song? “REVLON – Grow Luscious” starring Jessica Biel (Timberlake)”
“DON’T STARE AT THE SUN”    Cicada
A mascara that not only looks great but also enhances your eyelashes? Revlon is promising their new product will not only make your lashes longer, it will make them “grow luscious” in their latest campaign. Jessica Timberlake (formerly Ms Biel) stars in the commercial set to a slow trance music beat. The song sampled is “Don’t Stare At The Sun” by the British electronica band, Cicada. You’ll find the song on their 2009 CD, Roulette. The breathy vocals, the mesmerizing seductive beat, and the song’s attitude oozes sex. In fact, you’ll also find “Don’t Stare At The Sun” on a compilation CD called “Music For Sex Volume 3″.

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPNUJhAj_hU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfZ5nJQ6Tw8

SAMSUNG GALAXY 5  “Meet The Next Big Thing”
“THINK DIFFERENTLY”   Wu-Tang ClanYears ago, Apple used “Think Different” as their battle cry. Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was introduced in a commercial demonstrating the phone’s unique features (it’s waterproof, a dedicated heartbeat monitor, an improved camera, and an even bigger screen). A smooth and steady instrumental hip hop beat backs the commercial. The song is “Think Differently” by the legendary group, The Wu-Tang Clan. It’s from their 2008 CD, “Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture, Vol. 1″. Love how the video editor merged the Godzilla picture with Wu-Tang’s sick beat.  On this song, the New York rappers add guest vocals by Casual and Roc Marciano, but there is also an instrumental version if interested. Samsung’s “Think Differently” is a great dig at Apple and they took it another step further when the S5 was seen getting water poured on it for the ALS Challenge and the phone challenged the iPhone to do the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o32faDnAIM
“THINK DIFFENTLY” Wu-Tang Clan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvsqBByuvic

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Samsung Galaxy S5 and Revlon: What’s That Song?

“REVLON – Grow Luscious” starring Jessica Biel (Timberlake)”

“DON’T STARE AT THE SUN”    Cicada

Revlon luscious Jessica BielA mascara that not only looks great but also enhances your eyelashes? Revlon is promising their new product will not only make your lashes longer, it will make them “grow luscious” in their latest campaign. Jessica Timberlake (formerly Ms Biel) stars in the commercial set to a slow trance music beat. The song sampled is “Don’t Stare At The Sun” by the British electronica band, Cicada. You’ll find the song on their 2009 CD, Roulette. The breathy vocals, the mesmerizing seductive beat, and the song’s attitude oozes sex. In fact, you’ll also find “Don’t Stare At The Sun” on a compilation CD called “Music For Sex Volume 3″.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPNUJhAj_hU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfZ5nJQ6Tw8

SAMSUNG GALAXY 5  “Meet The Next Big Thing”

“THINK DIFFERENTLY”   Wu-Tang Clan
Samsun Galaxy S5 WuTang ClanYears ago, Apple used “Think Different” as their battle cry. Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was introduced in a commercial demonstrating the phone’s unique features (it’s waterproof, a dedicated heartbeat monitor, an improved camera, and an even bigger screen). A smooth and steady instrumental hip hop beat backs the commercial. The song is “Think Differently” by the legendary group, The Wu-Tang Clan. It’s from their 2008 CD, “Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture, Vol. 1″. Love how the video editor merged the Godzilla picture with Wu-Tang’s sick beat. On this song, the New York rappers add guest vocals by Casual and Roc Marciano, but there is also an instrumental version if interested. Samsung’s “Think Differently” is a great dig at Apple and they took it another step further when the S5 was seen getting water poured on it for the ALS Challenge and the phone challenged the iPhone to do the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o32faDnAIM

“THINK DIFFENTLY” Wu-Tang Clan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvsqBByuvic