Music Box: The Queen of Soul-pra

In 1998, twenty-two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin walked on stage at the Grammy Awards to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma." With little time to prepare Franklin performed the aria as is. In Pavarotti's key. No one knew what to expect. No one knew … Continue reading Music Box: The Queen of Soul-pra

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Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

    In 1998, twenty-two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin walked on stage at the Grammy Awards to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma.” With little time to prepare Franklin performed the aria as is. In Pavarotti’s key. No one knew what to expect. No … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

We’ll Take A Cup O’ Kindness Yet…

**** (This is pretty much a repost from last year's New Years wishes, only the dates have changed and I added a little more verbiage to reflect its relevence...)   ABBA, the eternal androids from Sweden – whose music will survive any imminent nuclear holocaust – has arguably the most popular ‘pop’ New Years song … Continue reading We’ll Take A Cup O’ Kindness Yet…

Music Box: On The 10th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Me, rockin' the 80s pornstache, dressed as Santa, dazzlin' the audience with OH, HOLY NIGHT ...Jeffrey gave to you…“Oh, Holy Night” by...well, just about anyone, really. From the most classic voices in history (Mahalia Jackson, Donna Summer, Luciano Pavarotti) to the artists I adore, to those I ordinarily can’t stomach (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah … Continue reading Music Box: On The 10th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…