Ron Stutts

The Music in My Head – 3/23/18

3/23/18: Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”  This one’s an earworm, for sure! It’s the kind of song that so pleasant, so catchy, that it ends up stuck in your head for days. I woke up thinking about it this morning, I won’t be surprised if it pops in several more times over the weekend. It’s the master of mouth music, Mr. Bobby McFerrin! “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is kind of a novelty song, I’ll admit. But Bobby McFerrin is no joke. He’s a well-respected jazz vocalist and composer, and he’s worked with some of the biggest names in...

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The Music in My Head – 3/22/18

3/22/18: Aerosmith “(Take Me To) The Other Side”  Today is some straight-up rock and roll by those “Bad Boys from Boston!” That’s right, it’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry! It’s Aerosmith! Aerosmith first started rocking back in 1970. They acquired quite a following in and around Boston, then got a record contract in ’72 and really started rolling! It wasn’t long before they recorded an album, and it succeeded big-time. Just about everything the group did went gold or platinum, come to think about it… especially after “Toys in the Attic!” That was their third LP, and the record...

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The Music in My Head – 3/21/18

3/21/18: The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In”  Strange things happen in my head these days. I woke up this morning, hearing a song that I don’t even like that much. I mean, it’s okay, it’s just not one of my favorites. Get ready for the Fifth Dimension! You know, maybe I’m being a little too harsh. I used to really enjoy introducing The Fifth Dimension on the radio. Usually, I’d say something like “Marilyn McCoo, Florence LaRue, and the group!” McCoo and LaRue just sounded good together, and I guess it doesn’t take a whole lot to...

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The Music in My Head – 3/20/18

3/20/18: Annie Lennox “Walking On Broken Glass” I heard this song in a store the other day, and while I can’t even remember which store, the song has stuck with me! It was the first thing I heard when I woke up this morning, there playing in my head, and I don’t mind it one bit! It’s Annie Lennox, with a great song from her solo career! Annie Lennox is a Scottish vocalist with an absolutely amazing voice. Before she became well known as a solo artist, she was part of the famous duo “The Eurhythmics,” along with Dave...

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The Music in My Head – 3/19/18

3/19/18: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Here’s to the Meantime”  I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one with you! It’s Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, one of my favorite relatively recent bands, and they’ve got some great rock n’ roll for you. Grace Potter is an incredible talent – she’s multi-instrumental, an impressive vocalist, and has an amazingly strong and dynamic stage presence! I can’t think of too many rock bands out of Vermont, but that’s where Grace grew up. It all started about a decade-and-a-half ago in 2002. Potter founded the band, along with drummer Matt Burr...

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The Music in My Head – 3/16/18

3/16/18: Carly Simon & James Taylor “Mockingbird”  I don’t know how this song got stuck in my head today, but it’s definitely a good one! It’s a James Taylor and Carly Simon collaboration, and when this song came out in 1974, most people thought it was a brand new song! Not really, though. Inez & Charlie Foxx did it back in ’62, and it was a big hit in those pre-Beatles days. They’re from Greensboro, too! But James and Carly did their own version of “Mockingbird” back when they were married, and that song’s popularity has lasted a lot...

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The Music in My Head – 3/15/18

3/15/18: Faces “Stay With Me” Get ready for some straight-ahead kick-ass rock n’ roll! My friends, this some of the finest rock music ever made, directly from Rod Stewart & Faces! First, a little history. The Small Faces were a popular band in England in the late ’60s. The whole band was popular, but it was really Little Stevie Marriot that was the star of the show. He was an incredibly dynamic front man with extreme energy and amazing vocal range. You might remember their most famous song together, “Itchycoo Park.” Marriot left the group and founded Humble Pie,...

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The Music in My Head – 3/14/18

3/14/18: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Ohio” Today’s the day. Courageous high school students here in our Chapel Hill-Carrboro community and all over America are walking out of the classroom at 10 a.m. in a protest against gun violence and a plea to our political leaders to actually do something about an increasingly prevalent problem. This amazing effort was inspired, of course, by the students at Marjorie Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida — where 17 people recently lost their lives in a school shooting. These students want everybody to know that they shouldn’t have to fear for their...

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The Music in My Head – 3/13/18

3/13/18: Jan Bradley “Mama Didn’t Lie”  I’ve got an old Jan Bradley song in my head today. If you’re familiar with her fantastic work, you probably know how difficult it can be to get those songs out of your head! Not that I mind, of course. Jan Bradley grew up in Illinois, and was trying to break into the music business as an exceptionally talented singer. After being noticed at a high school talent show by an up-and-coming agent and while looking for her big break, Bradley got the opportunity to audition for Curtis Mayfield, the famous leader of...

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The Music in My Head – 3/12/18

3/12/18: Aretha Franklin “The Weight”  I’ve got a real treat for you, today! If you happen to be a big fan of Duane Allman or Aretha Franklin! You also might not have heard this one before, so I can’t wait to share it with you! Before Duane Allman became a guitar hero for the ages as part of the Allman Brothers band, he was a young guitarist who was skilled enough to land himself plenty of session work. A lot of that session work took place at Muscle Shoals, that legendary hotbed of great Southern American music! By the...

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