Sunday, September 26, 2010: YOU CAN’T GET THIS MUSIC OUT OF YOUR HEAD!

Remember the music you listened to during your high school years.  According to neuroscientist Daniel Levitin – that’s the music you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Musician Marc Cohn released his new cd titled, “Listening Booth: 1970”.  This was the music that was important to him – great songs released in 1970.  These are the songs he listened to in a listening booth at a local Cleveland record store during his high school years.  Songs on the album include Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed”, Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic”, J.J. Cale’s “After Midnight”, Grateful Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie”, Badfinger’s “No Matter What”, Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown”, Cat Steven’s “Wild World”, Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Only Living Boy in New York”, Bread’s “Make It With You”.

Cohn explains, “Some of my favorite singers aren’t writers, and some of the best records I love are not singer/songwriter records.  And there was really a cool way to … still express something very personal through other people’s music even if I’m only focusing on being the singer.”  The album’s producer, John Lenenthal (Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin) says, “We made a really soulful record.”  It’s an album that works great music, with a great singer, and a great approach in the studio.

1970 represents the year the Beatles broke up, Simon and Garfunkel broke up.   It was the year of the last Beatles’ album, the first George Harrison album, the first John Lennon album and the first Paul McCartney album.

And if you were a high school kid at the time – you can’t get this music out of your head!

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