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‘Retha Socks It to the Man

According to the New York Times, Aretha Franklin is ready to pull a Radiohead. The Queen of Soul Takes Control. She’s been with Clive Davis on Arista since 1980, but her contract is up and she’s done with him: Ms. Franklin has already completed an album for her own label, Aretha’s Records, called “Aretha: A … Continue reading ‘Retha Socks It to the Man

Barry Manilow is in a mellow mood…

What a headline! Manilow Goes Mellow For ’70s Covers Album. Has the Man ever gone anything other than mellow? The best part is that this latest Clive Davis-assisted effort, called The Greatest Songs of the Seventies, contains “eight vintage Manilow tracks.” Ha! Of course, one-third of the best songs of that decade were originally performed … Continue reading Barry Manilow is in a mellow mood…