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Riffs Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Great ‘Colorado’ Bakeoff Edition)

As you splendid readers might remember, the hardriffing staff has long had a soft spot for The Flying Burrito Brothers. As we once noted, “Back in 1971, the hardsmoking staff glommed on to the Flying Burrito Brothers – one of … Continue reading

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Riffs Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Steely Damn! Edition)

From our long riffing series The hardrocking staff has been on a bit of a Steely Dan jag lately, during which we came across a couple of live sets you splendid readers might enjoy. Turns out 1974 was a very … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Cole Porter Edition)

Latest from our (very) occasional series The Great American Songbook is filled with splendid renditions of Cole Porter’s work (see especially Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra), but for our money Bobby Short is the best of the bunch. So the … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Guitar-Gently-Weeping Prince Edition)

Hard on the heels of the hardtracking staff’s post about the classic guitar duet between George Harrison and Eric Clapton comes this performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” –  featuring Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and Dhani Harrison (the … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Earworm-Chasing ‘Badge’ Edition)

Whenever the hardworking staff gets an earworm (see, for example, here), we turn to the greatest rock-and-roll love-triangle tune ever to unearth it. (Great photos.)     George Harrison aced out Eric Clapton and married Patti Boyd in 1966. Forty years … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Bob Dylan’s ‘4th Time Around’ Edition)

In the hardworking staff’s desk drawer is a 5 1/2″ x 4″ x 2 1/4″ black wood box with a ceramic top (crafted in 1970 by our great friend Margaret Ahlrichs – hey! we have all these friends in common!) featuring a black-and-white profile … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (‘Extravagant’ Anita O’Day Edition)

The hardworking staff has always had a thing for the great Anita O’Day. (She chose that stage name because it was pig Latin for “dough,” which is what she wanted to make.) And lately we’ve been hitting Replay on her … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Legendary ‘Arthur’ Edition)

After our Waterloo Sunset interlude the other day, the hardwaxing (nostalgic) staff couldn’t get the Kinks out of our mind’s ear. Especially their greatest album, Arthur. From AllMusic: Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) extends the … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Waterloo Sunset Edition)

Twice in the past week the hardworking staff has been in local establishments – The Ludlow Shop in Copley Place and Panera on Huntington Avenue – that played a song we haven’t heard in – what? – at least a dozen years.   … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Wishbone Ash Rockpalast ’76 Edition)

Let’s stipulate (as they say on Law & Order) that Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash was one helluva lead guitarist. Then let’s enjoy this Rockpalast Cologne gig in 1976 (especially Time Was and Blowin’ Free 59:40-1:14:18).     Channeling Amazon, … Continue reading

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