Anatomy Of A Song – Dreaming Of Distant Lands

I always enjoy putting together Anatomy Of A Song posts because digging into the background of classic old songs often leads to interesting discoveries. For example, today's spotlighted song is a very familiar one that was a solid hit for many singers, but none of them took it all the way to #1 on the … Continue reading Anatomy Of A Song – Dreaming Of Distant Lands

Lennons Transcended Lawrence Welk’s Square Universe

Although Lawrence Welk has shown up here on the ol' GMC more than once, his appearances have mostly been in a supporting role, as in When Lawrence Welk Became Cool, a piece about jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges. I've always maintained that during my teen years I pretty much considered Welk and his music hopelessly square, … Continue reading Lennons Transcended Lawrence Welk’s Square Universe