A Magic Carpet Ride To New Orleans

by Kevin Burton    While at the Quiet Knight bar in Chicago, Steve Goodman saw fellow singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie, and asked to be allowed to play a song for him, according to a story on Wikipedia.    “Guthrie grudgingly agreed, on the condition that if Goodman bought him a beer, Guthrie would listen to him play …

More Songs That Peaked At Number 22

by Kevin Burton    Yes you do know the song “But It’s Alright” by J.J. Jackson, but maybe not by its title.    If I mention that Huey Lewis and the News did a just about carbon copy of the song in 1994, that might help your recognition.    (No I’m not talking about “It’s …

“Rescue Me” Imitated The Detroit Sound

by Kevin Burton    From the heart of the Motown era came a million-selling hit that typified the Detroit sound.     But the song has been doubly mistaken through the years, shortchanging the artist whose vocal command made it a classic.    That song was “Rescue Me,” and it was a bit of a rescue …

Airline To Fire Unvaccinated Workers

by Kevin Burton    Almost 600 workers for United Airlines now face termination for not complying with the company’s Covid 19 vaccination requirement, according to published reports.    “The vast majority of its 67,000 US staff have supplied proof of vaccination, which was required by Monday,” according to a report on the BBC website.    …

Cover Your Family And Friends In Prayer

by Kevin Burton   “One of the most effective ways to pray for ourselves and for others is to pray scripture. In doing so, we echo back to God that which we know is his will.”    Those are words from the back cover of the book “Covering Your Life In Prayer: Discover A Life-Changing …