Norah Jones Two Needed Better Material

by Kevin Burton    Had a quick notion a few years ago to poke my musical head out of the seventies and try some 21st-century artists.    A friend recommended Maroon 5, John Mayer and Norah Jones. I loved the debut records from those three so much, I bought their follow-up records.    Then for …

Maroon 5 Makes My Old-School Playlist

by Kevin Burton    Suppose you somehow learn that my copy of the “Billboard Book of Number One Hits,” only goes to June of 2003, “This Is The Night” by Clay Aiken.    You say, “When’s your birthday? I’ll get you an updated copy.”    Well thanks for that thought, but I’d rather have tube …

My Brain Prefers Old-School Music

by Kevin Burton    Regular readers of my Tuesday posts may be shocked to learn there is music from the current millennium that I like.    No, I’m not all about the Beatles and Steely Dan.        There are three albums in particular that I have played in heavy rotation at times.  They are not …

An All-Star Team Suitable For Feb. 14

by Kevin Burton     In an effort to get Valentine’s week started in a big way, Page 7 presents, coach Kev’s all-Valentine team.     This is my starting lineup, or the people in your valentine neighborhood, to paraphrase Sesame Street. Valentine is not one of the top 100 American surnames, but it’s common enough.    …

Colorful Artist Names, Great Songs

by Kevin Burton    This week on Flying Colors it’s the singers and bands with colors in their names, not the songs.     So there is a mixture of colors here and some of the best examples of Soul, Rock and Disco music.    Went looking for a bonus track from a colorful source and …