“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 …

I’m Going To Hum This Tune Forever

by Kevin Burton    Do you remember what song knocked Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” out of the top spot on the chart in 1983?    If you said it was Jackson’s next release “Beat It,” that’s a good guess. That’s how hot he was that year.   But the answer is “Come On Eileen,” by …

Fictional Band, Great Music For Real

by Kevin Burton    Take a look at your record collection, then do the math.    For every act that got that major recording contract, got their tunes onto the radio and into your heart, thousands of others wanted to, to varying degrees tried to, but did not.     I alas, am in that letter …