The Masterful Mr. Hancock

NOT ROCK Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973 | Columbia Records

Many great players have successfully crossed genres, widening the appeal of jazz to a larger and less assuming audience. And funk and R&B were fused with bebop and hard bop long before many assume. This week, I want to pay homage to the album, and [...]

Blue Swede | “Hooked on a Feeling”

HATE TO ADMIT IT, BUT… “Hooked on a Feeling” Blue Swede 1973 | EMI

“OOKA-SHAKA-OOKA-OOKA-OOKA-SHAKA!” My God. Webster’s defines “pop music” as any music that “features a noticeable rhythmic element, melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and a conventional structure.” And apparently “pop music” also occasionally contains elements that are “out of left field.”

Such [...]

Blue Swede | “Hooked on a Feeling”

HATE TO ADMIT IT, BUT… “Hooked on a Feeling” Blue Swede 1973 | EMI

“OOKA-SHAKA-OOKA-OOKA-OOKA-SHAKA!” My God. Webster’s defines “pop music” as any music that “features a noticeable rhythmic element, melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and a conventional structure.” And apparently “pop music” also occasionally contains elements that are “out of left field.”

Such [...]