Great American Songbook

The Greatest Song of All-Time – Bob Dylan

Every now and then a song really speaks to a generation. No song did that better than Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone.” I love rhythmic tunes. This isn’t one of those. I love songs where I can figure out the lyrics. This isn’t one of those songs, either. I had to go to the that lyrics site and then the light bulb went off. Once upon a time you dressed so fine You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you ? People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall” You thought they were all kiddin’ you

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The Second Greatest Song of All-Time – The Rolling Stones

There are only a few songs that you can play where everyone in the room will know it instantly from the opening riff. The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” is one of those tunes. This is a tune that simply and clearly captures the thoughts and feelings of a generation. Although the Rolling Stones have about 15 – 20 tunes which are easily recognizable, “Satisfaction” is their masterpiece. (I thought that “Start Me Up” was a better tune.) From RS: “It’s the riff heard  round the world,” says Steve Van Zandt, guitarist for the E Street Band. “And it’s one of the

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ABOUT AUTHOR
Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

Where is The Outrage Topics
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