After Midnight by Eric Clapton: Who Did It First?

Song: After Midnight (1965 Liberty Records: Liberty #55931, 1972) Artist: J.J. Cale Album: Naturally (Shelter Records 1972)) Imagine living in your car while Eric Clapton has tremendous success with your song and slowly becomes a legend. Imagine earning royalties from this that allow you to not only eat but to go on recording music. Now … Read more

I’ve Got the Music in Me: Kiki Dee

Kik Dee singing, 1974

Song: I’ve Got the Music In Me (1974) Artist: Kiki Dee Album: I’ve Got the Music In Me (Rocket) If you watched the recent Elton John biopic (if you could call it that), Rocket Man, you may have been interested to see the scene with Elton John recording the duet Don’t Go Breaking My Heart … Read more

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

Stuck in the Middle With You, Stealers Wheel

Song: Stuck in the Middle With You (1972) Artist: Stealers Wheel Album: Stealers Wheel (A&M) You may know the song Stuck in the Middle with You from the ear-slicing scene in Reservoir Dogs (1993). It was the only big hit by the Scottish folk-rock band Stealers Wheel, in 1973, appearing on their self-titled album Stealers Wheel, climbing … Read more