“Diff’rent Stokes” by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring & Al Burton (1978)

First off, shout out and rest in piece to a great Canadian and one of my first crushes ever, the Bearlicious (Otterlicious?) Alan Thicke. Yes, lawd. So, here are some interesting facts for folks who may only know Alan as Jason Seaver on Growing Pains or as Robin’s dad. He apparently was Philippe Wynne from… Read More “Diff’rent Stokes” by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring & Al Burton (1978)

“The Closer I Get To You” by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1978)

The title of the Roberta Flack album that housed “The Closer I Get To You” was Blue Lights In The Basement. There couldn’t be a more accurate descriptor for what this song evokes. “The Closer I Get To You” is a slow dance classic; a perfectly sung, sumptuously arranged song that captures the first blush of a… Read More “The Closer I Get To You” by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1978)