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Had this song been done by almost anyone else, it would surely be a drug song. However, from Neil Diamond it remains a cryptically haunting song about Captain Sunshine being able to "make me feel fine, when I'm wrongly down" and who "makes the words rhyme when the tune is sad." Who or what is the mysterious Captain Sunshine? No idea. All we know is that he "walks so pure between the earth and the sea." Definitely a very spiritual song. (thanks, Kelley - Hickory, KY)
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.
Artis the Spoonman
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?