Songs of the Week
Autumn Song (Sorry, no link available) Van Morrison Hard Nose The Highway To be honest, I don’t know anything interesting about this song. Odd, as the song’s a favorite of mine.
Sorry for the hiatus. Two SotW, this time. Actually three and an operetta, sort of. But really, two songs. Life’s Been Good Joe Walsh But Seriously Folks… Ah, tales of 70s excess among rock stars. The things mentioned in the lyrics are all too true; among them are specific references to Keith Moon and Walsh himself. [...]
Our House Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Deja Vu One of those songs everyone’s heard a million times but most people never to appreciate. It’s really a great song. Fun Fact: It’s about Joni Mitchell.
Tiger Rag (Sorry, no link available) Punch Miller’s Bunch Ernest “Punch” Miller was a jazz trumpeter from New Orleans. Born in the 1890s, he was lucky or unlucky enough (depending on how you look at it) to experience jazz as a new form of music and worked with some of the originators.
John Hardy [Version 2] Lead Belly Absolutely the Best One of the all time great performers. He’s playing accordion on this one. Did you know he could play accordion? He was one bad, bad man.
Please Return Your Love to Me The Temptations The Temptations Wish It Would Rain One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite groups. It’s kinda simple, kinda not with a repetitive form but a lot going on in the song. It’s very much fun to play. It’s the last Temptations track to include [...]
Night Time Lady (Sorry, no link available) Rick Nelson Garden Party This song is really only worth listening for the Tom Brumley solo. The vocals are performed well but it’s not an interesting melody.
Minstrel Boy Bob Dylan Self Portrait A lot of people hate this album but my comment on that will have to wait for another post. This is a very rough recording but isn’t without its charm. You can hear members of The Band backing him.
Why (Am I Treated So Bad) The Staple Singers Come And Get It (I Got It) Take notes; this is classic soul. The Staple Singers were a family band that did everything from traditional gospel to Stax hits. They were a big influence on The Band.
One for ‘Grew (For Mulgrew Miller) Robert Glasper In My Element Robert Glasper is one of the best of the new generation of jazz musicians. As a composer, pianist, and bandleader, he has created a unique voice for himself using influences from jazz’s past along with mainstream and avant garde art and music. For this [...]