Greetings, music fans and welcome to “‘Something’ in Music”. Recently, your sometimes socially inept, shy, innocent white boy writer had an atypical conversation about marriage with some attractive, young ladies in a trendy club. This led to a discussion of wedding traditions.
Specifically, when a gal gets married she’s supposed to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”. That one comment (and a few cherry vodka and Cokes) was basically all it took to give birth to the idea behind this brand new series here on usedview.com.
Here we shall briefly examine various songs in four different categories: classic songs (“something old”), newer numbers (“something new”), cover cuts (“something borrowed”) and blues songs and/or songs with the word “blue” in the title (“something blue”). As per usual, readers are not only welcome to contribute to this new series but are actually encouraged if not downright expected to do so.
(View the photos to see the latest group of songs.)
This edition our “something old” was submitted by Melanie Wisdom Carbajal. She chose “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones. This one was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It goes back to the 1969 platter Let It Bleed. It wasn’t released as a single but the mid-tempo rocker quickly became a staple of their live shows.
“Something new” this time around is by Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Ali Handal. Handal collaborated with Lars Jansson Kilman and Lorenzo Jansson Kilman. She said her “new song ‘Lucky For Me’ posted on SoundCloud (is) very happy & poppy!” She also stated that the song “will not be on my next album”.
The “something borrowed” this edition is from music publicist Doug W. Deutsch. He likes Sheryl Crow’s 2003 cover of “The First Cut Is the Deepest” which was written by Cat Stevens back in 1967. It was also covered by other artists including P. P. Arnold in 1967, Keith Hampshire in 1973 and Rod Stewart in 1977.
Deutsch also threw in “My Bologna” by Weird Al Yankovic. This is a satirical take off of The Knack;s “My Sharona”. (Yankovic might not have technically covered the lyrics but he did indeed cover the tune!)
“Something blue” this time was submitted by The Abe Lincoln Story’s singer/songwriter and frontman Steve Moramarco. He suggested “Dead Presidents” written by the legendary Willy Dixon and performed by innovative American blues harmonica player Little Walter in 1963. It would later be covered by The J. Geils Band among other acts.
So there you have it, guys and dolls, the latest edition of “’Something’” here on usedview.com. Hope you enjoyed it. (Ladies, since the series was inspired by a wedding tradition, feel free to submit your bride pics for inclusion here.) Feel free to submit your favorite classic cuts, new numbers, covers and blues tunes for inclusion here. It’s all about sharing the music.
My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.