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. 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 list to see the latest group of songs.)
New Blues Revolution’s biggest fan Joanne Abu Qartoumy submitted “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin for this edition’s “something old” classic. This is off their sixth LP Physical Graffiti from 1975. It was written mainly by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant although the late John Bonham also contributed to the final composition. A lengthier, live version performed with an Egyptian/Moroccan orchestra can be found on the 1994 release No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded.
This edition we present something new from Jason Diego. The song is so new that as this goes to press Diego has not released the EP on which it will appear. The tune is titled “Save Face”. The song was written by frontman Diego who also plays acoustic guitar on the track. Trent Tucker plays electric guitar and David Acevedo plays the bass. (Dub-Step/ Beats on the track are by Speeshbeats.)
The borrowed bit for this edition is the late, great Johnny Cash’s cover of the 1994 Nine Inch Nails number named “Hurt”. It was written by Trent Reznor and included on the band’s The Downward Spiral disc. Cash’s version –released in 2002–was praised by the critics. It was one of his last hits before he died.
“Something blue” here is “Memphis Blues” by W. C. Handy. W. C. Handy, the “father of the blues”, originally wrote the music for this classic blues piece as a campaign anthem for Edward Crump, a successful Memphis mayoral candidate in 1909. He later rewrote the song substituting “Memphis Blues” for “Mr. Crump”. He published it in 1912 thus introducing his style of 12-bar blues which later inspired the foxtrot dance step.
So there you have it, faithful readers, the newest edition of yet another new series here on usedview.com. Hopefully, you enjoyed it. (Ladies, since the series was inspired by a wedding tradition, feel free to submit your bride pics for inclusion here.) As always, please 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.