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 odd, eclectic series here on yeahstub.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 fun series but are actually encouraged if not downright expected to do so.
“Something old” this time around come to us courtesy of singer-songwriter Danny Sandock. Sandock said he had so many favorites but decided to go “with a surprise” and gave us “God Gave Rock And Roll To You” by Argent. This one was actually recorded in 1971 during the sessions for their platter All Together Now, but originally didn’t appear on an LP until 1973’s In Deep.
“Something new” this edition comes courtesy of lyricist Martin H. Samuel who submitted a new song titled “Boogie On The Bayou”. It’s by Bad Ass Boots and was recently released as a digital single on Dream Wild Records. Bad Ass Boots consists of Billie Burnor (lead vocals), Suzanne “Shazam” Cimone (harp and vocals), Joyce Baker (drums), Billie Duffey (bass), Pat Duffey (electric and slide guitar and vocals) with Lisa Nezmo (acoustic guitar and vocals). It’s a danceable track that works so well as a crowd mover choreographer Max Perry even created a line dance—the Bayou Bay Boogie—just for the track.
“Something borrowed” this edition comes from singer-songwriter Pi Jacobs. Released mere days ago it’s actually an entertaining cover of a folk song written by Anne Bredon, recorded by Joan Baez, made famous by Led Zeppelin and infamous by Miley Cyrus.
Jacobs said: “I’m not big on covers generally, but I’ve always loved this song, and when we tried it with the band, it became something new and special and magic. We just knew it had to be on our next album Hi Rise Ranch, coming (in) January 2015.” This is Jacobs own tuneful take on “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”.
Our blues bit or “something blue” this time harkens back to the 1970s when your crusty chronicler was a mere lad. It was a single by the band Ozark Mountain Daredevils titled “Jackie Blue”. It’s off their 1974 LP It’ll Shine When It Shines.
It was sung by drummer Larry Lee in a high register so some folks thought it was sung by a gal. The song was soon said to be about a girl but originally was supposed to be a drug song. It was covered by The Smashing Pumpkins in 1991. It was also covered by AM and Shawn Lee in 2011,
So there you have it, readers, the newest edition of this series. Hope you enjoyed it. (Don’t forget, since the series was inspired by a wedding tradition; feel free to submit your bride pics for inclusion here, gals!) 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.
(NOTE: Speaking of “something new”, lovers everywhere might want to check out The Pleasure Pantry’s exciting Pleasure Pantry Boxes. They are available for all combinations of couples including married folks. You know what they say: “Something sexy, something slinky, something fun and something kinky!”)
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