Monday, December 28, 2015

3077. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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From: Glorified Magnified; Year: 1972; Genre: Rock
I was going through some old files on my computer concerning my Song a Day Blog, which I've been doing now for over 8 years, and found my old "queue" of potential picks that I used to turn to when I got stuck. I happened to find that one of the oldest ones on the list was a song from Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Anyway, after checking it out I discovered that, one of the bands I really like, Manfred Mann, hadn't graced my list in almost 2900 picks and the Earth Band even longer, so I definitely had to pick one. I love what they did with this song originally penned and recorded by Bob Dylan and covered many of times; it's got the original feel, but with a harder rock edge.

Hear It's All Over Now, Baby Blue on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Brave Belt - Too Far Away

My song pick two years ago today: Jethro Tull - Protect and Survive

My song pick three years ago today: The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses

My song pick four years ago today: The Steve Miller Band - My Dark Hour

My song pick five years ago today: Fear Factory - Fear Campaign

My song pick six years ago today: Gunnar Madsen - Surprise!

My song pick seven years ago today: Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon

My song pick eight years ago today: Megadeth - Architecture of Aggression


Monday, December 21, 2015

3070. Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio - Jingle Hells Bells

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From: I Am Santa Claus; Year: 1993; Genre: Hard Rock/Christmas Music/Comedy/Parody
Continuing on picking some Christmas tunes, I thought picking some light-hearted comedy would be a wonderful idea; definitely good for the stress that we normally have this time of year.
Anyway, as you could probably surmise by the title this is an AC/DC parody of a few of their most popular songs set to lyrics based on the classic song "My Favourite Things," but with a more "metal" oriented list of things. A very fun song and definitely one of the better ones from Bob Rivers.

Hear Jingle Hells Bells on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Stanley Clarke, George Duke, and Everette Harp - O Tannenbaum

My song pick two years ago today: Louis Armstrong - Christmas Night in Harlem

My song pick three years ago today: The Beatles - Please Please Me

My song pick four years ago today: John Denver - Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)

My song pick five years ago today: Mykola Leontovych - Shchedryk (The Carol of the Bells)

My song pick six years ago today: Steeleye Span - Edwin

My song pick seven years ago today: Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Savatage - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

My song pick eight years ago today: Jethro Tull - Ring Out Solstice Bells


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sunday, December 06, 2015

3055. Allan Sherman - I See Bones

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From: My Son, The Nut; Year: 1963; Genre: Jazz/Comedy/Parody
Lately they've been playing a commercial on television with the song C'est si bon playing behind it; it's been getting to me enough that I've had it on my mind a lot and thus this rather unique parody but the late master of parody music: Allan Sherman.
This is a cute one where instead of the traditional lyrics this one has comedic lyrics about a French doctor listing off a bunch both weird and normal objects seen on an X-Ray.
Interestingly enough, the album this song appears on, My Son, The Nut, was the last comedy album to reach #1 on the charts until Weird Al did it last year with his album Mandatory Fun.

Hear I See Bones on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Rush - Chemistry

My song pick two years ago today: Rick James - Super Freak

My song pick three years ago today: The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Three to Get Ready

My song pick four years ago today: Rammstein - Rammstein

My song pick five years ago today: The Steve Miller Band - You Send Me

My song pick six years ago today: Frijid Pink - House of the Rising Sun

My song pick seven years ago today: Jaco Pastorius - Portrait of Tracy

My song pick eight years ago today: Rush - Time Stand Still


Tuesday, December 01, 2015