Song of the day: Cheetah – "Walking In The Rain"

July 30, 2013

The 1970s music phase I’m in at the moment continues unabated, but today’s song won’t just be retro, it’ll be retro-retro.

Here’s a song from the ’70s that is a cover of a song from the decade before that:

Cheetah – “Walking In The Rain (1978)

And here’s the original:

The Ronettes – “Walking In The Rain (1964)


Song of the day: Miss Linda George – "Our Day Will Come"

July 23, 2013

Today’s song is a request, and it was requested by my friend David. Yay!

Miss Linda George – “Our Day Will Come (1973)

For those of you who don’t know who this Linda George person is, she was a popular Australian singer in the 1970s.

I must admit that I’m a little annoyed at the affectation of her stage name, “Miss Linda George”. On the record label for the song, you don’t see that it was produced by Mister John Sayers, or arranged by Mister Peter Jones. Grrr.

Anyway, here’s the original:

Ruby & The Romantics – “Our Day Will Come (1963)

Thanks for the suggestion, David!


Song of the day: Deep Sea Arcade feat. Megan Washington – "Bonnie And Clyde"

July 7, 2013

Here are Deep Sea Arcade and Megan Washington with something a little bit psychedelic and a little bit groovy. It’s from an album of French songs interpreted by Australian musicians. Yes, really.

Deep Sea Arcade feat. Megan Washington – “Bonnie And Clyde (2013)

Here’s the original:

Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – “Bonnie And Clyde (1968)


Song of the day: Glen Campbell – "Galveston"

June 17, 2013

I woke up with this song in my head, and it’s decided not to leave anytime soon.

I ain’t complainin’.

Glen Campbell – “Galveston (1969)


Musical coincidences # 397

June 10, 2013

My friend Arkansas Allen supplied this coincidence. Thanks, AA!

When Tom Jones performed a cover version of the Arctic Monkeys‘ “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor“, it looks like he decided to use another song to do it.

First up, here’s a bit of the Arctic Monkeys song:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006) (excerpt)

And here’s how Tom Jones interpreted it:

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007) (excerpt)

Allen reckons the inspiration for Tom’s version came from…

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968) (excerpt)

I’m inclined to agree.

Here are the full versions:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006)

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007)

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968)


Song of the day: The Sundowners – "Always You"

June 9, 2013

I heard today’s song after someone posted it song on Facebook a few days ago. It was the first time I’d ever heard it, and I was mighty glad to make its acquaintance:

The Sundowners – “Always You” (1968)

Sunshine Pop. Yum.


Musical coincidences # 395

May 23, 2013

Thanks to a recommendation by Powerpopaholic (Hi, Aaron!), I’ve been listening to Corin Ashley‘s album, New Lion Terraces, and semi-enjoying it.

One of the songs on the album has a melodic snippet that sounded very familiar…

Corin Ashley – “Eyeshine” (2013) (excerpt)

The Beatles – “I Will (1968) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Corin Ashley – “Eyeshine” (2013)
Eyeshine

The Beatles – “I Will (1968)