August 1, 2013
I haven’t finished with music of the ’70s just yet. (A couple more and I’ll try to move on to another decade.)
Colleen Hewett – “Day By Day“ (1972)
Here’s the original:
PS: My Internet access has been playing up recently (the phone line is very iffy at the moment), so this blog may or may not be posting things over the next few days, depending on how quickly I can get the problem sorted out.
July 31, 2013
As with yesterday’s song from the ’70s, today’s is another retro-retro effort – but the original of this one goes waaay back.
Gary Shearston – “I Get A Kick Out Of You“ (1974)
And here’s the original:
Ethel Merman – “I Get A Kick Out Of You“ (1934)
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)
July 29, 2013
A couple of days ago I had a little* chat with a chap called Darren on Twitter (Hi, Darren!) about an Australian band from the 1970s called Mr. George.
T.F.D. (Twitter Friend Darren) told me about a Mr. George mini-documentary he produced. It lasts approximately five minutes and eight seconds, and it’s the shortest music documentary I know of. Although it managed to tell me a few things in its five minutes (and eight seconds), it didn’t tell me why the band decided to call themselves “Mr. George”. But it did tell me other things.
Now, because this post is meant to be a Song of the day, I’ll play you a Mr. George track and then sneak in the documentary after it:
Mr. George – “My Temperature’s High” (1974)
But back to the song:
“My Temperature’s High” was written by the splendid Ted Mulry, who recorded it himself the same year. I posted the original Ted version ages ago, but if you’re someone in a hurry and don’t have enough time to click on this link, I’ll put it here:
Ted Mulry Gang – “My Temperature’s High” (1974)
(*Due to the 140-character limit imposed by Twitter, little chats are pretty much the only kind you can have there.)
July 27, 2013
You may have noticed that all the Songs of the day for the last eight days have been from the 1970s. This is because I’m currently in a ’70s music phase – and it’s not about to change any time soon.
So here comes another one:
Ol’ 55 – “On The Prowl” (1976)
Ol 55 – “On The Prowl” by Channel_Retro
I’m having a blast listening to these ’70s songs (even though today’s is more of a ’50s pastiche).
July 26, 2013
Brian Cadd – “Let Go” (1974):
July 24, 2013
The La De Da’s – “The Place” (1973)
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!