Song of the day: A band – "Silver Threads And Golden Needles"

December 28, 2012

I hope your Christmas was a mighty fine one. (If it wasn’t mighty fine, then I hope it was at least mighty tolerable.)

Over the next few days I’d like to share with you some of the music on the CDs and DVDs I received. (I like sharing. And I’d like to say that, no matter how small or large, I’m always grateful for whatever comes my way. I might change my online name from Mr. Happy to Mr. Thankful.)

I’ll start with a track from a CD by a band that I’ve played on the blog before, but got into trouble for doing so by naming them. (I guess the record company said “Bah humbug!”)

The band is an Australian folk group who were immensely popular in the 1960s, and who have just reformed for their golden jubilee. Their record company recently released a 2-CD compilation of their hits. (They needed two CDs because they had a lot of hits.) It’s one of the CDs I received. And it’s great.

I’ll attempt to circumvent Blogger’s unhelpfulness by renaming this particular band. I’ll play you a track they recorded this year for that brand new golden jubilee compilation. It’s a remarkably pleasant remake of a very well known song, and I think it might now be my favourite version:

The Peekers – “Silver Threads And Golden Needles (2012)

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And here’s the original:

Wanda Jackson – “Silver Threads And Golden Needles (1956)

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