“‘Something’ in Music” is back on HVY!
Something in music: origin
One evening at a hot, trendy L.A. nightclub on a rare solo outing, yours truly found himself standing alone at the bar preparing to review the upcoming act. Before he had taken more than a few notes, however, he was bookended by a pair of vivacious vixens who insisted on engaging your rockin’ writer in cozy conversation. Strangely, the subject of “marriage” arose.
One of the young ladies noted that when a gal is about to get hitched she needs “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” Your provocative penman was immediately inspired. After all, those very same terms could be applied to music too: “Something old” or classic, “something new” or recently released, “something borrowed”, a cover, and “something blue”, a blues song or a song with “blue” in the title. The rest is history.
Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut is “Like a Rolling Stone” by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan who wrote it after a very busy tour of England. The song was featured on his studio platter Highway 61 Revisited which hit the record racks in 1965.
Our “something new” this edition is the latest music video by Rich Hartman Music. Rich Hartman appears on acoustic guitar and vocals. Nick Platco plays the mountain dulcimer. It is a friendly, unplugged cover of a song credited to American singer-songwriter and guitarist JJ Cale.
This unpretentious, informal adaptation has a no-nonsense, homey, “back porch” feel to it and was recorded live in Souderton, Pennsylvania. On social media Hartman noted: “[T]his is our version of a J J Cale song, “Train To Nowhere.” Maybe you will recognize the tune. We hope you like it.”
Our “something borrowed” this time is the classic song “Something” first recorded by the Brit Band the Beatles. The song was written by lead guitarist George Harrison. It’s off the group’s 1969 platter Abbey Road. This acoustic audio adaptation is by the sultry singer-songwriter and guitarist Ali Handal. It was recorded live from the Lady Loft and features a purrfect surprise appearance by Frankie.
Finally, our “something blue” this time is the popular blues song “Born Under A Bad Sign.” It was written and recorded by the well-known American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Albert King. The song was released first as a single in 1967. It soon became a successful R&B chart hit for the artist.
Did we mention your favorite “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”? If not, let us know. Don’t forget to send us your sexy or funny bride photos too! (Note: Again, we’re back. We don’t know how long…but we’re back.)