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.
‘Something’ in Music 135
Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Paranoid.” It was written and first recorded by the Brit heavy metal band. It first appeared on their 1970 platter of the same name. Alternate versions of the song were also released on deluxe editions released in 2009 and 2016.
Our “something new” this edition is American singer Marsha Bartenetti’s new music video and single “Dust In The Wind.” It’s a cover of the song written by Kerry Livgen and recorded by the band Kansas. Bartenetti’s vocals are backed by other artists including Kevin Madill (piano and keyboards), Stephan Oberhoff (acoustic guitar, trumpet, string orchestra, and background vocals), Danny O’Lannerghty (bass), and Marcus Finnie (drums).
On her website, Bartenetti said: “I am so excited to share with you my latest video for the single I have just released – ‘Dust in the Wind’ – a classic song by Kerry Livgren of the group Kansas. This song was originally recorded in 1977, which, I guess we can now say, is a New Standard!”
She added: “Its lyrics are especially poignant at this current time. During this absolutely unfathomable year, one of great losses – of friends, family members, jobs, homes. It also has been a time of blessings – those who overcame COVID assisted by incredible first responders and prayer; some created new streams of income and ways to get together with friends and family via Zoom. We became more introspective. We found new ways to be together and found our priorities shifting.”
Bartenetti concluded: “Through it all, we have experienced the fragility of life – and all the notes of our existence. ‘All we are is dust in the wind.’ I hope you will find its magic reach into your heart…”
Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Seven Bridges Road” which was composed by American musician Steve Young. It first appeared on his 1969 platter Rock Salt & Nails. This informal cover is by the American act The Freeway Revival.
They discussed the circa 2016 recording on social media. “This is our version of ‘Seven Bridges Road’ we recorded at rehearsal. This song was [most famously]…performed by The Eagles.”
They add: “We claim no right of any kind to the song. We just enjoy singing it as we have enjoyed learning how to sing together through it.” (You can read a review of their most recent release here.)
Finally, our “something blue” this time is the blues bit “Pay Before You Pump” by the late American blues, R&B and soul singer-songwriter, and record producer Denise LaSalle. The song first appeared on her 2007 disc of the same name. It also was included on the 2011 album Pay Before You Pump (Deluxe Edition).
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!