‘Something’ in Music 167

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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.

‘Something’ in Music 167

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Tired Of Waiting” by the Brit band the Kinks.  The song was first released as a single back in 1965.  It hit number six in the US and was also included on the band’s second studio album, Kinda Kinks

Something New

Our “something new” for this edition is the new single and music video “Chasing Horizons.”  It was written by Spanish guitarist Russ Hewitt.  It features Portuguese-American guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. 

Also included here are Drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana, Steve Winwood, Chicago), bassist and keyboardist Bob Parr (Cher, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Barry White), percussionist Raphael Padilla (Miami Sound Machine, Shakira, Gloria Estefan), and percussionist Efren Guzman Mejia (Alejandro Fernandez, Arnandi Mamzanero, Andrea Bocelli).

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this edition is “Mack The Knife” written by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.  This fun cover version is by beloved American actor and entertainer Don Most.  This specific performance of the song from the 1928 drama “The Threepenny Opera” was recorded live at Vitello’s Jazz Club located in Studio City, California in the summer of 2014.  It was part of his show “Donny Most Sings & Swings.”  (He’s still got it!)   

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Blue Moon.”  Not to be confused with the classic cut co-written by the songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, this “Blue Moon” is by the American rock band Lizzie and The Makers.  The song is included on their 2018 album titled Meanwhile…   

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