‘Something’ in Music 170

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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 170

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Dirty Water” recorded by the American rock band known as The Standells. The song was written by Ed Cobb, their producer. It was released as a single in 1965 and also appears on their 1966 premiere studio album of the same name.    

Something New

Our “something new” for this edition is the lead single and new music video “Baptize the Gumbo” written and recorded by the Atlanta-based singer, songwriter, “guitar slinger” and “folk artist” Jefferson Ross. The song is off his upcoming album, Southern Currency. On YouTube, he said: “Laissez les bon temps!”

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the classic cut “Midnight Rider” by the American rock group the Allman Brothers Band.  Written mainly by singer Gregg Allman, it’s off their 1970 platter Idlewild South.  This live cover version is by The Allman Betts Band and was shot for the TV show “CBS Saturday Morning.”

If you’re in the area and would like to hear The Allman Betts Band perform live, check out the Allman Family Revival on Tuesday, February 22nd, at 7:00 pm at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California.  This musical event celebrates the life and the music of the co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Greg Allman.  The band roster includes Allman’s son Devon Allman (lead vocals and guitar) Dickey Betts’ son Duane Betts (lead vocals and guitar), Berry Oakley’s son Berry Duane Oakley (bass), John Ginty (keyboards), Johnny Stachela (guitar), R. Scott Bryan (percussion), and John Lum (drums).  

In a recent e-missive Allman spoke of the show.  He said: “Hard to believe we are in the fifth year of the Allman Family Revival shows.  This year is going to be bonkers – nineteen cities, coast-to-coast in historic theaters with our beautiful, talented friends jamming all night long.”

He added: “I like having artists that knew Dad, played with him, maybe were an opening act, or were really influenced and inspired by him.  As for a venue, I prefer those turn-of-the-century to mid-20th century, old-school theaters. They are just gorgeous inside, sculpted for sound, and provide the perfect location for these very special shows. I love for this concert to feel like a night at the theater for our audience.”

The show will also include other entertainers such as Robert Randolph, Jimmy Hall, Alex Orbison, Art Edmaiston, Marc Ford, and Kenny Aronoff.  Tickets range from $22.50 to $119.50.  For more information visit http://www.wiltern.com. 

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the new song and music video “Love Me Right” a.k.a. “Love Me Right Or Cut Me Loose” by Southern California-based blues vocalist and songwriter Sandy Haley.  This one is her first new single for 2022 and appears on her new EP titled Feels Like Freedom.  In a recent e-missive, Haley briefly discussed the song. 

She said the song “is a soulful ballad and personal story, dedicated to all the single parents who have protected and raised their kids with love through lonely nights.”  On the track she is backed by producer Tony Braunagel on drums, Pat McClure on guitar, Jeff Paris on keys, Reggie McBride on bass, Joe Sublett on saxophone, Les Lovitt on trumpet, Nick Lane on trombone, and Maxayn Lewis and Kudisan Kai Regalto on backup vocals. music

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