‘Something’ in Music 192

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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 192

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “I Can’t Tell You Why” by the American rock group Eagles.  It was co-written by band members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Timothy B. Schmit.  It first appeared on their 1979 platter The Long Run.  It was their last top ten hit.

Something New

Our “something new” here is the new song “Temptation Row” by Texas singer-songwriter and guitarist Wayne Willingham.  This original composition is the title track from his upcoming disc Temptation Row.  It has an Americana-folk feel to it.  For more information on the man and his music, feel free to check out his official website.  

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Both Sides Now” written by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.  It was first released as a single by American singer-songwriter Judy Collins in 1968, then appeared on Mitchell’s own 1969 LP Clouds.  This 2019 cover version is by award-winning American singer-songwriter and public speaker Chloé Temtchine. Temtchine is also the creator of the program “Super Brave,” an interview series that focuses on adults and children who live with chronic illnesses. On social media, she said: “Hope you enjoy my cover!”  

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “You Put It in, I’ll Take It Out” by the American bluesman and “songster” known as Papa Charlie Jackson.  He was one of the first musicians to play hokum music.  This one was originally released as a single in 1934. 

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