‘Something’ in Music 196

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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 196

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Play With Fire” written and recorded by the Brit band the Rolling Stones. It first appeared on the flip side of the 1965 single “The Last Time.” It later appeared on the US version of their 1965 platter Out of Our Heads.  

Something New

Our “something new” here is the new single “Bun E. Carlos” by the Oregon-based married duo known as Silver Lake 66. Specifically, they are Maria Francis (vocals, acoustic guitar, and drums and percussion) and Jeff Overbo (vocals, lap steel, dobro, acoustic, 12-string, and baritone guitars). This is the first single off their upcoming audio offering, The Space Between Us. The disc drops this June. (Read a review of their previous platter right here.)    

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Take the Last Train to Clarksville” which was co-written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart and originally recorded and released as the Monkees’ debut single in 1966. This fun cover is by the American country rock band known as Speedbuggy USA. It features Timbo (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), Seth von Paulus (lead guitar), Patrick Dennis (bass), Mike McNamara (drums), and Greg McMullen (pedal steel). The track appears on their album Kick Out the Twang which dropped in July of 2018.  

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Blues in Her Eyes (Live)” by American blues singer-songwriter Jeremiah Johnson with blues siren Whitney Shay and blues guitarist Ryan Perry. It’s a live track off the disc Blues Caravan 2020 which dropped in January 2021. 

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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!