Something in music: origin
One evening at a hot, trendy L.A. night club 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 old” this time is “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was first released as a single with “Down on the Corner” back in September 1969. It first appeared as an album track on their fourth studio platter, Willy and the Poor Boys in November 1969.
Our “something new” this time is “Standing In Your Light”, the latest single by the indie power and pop group known as Booch Band. According to a recent email the song creatively “offers exposure and advocacy for phone addiction awareness.” The official single version drops on August 12th.
The song features band founder Leroy Bocchieri also known as “Booch” Hence the group’s name.) Bocchieri leads the way on guitar and vocals. It also includes John Richardson on drums and Kevin Gastonguay on keyboards.
Our “something borrowed” is Eileen Carey’s cover of “Walking On Sunshine.” It is a Katrina and the Waves song written by the band’s own Kimberley Rew. It was first released (only in Canada) on their 1983 debut disc. This version was included on Carey’s 2014 platter Let It Go.
The “something blue” this time is “Mannish Boy” a.k.a. “Manish Boy.” This blues standard is by Muddy Waters. The track was recorded on May 24th, 1955 as an “answer song” to Bo Diddley’s song “I’m a Man.” The song was released as a single later that same year.
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!