Tag Archives: Songs
My tax analyst told me that the song Twisted , the closer for Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark , was actually a late 50’s tune redone by Joni. Here’s the original by Hendricks, Lambert, & Ross : And here’s Joni’s … Continue reading
Back in the early 80’s I would always try to alternate pick strokes down/up or up/down. By the 90’s I incorporated sweep picking down and up (even if only two adjacent strings) along with inside picking. Recently I’ve been working … Continue reading
The U.K. copyright holder for Rudyard Kipling’s The Road To Mandalay wouldn’t let Frank Sinatra release his swinging version of it on Come Fly With Me so he recorded Chicago to replace it in the British Empire release. Frank tells … Continue reading
It always irks me to see proper school-taught punctuation in song lyrics – it never matches the song phrasing or breath pattern. At best, it doesn’t reveal if there are pauses for effect. I like to put commas in lyrics where the pauses … Continue reading
A great version of Day In Day Out, Frank Sinatra: From Frank Sinatra – A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim. Arrangement by Nelson Riddle, go figure.
Back in 1975 I worked the El Chico nacho stand at The State Fair Of Texas, right in front of Big Tex. One of the highlights of everyday was listening to a steel drum orchestra from Trinidad and Tobago.
For the past week J-Walk has been asking his readers to nominate the best songs of all time, in various categories. There are lots of great performances of great songs to be found in the comments. Yesterday the category was … Continue reading
The bar-band classic: I know, I know, I know you’ve probably heard it played too loud, too many times – but it’s nice hearing the original artist playing it with a small band.