Dateline: October 7th, 1974. Tom Waits has just released his second album, “The Heart Of Saturday Night”.
The life of the party winds down with a nightcap and Wait’s dusty ode to the ghosts of Saturday night.
Good night you sleepy dreamers. Leave your revels to another day…
As of this writing it has been seven years since r&b/soul/funk diva Chaka Khan released her most recent album, the Grammy Award winning (Best R&B Album 2008) “Funk This”.
In only her second album of new pop material in fifteen years Khan covered such hallowed ground originally shaped by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and The Doobie Brothers.
Her cover of the 30 year old Prince song “Sign ‘O’ The Times” is a standout.
Taken from Prince’s ninth studio album, the 1987 album of the same name, “Sign ‘O’ The Times” was then and remains to this day through 54 year old Khan’s chilling new rendering a blaring funk indictment of the age in which we live. Sign of the times indeed.
On December 11, 1968 The Rolling Stones along with assorted special invited guests convened at the sound stage of Intertel Studios on Wycombe Road, Wembley to perform on a replica of a seedy big top circus tent. What was filmed and recorded that day would not be released to the general public for another 28 years…
One of the day’s special guests included The Dirty Mac, a one off rag tag crew that included Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Eric Clapton of the Cream, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and lastly one John Lennon of the British singing group The Beatles.
They covered “Yer Blues”, a song from the new Beatles album.
Song Of The Day Club presents: THE PLAYLIST Monday, September 22, 2014
- The Weatherman (Part 2) – Alert The Medic
- Erase Me – Ben Folds Five
- You’ve Got A lot On Your Mind – Sloan
- Big World – The Novaks
- Get Over You – Air Traffic Control
- The Hives Declare Guerre Nucleaire – The Hives
- On The Bound – Fiona Apple
- Jacqueline – Franz Ferdinand
- Lost The War – Paper Lions
- Trace Decay – Wintersleep
- Forgotten Man – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
- Simple Kind Of Life – No Doubt
- Experiment IV – Kate Bush
- Maniacs – Hawksley Workman
- No Wonder – Neil Young
- White Lightening – Danny Michel
- Monster Hospital – Metric
- Without My Love – Carmen Townsend
- Stacked Actors – Foo Fighters
- Happiness Burns – Two Hours Traffic
- Puzzle Friend – Chris Colepaugh & The Cosmic Crew
Monday, September 22, 2014
As of this writing British musician, composer and recording artist Elvis Costello has released 30 studio albums, but back in 1977 the young Costello, aged 23
had just released his very first record, “My Aim Is True”.
The opening track to that album was “Welcome To The Working Week”
Saturday, September 20, 2014
“Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was released as a single from the 1973 studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
In 1991 British rock band The Who contributed to Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin a tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Somehow the testosterone fueled swagger of The Who’s cover of “Saturdays Night’s Alright For Fighting” is simply more believable than John’s finely crafted original, making the song feel like it had been a Who song all along.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Welcome to Song Of The Day Club, a place of musical celebration! And what better way to start the celebration than with John Coltrane’s epic 1964 recording “A Love Supreme – Part 1 – Acknowledgement”, recorded December 9, 1964 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
John Coltrane – Tenor Sax
McCoy Tyner – Piano
Jimmy Garrison – Bass
Elvin Jones – Drums
“During the year of 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privledge to make others happy through music.” – John Coltrane