August 23, 2003
I stole this idea. Big deal. I steal good ideas all the time. I don't come up with good ones every day all by myself. I am a pirate at heart anyway.
Here are some songs people don't hear anymore that I play and love.
"Fever" by Peggy Lee.
"Charlie Brown" by the Coasters.
"Stagger Lee" by everybody.
"Jailhouse Rock" by The King.
"Long Black Veil" the way Johnny Cash did it.
"Wreck of the 97" the way I DO IT!!!
Take THAT, music lovers.
Yes, "Fever" by Peggy Lee is great.
I play all those often (except the last one, which I am not familiar with). Here are a few more I always wind up playing when I drag out the Gibson Dreadnaught:
Willie and the Hand Jive
So Fine (The Fiestas)
You Win Again (Jerry Lee's version)
Scotch and Soda
Dream (The Everly Brothers)
Misty (great chords)
Runaway (Bonnie Rait's version)
Searchin' the Coasters (I actually got to play with them once)
You're the Reason
About a zillion more............
"I Take What I Want" Sam and Dave
"I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" Donny Hatthaway
"Take Me To The River" Al Green
What happened to all the songs with a bass line, heart, and actual musicians instead of computer animated puppets?
Oh, Peggy Lee! I used to love that honey voice. I listened to her a lot in the 60s. I also loved her song, "Is That All There Is?"
I also agree with you about Long Black Veil, although I do happen to like Joan Baez's version of it also.
JC was another I listened to as a child. (Remember Ira Hayes and Ring of Fire?)
Boy, you are taking me waaaay back, Rob!
I've heard two of those songs. Quite frankly, I'd be pleased as shit to never hear, "Charlie Brown" ever again in my entire life.
"He's gonna get CAUGHT, just you wait and see.
Why is everybody always pickin' on me?"
How about Spanish Pipe Dream and Teach Your Children. I think that The Long Black Veil version by Mick Jagger on The Chieftains album is the best I've ever heard.
Nice list, A-Man. As I understand it, the Coasters started out pure parody, ended up R & R hall of fame. I love all their stuff.
Wasn't "Ring of Fire" a Preparation H commercial?
"Detroit City", "American Pie", and "Leavin on a Jet Plane" were all v. popular with GI's (including me) in S E A.
Sorry 'bout the 2-poster, but I forgot to mention Sam and Dave "Hold on, I'm Comin".
"Then he grabbed her. He tied her up. He threw her on the railroad track. And then along came Jones."
"Long, lonesome Jones." You can't fool me, Larry.
I'd never try to fool you, Rob. I'm the gourmand to your gourmet when it comes to music. Can't play or sing, but I'm a world-class listener. (I should have put the lyric by the Coasters in my 1st post.)
No bad ones on anybody's list, but how about:
Speedo... they all can call be Speedo, but my real name is Mister Earl... the girls all call me Speedo cause I don't believe in wasting time..
Cry Me a River... You said our love was too plebeian, that you were through with me and..now you say you're lonely, you cried the whole night through..... well you can cry me a river, cry me a river, I cried a river over you
Can you imagine using the word "plebeian" in a song today? If it don't rhyme with hoe, bitch or f..., they can't say it...