Greetings and salutations, music fans and welcome to “‘Something’ in Music”. Recently, your sometimes socially inept, shy, innocent white boy writer had an atypical conversation about marriage with some attractive, young ladies in a trendy, hip club. This led to a discussion of wedding traditions.
Specifically, when a gal gets married she’s supposed to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”. That one comment (and a few cherry vodka and Cokes) was basically all it took to give birth to the idea behind this series here on ventwing.com.
Here we shall (ahem) examine various songs in four different categories: classic songs (“something old”, newer numbers (“something new”), cover cuts (“something borrowed”) and blues songs and/or songs with the word “blue” in the title (“something blue”). As always, readers are not only welcome to contribute to this new series but are actually encouraged if not expected to do so.
(View the list to see the newest batch of songs here.)
Erica Springer of Erica Springer and Associates likes the classic cut “Dream On” by Aerosmith. It was written by lead singer Steve Tyler and first released on their 1973 premiere platter Aerosmith. This power ballad became their first major hit and was unique because it was the only song on which Tyler used his “real” voice. He was initially insecure about how he sounded and tried to sing lower and imitate soul singers like James Brown on the rest of the release.
Our “Something new” this edition is the brand new song “Lie In Bed” by Haymaker. Haymaker is a Long Beach, California-based band that plays a musical mélange of “countrified pop and gritty roots rock”. The tuneful track is off their new disc Now Now Now released literally mere days ago. This is the first ballad they ever recorded.
The borrowed bit this time around comes from Shirley Rieven. She suggested– “for a really old one–Bette Midler’s cover of Rosemary Clooney’s ‘This Ole House’. Written by Stuart Hamblem a.k.a. The Singing Cowboy it was first released on Midler’s 2003 CD Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook. It was produced by Barry Manilow and debuted at number 14 in the US.
Our “something blue” selection this time comes from the owner of Doug W. Deutsch Publicity Services–Doug W. Deutsch. Deutsch chose the tune “’Texas Flood’ by the one and only Stevie Ray Vaughan.” This blues rock song was written by Larry Davis and Joseph Wade Scott back in 1958. Vaughan’s version is off of his debut disc Texas Flood released in 1983.
So there you have it, readers, the newest edition of this series. Hope you enjoyed it. (Don’t forget, since the series was inspired by a wedding tradition; feel free to submit your bride pics for inclusion here, gals!) Feel free to submit your favorite classic cuts, new numbers, covers and blues tunes for inclusion here. It’s all about sharing the music.
My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.
(NOTE: Speaking of “something new”, lovers everywhere might want to check out The Pleasure Pantry’s exciting Pleasure Pantry Boxes. They are available for all combinations of couples including married folks. You know what they say: “Something sexy, something slinky, something fun and something kinky!”)