Saturday, October 6, 2018

Songs Of The Week, 2018: 9/22-10/5



Daydreamin' Of You- The Dreamers
You Made Me So Very Happy- Brenda Holloway
Wasn't Born To Follow- The Byrds
Devil In His Heart- The Donays
Bassanova- DJ Smash
It Makes No Difference- The Band
Chemical Fire- Van Duren
Not The One To Ask- Van Duren & Tommy Hoehn
No Religion- Van Morrison
Walk On- Neil Young
Deep- Jules Shear
Ballad Of Dorothy Parker- Prince
Strange Overtones- David Byrne & Brian Eno
All Men Are Liars- Nick Lowe

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Daydreamin' Of You- The Dreamers
I love this Dreamers track because it's a standout on the Cameo-Parkway boxed set. "Sha-nah-nah-nah, whoa whoa." What a great refrain!

You Made Me So Very Happy- Brenda Holloway
I put together 5 hours of music for a friend's birthday party. This track was included and I was surprised by how many did not realize it wasn't a BS&T original.

Wasn't Born To Follow- The Byrds
Part of my Byrds binge after seeing the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo show.

Devil In His Heart- The Donays
Also part of that aforementioned birthday mix, and also a few who didn't realize this wasn't a Beatles original.

Bassanova- DJ Smash
I know nothing about DJ Smash, but I have this promo single since my shop days. I loved the groove then and I love it now, especially when that first snare hit smacks.

It Makes No Difference- The Band
I caught some of "The Last Waltz" as part of a Scorsese night on the TCM cable channel. Danko's performance of this song always tears me up.

Chemical Fire- Van Duren
The first of two from Van Duren, the Memphis pop genius who just didn't break.  A documentary is about to be released and it made me want to listen.

Not The One To Ask- Van Duren & Tommy Hoehn
See above

No Religion- Van Morrison
Love this track. Felt like hearing it.

Walk On- Neil Young
See above

Deep-Jules Shear
Jules with The Bangles, I think. I don't have the notes in front of me. Another great groove, with a catchy as hell, bari sax part.

Ballad Of Dorothy Parker- Prince
A piece of absolute brilliance from Prince. I love "Purple Rain" and "Let's Go Crazy" and "Kiss," don't get me wrong. The hits were great. But songs like this---the structure, the feel, the arrangement--- are why Prince is a genius.

Strange Overtones- David Byrne & Brian Eno
Finally snagged an elusive vinyl copy of this excellent collaboration.

All Men Are Liars- Nick Lowe
Thought of this in light of current events.


5 comments:

JD Seid said...

Another great mix to get me through the weekend. Thanks

Chris Collins said...

super great mix

JAYESSEMM said...

Thanks Sal.

I know the Strange Overtones is a David Byrne / Brian Eno not a Talking Heads yet ...

I can't figure why I keep blocking on The Talking Heads. That band was so important to me and I love a pile of the albums (and that movie!!) yet when I'm making a mix the Talking Heads song never seems to make the cut.

Gotta puzzle on this one!

Thanks for the SOTW!

dogbreath said...

Some goodies to unzip and savour in this mix. Many thanks indeed. Cheers!

buzzbabyjesus said...

I need to delve into Van Duren, Tommy Hoehn, and Hailstone Holiday.