Sunday, November 17, 2019

Songs Of The Week, 2019: 11/9-11/15



Watered- Down Love- Bob Dylan
Something's Gotta Give- Frank Sinatra
I Wanna Be With You- Bruce Springsteen
Avenging Annie- Roger Daltrey
Candy And A Currant Bun- Pink Floyd
Harlem Hendoo- Al Hirt
This Better Be Good- Fountains Of Wayne

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Watered-Down Love- Bob Dylan
From, "Shot Of Love," one of my favorite Dylan records that no one likes. I've mentioned this before and I'll say it again, there are at least five hit singles on this album and this track should have been one of them

Something's Gotta Give- Frank Sinatra
"Something's Gotta Give" has become something of a mantra these days. I decided to finally listen to the song.

I Wanna Be With You- Bruce Springsteen
But is it power pop? Who cares? An outtake from The Boss that came to mind recently, so here it is.

Avenging Annie- Roger Daltrey
I never gave Daltrey's solo records any time because they didn't sound like The Who. I've recently picked up a few in a collection and decided to try again. I did always love this Andy Pratt cover which does sound like The Who. (Don't mind me. Just listen.)

Candy And A Currant Bun- Pink Floyd
A Syd Barrett-era b-side that is one of my very faves by anyone.

Harlem Hendoo- Al Hirt
My friend Allen played this one from Al Hirt's "Soul In The Horn" album on his radio show "All That Gumbo," which I highly recommend. It airs on Friday afternoons at 4PM on WIOX from The Catskills. From AMG: The slinky "Harlem Hendoo" is the standout -- sampled by De La Soul for the cut "Ego Trippin Pt. 2"; it's also the reason why the record is so scarce and commands such high prices among crate diggers who wouldn't otherwise allow Hirt's records into their homes even as insulation." See what you think.

This Better Be Good- Fountains Of Wayne
These boys can sure tell a story...and write a hook...and harmonize...and well, I love this track.

6 comments:

A walk in the woods said...

Looking forward to hearing this Roger solo tune - I need to get over to a record store to get the new Who if it's out yet!!

JAYESSEMM said...

"there are at least five hit singles on this album"

Okay, I'll bite. I dig this track and always loved Every Grain Of Sand. Now ...?

Sal Nunziato said...

JAYESSEMM,
"Heart Of Mine," actually a single. Ringo on drums, Ron Wood on guitar.
"Property of Jesus," though "Jesus" in the title makes it a long shot, but a killer track, nonetheless.
"The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar," a b-side added to second pressings of the slbum, and widely considered best track of all. Shoulda been an A-side.

And of course, "Every Grain Of Sand" and "Watered Down Love."

Rest of the record is damn good, too.

pmac said...

Al Hirt had serious chops. Unfortunately, for the most part, his albums, and live performances, did not showcase them. Back when he owned a club on Bourbon St., if the crowd was small that night, he would open up.

JAYESSEMM said...

Nice!

M_Sharp said...

Thanks!