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'Something' in Music 18

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Greetings, 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 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 odd, eclectic series here on

Here we shall briefly 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 per usual, readers are not only welcome to contribute to this fun series but are actually encouraged if not downright expected to do so.

(View the photos to see the latest group of songs.)

Something Old
Something Old Courtesy of Atlantic Records

Something Old

Our “something old” offering is from Tracy Hayes who submitted AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”.  This track is the lead-in of Back In Black which was the band’s first platter without Bon Scott.  It is also unique in that it is also the first cut on Brian Johnson’s debut LP for the group.

Something New
Something New Courtesy of Izzy Chait

Something New

“Something new” this edition is a Izzy Chait’s new cover of Michael McDonald’s 1976 Doobie Brothers hit “Takin’ It To The Streets”.  It’s off his most recent release the 2013 disc Everythng Is Diffferent Now.  (Having recently reviewed the entire album your crusty chronicler has already noted this is one of the better bits on the CD.)

Something Borrowed
Something Borrowed Courtesy of Original Owner

Something Borrowed

This particular edition’s “something borrowed” bit is brought to you by Erica Springer of Erica Springer + Associates.  Ms. Springer submitted Jen Chapin’s new version of singer-songwriter Van Morrison's 1970 tune “Into the Mystic” from his classic platter Moondance.  It’s off Chapin’s most recent release the 2013 album titled Reckoning.

Something Blue
Something Blue Courtesy of Atlantic Records

Something Blue

Our “something blue” this time around comes from frequent contributor Rick Snyder.  This time we have his suggestion “Flip, Flop and Fly” as done by “either Big Joe Turner or The Blues Brothers.”   This one goes back to 1955 when it was first recorded by Turner.  It’s a jump blues-style number which some label a "prototypical rocker."  It’s been covered not only by The Blues Brothers but by Elvis Presley as well.

End-note Courtesy of Original Owner


So there you have it, guys and dolls, the latest edition of “’Something’” here on Hope you enjoyed it. (Ladies, since the series was inspired by a wedding tradition, feel free to submit your bride pics for inclusion here.) 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.


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