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'Something' in Music 20

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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 Daptone Records

Something Old

Our “something old” this time comes from singer-songwriter and guitarist Carla UlbrichUlbrich said: “Cool concept for a column!”  The n she added that a “great oldie I love is Sharon Jones’ ‘What Condition’.”  The full title is actually “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)".  The song is sometimes credited to Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings and sometimes just to Jones.  The non-album single was released in 2005.  It was included on the soundtrack to the 2008 film Soul Men.

Something New
Something New Courtesy of Sky King

Something New

Our “something new” this edition is “Hollywood”.  It’s off the debut disc by Sky King titled Morose Tales From The Left Coast.  It features Walter Morosko on lead guitar and vocals, Larry “Fuzzy” Knight on bass and Garth Farkas on rhythm guitar.  (Watch for a review of the entire CD in the near future.)

Something Borrowed
Something Borrowed Courtesy of TOO

Something Borrowed

“Something borrowed” here was submitted by talent promoter Erica Springer.  Springer likes Nirvana’s version of Lead Belly's 1944 tune “In The Pines”.  The classic American folk song had more than one title.  Nirvana’s cover of it is called “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”.  It was recorded live in 1994.

Something Blue
Something Blue Courtesy of Original Owner

Something Blue

Finally our “something blue” comes to us from Rick Snyder.  He submitted “Bell Bottom Blues” by Eric Clapton.   It was released under the name Derek and The Dominos.  It’s off the platter Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.   The single release was backed with "Keep on Growing" and it made it to number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971 when it was released.

End-note Courtesy of TOO


So there you have it, readers, the latest 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!")


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