Posts Tagged ‘pop music’

I Want You To Be My Baby

September 5, 2020

“I Want You To Be My Baby,” written by Jon Hendricks, recorded by Billie Davis, 1968. Back-up singers are said to be Madeline Bell, Kiki Dee, and Doris Troy. Originally recorded by Louis Jordan in 1953, but this version is similar to the 1967 cover by Ellie Greenwich, with the Spencer Davis Group-derived rhythm figure.

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Shy

August 1, 2020

“Shy,” written by James Bryan McCollum, Martin Terefe, and Rita Ora, performed by Stacey Solomon, 2015.

Stacey Solomon website

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Take Good Care Of My Baby

March 7, 2020

“Take Good Care Of My Baby,” written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, recorded by The Beatles, 1962. Yes, the Beatles covered Bobby Vee’s 1961 hit in this demo for Decca. They didn’t get the contract.

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Get Your Daddy’s Car Tonight

January 4, 2020

“Get Your Daddy’s Car Tonight,” written by Richard Adler and Robert Allen, recorded by The Petites, with the Frank De Vol Orchestra, 1960.

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This Is the New Year

January 1, 2020

“This Is the New Year,” written by Ian Axel and performed by him with Chad King as A Great Big World. in 2012. Video director: Leiv Parton.

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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2020

“Auld Lang Syne,” lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788, set to a traditional tune, recorded by The Platters, with strings arranged by Buck Ram, in 1963.  From the album Christmas with the Platters.

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2020

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Driving Home for Christmas

December 23, 2019

“Driving Home For Christmas,” written and performed by Chris Rea. Another version is here. Despite 24 albums and 72 hit singles in the UK, the British artist is not well-known in the USA.

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Driving Home for Christmas

December 21, 2019

“Driving Home For Christmas,” written and performed by Chris Rea. Another version is here. Despite 24 albums and 72 hit singles in the UK, the British artist is not well-known in the USA.

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Back to School With Tiffant Trump

September 12, 2019

Tiffany Trump is back for her 3rd and last year at Georgetown Law School. Maybe she can join the bazillion of personal attorneys keeping her daddy out of prison. I wouldn’t count on getting a selfie with him, though.

3L Law at Georgetown. And to think, just 8 years ago Tiffany was going to be a pop star.

Update:

“Tiffany Trump and boyfriend adopt cat from DC rescue shelter,” Jessica Campisi, The Hill

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