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  1. Oops! How could I name songs by Them and leave out Gloria (G-L-O-R-I-A)? You probably have to be as old as I. Still hoping some quacker over 30 knows my JB ala mode DD.
  2. to HDThoreau -- Both those artists ring several bells, but neither would have delivered the Ducked-up Funk. The late Otis Redding we all know is a King of Classic Soul music (Try A Little Tenderness, Hard To Handle, Dock of the Bay -- see the movie "Monterey Pop"). Not a smart career move if he'd chosen to sing like Donald Duck. Same deal for Them (I guess this would be the Them featuring Van Morrison back when he sounded a whole lot like Jagger and he was singing Mystic Eyes, Here Comes The Night, etc.) I would very much like to hear both of these Out of Sight covers. The one I'm looking for was definitely a novelty/joke concept and could possibly have been just a local thing (San Francisco Bay Area). I know I heard it a few times on KSAN, the dominant hip FM station at that time ("folk, jazz, blues and rock and roll -- the Jive 95"). to surfingbetty -- Thanks for trying. I not optimistic that I'll ever get the answer. It was definitely a James Brown thing. And, at least in my memories, it was way, way, way, way better than Disco Duck.
  3. Does anyone remember who created the cover of James Brown's Out of Sight done in the voice of Donald Duck? Around 1973-74, I think. You'll probably have to be old as me.
  4. This is Jane (not 'Change'). Jane by Jefferson Starship, or maybe just Starship.
  5. East of the Web is a fantastic site that all serious, enterprising writers (and voracious readers) ought to take a look at. Publish your own stories and "hyperfiction", read and discuss classics, lots more. Don't want to steal thunder here at Songfacts. This is another different tool for those compelled to write.
  6. You're a Wizard, MelP! Thanks a zillion. It was the version by David Lindley & El Rayo-X that I was looking for. It's funny that I didn't remember Steve Miller's because a friend had the Revolution soundtrack, and we used to listen to it near daily back when I was a bona fide hippy. It's also funny that the El Rayo-X CD includes Mercury Blues which Steve Miller also did on the Revolution soundtrack*, plus Twist and Shout , another Isleys' tune. * Music from Revolution is probably pretty hard to find now, but other highlights are the Quicksilver Messenger Service version of Codine (written by Buffy Sainte-Marie) and the title song Revolution by Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth.
  7. Thanks for the effort, bluesboy. Definitely not J.B. Lenoir. The lyrics are just as I reported them. Without having the music in my ear, I'd say it has a sing-songy "lowrider ska" feel to it (if such a thing is possible). It's vaguely like some Santana stuff, but the vocalist is whiny, kind of spacey sounding, as I remember it. Not Thorogood for sure. It is a pretty cool song. Somebody must like it enough to know what it is.
  8. I've heard this song on the radio just a couple of times in the last few years, but I haven't caught the title or artist(s). The line "Your Old Lady sure looks good to me " early in the song, turns to "Your Old Lady is My Old Lady too" at the end. The sound and style are different, interesting and kind of hard to describe. I don't know how old it is. I could be embarrassed by the answers, because I'm pretty sure this is hardly esoteric -- but my web search with these lyric fragments turned up diddley.
  9. One memory leads to another. I recalled the "urban legend" that Robert Parker was back pumping gas in his hometown six months after his big hit record Barefootin' (1966). Well, that's bull. A little research reveals that Robert Parker was a favorite performer on the New Orleans scene, both before and after Barefootin'. And was I surprised to learn the song has been covered by Johnny Winter, Alabama, and Pete Townshend ('Deep End - Live!' 1986) among others.
  10. I'll bet that to this day there are folks around who think the 1966 hit 'Lies' is a Beatles song. Actually The Knickerbockers did such a convincing imitation of the Beatles' style at the time, even most fans had to be set straight. Otherwise, The Knickbockers were primarily a party song cover band and never had another real success. 'Lies' is a pretty neat tune, though. (Linda Ronstadt did a good version years later.)
  11. 1. It's been a hundred years since I've heard either song, but I think Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks is similar to Neil Sedaka's Laughter In the Rain. 2. Whenever I hear Turn To Stone by ELO, I think of Build Me Up Buttercup by the Foundations [and vice versa]. As Charles Manson said "Do these sound alike, or am I crazy ?"
  12. John Prine has some mysteriously spiritual songs that ought to fit: . Please Don't Bury Me . Angel From Montgomery (Bonnie Raitt covered this) . Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore Prine's lyrics are poetic, completely corny, amusing and serious -- all at the same time. And there's one more: . Jesus the Missing Years (I know that one even has 'Jesus" in the title, but, trust me, don't let that or 'Angel' or 'Heaven' make you dismiss these songs without checking them out. They are not blatantly religioso by any stretch -- more just good clean fun with a couple cuss words.
  13. For something rare and different search for William Russo: Three Pieces For Blues Band And Symphony Orchestra Op.50 Part 2 [The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa with the Siegel-Schwall Band.] This was one side of an LP released by Deutsche Grammophon in 1973 (The other side being Leonard Bernstien: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story) but I think it has been repackaged in other ways at other times on other labels.
  14. A "Must Hear" Starter Set Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker) Traffic (Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason et al) early Steve Miller Band (some includes Boz Skaggs).. [albums: Children of the Future, Sailor , Brave New World ] early, early Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green and pre-Stevie Nicks).. [albums: English Rose , Then Play On , Bare Trees ] Neil Young Crosby, Stills & Nash ( & Young & Taylor & Reeves ).. [avoid 'live' material. Harmonies sucked when they when they were stoned]. The Animals Eric Burdon & the Animals Eric Burdon & War War
  15. While not being exactly 'solo' efforts, Ringo definitely deserves to be commended for the All-Starr Band Tours he's put together every few years since 1989. With the line-ups at various times including Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Jack Bruce, Todd Rundgren, John Entwistle, Dave Edmunds, Randy Bachmann, Peter Frampton, Billy Preston, Dr. John, Ian Hunter, Clarence Clemmons, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, and Sheila E., he seems to have guaranteed it wouldn't be dull. Some of these live performances are available on CD and DVDs.
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