Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RePost: Podcast Episode # 3--Dancing in the Street


In the dark depths of winter, a technical glitch hath caused me to repost this one...


As promised, a summer theme. This is one song to which I don't feel any improvements are needed. The original is perfect, and only a few of the covers featured do I feel succeed in doing something new and exciting. I think the Everly Brothers and Van Halen win the cup this time. See what you think.
In researching this episode, I discovered something interesting, which became the sub-theme of this episode: That both The Who and the Grateful Dead both began covering this song in a straight ahead form in each of the band's early days. Both retired the tune, only to each rework it in the late 70's. So I bookend this episode with those bands' versions. Yes, I might spend a few extra minutes on the Dead's version(s), but that's just because their musical references are so rich, that it's hard for me to resist diving in. I also wish I cut the Little Richard version a minute or two earlier--I started out loving it, but grew to dislike it after repeated listening.
Otherwise, you will hear some prime examples of how music changed between the 60's and 80's. I can't really say that things have changed half as much in the last 20 years.

Listen (and subscribe!) on Podomatic.com
http://wheresthatsoundcomingfrom.podomatic.com/entry/2013-07-11T11_30_03-07_00

or on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep.3-dancing-in-the-street/id665759667?i=162485154&mt=2

1 comment:

  1. what a great segment - thanks!!!

    I-)

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