And you may notice Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, kd lang, and Bonnie Raitt accompanying.
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Tracy Chapman was an unlikely singer/songwriter to chart in the top 10 in 1988, but there was something so pure, authentic, and truthful in her singing that this song resonated with many and, improbably, became a hit.
Thanks to YouTuber Folk & Country on MV
Reina del Cid and Toni Lindgren sing the Everly Brothers classic. With Toni nailing the electric guitar parts and the harmonies, this is one I listen to several times in a row.
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Monday Morning, Martha and the Vandellas put out the call.
Why Berry Gordy named the group The Vandellas seems to be a mystery, but they charted 26 hits in just nine years.
Thanks to YouTuber SuperCanopus
I was at a dance theatre concert the other day, and this was one of the songs they danced to in the program. I thought it was a cute pop song, and the accompanying official video by Lennon Stella even more cute.
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Monday morning, Josh Turner and his mucho-talented friends steal a lesser-known Simon and Garfunkel song, “Baby Driver,” and joyride.
Keyboard – Adam Saxe, Vocal – Taylor Bloom, Vocal – Ben Cooley (with the grey hat), Guitar – Josh Turner, Bass – Marc Encabo, Percussion – Bob Sale
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Monday morning, loosen your tie with the man, besides Berry Gordy, most responsible for the success of Motown, the brilliant singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson.
Gotta love the swivel 1.0 choreography for the Miracles, too.
Thanks to Youtuber QuentinCoxBOI
Monday morning, we go legit. If you follow my blog regularly, you might know that this is one of my favorite jazz standards (see here and here and here for other versions). But it was originally written for a Broadway play for two duets with a lush orchestra. Here are two wonderful legit singers, Norm Lewis and the extraordinary Audra McDonald, with their heavenly version.
Thanks to YouTuber Kylie Briggs
Monday morning, taking the worst trip you’ve ever been on. An A-1 cover of the Beach Boys’ “Sloop John B.” Josh Turner on guitar and falsetto really nails it here.
Alec Hamilton (keys), Ben Cooley (Tenor, tambourine) Josh Turner (Electric Guitar), Taylor Bloom (Acoustic Guitar), Marc Encabo (Bass) and Bob Sale (Drums).
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As summer winds down on Monday, a voice behind you pleads, Stay…just a little bit longer.
Maurice WIlliams, who wrote the song at age fifteen and sings lead on the shortest #1 pop song on record, said in an interview that they deliberately kept the song short so that it would get more radio play. They figured that the DJs would use it as a sign off before a commercial break if it was short enough. They were right.
That’s Henry “Shane” Gaston on the falsetto.
Thanks to YouTuber Ken Schilling
Monday morning, the theremin calls, and you’re swept into one of the most innovative and influential popular rock songs of the 60s.
Carl Wilson on lead vocals. The song was produced by the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson from countless short pieces of tape, and many session musicians were used as well.
There’s an excellent description of the song’s history, as well as a musical deconstruction, and how the song changed the history of the pop single, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Vibrations
Thanks to YouTuber tabouriefilms