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Tip of the hat, a flip of the bird, songs that reference other musical acts

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 06:56 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Mentions Bobby Dylan
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV_zW9p0sto[/youtube]

I mixed up my posts here, somehow. I thought I posted Donovan "The Trip."
This one is more or less about Lenny Bruce.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 07:54 am
@panzade,
I love that song. It took me a while to find it online a few years ago and then I remembered the line mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett and of course that's unique.

And here's some mucho obscurity - at 3:17, the background singers clearly sing, "Sedaka is back".
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 08:15 am

I am pretty sure this references Marilyn Monroe
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 08:18 am
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 10:03 am
Probably the most evocative song I have ever heard about depression.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 08:42 pm

Jefferson Airplane
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 10:40 pm

Lotte Lenya
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2019 01:03 am
The most obvious ones sneak by. How could I have forgotten this?

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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2019 04:55 am

Bruce Springsteen wrote:
The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey, that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again

A fave from Springsteen (and I love a lot of his earlier stuff).
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2019 03:56 pm
@jespah,
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...mucho obscurity...sing "Sedaka is back"

Which sort of made sense. Neil Sedaka co-wrote the song and was sort of making a return on the U.S. pop charts again. It was about then he redid his early 60s hit, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - although it was much slower.

Speaking about Sedaka, here is Oh Carol which he wrote to/for/about singer-songwriter Carole King. He's had dated her in high school when she was still Carol Klein.

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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2019 04:03 pm
Not to be outdone, Carole King put out her own song as a response to Sedaka. Using the same music, here's Oh Neil

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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2019 04:13 pm
Crosby, Stills and Nash sang and released Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Written by Stills about his earlier relationship with singer Judy Collins

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jul, 2019 12:00 am
There are several songs about Hank Williams
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jul, 2019 12:15 am
A song for Woody Guthrie
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jul, 2019 01:15 am
There is a lengthy introduction covering the plane crash, before Eddie Cochran begins singing, about Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J P Richardson.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jul, 2019 09:30 pm
Love Song To Chan Marshall - Black Nielson

Chan (Charlyn) Marshall is Cat Power's birth name.

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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jul, 2019 08:22 am

Golden Earring wrote:
We've got a thing that's called radar love
We've got a wave in the air, radar love
The radio is playing some forgotten song
Brenda Lee's comin' on strong
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jul, 2019 04:34 pm
@jespah,
Wow - I love that song and had never picked up that lyric!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jul, 2019 05:56 pm
Ego Is Not A Dirty Word - Skyhooks namecheck Leonard Cohen:

Some people keep their egos in a bottom drawer
A fridge full of Leonard Cohen
Have to get drunk just to walk out the door
Stay drunk to keep on goin'
So if you got an ego
You better keep it in good shape
Exercise it daily
And get it down on tape
Ego is not a dirty word


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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jul, 2019 06:44 pm
Nothin' but blues and Elvis,
and somebody else's
favorite song
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