That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. If you’re a new and upcoming artist desiring a little extra play time, please pitch me and I’ll plug your tunes in for my readers to enjoy. Have a songsational Saturday!
Good-morning, kittens & dawgs a couple of weeks ago I kicked off the post series. In my first edition, I shared with you What ever happened to ELO? Several bloggers left comments of interest, but one person mention today’s featured band. I had no clue why until I took a quick peek to learn the Traveling Wilburys consists of several well-known music talents: Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and none other than Jeff Lynne (ELO).
If you’re wondering how this mega talented band came up with The Traveling Wilburys for their group. Wilbury is slang for “We’ll bury ’em in the mix” used by Harrison during a recording session of small production errors. Later on Harrison suggested The Trembling Wilburys and it was Lynne’s idea of The Traveling Wilburys that all members agreed on for the band’s name.
During their time together as The Traveling Wilburys these artists helped each other with their solo records, but they never did a tour together. Here’s what Petty said on this matter…
“I think it would work, if we wanted to do it. I don’t think we ever considered it, really. There were a lot of nights when the conversation would roll around to that. But I don’t think anybody ever took it seriously. I think it would ruin it in a way. Then you’re obligated to be responsible and it’s not in the character of that group. It would make it very formal and that would be the wrong spirit.”
This league of extraordinary artists recorded one album before Orbison’s sudden death in 1988, but a second one followed. Harrison and Lynne continued to occasionally work together until Harrison’s death in 2001. In 2007, The Traveling Wilburys music reissued selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide in its first three weeks. Their roots rock style captured the hearts and ears of many in the decade plus spent together. If you have time, you might The History of The Traveling Wilburys interesting.
Have you heard of The Traveling Wilburys before now? What interesting factoids can you share about this supergroup?
Thanks for stopping by for the dance and for including me in your day. You’re invited to tag along with me as I dance over to see the ?Monday’s Music Moves Me? crew to join their linky party. Have a tunetastic week and I hope you’ll join in tomorrow for What ever happened to…?series!
She describes herself as a “slow-walker, fast-talker, coffee-fiend, music-machine.” lol I can sort related to 3 out of 4 of these characteristics. Halfway through college, Juliana actively pursued songwriting while learning to play the guitar. Soon she shared her music at open mic nights; a friend suggested posting some her early video online that enthusiastically generated a 50,000 subscriber fan base and over 11 million views. That’s pretty amazing!
In February 2014, she released her first full-length album. I invite you to listen to these 11 cuts found on Slow Love.
You can follow Juliana at these social media connections!
What do you think of today’s music? Which song did you like the best?
Ok, that’s a wrap for this week, kittens and dawgs! I appreciate being apart of your weekend. I need to get the momentum rolling with Saturday Songsuasion and I need your help. Please invite your friends to stop in for a listen. Thanks a bunch, Sweeties! ? Have a songsational Saturday.
Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! The weekends are for unwinding. There’s no better way to let go than with mewsic. I am happy to present a new-to-me artist from ReverbNation … Mike Bauer!
Mike Bauer is truly a gifted person. He’s a singer/songwriter, multi-talented instrumentalist and independent recording artist. He comes from a musical roots. His grandfather was a singer/tap-dancer on the 1950s TV program, Lawrence Welk and his plays cello professionally.
I enjoyed Mike’s soulful R&B vibes in songs and I hope you’ll settle in or get to your feet; ever how the mewsic moves you there’s no one to judge you and give a listen to Mike Bauer!
You can follow Mike Bauer at any of the below social media connections
Did you enjoy today’s mewsic? Which is your favorite song?
That’s a wrap for this week. I appreciate being apart of your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. It’s a great feeling to share! Have a songsational Saturday!
Good-day, kitten and dawgs! I cut my blog visits and skipped doing one of my Saturday posts yesterday so DH and I could spend the beautiful afternoon with DS. I love blogging, but there’s more to life than sitting in front of the computer all day. This is when I realize I may have to settle with doing my Saturday Songsuasion every other week. On the upside, I did have my May round two of BoTB prepared ahead and with it falling on Sunday I decided to bring it to you a day early. I generally like having the weekend off, but at the bare minimum Sunday for a total blog shut down. God rested on the seventh day and so should I!
Today’s song is an inspired choice of DH. One night he was listening to various songs on iTunes when he came across a different artist doing Urgent. For reference/entertainment only and not included in the showdown is Foreigner’s #1 1987 hit song.
The group, DH listened to and called my attention to is Junior Walker & the Allstars (JWTA). Their sound has a retro flavor to it and we were certain that JRTA was the original band to do the popular 80s track. However, my first thoughts were not correct at all. In fact, Motown great Junior Walker played sax on Foreigner’s original. Now, put your ear to the speaker to listen the 1983 cover of contender #1.
I really dig JWTA’s snazzy, jazzy saxophone intro making the track more their own over Foreigner’s thumping synthesizer opening. Not that the original is bad because it is my favorite. However, that’s because that’s what I’m use to. Who knows what I’d say had I heard JWTA’s version first.
Urgent is one of those songs with a limited number of artists covering it. I’m not sure why that is. Could it be other bands don’t think they can go against Foreigner by recording their own rendition? I don’t know. SecondHandSongs lists four cover artists recording this song, but I could only find one on YouTube. DVAS (Dietzche V. & the Abominable Snowman) is a Canadian band with more of disco flavor covered Foreigner’s song Urgent in 2009. Lend your ear one more time for a listen to DVAS!
It’s kinda cool DVAS pulled the 80s vibes into their cut of Urgent and I like the softness of their vocals which suits their style perfectly.
I decided to use the same WP plugin that Debbie @The DogLady’s Den features on her site. Hopefully, I did things right. Give it a try!
Who gets your vote Junior Walker and the Allstars or DVAS? There’s no right or wrong vote, except for a no vote. If for some reason the plugin flops, then please cast your vote for your favorite artist in comments and if you have time feel free to tell me why your pick is the best.
I want to thank the brain child of this cool, bi-monthly meme, Fae. The fun continues with more epic battles underway; I invite you to visit, Stephen, who manages the ever-growing list of BoTB players.
I will share the results, including my vote, tp this competition a week from day, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named! Thanks for joining in on the fun and I hope you’ll dance by tomorrow for Mewsic Moves Me.
Thanks for joining in on the fun. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with have a bandtastic day!