Friday, August 21, 2009
Random 10: 8/21/09
One Love/People Get Ready Bob Marley & The Wailers
Can Blue Men Sing The Whites? Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Stardust Hoagy Carmichael
My Guy Mary Wells
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me Dusty Springfield
Such A Scream Tom Waits
Cigarette Ben Folds Five
Tramp Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
Stranger In The House Elvis Costello and George Jones
Come Away With Me Norah Jones
Ten for ten! First time since April. I cheated a little by putting in the version of Stranger In The House by Elvis and George Jones, but that was one of Mr. Costello's first great triumphs in show business, singing with his idol. Later on, Elvis would work with Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Annie Sophie Von Otter, Brian Eno and many more, but his venture into country music gave him his first chances at collaboration with established stars.
As a piano player, I like the Ben Folds song a lot, a simple little finger exercise with a hard to sing tune put on top of it. We close with Norah Jones, who for me is close to the pinnacle of adorability, with a lovely tune she wrote.