Thursday, November 17, 2016
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Year Two of the Throwback Thursday Songbook
Yesterday we celebrated the second anniversary of Wacky Wednesday on this blog. Today we celebrate the second anniversary of Throwback Thursday, my humble effort to explore the music and musicians of decades past, and, when appropriate, to show how that music reverberates in contemporary music.
One of my favorite types of Throwback Thursday posts is when I take an old song -- a folk ballad, a Tin Pan Alley classic, an old bawdy house blues, an unforgettable yet forgotten hit of yesteryear -- try to give a little history about it and show various versions of it to show how it's evolved.
Last year on the first anniversary of this feature I listed all the songs I'd featured from the first year with links to the original posts. Today, I'll list the ones I featured in the past year. (A few are from Wacky Wednesday.
The Throwback Thursday Songbook, Volume 2
Bully of the Town
Deep Ellum Blues
From the Land of Sky Blue Water
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Polk Salad Annie (Wacky Wednesday)
Psycho (Wacky Wednesday)
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
The Snake (Wacky Wednesday)
Where or When
Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Have a song you'd like me to give the Throwback Thursday treatment to? Let me know in the comments (or by email (stephenwterrell (at) gmail.com) Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc.)
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