Thursday, November 19, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Year of Great Old Songs

I don't know what got into me a year ago this week, but only one day after debuting my Wacky Wednesday feature on this blog,

I launched Throwback Thursday to explore the music and musicians of decades past. The original intent was to spotlight music from before I was born -- and echoes of those old sounds in more contemporary music. I haven't strictly adhered to that, but nearly all of my Throwback posts are based on music from at least 50 years ago.

Frequently on Throwback Thursday I'll select an old song, try to give a little history about it and show various versions of it to show how it's evolved.

I'm pretty sure this is a complete list of those tunes with links to the original posts. If I left out any you know of, please let me know. (I threw in a couple of Wacky Wednesday songs plus a few from a few years before I started Throwback Thursday as well)


The Throwback Thursday Songbook, Volume 1

All My Trials

Auld Lang Syne

Beedle um Bum  (This was my first Throwback Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014)

Brennan on the Moor

Cabbage Head / Four Nights Drunk / Wake Up Baby (from August 2014, a few months before I started Throwback Thursday)

Crawdad Hole     

Diver Boy / Edwin

Ghost Riders in the Sky 

Going Home / Miracles

Goober Peas

Goodnight Irene

House of the Rising Sun

I'll See You in My Dreams

Lili Marleen (from April 2011)

Moonlight Bay

Pretty Peggy-O

Sam Hall

See That My Grave is Kept Clean / One Kind Favor

Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair

The Sheik of Araby (This one appeared in Wacky Wednesday)

Shortnin' Bread

Sloop John B   

Stagolee (This one is from 2008)

St. James Infirmary / Streets of Laredo / Dyin' Crapshooter Blues / Unfortunate Rake (This one is from 2012)

Two Lovely Black Eyes

White House Bues / Mr. Garfield 

WPLJ (This one also appeared in Wacky Wednesday)

The Year of Jubilo

And in case you missed the first anniversary of Wacky Wednesday CLICK HERE

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