Friday, July 25, 2008

Good Gravy!!!!

Oh my golly gee, where have we been the last month? Oh, hell. How reliable are we, anyway? We've been busy with seeing Tom Waits (godhead, of course) and attending the Pitchfork Festival (Where King Khan owned the world, and Times New Viking kicked said world's ass in less than a half an hour). We'll visit those folks later.


So, for your weekend enjoyment, and not a holding pattern whatsoever,really, we present....The Greatest Song Ever Written (in 7 Parts).

Little Feat: Willin' (mp3)


Alison Krauss and Union Station: Everytime You Say Goodbye (mp3)


Legendary Stardust Cowboy: Paralyzed (mp3)


Louis Armstrong: Skokiaan (mp3)


Replacements: Can't Hardly Wait (mp3)


Wreckless Eric: Whole Wide World (mp3)


Marty Robbins: El Paso (mp3)

Nah, who am I kidding, there's no such a thing as a greatest song ever (I mean, hell, where's "Rex's Blues", really?). I'm just pulling your leg. Shoot, we've changed out mind the minute we posted this (with the exception of "Willin'", but we've got a Little Feat post coming up where we'll defend out position). Just wanted to see if anyone was still out there. And, well, we do really, really like the above songs. And you should too.

See you soon, with an obituary, a Dottie, the son of a famous author, a Legend, variations on a theme, some mixes, and a special announcement/request. Mmmm hmmm.

Keep on rockin' in the free world, kiddies.


WESTEX said...

Good to see you back. Been missing my Big Rock Candy fix.

Anonymous said...

Free Bird!

Anonymous said...

"Willin'" AND "Whole Wide World." Awesome.

Paul said...

Merle - Swingin' Doors.

Mark P said...

"Paralyzed" - that one always makes me cry.

Testify said...

Some Misunderstanding Gene Clark
Be Bop a Lula Gene Vincent and the Bluecaps
Dark End Of The Street James Carr
A Nickel and a Nail O.V. Wright
Your Cheatin Heart Hank Williams
Fussin' Feudin' and Fightin' Rex Allen
San Antonio Rose Bob Wills
She Thinks I Still Care George Jones
Wade In The Water... any version

You're right, of course, its an exercise in futility!

whilst on the subject of El Paso may I humbly plug my own blog;

Vaughn said...

Willin’ recently came up in a discussion about “definitive” versions of songs. Covers can sometimes be those versions (just ask Bob Dylan about Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower”) and I think that Johnny Darrell’s version of Willin’ supremely captures Lowell George’s intent when he wrote the song. It also, pre-dates Little Feat’s version (as does The Byrd’s). Darrell’s take on it is pure country, a truck driving song, which would sound perfect coming out of a jukebox at your local VFW. Johnny Darrell is a relative unknown and he died in 1997 but he had a troubled heart and his versions of some great country songs will thrill those who seek him out. “SING IT LONESOME” on the Raven label is a great place to start (for Clarence White fans this is a must too).