Favorite songs or musicians

Wow. This is a lengthy topic so I will narrow it down a bit.

I am a huge fan of music history and covers. One of my favorite podcast is Coverville, which does covers of different songs, performers etc.

 One of my favorite albums is Motown Sings the Beatles. I also like the Motown Christmas album which my parent still have the LP off.

I also have very bad driving anxiety. So in order to calm myself I listen to the Priscilla: Queen of the Desert soundtrack and or Monty Python Sings! Yes. I know it’s strange.

Anyway, I am also a fan of music history and tidbits. One of my favorites is Hound Dog. Although most widely known with the Elvis version, it was originally recorded by Big Mama Thorton a few years early. It was her biggest commercial success. And even after her version, there were a few more blues, R& B, and country versions release before it became the runaway Elvis hit.

My next one is Fever. Most people now know the Peggy Lee version(1958) because it was her signature, but the original was by Little Willie John (1956) and a Billboard best seller. Music in the 50’s and &0’s was strictly segregated, even in radio play, so it’s not surprising that many of the early blues, soul, and R&B versions were pushed out of the mainstream music history. 

I also have very bad driving anxiety. So in order to calm myself I listen to the Priscilla: Queen of the Desert soundtrack and or Monty Python Sings! Yes. I know it’s strange.

I also like an African musician named Wiyaala who does a cover version of ABBA.

And of course, the weird YouTube finds. Because everyone needs a medieval tribute to 50 Cent.

3 thoughts on “Favorite songs or musicians

  1. Great list! I have some driving anxiety, too, so I feel you on that. And sort of side note – I’ve had so many people tell me I need to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert. *sigh*

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