Jingle, Jangle, Jungle went patriotic this week since your holiday lands on a Sunday but ours is tomorrow. So here are the themes for this week and i didn't choose any classical or Broadway..wow!
A SONG WITH "RED" IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH "WHITE" IN THE TITLE
A SONG WITH "BLUE" IN THE TITLE
1. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD BY SAM SHAM & THE PHARAOHS-1966
Believe it or not, this was the song that came into my head and I have no idea why because, immediately after, my mind went to Red, Red Wine. I love wolves so this might be why...maybe. Oh well, this is obviously about the big bad wolf-a man, who is ready to pluck little Miss Red off the steady path of goodness and, well, you get the picture. I had no idea who created this song until I looked for it so it's pretty cool that it came out when I was a mere 2 yrs old.
2. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN BY THE MOODY BLUES-1967
I love The Moody Blues as much as I love ABBA and they are simply amazing to create such beautiful works, this one being their most famous and with good reason. It is so haunting, sad, mournful and exquisite. I had no idea that Justin Hayward was only 19 yrs old when he created this gem. When I was 19, I thought it was a great idea to have a shot of cognac every time I got an answer wrong in Trivial Pursuit but we shall not go there. I also just love the poetry before and after which I memorized years ago. I was so happy to have seen them when they were still all together before Ray Thomas had to retire due to health reasons and passed away in 2018, sadly.
3. DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON SUNG BY MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS-1966
I always thought Little Richard did this song but, that tells you how daft I am when it comes to music. I also thought the title was Devil In a Blue Dress but, I guess, the above title is more accurate. Devil in a Blue Dress is a movie with Denzel Washington and a good one too. This is such a great dance song, to me anyhoo, and can really get you pumping. I had no clue that this was originally written by Shorty Long & William "Mickey" Stevenson and performed by Long in 1964 but in a more Blues style and slower tempo. Of course, the gal is a bad apple ready to seduce the poor guy to get what she can from him. Oh well, thems the breaks:)
What can you think up?
All three songs you picked this week were biggies during my teen years. The Sham The Sham & Pharaohs' "Riding Hood" song was huge in my neck of the woods in the summer of 1966, played at Bud's and at The Dell. Mitch Ryder's "Devil... Blue Dress" is on my list of The 200 Greatest Hits of The Shady Dell.
Here are my picks:
RED SONG: "Red Sails In The Sunset," a #1 hit in 1935 for both Bing Crosby and Guy Lombardo, and a minor hit in 1957 for sportsman-turned-movie actor-turned recording artist Tab Hunter.
WHITE SONG: "White Lies, Blue Eyes," a top 30 charting single in early 1972 for Bullet, a one-hit-wonder rock band from New York City. (I score 10 extra points for choosing a song with both "white" and "blue" in the title.)
BLUE SONG: "Misty Blue," a top 3 charting single in the spring of 1976 for gospel-turned secular singer Dorothy Moore.
Thanks for playing, dear friend BB. I'll see you tamale in the balcony "At The Movies!"
I certainly know the second song.ReplyDelete
The Red by Chevelle comes to mind for the first one.
The Lady in Red by Chris de Burgh; White Christmas cause it's Christmas in July on Hallmark Channel; and Blue Moon which for some reason just popped into my head.ReplyDelete
Have a fun holiday tomorrow!
Loved them all, but especially 1 and 3.ReplyDelete
Hope you're having a good day.
The movie "Devil In A Blue Dress" was based on the book of the same name by Walter Mosley, who created Easy Rawlins (played by Denzel Washington). And Mitch Ryder covered "Good Golly, Miss Molly" from Little Richard as part of the song, so you're not far off.ReplyDelete
Good song picks for this week's challenge. Off the top, I'd go with WOMAN IN RED, WHITE CHRISTMAS, & ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS. :)
Yes to Red, Red Wine and Night in White Satin. And just so you don’t think I’m a total copycat, Almost Blue by Elvis Costello.ReplyDelete
Nice picks. Happy Canada Day to you!ReplyDelete
I thought it was Devil In A Blue Dress and have called Penelope a devil in a fur coat. I like your choices. Mine are: 1. When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along as sung by Bing Crosby. 2. White Socks/Flip Flops by Super Furry Animals (an alternative/indie band), but I love love love Nights In White Satin. 3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain by Willie Nelson.ReplyDelete