Weekly Song Challenge, Round 4!

Back with this for a second week in a row! Here, once again, are the rules:

  • Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
  • Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people to participate!

Here are my picks:

A video of a song by a band that you feel was underrated. Seatrain, “13 Questions.” The band Blues Project disintegrated in the late 1960’s as Al Kooper and Steve Katz left to form Blood, Sweat & Tears, and still owed one album to Verve Records to finish their contract. Bassist/flautist Andy Kuhlberg and drummer Roy Blumenfeld gathered a group of musicians, including violinist Richard Greene, to record the remaining album (1968’s Planned Obsolescence), then renamed themselves Seatrain.

A video of a song that gets on your nerves. Don McLean, “American Pie.” Not a bad song the first thousand times I heard it. Problem was, those thousand times all came in the first six months after the song’s release. A perfect example of what I call an EBS Special.

A video for a song by any solo artist whose first name begins with an K. Kenny Rankin, “Haven’t We Met?” Kenny Rankin used to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson a lot during the early ’70’s, then pretty much dropped from sight, but lately I’ve heard a lot of his more recent songs on Spotify and Accuradio. He’s turned into a great jazz singer.

I’m supposed to tag two people to do this challenge now, but, as I explained last week, I don’t feel comfortable dropping these kinds of things in people’s laps. So, if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. I have a bunch of friends out in Bloglandia who post music almost as often as I do, so, if you’re one of them (or if you want to be one), why not give it a try? I’m sure Laura doesn’t mind…

11 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge, Round 4!

  1. I never heard of the first one and I remember the third guy from Johnny Carson. I a, one who truly likes American Pie. Any hip hop song gets on my nerves. The first name that popped into my head was Kenny Loggins

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