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


    1. On the local oldies station, which is now the classic rock station, they played it at least three times a week, and that was just when I heard it. That was the original EBS Special.

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