Music Trivia Question for the Day

 

I am trying to create an official award logo for this series.  I am having a blast finding these, then finding the videos to go with the answers.  Having said that, I don’t want to wear out the fun so will be changing up a bit on the presentation.  How??  I have no flipping idea.  I’m sure I’ll have an epiphany at some point.

Anyway on to the answers and a new question.

The previous question was:

Who did the original version of Soft Cell‘s classic “Tainted Love“.  Yes. it is a cover.  For bonus points, who wrote it.

First the cover version.  I kind of shudder when I hear this song as all I can think of is hair, lots of hair, and really goofy pants.

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

And now the winner.  Rebecca2000 guessed correctly that it was Gloria Jones.  She receives 17 bajillion points cause she is new to the blog and I kind of like her.    I will be emailing you the prize catalogue from which you can choose to spend your points.  You need only pay shipping and handling.

 

English: This is Gloria Jones performing with ...
English: This is Gloria Jones performing with T.Rex in March 1976 in Glasgow! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

No one guessed that it was written by Ed Cobb so no bonus points awarded.

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Gloria Jones – The Original

And now a new question for you to ponder.  This question is very subjective, and there might be more than one right answer.  Who is (or might be) the most disgusting act in music today.  This one is for no points and no prizes, just curious to see if you find anything more ridiculous than the one I have chosen.

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Song Of The Day – Remembering Peter Jones

 

WikiProject Crowded House
WikiProject Crowded House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peter Jones, drummer with Crowded House from 1994 to 1996, passed away on May 18.  He was 49.  He also played with Harem Scarem, Tinpan Orange and Deadstar.

In My Command – Crowded House

He was with Harem Scarem from 1985 to 1989.  Here is a song from them.

Miracle Mile

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He joined Deathstar after his stint with Crowded House.

Don’t It Get You Down

 

Music Trivia Question for the Day

 

Stuart Sutcliffe and Harrison (right) in Hamburg
Stuart Sutcliffe and Harrison (right) in Hamburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First things first.  I completely forgot to congratulate Zapple100 for answering the previous question on who originally performed Respect.  Congrats to the Zap for guessing correctly.

Second on the agenda, the last question..

Everyone knows the George Harrison song “Got My Mind Set On You“.  Who originally recorded it.  For bonus points, who wrote it.

George Harrison, everyone’s favourite Beatle recorded this song in 1987 and was one of his 3 number one songs in the USA.  That would be a trivia question on its own.  Wait, what’s that sound.  You mean he’s not the favourite Beatle.  Well, he is mine, no idea why, just seemed more down to earth than the others.  At any rate, here’s his version.

Got My Mind Set On You

The answer is James Ray, the bonus answer Rudy Clark.  The closest answer came from John The Aussie, sort of.  He asked the question while speaking to 100 miners and someone out there said James Raymond.  Close enough John, you take the title away from North America to the land of Oz, Australia.  Please congratulate John for being the current and reigning Lord of Music Trivia.

James Ray Original

And the new brain teaser is..

Q: Who did the original version of Soft Cell’s classic “Tainted Love”.  Yes. it is a cover.  For bonus points, who wrote it.

 

Song Of The Day – Joel Plaskett – “Through & Through & Through”

Joel Plaskett talking with fans at the 2011 Va...
Joel Plaskett talking with fans at the 2011 Vancouver International Folk Music Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am going to make a statement here.  I love Joel Plaskett.  The guy is a one man songwriting machine.  This tune is from 2009 and really highlights what Joel is all about.  I’ll write a song and then we will have a blast with  it.  His music always hits the good time mark and is always presented in a very casual, this is me way.  If you haven’t yet tweaked in on his music, do it now.  One Canadian that deserves, no, demands a world-wide audience.

Joel Plaskett Home

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Through & Through & Through

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Song Of The Day – Remembering Carrie Smith

 

English: Jazz Singer Carrie Smith in France Fr...
English: Jazz Singer Carrie Smith in France Français : La chanteuse de Jazz Carrie Smith à Bagneux (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carrie Smith, a terrific jazz and blues singer was taken from the world of music on May 20.  She was 86.  Her career spanned 50 years and she was still recording as recently as 2002.  In this period she recorded at least 13 albums and appeared with many contemporaries.  Here is a terrific example of her style.

Am I Blue

A second song.  This one shows the depth of her classic blues voice.  A terrific band as well.  And check out the tap dancing.