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