Song Of The Day – Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough

Lianne La Havas
Lianne La Havas (Photo credit: wfuv)

Lianne La Havas is an English singer who has asked the question everyone wants to the answer to, “Is Your Love Big Enough”.  Since 2011, she has released 3 EP’s and an album.  The album also asks the same question and was released in 2012.  The song itself is very catchy and Lianne has an excellent voice.  She is an excellent addition to the current British Invasion of women singers.

Lianne La Havas Home

Lianne La Havas on iTunes

Song Of The Day – Young Buffalo – “Upstairs”

A pretty good tune from indie band Young Buffalo.  A trio out of Mississippi, they have a sound that has a bit of a British vibe to it, and could easily be mistaken for Vampire Weekend.  The video is pretty interesting as well.

Young Buffalo Home

Upstairs

 

 

Song Of The Day – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

English: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in co...
English: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in concert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quickly becoming one my favourites, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals cook.  Great rock/blues voice that can also sing a mean ballad, all backed up by a great band.  This video is the band live at Bryant Park in NYC and involves 2 songs, “Paris (Ooh La La)”, a great rocker followed by “Medicine” a good time, old-time song.  When you hit 8 minutes, they do something I have never seen before.  If you like Heart or Joan Jett, you’ll like this band, a lot.  I’m not sure, but I think El Guapo introduced me to this group, can’t remember, but if he did, kudos.  If not, pretend.

Remembering Jimmy Jones

01 - Jimmy Jones
01 – Jimmy Jones (Photo credit: Bradford Timeline)

 

Singer Songwriter Jimmy Jones died on August 2, 2012.  He was 75.  He was a Sam Cooke style singer, with a great falsetto.  He is best known for his huge hit from 1960 “Handy Man“, which reached number 2  in 1960.  His other hit was Good Timin’, which rose to number 3, also in 1960.  After these 2 successes, he continued to record and write.  His influence has been noted by such people as Del Shannon.

 

Handy Man

 

 

 

Good Timin

 

 

Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 30

With this post, we have now covered the first 150 songs on this list I discovered.  Only 350 to go, blogger gold.  This set has some drinking songs and lots of rock and roll, some classic, some newer and some that raises hackles on some people.  Enjoy.

1. The Irish Rovers

“Unicorn Song”

Cover of "Unicorn"
Cover of Unicorn

This one is for Hotspur.  It isn’t pissing rainbows, but it is purple.  One of the great drinking songs, done by the Irish Rovers in 1967, it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.  Glen Campbell played guitar on the original.  I think most people can sing at least a little of this one.


2. Rush

“2112”

2112 (album)
2112 (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rush, one of the greatest bands ever.  2112 is not a song, but one side of an album, broken into 7 pieces.  The total length is 20:33.  One of the best albums of all time.  The video here is a live 6 minute piece of the song, taped in 1976.


3. Treble Charger

“American Psycho”

American Psycho (song)
American Psycho (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A little more recent is Treble Charger’s song, American Psycho.  Recorded in 2000 on their album “Wide Awake Bored“, it reached number 4 on Billboard’s Canadian Alt chart.


4. Helix

“Heavy Metal Love”

English: Canadian hard rock band Helix in conc...
English: Canadian hard rock band Helix in concert at the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie. From left to right, Rick VanDyk, Brian Vollmer, Brent Niemi, Jim Lawson, Paul Fonseca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Helix was popular in the late 70’s to the mid 80’s.  Their sound was definitely heavy rock, a classic 80’s style.


5. Nickelback

“Photograph”

Nickelback
Nickelback (Photo credit: cjmod)

Get your hate on.  Nickelback, like em or leave em, are Canadian and are successful.