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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.