Song of The Day – The Meters – “Come Together”

 

The Meters (album)
The Meters (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My trivia question on George Harrison’s cover version of “Got My Mind Set On You” set me to thinking.  Hmmm, George, Beatles, great songs, covers.  Made me want to hear a Beatles song, but not by the Beatles, and not a cover that was well-known.  I settled on one of my favourite songs by them, “Come Together” and remembered this version done by The Meters.  These guys were a New Orleans funk band that were together in the 60’s and 70’s.  They did not have much mainstream success but were held in high regard by many in the know.  They backed up a lot of people, names like Dr. John and Robert Palmer.  This cover has a great edge to it, as edgy as the original I would venture.  As a special add-on, Ii have also included an all time funk classic.  Enjoy.

Come Together

Cissy Strut

 

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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.