Monday, August 26, 2013

If You Really Love Me

Stevie takes it up a half-step from A minor to Bb minor in this Funk Brothers backed, tempo-jumping toe-tapper.
-Al Bruno

Monday, August 19, 2013

I Believe In You and Me

I saw this clip on television a few years ago. It's Levi Stubbs last performance and it makes me break down and cry every time I watch it. Get some tissues for your eyes and watch the most touching song ever posted on this blog.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Leave The Biker

I have fond memories of being a teenager and yelling the lyrics "crumbs in his beard from the seafood special" at a festival in the woods of NJ. Key jumped from G to A.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Letting Go

McCartney has been using this largely forgotten mid-70s Wings track on some of his recent tours. It's not his best work -- some argue that he reached that pinnacle on "Bip Bop" -- but the song has a decent bluesy edge, and makes an unexpected key change around 2:56. He can still sing the hell out of it, even at 71-years-old.