Hi-Fi Friday: January 15, 2016

I guess I kind of picked out the music theme for the month. Hopefully Blobby agrees with it. At some point in a previous discussion, he brought up the idea of popular artists doing old timey music. I love old timey music. Well, I guess it depends on who is defining old timey music. Or if you’re a Doctor Who fan, old timey wimey music. I enjoy listening to music from the 1920s to the 1950s. To me that’s old timey music. So I’ll be focusing on songs by modern artists who have more-or-less either covered or been inspired by a song from that time zone. Hopefully Blobby will be able to run with this. Hopefully I will as well.

This category ended up being more difficult than I imagined, for me. I think mostly because I don’t have as many popular artists doing one-off old timey songs as much as I do artists who do all old timey songs. So I’ve been racking my brain trying to find entries.

And then I remembered this album that I was given a year ago or so by an record label rep who lives in our area as a vendor to the OGRE. The album is called “foreverly”. It is a late 2013 collaborative effort by the lead singer/guitarist of Green Day–Mr. Billie Joe Armstrong, and pop singer Norah Jones. They are classic Americana songs, and performed that way as well.

I give you Billie Joe and Norah performing “Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine” (written by Gene Autry and Jimmy Long):

Until next time...

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