Its a game I play in my musical DJ mind as songs randomly “play” at any time of the night or day.
So last night as I lay,
In bed trying to fall asleep.
The light was off and the room darkest, when suddenly I heard, “And my feet begin to crumble…” and couldn’t remember most of the rest except, “And that’s the way, that’s the way its meant to be/Our love will never die…” Where’d that come from? I asked myself and then began to play the game, “Who sang that!?”
Trini Lopez came to mind first because I could “hear” the Spanish guitar and rhythms. Often I amaze myself with the accuracy with which I remember blasts-from-the-past! I knew this song was a hit on Top 40 radio back in my teen days. Not wanting to get up and re-fire up the computer, I turned on my night light and scribbled what I remembered onto a sticky note pad.
Today, while researching something else on YouTube, it came back to me and I grabbed that note to see if I’d won my contest; went to Ask.com and just typed into the search field, “my feet begin to crumble” and “viola!”, I see the name Eddie Rambeau. (“Wa,wa waaa”) Hmmm, that doesn’t look or sound familiar, but I played the video and yes, it’s that song! And the title? I could have never guessed in a million tries, “Concrete And Clay”.
I would write more background on Eddie and this record, but this video gives it all to you first-hand. Click on the YouTube logo in the lower right-hand corner for more 411 from the poster of this legendary tune. With that, please Listen, Read and En-joy….
Do you remember it?
“…Bonnie Raitt impresses me as a veteran who knows a thing or two, and who music industry types cannot put “something over” on. ..”
Out of the blue, or maybe her red hair (now with a white streak!), my jukebox-like mind selected this classic 1992 Bonnie Raitt jam on this cold, winter’s night, to keep me warm. I had to write the title down on a sticky because I knew I wanted to blog it here, as my first Grammy winning recording artist revisit post of 2018. I like this song! It smacks of keeping things going and controversy. Maybe I’ve played it during my early Top 40 radio DJ days on an overnight stint or two, but it didn’t phase me as much as it does now. Music is peculiar like that. Like when suddenly, you recognize the words to a favorite song you’ve heard and mumbled through thousands of times!
A cute redhead in tight blue jeans passed me as I was leaving Publix supermarket this afternoon. Her back was to me, pursuing a shopping cart, when I said softly, “Bonnie Raitt”. She caught it; turned and smiled at me. Maybe I should have taken it further than just a return smile. Seems like I’m trying to “get lucky” at Publix these days. Hmmm. Maybe I can give them workers there somethin’ to talk about, like a love connection! I digress…
In the video below, you can enjoy this confident and talented woman who crosses musical genres like a New York City pedestrian crosses the street. I didn’t know that she had a guitar named after her, and is the first female guitarist to have received that honor (Fender)! Major props.
Bonnie Raitt impresses me as a veteran who knows a thing or two, and who music industry types cannot put “something over” on. She’s got that “look” in her eye. A rock and Roll Hall of Famer, she also reminds me of my musical acquaintance, Janey Street, who also plays guitar.
I would love to interview her and apply my two score in radio as a DJ to a future review.
Check her cool website out! https://www.bonnieraitt.com/
Please add your impressions on Bonnie in “comments”. Happy New Year 2018!