Country-sounding black music

Dobie Gray

Chuck Jackson

Bill Withers

Joe Simon

Al Green (“I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry”)

And vice versa

Ronnie Milsap

Songs that have been responsible for people's death (other than suicide)

Hocus Pocus – Focus

The White Album, with Charles Manson connection

Musical in-jokes

Dave Davies, from Discoveries (record collector magazine, Dec. 1997), says he likes Oasis but doesn't like Blur. . . . I wonder if Ray Davies likes Blur but not Oasis.

Funny blurb on the cover of Couch Flambeau record by Gerard Cosloy: Couch Flambeau have more insight in their god-damned nostril hairs than the entire city of Hoboken (Conflict 39, late Feb., 1986)

Just some important history

The Specials broke off into these chains of bands (lead singer as the guiding mnemonic):

The "pinched" white soulfulness of

Mink DeVille

Nils Lofgren

Southside Johnny (& the Asbury Jukes)

Possible R&B influence on early reggae

Other than a basic level of soulfulness claims that early reggae imitated U.S. soul music have usually puzzled me

The Snake – Isley Brothers

I Say Love – Isley Brothers

Horn part in “I Say Love.” Snake and I Say Love are from an album I have with “Twist and Shout.” Most of the songs on that alb are related to T&S (T&S written by Bill Medley). What blows the mind here is that “Twist and Shout”'s rhythm and chords are cited as Latin-influenced. So you have Latin influencing reggae, with U.S. R&B as the conduit (“Conduit for Sale,” Pavement)

Pain in My Heart – Dells

Whip It on Me Baby – Coasters

Keep Lovin' – Billy Stewart

Background singers' part

Just Keep It Up – Dee Clark

May I – Bill Deal and the Rhondells

Dub-like effects in Rascals "It's Wonderful"

Late '70s early '80s reggae pervasiveness


David Lindley


Garland Jeffries

The Clash


Elvis Costello

Real names and name origins

Conway Twitty's name is compiled from the town names of two different towns in Texas. From crazydon submitting to, his given name was Harold Lloyd Jenkins (named after silent film star), recorded under real name before changing it.

Declan McManus (Elvis Costello)

Gordon Sumner (Sting)

Non-rock (music-hall?) songs by British-invasion ostensible rockers

Anyone for Tennis – Cream

Ha, Ha Said the Clown – Manfred Mann

Ha, Ha Said the Clown – Yardbirds

(fill in one of several songs) – Kinks

(fill in one of several songs) – The Who

Penny Lane – Beatles

Movies from the last 10-15 years that have featured, often as their coolest moments, a 'deep cut' from mid-'70s classic rock

'Dirty Love,' Frank Zappa, from The Ice Storm;

'Strange Magic,' ELO, from The Virgin Suicides;

'Bridge of Sighs,' Robin Trower, from Rush;

third-album Led Zeppelin cuts and 'Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,' Elton John and some Bloodwyn Pig song I don't know (because I don't know any), from Almost Famous;

'Sister Christian,' Loverboy – I mean Night Ranger – from Boogie Nights

Bill Monroe's "Kentucky Waltz" precedes the Pee Wee King-penned "Tennessee Waltz"

Knowingly ripping off, … maybe also a tribute

Trivia: What do Bread and Queen have in common?

A: Same label, Elektra

Don't forget, Paul Anka wrote

“It Doesn't Matter Anymore”

Idea about categories

Mark some categories, even certain Soundalikes, as Cultural Literacy of Pop Music

Russ Ballard wrote

“I Know There's Something Going On”

Frida (Anni-Frid Lyngstad, redhead-brunette of Abba)

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