*The history of this track goes all the way back to the artist, Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1957. He wrote the ballad lamenting the loss of a girlfriend he wanted back. It was originally a much slower song, thus the ballad status. Ther version we'll play comes from a great band in 1968 who covered it on their eponymous album and then performed it at Woodstock in 1969. Name the band that covered it and extra credit for the name of the song....
*A song we'll enjoy is about an unconditional love where you are determined to stick it out through good times and bad. It's a very popular wedding song. The singer/artist wrote the lyrics, but the music was written by Al Jackson, Jr. (a legendary soul drummer) and Willie Mitchell (the artist's producer). Justin Timberlake idolized the artist and actually sang the song with him at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Name the artist and the song...
*At the close of the 70's, this group began inching toward a sleek, modern sound, partially inspired by the thriving punk and new wave scene and partially inspired by one of the member's solo debut album. Two consecutive albums by the group in '79 and '80 found them sketching out their pop/soul/new wave fusion sound that propelled them to greatness. While the band formed in the early 70's and had released 7 albums before 1979, they gained new legendary status after these 2 albums. Name the group.
*People and things mentioned in this song...Mott The Hoople, Life, Monopoly, Twister, Risk, checkers, chess, twenty-one, Elvis Presley, Moses, Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. The song came out in 1992. Name the song and the group that performed it...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Let’s Stay Together by Al Green vs Chain Of Fools by Aretha Franklin
1. Credence Clearwater Revival, I Put A Spell On You
2. Al Green, Let’s Stay Together
3. Hall & Oates
4. Man on the Moon, R. E. M.
Battle of the Bands : Aretha Franklin ran away to an easy win with 57% of votes
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