Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on February 27, 2022 Show #170
*Django Reinhardt was a 1930's Jazz musician that lost 2 fingers in a fire...ouch. A huge fan of his was in a great southern band in the early 70's who composed a song in his honor...one that could be played on the guitar with 2 fingers in honor of Reinhardt's style. The track is an instrumental...because some songs simply don't need lyrics when the lead guitar does all the talking and singing...strong enough to stand on its own. Tough one here maybe...but name the band, the band member composer and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This iconic song is the first track on this artist's fateful album which sold 4,000,000 copies and hit #1 on the charts, all tragically after the artist had passed away. The year was 1971, but the artist gave us a sneak preview of this most excellent song while appearing on the Dick Cavett Show in September of 1970. The album would go on to hit Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest albums of all time...at #122. Name the artist, the album...extra credit for the name of the song...
*We'll play a song from 1968 that was generally about how everyone is essentially the same, regardless of race or background. This band came by the song and that claim honestly with their mash-up of musical styles, band members of different genders and ethnic backgrounds. The song also takes some inspiration from Mother Goose, adding a twist to the traditional nursery rhyme "rub-a-dub-dub/" You remember the 3 men in the tub....don't ya? Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*Sometimes a song strikes you from the very first time you ever heard it...this one qualifies. This song was co-written by 2 members of a supergroup back in the late 60's and one of those writers just knew it would be a big hit. He played it for both Booker T. Jones and Otis Redding at Atlantic Studios and they both readily agreed. A timeless classic that perhaps was overplayed (Yes, that is possible), but when you hear it...simply go back to when you heard it for the very first time. That opportunity would have been in 1967. You'll enjoy it so very much more. Name the band, the co-writers and the name of the track...
Battle Of The Bands!
Roadhouse Blues by The Doors vs The Weight by The Band
1. Allman Brothers, Dicky Betts, Jessica
2. Janis Joplin, Pearl, Move Over
3. Sly & the Family Stone, Everyday People
4. Cream, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, Sunshine Of Your Love
The Band were the winners with a whopping 60% of votes
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