In 1981, a businessman developed a studio concept, a group that would record some albums. The B. B. & Q. Band was formed by people from Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens, three parts of New York. Their first album, which carries the name of the group, had one of their few hits on it. It was number 41 in the UK and number 8 in the US black singles chart. Enjoy
The B. B. & Q. Band- On The Beat
In 2005, Gavin DeGraw released a song which was on an album he released two years earlier. It expresses the feeling Gavin DeGraw had when he moved from the countryside to New York. According to DeGraw, the Chariot is the place where you can relax. In the UK the song was no hit, reaching number 112. In the US it did number 30 and in the Netherlands number 12. Enjoy
Gavin DeGraw- Chariot
In 1980, Tom Browne brought us a memoir of New York, where he grew up. He thought about writing this song when he visited his parents at their home. The vocals were done by Toni Smith and Tom Browne played the saxophone. It would be a number 1 hit in the US R&B chart and a number 10 hit in the UK. Enjoyn this disco hit
Tom Browne- Funkin’ For Jamaica
This is a greatest hits album by the Who, one of the best bands which existed and still exist (according to me.)
And almost everyone knows a song by them.
You claim you don’t? Well, do you watch CSI? Any version of it?
If the answer is yes, you know a small part of one of their songs. They use in all three versions of CSI a song made by the Who.
In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation they use Who Are You, in CSI: Miami they use Won’t Get Fooled Again, and in CSI: New York they use Baba O’Riley.
They did many more things. They made the rock opera Tommy, featuring a lot of stars. The Dutch listeners of the Top 2000 know the Ouverture of Tommy in the version by the Metropole Orkest, which is the tune for every hour of the hitlist.
And they made a lot of good songs, like the song of the day is.
They really made too much good songs, it almost was a torture to choose one of them. So I just randomly chose one, which happened to be Pinball Wizard (also from Tommy).
Here’s the song for today, with another nice clip!
The song of today has a simple clip, but a very good song.
And the fact that the clip is simple, makes the music better. And with this music, the clip is good as well.
What do we see? A band playing the song, and a man walking in the streets of New York.
This man is Sting, and he is, just like the song predicts, an Englishman in New York.
And I love this song. When I hear this saxophone, I want to listen to the whole song, no matter what.
Tomorrow two songs, and I have some good ones for you!!
“You know, I sometimes feel like an Englishman in New York, too.”“That’s strange! You aren’t even English!”