Saturday, April 2, 2016

B IS FOR BLUE

For each letter of the A to Z, I'm going to give you a KEYWORD. You post in the comments a song with that word in the title. I will give you one to start (along with a video). If you like, you can go to YouTube and embed your video in the comments, so that readers can also listen to your song. No repeats and only post one song so that everyone can participate. If you're just brimming with songs, come back in a few days and lay it on me! If you want to see who else is participating in the A to Z click here.

You guys did great with yesterdays word: Angel. Here are the songs you thought of with Angel in the title:
Andrea: Angel Mine by Cowboy Junkies
tinbugs: Snow Angel by Over The Rhine
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Clockwork Angels by Rush
Holli: Send Me An Angel by Real Life
Michele: She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes
ABFTS: Angel by Shaggy ft. Rayvon
Cherdo: Angel by Aerosmith
D.G. Hudson: Teen Angel by Mark Dinning
Debbie the Doglady and John Holton: Angel by Jimi Hendrix
Mich: Angel by Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Mary Burris: Pretty Little Angel Eyes by Sha Na Na
Cathy Kennedy: Angel Theme Song
Dixie: Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares
Far Away Eyes: Angels Among Us by Alabama
Jeffrey Scott: Angel of Harlem by U2
Marcy: Angel by Rod Stewart
CW: Angels of the Silences by Counting Crows
Stephen T. McCarthy: You Angel You by Bob Dylan and Manfred Mann's Earth Band (yep, he set up a BoTB within a BoTB, and the voting is open) 

If you posted an Angel song and don't see it here, it came in after I called it a night. If you can think of more Angel songs and WANT to post them now, feel free to go back a post and add them:)

It's a new day and a new letter!

What is the KEYWORD?



You can use variations. In this case, blues is also acceptable. I know said ONE song, but this one is ripe with possibilities, so I'll let you have THREE songs right out of the gate. Only embed one of them in the post, though, as it does make the page load more slowly. On Monday you can come back and add any that you've since thought of (and wished you'd chosen the first go-round).

I present to you... Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan.




You can comment with a song using blue or blues or embed the video by copy/pasting the link you find in the SEARCH BAR. Thanks for playing along!


Special thanks to Arlee Bird and the A to Z team who make this possible!

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
J
eremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Heather M. Gardner @ The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Author AJ Lauer
P
am Brown Margolis @ An Unconventional Librarian
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing

65 comments:

  1. Once in a BLUE Moon, by Van Morrison.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jnqpwGL_U4

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    1. Van always sounds so smooth in all his songs! Good choice:)

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  2. Not a second's hesitation on this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0hH3sMP2AQ

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  3. Remake - Blue Monday by Orgy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAt9QTmVc7Q
    I also know a lot of Blue bands - Blue Oyster Cult, Blue Murder...

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  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0fy1HeJv80

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    1. My mom gives this one a Thumbs Up.

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  5. Behind Blue eyes by Limp Bizkit ( Not the original WhO)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSJxdsnoPu4

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    1. Yep that's Halle Berry starring in video. I almost posted Blue Christmas by Elvis but will leave that for someone else....

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    2. Have you considered using this in a BoTB? I don't know if there are other covers that would create a good battle or not. Maybe it could even go head to head with the original. It's pretty good:)

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  6. GIRL WONDER ~
    I'm loving this A2Z thang yer doin'!

    OK, I'm giving ya two Blue songs. The first one is one of my very favorite songs by one of my very favorite Bluesmen...

    'BIG CAR BLUES' by the great LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7LoI5H5lPI

    And since Alex gave you 'Blue Monday', I'm going to give you 'BLUE SUNDAY', possibly the most beautiful song that Jim Morrison and THE DOORS ever recorded...

    (Link...>>) 'BLUE SUNDAY' by The Doors

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. As you likely suspected, both of these were new to me. The Doors song was really lovely. Sweet and simple. Pure maybe. Tender. I liked it.

      The Lightnin' Hopkins song made me laugh. It also made me think of this scene from an 80s movies that I think you'd like(???) called Adventures in Babysitting. I apologize for the lousy quality of this video, but sometimes YouTube doesn't give us exactly what we want.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXIVk_wsZEg

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    2. Ha!-Ha! That was pretty funny, ROBIN, and I can definitely see why Lightnin' reminded you of it. (Never seen that movie but have certainly heard of it many times.)

      And, LOOK! That was Albert "The Iceman" Collins playing guitar and singing! Yep, I done recognized him.

      Cleverness abounds!

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  7. I was going to say Midnight Blue by Lou Gramm, but then I remembered ELO has a song called Midnight Blue, too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pELAEkxe1jU

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  8. "Mamy Blue" by Los Pop Tops holds a special significance in my life's soundtrack. Couldn't find the English version on Youtube but here's one from Dailymotion:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ys6h_mamy-blue-pop-top_tv

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    1. No luck there. Oh well, here's the Spanish version:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzsbSQzXFe8

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    2. Most days I find YouTube to be something of a blessing. I mean... what did we do before YouTube???? But, it can be frustrating when it simply does not have what you want!!!

      I couldn't understand the words, but I get this is a very soulful song. I feel it. Thanks for posting!

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    3. Finally found an English Youtube version. It's cut off at the end, but better than nothing.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id2Te1cf_fE

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    4. Thanks for going that extra mile Debbie! Nice to hear it in English!

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  9. I love the song "Blue Skies" which has been sung by many famous people and there is even a film with Fred Astaire. I don't know how to imbed this so I won't but love that you picked blue since that is my favourite color

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    1. I know that song because I was in Concert Choir in high school. We sang that song one year. It's a great song. Very happy:)

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  10. Apparently my recurring theme is "terrible 90s songs that never should have existed."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc

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    1. Two thoughts on this song...

      1) You really should incorporate a way to insert this into the comments over at The Blue Grumpster's blog. I mean this is HIS song, no???

      2) I'm so glad you said something so I wouldn't have to, because--yes--you have fallen into a hole called "Bad 90s Songs." If you had that button they advertise on TV, someone could help you out. As it is... this could go on indefinitely...

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    2. Two thoughts of my own...

      1) I could do that, but I don't want Blue to never speak to me again.

      2) You probably already know this, but for anyone watching me post these songs, these are NOT songs I like. I just wanted to post the weird/bad/offbeat songs that most people wouldn't think of.

      3) Now that's kind of turned it into a challenge, hasn't it? "Bad 90s Songs." Okay, consider that my angle from now on. I'll try my damnedest.

      4) I'm bad at counting.

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  11. LOVE THIS A2Z THEME!!!!!! Here's mine; hope it counts (someone posted the Limp Bizkit version, but—come ON!

    https://youtu.be/BfuWXRZe9yA

    Thanks for popping over to Life In Dogs ... glad you're enjoying the dog rescue series :)

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    1. This is a great song. Did you listen to the cover Holli posted? It's pretty good.

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  12. very cool- have a great weekend!

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  13. "Blue on Blue," "Bluer Than Blue," and "My Blue Heaven."

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    1. I don't know any of those. If you come back, can you tell me who performed them???

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  14. I immediately think of Miles Davis Kind of Blue.

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  15. Moody Blue by Elvis. I still think this one is about my wife.

    Hi Robin!

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    1. I'm so glad your wife doesn't read my blog. I don't think Mrs. Blue would like this thread...

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    2. Oh I sing this son all the time....

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  16. Moody Blue by Elvis. I still think this one is about my wife.

    Hi Robin!

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    1. That stupid Samsung likes to repeat itself....

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  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcjpxBb3KlU

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    1. 3 out of the gate, my first is George Strait. Love him.
      Second is Forever in Blue Jeans, Babe, Neil Diamond (my mom's fave) & Baby's Got her Blue Jeans on (Mel McDaniel...one title made me think of the other). I thought of more too, but you capped me at three. :)

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    2. I love Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On. So much so that I almost used it as MY video on this blog. ha!

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  19. I love the babysitter blues above. LOL
    Here's my offering, Blue Bayou:
    https://youtu.be/i_lzeHYNngE

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    1. My mom likes to karaoke this one. Beautiful song:)

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  20. I'm having WAY too much fun here!

    Paul Mauriat ~ Love is Blue (HQ)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjsNNcsUNzE

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    1. Never heard this before. I really liked it. Thanks Dixie!

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  22. Blue Train -Jimmy Page and Robert Plant..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTDn_hbtrkw

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    1. I love the variety here! Thanks Mike!!!

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  23. Blue Monday by New Order as covered by Orkestra Obselete. Let's see if it autoembeds.

    https://youtu.be/cHLbaOLWjpc

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    1. I really like New Order... Listening to this takes me right back to the 80s, early 90s. I'd not heard this cover before, but I like it! There is a group of us that do Battle of the Bands. If it's okay with you, I think I'm going to hijack this cover for a future battle:)

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    2. I've added it my list! Thank you:)

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  24. I love this idea! It took me a minute to decide which 'blue' song I wanted to share.. but I finally decided on this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYYwzmVz3Ng

    Mary
    Twitter: @KnottyMarie
    Literary Gold
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. Can't go wrong with The Allman Brothers!

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  25. Increasing my knowledge of music through your blog. Great initiative! :)

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  26. Fabulous selections! Here's one more:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDl8ZPm3GrU

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    1. Not sure how I've never heard this one, but thank you for posting. I liked it!

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  27. Robin, How about Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain?!

    https://youtu.be/crgtWomWg90

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    All Things Vintage: Bomber Girls #AprilA2Z

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  28. Another gem from SCAC, "Goddamn Blue Yodel #7"
    https://youtu.be/AlqnAro2CWs

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