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More honoring the Saints with our Music!
St. Peter is a big-name Saint, and that photo above is the famous and beautiful Basilica named after him in Rome.
He appears in very, very, very many songs, but sometimes you have to listen for it.
That's the case with the first two songs in this chapter.
Followed by one that has his name in the title.
I'll finally get around to that All Saints Day/Halloween connection.
Then, I've talked before about how when I do these Themes, I go back mentally and try to think of the first song I can remember hearing about the selected subject.
In this case I already knew that, so what came to mind was the first Saint song I bought!
It was quite by accident- the song was included on an Oldies album I bought many years ago, and certainly not the reason I purchased that album.
But over the years it grew on me, and it was done by the very influential Doo Wop group, the Harptones.
A group that should be in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
But they aren't.
Proving again, at least to me, what a sham that place is!
By the way, I still have that album.
As all Music Collectors know, we NEVER throw anything away, lol!
Oh, and I did what I always do, I pulled out too many songs for just one hour- frankly I don't think a Theme is worth just one hour, too much would be left out.
So this will be continued next week with some real good music that you undoubtedly thought I SHOULD have played this week, lol!
But first things first, some surprises, some fun in here.
Enjoy!
 
Here's the link you just click on to hear my "inspired" selections for this 2nd half of this week, at WLSO.FM:
 
Mike
 

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Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 8, 2011 at 3:56pm

Mike,

You absolutely hit a tater with the first 3 songs.  Tennessee Ernie Ford is awesome.  Like Scott, it reminds me of my Dad as well.  Hey, I sold that man a pack of Lance peanuts when I was sixteen.  I was working a concession stand at the Masters tournament that year.  I recongnized him immediately, but all the other youngsters there had no idea who he was.

 

I loved St. Theresa of the Roses by Billy Ward and The Dominoes as well as St James Infirmary Blues by James Ray.  Very nice.

 

But for the first time in history, there is a 3 way tie for the Golden Pell....

 

The Commander Cody song about smoking, which was absolutely hilarious.  I have never smoked, thankfullly, but he's write, you always have to wait on smokers to smoke.

 

The Elton John song Where To Now St. Peter.  That's a terrific song that I had not heard before.  Looks like I need some more EJ.

 

And finally, St. Theresa by Joan Osborne.  That song is incredible. 

 

Great show Mike, my favorite of the series so far.

Comment by Scott on November 7, 2011 at 12:53pm

Opening track totally reminds of my Dad!  This is his style.  I get a flashback of his stereo (console unit) that occupied 3/4 of an entire wall in the living room.  Open the lid and it had space for LP's, an 8 track player, radio and turntable.  You know...  cutting edge!

 

ah you did it!!!!  You brought the New Orleans Saints up, ugh...

 

Liked the Joan Osbourne track (no relation to Ozzy I suspect).  The music reminded me of some old Crowded House tune I cant quite place right now, but I like that tune too!  :-)

 

A very retro show, and not in a bad way either, liked the memories!  Thanks Mike

Comment by Mike Pell on November 3, 2011 at 7:39pm
Thanks Jon, nice of you.
Comment by Jon on November 3, 2011 at 6:05pm

Bit and pieces, I'll have to do it again.

 

That's a really nice song, I am going to have to hunt down that album.

Comment by Mike Pell on November 3, 2011 at 5:30pm

I had to stop and think, lol!
That was Joan Osborne and St. Teresa.

I didn't know it was such a big hit I (stopped paying attention to that)- it was up for Best Female Vocal Grammy in 1995.

Hope you heard it all,

Mike

Comment by Jon on November 3, 2011 at 5:09pm
OK, I listened to this at work and then the poop hit the fan and I got busy, just when I was having fun. I missed the female lead song, who was it?

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