Music Mondays: Five songs I love

It’s been a while since I did one of these fairly general entries in the “Five songs I love” series:

  • Forget about Me by Mem Shannon. A great blues/soul/R&B singer, Mem Shannon is terribly underrated. I love his great story-telling ability, of which Forget about Me is a great example. Live: A Night at Tipitina’s and I’m From Phunkville are both really terrific.

  • Suite Madame Blue by Styx. The obligatory cheese. Anyways, Styx was the first rock band that I really loved as a young teen, way back in the early-mid 1970’s and Suite Madame Blue was the song that did it for me. I still have a soft spot for Styx and especially this song.
  • Toujours Vivant by Gerry Boulet. Boulet was the voice of the legendary Quebec blues rock band, Offenbach, and this is a great song from his all-too-brief solo career.
  • Who Do You Love by George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Not much to say about this one except that this is a great version of a great song.
  • The Real Me by The Who. I’ve always loved John Entwistle on bass and this song has always really showcased his abilities. I like the comment on the on the Youtube page: “that was probably the most insane explosion of spontaneously awesome rock the world has ever seen, or probably ever will.” I’ll second that. The John Entwistle Band also does a great version here.

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