Tag Archive for 1960’s

Dimitri Shostakovich* – String Quartet No.8 in C minor

I have never featured any classical music before. I am going to go ahead and admit that I am a Philistine when it comes to this genre. It has always been one (much like Jazz) that I feel like I might get into when I grow up. No danger of that happening anytime soon though….

Anyway, a friend (and Classical aficionado) recommended this, which was apparently composed in merely three days.

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
String Quartet No.8 in C minor op.110 (Dresden, 1960)
Emerson Quartet (Live recording July 1998)

*Artist #778

Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds

I had great fun doing karaoke last night at a friend’s birthday party. I trotted out my old favourite by The Police but was followed by this number by Elvis. I was rather shown up if I am being honest, this number has a much higher singalong factor.

Key rule about Karaoke – crowd participation is king!



Aretha Franklin – A Change Is Gonna Come

In my meandering travels about YouTube this week I stumbled across this rather good cover version of Sam Cooke’s spectacular original. Aretha and Sam must have two of the best voices ever recorded so to hear one of them cover another’s track is actually quite thrilling.

This is taken from Aretha’s excellent 1967 album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, which is jam-packed with hits and stand out tracks and is well worth checking out if you so inclined.

Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You:

Aretha - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You/RjK

The Temptations – My Girl

I heard this track a few days ago and was reminded of what a great song it is. I was also surprised that I hadn’t posted it already.

The Temptations are Motown royalty, coming from The Motor City itself and this is just one of several iconic tracks they recorded.

The Temptations:

The Temptations/RjK