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The early 2000s saw a few symphonic metal bands fronted by very talented female singers.   

Nightwish comes to mind



Lacuna Coil was another



A US version of this sound was pretty huge in 2003 - Evanescence 



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I'm guessing that Darren likes that clip very much because he likes parachuting babies.  Awww, he has a soft side after all!

A couple of lovely talented ladies.




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Well, we’ve obviously gone past worrying about using cover versions of retired songs. It’s the second cover of ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ used since the Beach Boys’ classic won Season VI. David Bowie’s cover of ‘God Only Knows’ will probably be next.

Gold - Stay Awhile (Dusty Springfield - 1964)
We do this in our ‘60s tribute show. And the go-go dancers make it very memorable. My favourite Dusty record, probably for that reason.

Silver - Don’t Worry Baby (Ronnie Spector - 1999)
This would only need to be average to win Silver because I’m not the fan of the other two. It’s average. Yep, Ronnie the Race Driver. Respect, but.

Bronze - Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane - 1967)
Whenever I’ve watched Grace Slick in interview, I'm reminded of the lyric from 'I've Never Been to Me' by Charlene about 'seen some things that a woman ain’t s’posed to see'.

Participant - Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (single edit) (Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers - 1970)
I kinda dig ‘Brand New Key’. This is a ‘switch the station’ one for me, certainly, if not before, after that first ‘songs of peace’ line. Maybe you had to be there. I obviously wasn’t. There seems to be some confusion as to how long the single version and album versions actually are. The 5:46 version of this must be absolutely riveting.

Favourite women singers?

These three are up there…





 




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Here's three ladies that I may never have discovered if I hadn't followed Brian's band (I own virtually all of the records they've made):

First, the one and only Taylor Mills (I believe that Brian is on backing vocals on this):



Next, Anny Celsi with Nelson Bragg on drums:



Finally, Elin Ruth who the Stockholm Strings introduced me to, and who has been through many interesting images and changes of style. Here she is as she was when I met her:



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Four very enjoyable songs.  

No 1 for me is Melanie (and Edwin Hawkin Singers) with Lay Down.  Always loved her Brand New Key - and a big fan of Oh Happy Day.


Next is Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick) with Somebody to Love.  It helps that I didn't hear it too much.  Bit different to the Jefferson Starship stuff!

Then I'd pick - Dusty Springfield - Stay Awhile.  Always suspicious of a song that goes less than 2 minutes. Always feel you need to go at least 2 min 30 - especially when you were paying for a record in the '60s.  Not one of her best for me.  I'm wishin' and hopin' you'd choose another song.

And finally - Ronnie Spector - Don’t Worry Baby.  Well after hearing her story I would worry a lot.  What a sad life living with that psycho.  Sure a brilliant producer - but one with a lot of mental problems. I like that re-mix and she's got a sexy voice has Ronnie. 



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I never thought Fergie was that great of a singer.   That is, until I heard her collaboration with Slash a few years ago



Speaking of collaborations, Brian does a pretty decent song here with Zooey Daschunel



The Beach Boys covers disk on Mike Love's Unleash the Love is pretty much a dumpster fire, but the cover of Warmth of the Sun with Ambha Love is pretty good 

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From last year: Lucius, "Until We Get There" (acoustic)

youtube.com/watch?v=JoUm1l2Ey5o


Flashback:

An earlier song by Lucius won Gold in season 5, week 39 (2014), even though it got fewer gold votes than the other songs. On the other hand, the song that came in last got the most gold votes.

Gold -- Lucius, "Wildewoman"                          (3, 12, 4, 2)   58 points
Silver -- Brian Wilson, "Just Like You and Me"    (5, 6, 8, 2)     56
Bronze -- Django Django, "WOR"                      (6, 3, 5, 7)     50
Tin -- Fleet Foxes, "Your Protector"                    (7, 0, 4, 10)   46

"Wildewoman"

youtube.com/watch?v=b7_jSr0c_Lo

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Have we heard from Karen yet?

One of the great voices of all pop music:


Alice will know to feed your head.  Grace and company.
Remember what the dormouse said.

Liquid light - go San Fran!

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Man, I'm surprised at some of these comments about this version of 'Don't Worry, Baby'.  What Grandpa Simpsons you guys are!   Women cannot be race car drivers?  You mean, because they need to be in the kitchen?  You haven't heard of Danica Patrick?  or is it men cannot be nurturing?   anyway, I dissent.

1.  "Don't Worry, Baby" by Ronnie Spector

humbling.  yes, I like BJ Thomas and the Everly's versions of my favorite song, but I like this one even better.   And by the way, Ronnie escaped Phil's prison, married again, had kids, still performs from time to time, so to me, that's more a triumphant than sad life.

2. "Stay Awhile" by Dusty Springfield 

it rocks, in a very Spectoresque fashion

3. "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" by Melanie and the Edwin Hawkins singers

This one is new to me, and I like it much more than that novelty song about a part to roller-skates that no one used since before Melanie was born

4.  "Somebody to Love" by Grace Slick

It's important to note just how much more privileged (and rich) Grace Slick was, the daughter of an investment banker was it? who had to transfer from the public high school attended by Joan Baez and Pig Pen and Jeremy Lin and James Franco (and soon, my kids), to an all-girls private academy.  SF Summer of Love: kind of phony bologna, wasn't it?  and Grace was right at the epicenter of all that...


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Quote:
Originally Posted by John B
Man, I'm surprised at some of these comments about this version of 'Don't Worry, Baby'.  What Grandpa Simpsons you guys are!   Women cannot be race car drivers?  You mean, because they need to be in the kitchen?  You haven't heard of Danica Patrick?  or is it men cannot be nurturing?   anyway, I dissent.

John B: Although I look up to Grandpa Simpson as a beacon of sanity in a world gone mad, you make an excellent point regarding women race car drivers, although the idea that Ronnie might be part of a circle of women drag racers still strikes me as peculiar. My comment about Ronnie bragging and pushing the other girls too far didn't refer to whether men can be nurturing, however. We can nurture with the best of them (sometimes)!

Fleetwood Mac, "Never Make Me Cry" (another "don't worry baby" song: "So don't worry baby, I'll be alright")

youtube.com/watch?v=PuUhM271KKM

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I've always enjoyed these ladies. The Bangles.

Hazy Shade of Winter
youtube.com/watch?v=NFRx4PkXeVM

Going Down to Liverpool
youtube.com/watch?v=dWC2-MFwWr8

James
youtube.com/watch?v=NpXZWSvtmaw

Manic Monday
youtube.com/watch?v=lAZgLcK5LzI

 



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Ok, I'll bite. 

John B, Danica Patrick is a professional race driver in her mid 30s. 

Ronnie Spector is a professional singer, aged 56 when she recorded that song, and still had hair that wouldn't have fitted into the cockpit, let alone under a racing helmet and fire-resistant bodysuit!

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We’re halfway through the week, so thanks to John E, Lee, kds, Larry, MaryNYS, Deb#1, DJR, stkida4ever, and John B for your votes. Thanks to paul g adsett and bonnie bella for their video contributions.

John E, I must say, I prefer Dusty in her more “girl group” style, but the Memphis album is great, too. Former “Ikette” P.P. Arnold is interesting. Went to the UK with Ike & Tina Turner & stayed there, her original backup band was The Nice (w/Keith Emerson). She is pretty much unknown here, to the average American.

Lee, all the girls have at least one of gold, silver, bronze & tin.. Not everybody agrees with you about Melanie.

Darren, I also enjoy paratrooper toddlers more than I might ever have imagined, but the bikini babe was reminiscent of gratuitous cheerleaders, if you get my drift. I’m a little embarrassed that I forgot Judith when I was thinking women with strong, instantly recognizable vocals.

kds, all 4 of this weeks contestants came before her, so may have been among Ann Wilson’s major influences. Doesn’t begin with Ann (but may, indeed, end there).

John B, if I have to choose between Summer of Love phony bologna, and slam dancing with a safety pin through my cheek, for instance, I’m going Summer ‘67. And you should, too. Back in the day, a splendid time was guaranteed for all.

Deb#1 mentioned her, & she was on the very short list for this week:
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady


I’ll be accepting votes until 12 midnight on Sunday (which is 9PM in LA; 5AM Monday in London) when the polls officially close.


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Dylan-esque singing from the film I'm Not There.

Karen O & the Million Dollar Bashers, "Highway 61 Revisited"  (thats's Karen Lee Orzolek)
youtube.com/watch?v=8SOo0SuzBZE

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Calexico, "Just Like a Woman"
youtube.com/watch?v=WdMmKeYkjno

Cat Power, "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" (that's Charlyn Marie "Chan" Marshall)
youtube.com/watch?v=t1Ic2-N8Vo0

Mira Bilotte, "As I Went Out One Morning" ( from John Wesley Harding)
youtube.com/watch?v=rIYlAdxlIzI


A new, somewhat more complicated way to post links to videos (as shown above) without making these pages very slow to load because of all the videos being posted:

1) Include the full link(s) to the video(s) you want to post, e.g. https://www.youtube.yyy ( you can leave out the https://  )

2) Post your comment. You'll see the video(s) fully displayed.

3) Then use the "Edit" button in the lower-right hand corner to remove the "https://www." or "www." from each video link, leaving "youtube.yyy"

4) Save your edited post. The links should now look like the four above. This will allow people to click on them but make your comment and these pages quicker to load.

 

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bonnie bella

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Let's see if this works.

Jewel

youtube.com/watch?v=0wBDDAZkNtk

And if this works.

Valerie June

youtube.com/watch?v=8ywuF-N8xXQ

Thanks Larry. 



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