I Want You Back

02 Jan

Just had to share this wonderful K T Tunstall find.

There’s some real crap out there in music today, but there’s also some real talent hiding in the weeds.


Posted by on January 2, 2008 in music chicks, Music Today


11 responses to “I Want You Back

  1. val

    January 2, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve been lurking since day one of your foray into blogdom. Finally jumping in to say thanks, love your stuff. Great video, by the way!


  2. huckleberryfriend

    January 3, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Seems like the female singers from England, Scotland, and Ireland may save good old rock and roll. KT, Amy, Joss, Corinne, Kate Nash, Amy Studt, Estelle, and Duffy. Duffy is definitely worth a listen on youtube (I like Warwick Avenue).

  3. music maven

    January 3, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Val – Thanks for de-lurking. Good to know that folks are enjoying the blog.

    Huck — I think you’re on to something there.

  4. Colette

    January 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Yeah, I’d add Beverly Knight into the batch Huck — she’s black, British, soulful.

    But you know what? it’s the song too. Sorry to keep whining about it, but in the ’60s-’80s people were writing very infectious, memorable, complete songs (verse-bridge-chorus) — not monotonous riffs or, as even some of the kids I like today write, so simplistic and melodically limited they wisp away. Those Motown writers knew how to create a hook!
    So where are the great new pop songwriters hiding?

  5. shrewspeaks

    January 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Colette…what a great question. In the days of nanoseconds do people even want “complete songs”…I know I do…but seriously…can a full song hook listeners today?

    By the by…Whooo for the Scottish Chicks

  6. karmardav

    January 3, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I have to say, when I was listening to that at first I didn’t recognize it, but while I was listening I kept thinking to myself, “gee, that has a Jackson 5 sound to it.” Duh! I can be a bit dense at times. 🙂
    On the subject of women and song, does anyone like Sarah Bareilles? She’s got one of those cool, clear voices and her song “Love Song” just pulls you right in.

  7. karmardav

    January 3, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Hey Shrew! We must have been writing our comments at the same time!

  8. music maven

    January 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Did somebody say Sara Bareilles?

    ^^^^^click here^^^^^

    Yes, K. LURVE her. She toured with Marc Broussard, ma cajun brutha. I am a Gravity freak. If you haven’t experienced that song, you must.

  9. jenfera

    January 3, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    MM – your Sara linkage isn’t working.

    How about this groovy collaboration – Nora Jones and Wyclef Jean:

    Interesting non-crap!

  10. music maven

    January 3, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Link fixed…thanks, jen.

    Still holding out hope for Norah and Taylor and the Soul Chirren.

  11. Colette

    January 5, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Huck: yes a full song can do it — prime examples of records that sold gold:

    Nora Jones’ “Don’t Know Why”

    Corinne Bailey Ray: “Put Your Records On” and “Like a Star”

    I’m sure we could come up with a few more….


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