The Great 2828 Songs That May Or May Not But Probably May Be Better Than Songs on the New Album, Mannish Boys
Folks, Catfish does his best to be a realist. Could this debut album Mannish Boys contain fifteen of the greatest songs ever recorded? The short answer is absolutely! The long answer I’m not touching with a ten-foot pole. Are you crazy? I’m trying to raise money for an album here. Anyway, just for fun and relentless self-promotion I’ve complied a list of twenty-eight songs I feel may or may not but probably may be better than songs on the upcoming debut album, Mannish Boys.
This was a lot of fun to do. I’d love to read your thoughts. Below in no particular order are the first seven. Check in again soon for songs 7 through 14 and don’t forget to visit www.GoFundMe.com/BrooksLong. I really do think this album is going to be special and it will happen because of you!
Peace and Love,
Cody Chesnutt - Six Seconds
Pristine production can be great. But then what makes those old scratchy Bessie Smith and Son House sides so good? Conventionally, this sounds not unlike crap. But it’s gorgeous. From Wikipedia: "Chesnutt shopped the album around to record companies, but they mistook it for a demo and rejected it. They encouraged him to reproduce it smoothly, rearrange the drums, and rerecord his vocals. He said in an interview for Vibe at the time, "I refuse to re-record it-that defeats the purpose. What about the experience I had in my bedroom? To go back to the studio, I'd be chasing something. If you're listening to it and you love it, then it's already done what it's supposed to do." It’s the final song on The Headphone Masterpiece, an album that was crucial in the musical development of 15 yr old Catfish. So crucial that I recently realized I unconsciously borrowed some lyrical themes and approaches for the new album Mannish Boys. “Boys don’t cry. It’s a lie because I do. I got a truth that I don’t show. I’m a whole lotta ego.”
Randy Newman - Sail Away
Prince - Adore
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Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Miles Davis' version of this is dope and there are some great live versions of his out there, but the original record? Oooh wee. I could go on forever about how people gotta pour the 80s Haterade down the drain, but that would distract from what I’m learning right now about my favorite love songs. The best ones find beautiful, unique and usually non-creepy ways to say the same thing: I’ll be there. [See Adore]
Muddy Waters - Standin' Round Crying
Alright, folks. Let's see what your thinking in the comments. Stay tuned for the next batch and don't forget to visit www.GoFundMe.com/BrooksLong! #Sexy Pepsi.