Thursday, December 8, 2016

101 Top Songs by the Traveling Wilburys. This update: #55-51. Continues tomorrow.
Caffe` Latte` presents…
THE TOP 101 ESSENTIAL SONGS BY THE
TRAVELING WILBURYS

55
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IT AIN'T ME BABE
BOB DYLAN
(1964)
Dylan's raw lyrics make this track an essential addition to the list. The original version appeared on his 'Another Side Of Dylan' album and was swiftly covered by The Byrds and The Turtles.
54
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DON'T COME AROUND HERE 
NO MORE
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
(1985)
Petty wrote this song with Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics. The 2 co-produced the track with Jimmy Iovine. It was an adventurous shift for Petty, in terms of instrumentation and production. The end result is a standout hit in his songbook. Lifted off the 'Southern Accents' album, the single peaked at #13 in America.
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SWEET TALKIN' WOMAN
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
(1977)
Jeff Lynne knew how to create catchy pop moments and put his skills to effective use during E.L.O.'s golden era. This song was a 1978 single lifted off the band's 'Out Of The Blue' album. In Britain, the disc peaked at #6 and reached the American Top 20.
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TANGLED UP IN BLUE
BOB DYLAN
(1975)
This is a revered song from Dylan's 'Blood On The Tracks' album. It was released as a single in 1975 and peaked at #31 in the U.S.A.
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FREE FALLIN'
TOM PETTY
(1989)
 Petty released his first solo album in 1989. 'Full Moon Fever' was a multi-platimun LP that reached #3 in America. "Free Fallin'" was co-written by Petty with fellow Traveling Wilbury member Jeff Lynne. The 2 co-produced the track with Mike Campbell from his regular backing band The Heartbreakers. It reached the Top 10 in America, Canada and New Zealand.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing and in celebration of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the 101 songs that matter most from the members of The Traveling Wilburys. As well as Harrison and Dylan, the group consisted of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The latter is mostly represented on the Top 101 as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra. Also included are songs that Harrison penned for The Beatles to record.
Each update will be added to the Traveling Wilburys playlist on Spotify.

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BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XLV: War. Continues next week.

BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
War
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Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong were one of the Motown label's key songwriting teams. Together, they created many grittier R&B tracks that led some of its acts in a musical direction that contrasted with the bouncy pop usually associated with the record company.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood War 12" Single Cover 1984.jpgEdwin Starr was one of the beneficiaries of their talent. In 1970, he reached the top in America with a potent version of the Whitfield-Strong composition "War". The single also reached #3 in the U.K.
WarSpringsteenSingleCover.jpgEarlier in that same year, The Temptations included the original version of the song on their album 'Psychedelic Shack'.
Later remakes include interpretations by Frankie Goes To Hollywood in 1984 and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 2 years later.
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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

THE X'MAS PLAYLIST
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With only a month to the holiday season, a new Christmas playlist has been added..
A CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST


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There’s also playlists  with R&B/ Soul, retro, Motown, Eurovision & GLBTI anthems.
Best wishes for the holiday season and a happy new year 2017 to all.
NEW SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: R& B/SOUL MIXTAPE 6-A FUNKY SPACE REINCARNATION.
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Check out the playlists on offer from Caffe` Latte` on spotify.
A new mixtape has been added…
R&B / SOUL MIXTAPE 6:
A FUNKY SPACE REINCARNATION
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 with songs by:
MARVIN GAYE,LAKESIDE, PARLIAMENT, STEVIE WONDER, LENNY KRAVITZ & MORE.


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There’s also playlists  with retro, mixed genres, Motown, Eurovision, ABBA, & GLBTI anthems and more!


101 Top Songs by the Traveling Wilburys. This update: #60-56. Continues tomorrow.
Caffe` Latte` presents…
THE TOP 101 ESSENTIAL SONGS BY THE
TRAVELING WILBURYS

60
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THINGS HAVE CHANGED
BOB DYLAN
(2000)
Dylan collected the Academy Award for Best Original Song for this recording featured in the film 'The Wonder Boys'. Dylan wrote and produced the catchy track.
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EVIL WOMAN
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
(1975)
This was the 1st single released off the band's 'Face The Music' album. It reached the Top 10 in America, Britain, Canada and New Zealand.
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DEVIL'S RADIO
GEORGE HARRISON
(1987)
Harrison's 'Cloud Nine' album contained this self-penned biting song dealing with gossip. It was co-produced by him and Jeff Lynne.
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INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
(1991)
This was the title track from his 'Into The Great Wide Open' LP. Petty wrote and produced the track with Jeff Lynne.
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I ME MINE
THE BEATLES
(1970)
This was 1 of the 2 Harrison compositions that wound up on The Beatles album 'Let It Be'. The highly influential group would split shortly after recording the track.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing and in celebration of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the 101 songs that matter most from the members of The Traveling Wilburys. As well as Harrison and Dylan, the group consisted of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The latter is mostly represented on the Top 101 as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra. Also included are songs that Harrison penned for The Beatles to record.
Each update will be added to the Traveling Wilburys playlist on Spotify.

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BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XLIV: Make You Feel My Love. Continues tomorrow.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Make You Feel My Love
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Garth Brooks - to make you feel my love.jpgB. Joel - ToMakeYouFeelMyLove.jpgMany discovered "Make You Feel My Love" when they heard the song on Adele's '19'. That version was unleashed in 2008 and peaked at #4 on the British chart. 
By then, others had released interpretations of the song, including Billy Joel in 1997 and Garth Brooks the following year.
The love song was written by Bob Dylan and included on his 1997 album 'Time Out Of Mind'. In fact, Joel's single was issued just weeks prior to Dylan's original. 
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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

101 Top Songs by the Traveling Wilburys. This update: #65-61. Continues tomorrow.
Caffe` Latte` presents…
THE TOP 101 ESSENTIAL SONGS BY THE
TRAVELING WILBURYS

65
ELO Telephone Line 1977 single cover
TELEPHONE LINE
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
(1976)
This track from 'A New World Record' was released as a single in 1977.  In Canada and New Zealand, the disc topped the charts. It also went Top 10 in America, Britain and Australia.
64
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BLOW AWAY
GEORGE HARRISON
(1979)
Harrison's ethereal track was lifted off his self-titled album. The soothing song reached the Top 20 on the American chart.
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SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES
BOB DYLAN
(1965)
In many ways, this was a breakthrough release for Dylan. Lifted off his 'Bringing It All Back Home' LP, the single was his first to dent the U.S. Top 40. It was a British Top 10 hit.
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DON'T DO ME LIKE THAT
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
(1979)
Petty penned this song, his 1st to crack the American Top 10. It was included on the 'Damn The Torpedoes' album he recorded with backing band The Heartbreakers. Petty co-produced the rock/ new wave song with Jimmy Iovine.
61
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TURN TO STONE
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
(1977)
This is the opening track on E.L.O.'s 'Out Of The Blue' album and was its lead single. The song charted in many territories and reached Top 20 in America, Britain, Canada and Australia.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing and in celebration of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the 101 songs that matter most from the members of The Traveling Wilburys. As well as Harrison and Dylan, the group consisted of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The latter is mostly represented on the Top 101 as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra. Also included are songs that Harrison penned for The Beatles to record.
Each update will be added to the Traveling Wilburys playlist on Spotify.

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BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XLIII: Hazy Shade Of Winter. Continues tomorrow.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Hazy Shade Of Winter
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The Bangles' music frequently evoked memories of 1960s pop. Their 1987-8 single "Hazy Shade Of Winter" was included on the soundtrack for the film 'Less Than Zero'. This proved a popular release for the all-female pop band. The single peaked at #2 in America. It also went Top 10 in Canada and Australia. On the UK chart, the disc reached #11.
In 1966, the original version of the song was issued. Paul Simon composed the folk rock tune while part of a duo with Art Garfunkel. The initial title was "A Hazy Shade Of Winter". Simon & Garfunkel's version peaked at #13 in the U.S.A. and 30 in Britain.
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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
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Monday, December 5, 2016

101 Top Songs by the Traveling Wilburys. This update: #70-66. Continues tomorrow.
Caffe` Latte` presents…
THE TOP 101 ESSENTIAL SONGS BY THE
TRAVELING WILBURYS

70
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DIRTY WORLD
TRAVELING WILBURYS
(1988)
This track on the band's first album has Dylan on lead vocals.
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MR. BLUE SKY
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
(1977)
This E.L.O. single was lifted off the group's album 'Out Of The Blue'.  The disc peaked at #6 in the U.K.
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WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU
THE BEATLES
(1967)
Harrison contributed this composition to The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album. It featured Indian instruments and marked a radical shift in the group's sound.
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HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
BOB DYLAN
(1965)
The title track of Dylan's revered album 'Highway 61 Revisited' is among the wordsmith's best offerings.
66
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THIS SONG
GEORGE HARRISON
(1976)
This single was a humorous  response to the litigation involving Harrison's composition "My Sweet Lord" and its similarity to The Chiffons' "He's So Fine". The disc was lifted off his 'Thirty Three & 1/3' album.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing and in celebration of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the 101 songs that matter most from the members of The Traveling Wilburys. As well as Harrison and Dylan, the group consisted of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The latter is mostly represented on the Top 101 as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra. Also included are songs that Harrison penned for The Beatles to record.
Each update will be added to the Traveling Wilburys playlist on Spotify.

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BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XLII: Could It Be Magic. Continues tomorrow.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Could It Be Magic
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When Take That covered "Could It Be Magic", the single propelled the UK boy band to a wider fan base. The remake peaked at #3 in Britain in 1992 and helped break them into new territories. 
Barry Manilow had composed the song based around Chopin's "Prelude In C Minor". Lyrics were written by Adrienne Anderson. Manilow's original version was released in 1971 and credited to Featherbed featuring Barry Manilow. It flopped. 
He re-recorded "Could It Be Magic" 2 years later for his self-titled debut album. In 1975, the new take was finally issued as a single. This time, it reached the Top 10 in America and Canada. In Britain, the single peaked at #25. 
Image result for could it be magic donna summerDonna Summer gave Manilow's ballad a disco makeover. On her 1976 album 'A Love Trilogy', the song was injected with an edgy sensuality. Summer's interpretation was released as a single and fared particularly well in Europe. In the UK, it cracked the Top 40. On the US Soul Chart the track reached #21. Her remake proved particularly popular with dance fans and peaked at #3 on the Disco Chart.     
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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:
spotify:user:alanrosscaffelatte