Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Music History Today: September 15, 2022

September 5, 2014: Post-Modern Jukebox uploaded a cover of Meghan Trainor's "All About That [Upright] Bass" by Kate Davis
New York City pianist Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox to remake the pop hits of today into the classic sounds of the legends of yesterday. 

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Kate Davis sang the 1940s jazz-style interpretation while playing double.  It has received almost 20 million views. 
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September 15, 1962: The Four Seasons started a five-week run at Number 1 on the US singles chart with "Sherry."
According to Bob Gaudio, "Sherry" took about 15 minutes to write. Originally titled "Jackie Baby" in honor of then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the name was changed to "Terri Baby" and eventually to "Sherry," the name of the daughter of Gaudio's best friend, New York DJ Jack Spector. 
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September 15, 1973: Helen Reddy took over the top spot on the US single's chart with "Delta Dawn."

Bette Midler's "Delta Dawn" single was scheduled for release, but Capitol Records beat Midler's Atlantic Records by releasing Helen Reddy's single two days before Midler's. The bigwigs of Atlantic flipped the record and pushed "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B)." 
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September 15, 1984:  Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax" became the longest-running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink's "Release Me" on the UK singles chart.

The lyrics to "Relax" are ambiguous, although the line "when you want to come" is clearly a reference to orgasm. The song is essentially a guide to delaying ejaculation. To throw censors off the scent, when "Relax" first came out, the band claimed publicly that it was written about "motivation." 
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September 15, 1990: UB40 entered Billboard's Hot 100 with a cover of "The Way You Do the Things You Do."

All About That [Upright] Bass
PMJ with Kate Davis

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