Adeli’s Music Blog

Levi Stubbs and The Four Tops

Posted in music by adeli on October 18, 2008

Levi Stubbs, the lead singer of The Four Tops, passed away on October 17 at the age of 72.

Click here to watch a recent tribute to him (while he was already confined to a wheelchair) by Aretha Franklin and The Four Tops.

Here’s a link to Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch Blog article “Remembering Levi Stubbs.”

Below, some of the legendary group’s performances.

It’s The Same Old Song

Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)

Reach Out (I’ll Be There)/Shadows of Love Medley

Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)

I Can’t Help Myself

Standing In The Shadows Of Love

Baby I Need Your Loving

When She Was My Girl

Bernadette

When She Was My Girl is my favorite Four Tops song. Vote for yours below!

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Duffy

Posted in music by adeli on October 14, 2008

Duffy’s CD Rockferry is highly recommended. It’s a great record through and through, and my new favorite album. While every song is good, a few songs really kick butt. Mercy, Delayed Devotion, and I’m Scared are my current favorites, but all the songs are growing on me with repeated listens.

This Welsh singer-songwriter is definitely talented. To me, this young woman’s voice and look are reminiscent of the great Dusty Springfield. For more on this new artist, visit her Web site at: www.iamduffy.com

Here are a few songs from Rockferry:

Mercy

Delayed Devotion

Warwick Avenue

Rockferry

Stepping Stone

Syrup & Honey

John Mellencamp

Posted in music by adeli on October 7, 2008

Today is John Mellencamp’s 57th birthday. The rocker from America’s heartland has been rockin’ in the U.S.A. for the last 30 years and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Mellencamp’s songs often speak of life in middle America as well as commenting on the state of our nation – good and bad. He hasn’t been afraid to speak against government and stand up for the farmers. He, along with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise money to keep farm families on their lands. John Mellencamp is a prolific songwriter with a vast catalog of great music to his credit. Let’s celebrate a great musician, who in my opinion, is highly underrated. Cheers, John! Thanks for stickin’ up for the little guys.

Recommended albums:

Scarecrow (1985)
The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)
John Mellencamp (1998)
Words & Music – John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits (inexpensive collection with lots of music and extras)

Below, some of my favorite John Mellencamp songs:

Jack and Diane

Pink Houses

Hurts So Good

Small Town

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.

Walk Tall

I’m Not Running Anymore

Your Life is Now

Peaceful World

Summer of Love