Thursday, May 20, 2010

From D. To The Duke

Here´s a little collection of odes from one musician to another, with just the name of the artist making up the title of the song. Which means Song To Woody, I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives and the like are out for now. I´ve omitted Debbie Harry by Family Fodder as I posted that one a few weeks ago already, and there´s no Alex Chilton by the Mats either as almost everybody and their dog had a sad reason to feature that beauty recently. Know any others? Leave a comment purleeze...

Uncle Tupelo - D. Boon MP3
The Posies - Grant Hart MP3
Memphis Minnie - Ma Rainey MP3
R.E.M. - Lightnin´ Hopkins MP3
Gutterball - Lester Young MP3
Teenage Fanclub - Gene Clark MP3
Half Japanese - Patti Smith MP3
Mountain Goats - Duke Ellington MP3


kinghorror said...

M-E-T-H-O-D man by the Wu-Tang Clan?

"Chim chimmeny chim chim cherie" indeed

Ramone666 said...

Good one King. Although serenading one of your own band members is pushing it a bit.

Brett Alan said...

"Yoko Ono" from Ben Lee's recent album The Rebirth of Venus is wonderful. The deluxe version of the album also includes Ben's cover of a song by the Ataris called, yup, "Ben Lee", which was totally making fun of him so he's a heck of a good sport to cover it.

There's also "Brian Wilson" by Barenaked Ladies, "Blind Willie McTell" by Bob Dylan, and probably dozens of Wesley Willis songs.

Ramone666 said...

Can´t believe I overlooked Blind Willie, thanks for the reminder. said...

Chemirocha (means Jimmie Rodgers) by Chemutoi Ketienya & girls is one I know.

Ramone666 said...

Never heard of em Miss T, but I´m sure to give them a listen when you recommend them. Cheers!

Scurvy said...

What about "Buddy Holly"?

Ramone666 said...

Crossed my mind briefly Scurvy, but I´m not that Weezer-minded and haven´t even got it.

elduderido said...

How about:
Van Dyke Parks-'Bing Crosby',
Daniel Johnston-'The Beatles',
Barbara Manning-Mark E.Smith & Brix
Fatboy Slim-'Michael Jackson'
and Adam Green's ode of sorts:-'Jessica' ("Jessica Simpson, where has your love gone, it's not in your music, no") from his highly recommended album Friends Of Mine.

And an honourable mention to Ian Dury for 'Sweet Gene Vincent'.

Ramone666 said...

I´m impressed, Elduderido. I´ve got that Adam Green album actually, but never realised Jessica was about mrs. Simpson.

Holly said...

Oh, I wanted to be the first with Barbara Manning - congrats Elduderido!

How about:
MGMT - Brian Eno (btw, their new lp is WAY better than the US press aka (cough) pitchfork suggests)

Billy Bragg - Levi Stubb's Tears

David Bowie - Andy Warhol (ok, probably not..)

They Might Be Giants - XTC vs. Adam Ant

and a bunch of country singers' homages to each other...

D. said...

The Bottle Rockets - Nancy Sinatra
Cake - Frank Sinatra
Hubcap - Joey Bishop Gets His Due

non-Rat Pack:

Jonathan Richman -
Velvet Underground
Fender Stratocaster
When Harpo Played His Harp

Many more, just can't recall from work! -- Dan

jonder said...

"Bessie Smith" by the Band!

Ramone666 said...

Good one. Should have thought of that gem.

Unknown said...

Somebody mentioned David Bowie's "Andy Warhol" but left off the other tribute(ish) song from Hunky Dory, the one that's actually to a musician.

So I nominate Bowie's "Song for Bob Dylan." If nothing it has Bowie describing Dylan's voice as being "like sand and glue."

Holly said...

Doh! I remembered "Mark E Smith & Brix", but forgot the Fall's own contribution - "I am Damo Sukuki" !