For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)
I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.
Well, now I’m getting around to it!
It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.
I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.
My radio show, “Theme Attic,” is on Wednesdays 2PM-4PM ET.
Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!
But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.
I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.
This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey!
Today’s music selection is, in three words, “Pure Pop Perfection!”
In fact, I’m even going to say it doesn’t get any better than this!
Detroit is truly lucky that singer/songwriter Tracy Kash has selected our city for her home!
She excels at many musical styles, from jazz to pop. And she does so on keyboards, flute, and her voice!
In fact, she’s so good at flute, (and I love this story!) Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull [Hall of Fame]–a pretty good player himself (ha, ha!), had Tracy join him onstage for a duet when he came to town in 2003!
She absolutely sounds like Carole King on today’s song from her most recent album, “Fierce!”
The song sounds and smells like it was conceived in “The Brill Building” (where many great hits from the 50’s and 60’s were written), with Neil Sedaka working on “Calendar Girl” in the room next door!
It has a playful Latin rhythm with a very tasty guitar solo!
I can imagine the backup singers–3 of them, standing around a single mike wearing taffeta dresses, or whatever it was they wore back then!
The lyrics highlight a hopeful encounter for romance!
The song is as catchy a bug getting stuck to a No-Pest strip on a hot sultry night!
It lifts my heart!
I’ve said enough!
I’m running out of exclamation points!
Check it out yourself!
One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “If I” by Tracy Kash!!!
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