Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday morning tunes: I might take a plane, I might take a train

Jerry Lieber, half of the Ur song-writing team of Lieber and Stoller, died last week at the age of 78.

The list of the songs he wrote, mostly but not always with Stoller, together takes up 14 pages on the Songwriters Hall of Fame web site --some were novelty songs, some were R&B standards, but an amazing number of them remain memorable.

 Between the fifties and now, an awful, awful lot of people covered their songs -- you not only have to decide which of their songs is your favorite, but for songs like "Kansas City," you also have choose which classic cover of it is your favorite.

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