A Few (not all) Country Songs With Colors In The Title- "Rose and flowers"
August 9, 2017 3:22pm CST
These songs have a double meaning within the title depending on your interpretation. Thought it was an interesting twist since rose is considered a color and the artists are referencing it's meaning as a flower. You've got to love the English language and its double meanings! Here are the clues for this weeks color/flower song quiz: 1. This Mexican-American country artist recorded this Neil Young song for her 1975 album "Prisoner In Disguise." It peaked at # 5 on the billboard country charts. She was the first female recording artist to sell 3 million selling albums. 2. This song is about a young colt growing up and running in a special race. The tune was featured on the artists "Innocent Age" album. He said that he wrote it to express his love of horses. 3. This folk/pop group originated in London, England and was featured on an earlier DB quiz. The tune is from their first album which blended three part harmonies and an acoustic sound. One of the albums songs was originally titled "Desert Song" but the title was later changed. That tune became a hit for the group although the album itself met with moderate success. 4. Country singer-songwriter Joe South wrote this for his 1969 debut album, "Introspect". This artist made it an international crossover hit in 1971. The song earned the artist a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1971. The tune topped the Country charts for 5 weeks in addition to charting at # 3 on the Billboard Pop chart. Songs: 1. Love Is A Rose 2. Run For The Roses 3. Three Roses 4. (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden also known as just "Rose Garden" according to Wikipedia Last quiz answers- Roadhouse Blues=The Doors, Steel Rail Blues=Gordon Lightfoot, Devil With A Blue Dress=Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and Blue Hotel=Chris Isaak... Know this week's artist/bands? Any personal comments on the music is always welcome. Finally, I've done a few of these now and I wanted to just give a shout out to my frequent music visitors. They are passionate in their enjoyment of music and are either commenting on these songs or trying to get them correct. So thanks to you guys and gals: - John who has been running up some perfect scores on these quizes. -Scott who might get stumped this time since country artists are not his strong suit, but always provides an interesting comment to my posts. - Catherine whose musical knowledge has increased tremendously since doing these quizzes. -TR, JJ, Deborah, Ocean T, Anna, Jujunme, Felix and Four Walls. Will they revisit this musical post to comment or try to solve the quiz again? Hey thanks to all who participate and you know what I say...as always, thanks for playing! *Bio info from Wikipedia and songfacts.com Photo: Scholastic UK-Tom Gates
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9 Aug 17
For the record, the Joe South song was (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, not you never promised me. Of course, you didn't promise me a rose garden, so what's up with that?!?! As for band #3, I generally like them (one of their songs is on my 100 favorites list), but that "desert song" annoys me. Not to mention they also recorded "Muskrat Love".... And song #2...hate to tell him but the horse farms aren't in "western Kentucky " as he sang. I loved him until I saw him live. One of the worst concerts I ever saw. To be fair, a folkie like him didn't belong in an arena where Rush and Kiss played. John is jumping for joy over #1, and so am I. I love her version! Thanks for the quizzes!!!!
10 Aug 17
Well, opinionated aren't we? So how much do you really dislike #2? Don't hold back. Thanks for correcting the tense of # 1 that's why I have you, to keep me in line, plus an edit button to correct all I have offended. As for Kiss and Rush, I generally like a couple of their songs, but otherwise there is not an album I would buy of theirs. But potato...potatoe (sorry about the tense) different strokes for different folks. Your welcome for the quizzes!!! Enjoy doing them..
10 Aug 17
@JohnRoberts What some artists have to do to sell a record. Also, the Music Industry's goal is to sell records. Artists have contracts and some sell out for reasons we can only guess at? Sometimes "green" is a powerful motivator over artistic integrity. And although the song is sappy, it did find an audience, just not you
10 Aug 17
Who says you don't know any Country Artists? It is not I You spelled Ronstadt wrong, just saying, and I don't care I know who you mean. I have to edit all the time, always hitting the wrong keys on the computer. You never know if someone will call you on the carpet for the littlest thing though, instead of just quietly pointing it out (as I'm doing here). So that edit button is a very good friend of mine
10 Aug 17
@JohnRoberts I understand, we can't like or follow every artist closely. For me it's what I grew up either listening to on the radio or the music being released that I listened to in HS or College and purchased for my collection. The America song is an obscure one and I was hoping the clues would help responders come up with the answer. So, "try and fail, but don't fail to try"-John Adams