Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday’s Music Moves Me: Songs About Bees

We had a new front porch and stairs put on the house last summer. The other day, I walked out the door and found sawdust on the stairs, a sure sign that carpenter bees are chewing their way into the new porch. We found some spray, and learned online that the trick is to shoot Sevin dust into the holes. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get rid of them, please let me know in the comments.

Anyway, I decided to share some songs about bees.

Slim Harpo, “King Bee” Slim Harpo is probably best known fo the song “Scratch My Back,” but he was a bona fide blues guitarist, harmonicist, and singer. This is a classic blues number

Blake Shelton, “Honey Bee” I was actually looking for the next song, found this one, and knew I had some country music fans out there, so I included it here.

Muddy Waters, “Honey Bee” Muddy would always get a little wild on the slide guitar on this one, and it seemed the older he got, the wilder he got. But it always sounded good.

Al Hirt, “Green Bee” This song and the next are arrangements of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.” It was used as the original theme for the radio show The Green Hornet as well as in the serials, so naturally, when the show moved to TV, they licensed the rights for it and gave the job of playing it to trumpeter extraordinaire Al Hirt. Al released the song as “Green Bee” on his 1966 album The Horn Meets “The Hornet”. That’s Van Williams with Al on the album jacket.

Liberace, “Bumble Boogie” Say what you will about Liberace, he could play the piano. “Bumble Boogie” was a hit for B. Bumble and The Stingers in 1961, but the song goes back to 1946, when pianist Jack Fina played it with Freddy Martin and His Orchestra. Given the age of the clip, Lee’s version was sometime in between.

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for April 17, 2017.

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