Songs With Two Or More Flying Colors

by Kevin Burton     A co-worker once told me she didn’t have a favorite color, she liked colors in combination.     She was an artist, so I get that. And I buy into variety being a spice of life, so why not with colors?  Displayed properly, colors bring out the best in each other.    …

Colorful Artist Names, Great Songs

by Kevin Burton    This week on Flying Colors it’s the singers and bands with colors in their names, not the songs.     So there is a mixture of colors here and some of the best examples of Soul, Rock and Disco music.    Went looking for a bonus track from a colorful source and …

Favorite Songs With Brown In The Title

by Kevin Burton    It takes red, yellow and blue to make brown.  So you have to do some work to get where we’re going this week on Flying Colors.    “The color brown symbolizes stability, reliability..wise beyond its years…exuding vigor….” says http://www.color-meanings.com.  That’s all news to me kids.  But if they say so.    …

Favorite Songs With Blues In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Perhaps you noticed that on my list of songs with blue in the title, I omitted songs using the word “blues.”    When I started the series I had all kind of rules, some I kept, some I threw out.  One I kept was that blue and the blues were two …

Songs With Green in The Title

by Kevin Burton    Our series “Flying Colors” is back, today looking at songs with green in the title. Since we’re celebrating green, how about a little peppermint?   Make mine Peppermint Rainbow.  That Maryland-based band had a number 32 hit with “Will You Be Staying After Sunday,” in May of 1969.  That’s your bonus …

These Songs Meet My Gold Standard

by Kevin Burton    Should have known better than to listen to a Van Morrison tune without lyrics in front of me.    I touched briefly on his mumbling last week in a post about my favorite song “Come On Eileen” (I’m Going To Hum This Tune Forever, Dec. 4).    Morrison has a message …

Songs With Blue In The Title

by Kevin Burton    David Dundas, you’re killing me.    Oh, pardon me, Lord David Dundas. As the younger son of a marquess he is entitled to the courtesy title “Lord,” according to Wikipedia.     Wow, I thought he was just lower-echelon rock and roll royalty as a one-hit wonder guy.    Whatever, he‘s messing …