Solomon Burke told Mojo magazine August 2008: "I wrote that on the train, 'cos I had no song and I started thinking on old songs that I could do uptempo and I thought, (sings gospel song pacier, with horn arrangement) so I had to keep that in my head 'til I got to the studio. I said, 'Can I have a tuba like I have in my church?' In my church we got the tuba and the trombones. Got to get that New Orleans sound. They loved it."
This was covered by Otis Redding on his 1965 album Otis Blue.
Budoshi from Sandnessjøen, NorwayJerry Garcia sang a great version of "Down in the Valley". Well worth a listen..
Mike from Franklin County, PaThis song is actually a popular historical gospel song of the American Old West . Many of the Cowboys when riding on their horses across the prairies , would sing this song to themselves . It's still is a popular song among the cowboys .
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.
"Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" describes a time in Rufus Wainwright's life when he found himself hungover and pounding chocolate milk to feel better. It didn't work, so he smoked a cigarette, which is when he realized his addictive personality could be a problem.
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."