Friday Playlist: Color Songs

November 14, 2019 GMT

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Playlist where members of the Times-Tribune staff submit their music picks based on a theme. This week’s theme is Color Songs. Enjoy: The Beatles - Yes It Is John Cole “Scarlet were the clothes she wore Everybody knows, I’m sure” Nina - 99 Luftballoons Ed Pikulski What the hell, why not? The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon Pat McKenna Great imagery; song has same mood as moonlight. Recorded live at Tipitinas in1991. George Jones - Brown to Blue John Cole Because no day is complete without a tear-jerker from ol’ Possum. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin - Grey Cell Green Ted Baird One of the lesser thought about alternative bands of the early 1990′s... They had 2 bass players... The video is pretty colorful too. Sonic Youth - Silver Rocket Ted Baird From my favorite album by my all time favorite band... I also really dig that the video was an actual live performance... For me, it doesn’t get better than this. John Mellencamp - Pink Houses Chad Sebring I just ran these lyrics though my head for the first time in years. It’s a great tune. Chicago - Colour My World Jim Lockwood A slow-dance staple of every wedding and high school prom and dance  throughout the 70s; baritone vocals by the late, great guitarist Terry Kath Donovan - Mellow Yellow Jim Lockwood saffron Bloc Party - Blue Light Erin Nissley Listening to this song -- or any other on the album -- takes me right back to the where I was when it first came out. Taylor Swift - Red Rebecca Kivak In what is probably my favorite song of hers, T. Swift sings about the colors of the different stages of love, from blue to dark gray to “burning red.” Donovan - Colours Jim Lockwood Donovan’s palette again features yellow, and adds green and blue k.d. Lang - Busy Being Blue Jim Haggerty k.d.did this showstopper on her “Shadowland” album in 1988 before she was rejected by mainstream Nashville because of her sexual preference. The video on this British TV show from 1989 is jumpy but there’s no mistaking her extraordinary ability. Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl Chris Kelly It’s a masterpiece. Christie - Yellow River David Singleton Just another obscure hit from the 1970s.