By Jim Fusco:
Welcome to your Tuesday edition of The Laptop Sessions on the best video blog on the planet- that’s right- the planet! And the views don’t lie- we’re growing every single day and we’re showing no signs of stopping.
Tonight, I bring you a song from yet another new band to our list of cover songs, the Bee Gees, one of the most popular bands of all time. Of course, this song is from the period before the disco stuff. My parents used to love to see the Bee Gees in concert- I wish I got to see them before one passed away.
This sin’t even my favorite song from them. I guess I’d have to go with “Nights on Broadway”, but that’s quite a bit more difficult to do acoustically than this one.
“I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You” is actually a morbid song. It’s about a man being sentenced to death and on his way to be executed, he pleads to get one more message to his loved one. There’s even a mention of the famed “Green Mile”. Growing up, I had no idea that’s what the song was about, but you learn quite a bit when you learn how to play a song.
Enjoy tonight’s video and I’ll be back on Friday for another great acoustic cover song music video. Stay tuned tomorrow for Chris Moore’s next Original Wednesday entry and then back to Jeff for another great song on his infamous “Thumpin’ Thursday”!