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Question for you: Who performed 'Window to the World?'

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Yesterday we featured Shawn Colvin and today we feature more Americana and a Colvin connection with the Questionnaires and Window To The World.

In 1994, Colvin put out an album of cover songs cleverly titled Cover Girl. About half the songs are from '80s originals including popular songs like Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic (Police), Someday (Steve Earle) and This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads). A few of the '80s covers are less familiar like Window To The World originally recorded by the Questionnaires in 1989.

The Questionnaires were from Nashville and led by Tim Littlefield. They released their debut record on EMI, the same label that promoted other Midwest acts like Jason & the Scorchers. The video for Window To The World is a solid lead single with great harmonies and the Questionnaires are literally Stuck in the '80s as they are confined to a toy prism found by young lad. The Questionnaires released one last album in 1991 that also didn't sell.

Littlefield is the grandson of big band leader Woody Herman who released over 60 albums in his lifetime and had over 30 charting hits and the '30s and '40s before passing away at the age of 74 in 1987 - thus failing to see his grandson's band make their major label release.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:19pm]

    

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