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#1 LawrenceA

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:13 AM

Very saddened by the news of Chris Cornell's sudden death. He was one of the great voices in heavy rock and helped define the 90's sound. 

 

 

 



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:17 AM

RIP Chris Cornell :(

 


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:59 AM


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:41 AM

I was reading Carole Bayer Sager's memoir and hadn't realized she'd co-written this song.  Her writing partner, Toni Wise, had taken a chunk of the melody from Muzio Clementi's "Sonatina Opus 36, Number 5."  Fortunately for them, the composer was long dead and didn't ask for any rights.  CBS wrote that one day she came home to find a $34,000 royalty check for it--not bad for 1966!

 

 


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:17 AM

I'm a melancholy man. That's what I am.

 

 

 

Hmm, it says the video contains material from Eagle Rock and can't be played in "your" country.  Weird.  Maybe I can find it on YouTube.  We Americans don't like to be told "no!" ;)


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:42 PM


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Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

I'm a melancholy man. That's what I am.

 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:31 PM

R.I.P. Cuba Gooding Sr., vocalist, The Main Ingredient

 

 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:15 PM


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

RIP J. Geils (1946-2017) guitarist

 

 

 



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:29 PM

When this Steely Dan song came out I couldn't figure out the title no matter how many times I heard it on the radio.  It may have been decades before I found out what it all meant via the internet.  We had it tough back then!  But it was mysterious and challenging, the guessing of it all was a major after-school occupation.  Now we can simply type in Taylor Swift's or The Weeknd's latest tune and learn everything and then some.  

 

 

When I was young and foolish I didn't like Steely Dan, I was into punk and stuff like the Velvet Underground, and I thought Steely Dan were too slick and too smug. 

Now I'm older and wiser and know better; These guys are great ! Complex, often jazzy, sophisticated melodies and arrangements with ace musicianship and really smart ( albeit often sardonic) lyrics.

 

Here's one of my favourites:

 


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for the Tony Bennett version of "Maybe This Time", db. The only version I was familiar with was Liza Minelli's, from Cabaret. In which she, too, definitely pulls out all the stops.

 

Townes Van Zandt: another great songwriter who, seemingly, hardly anyone's heard of (except for real hard core music fans...)

 

Here's one of his most haunting songs, "Kathleen":

 


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:55 AM

The closing song of 1997's 'El Corazon' was this tribute to his long time friend and inspiration - Townes Van Zandt - who had died on New Years day previous to the release of the album.

 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:40 AM

Tony really pulled out the stops on this one.

 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:12 AM

Another rock legend bites the dust.  Chuck Berry, truly one of the greats.

 

I thought I was familiar with most of his music, but when I first saw Pulp Fiction, I'd never heard this song, nor did I realize it was a Chuck Berry track. It was released in 1964, a bit after Chuck's golden time, and maybe for that reason it didn't get the attention it deserved.

 

Here 'tis. I just picked a vid with a still of Chuck Berry, because even though the Pulp Fiction dance number is a delight to watch, I think it might distract a bit from Chuck Berry, who deserves some undiluted attention today.  Good tune.

 

 

 

 

This is my favorite Chuck Berry song.  I heard it for the first time in the car when my family was driving up the coast to Hearst Castle on summer vacation.  You know how songs were played over and over then, by the end of the trip we knew the lyrics by heart (or what we thought were the lyrics!) and were all singing away, my sister and me in the back seat, my parents up in front.  Whenever it comes on today I'm transported, though with a little bittersweet pang for those happy days.     


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:59 AM

I like that song a lot, JSF. Howard DeVoto left the Buzzcocks and formed Magazine, who released this song that I enjoy:

 

 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:30 AM


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:27 AM

To make up for posting a clip of Madonna on this forum, I'm posting videos for these two recent earworms.

 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:04 AM

Here is the original version of the song, misswonderly. Just for comparison. A pretty solid cover by The Commitments, I must say. That guy sure can sing.

 


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