Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Bridge of Fate

February 16, 2019

Bridge of Fate,” composed by Leehom Wang, with lyrics by Vincent Fang. Performed by Mr. Wang and Tan Weiwei but in two different vocal styles. Wang sang pop, while Tan performed a traditional Qinqiang – a folk Chinese opera style from Shaanxi Province. Released in 2016 to promote the film The Great Wall., a period monster movie starring Matt Damon.

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I Do

February 16, 2019

“I Do,” written and recorded by The Marvelows,1965. The number was apparently developed from the group’s warm-up routine. The J. Geils Band recorded a popular live version in 1982.

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Good Morning Baby

February 16, 2019

“Good Morning Baby,” written by  Bic Runga and Dan Wilson, performed by Tim Finn, Bic Runga, and Dave Dobbyn, 2000.

Bic Runga website

Tim Finn website

Dave Dobbyn website

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Make Me Yours

February 10, 2019

“Make Me Yours,” written (and originally recorded) by Bettye Swann, performed here by Leon Haywood, 1973.
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Kodama

February 10, 2019

French rapper Sylvain Richard a.k.a. 20Syl and director Mathieu Le Dude recruit several hands for their electronic ear candy “Kodama.”

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Zombie

February 10, 2019

“Zombie,” written by Dolores O’Riordan and performed by her with The Cranberries, on MTV Unplugged, 1995. The song is about the killing of two children in a 1993 IRA bombing in England. The band is from Ireland.

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Sin City

February 10, 2019

“Sin City,” written by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman and performed by them with the Flying Burrito Brothers, 1969. Gram Parsons (vocals, guitar), Chris Hillman ( vocals, guitar, mandolin), Pete Kleinow (pedal steel guitar), Chris Ethridge (bass, backing vocals), Eddie Hoh (drums).

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Meet Me In the City

February 10, 2019

“Meet Me In the City” by The Davis Sisters,” 1967.

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Take A Good Look

February 9, 2019

“Take A Good Look,” written by Dan Penn, recorded by James Barnett. What a voice. Sure wish we knew more about this artist.

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Comeback Kid

February 9, 2019

“Comeback Kid,” by Sharon Van Etten, October, 2018. Photo by Katherine Dieckmann; visual by Nathan David Smith.

Sharon Van Etten website

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