Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Big Cars

September 24, 2016

“Big Cars,” written and performed by Heather Myles. Released in 2002.

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Hymn To Freedom

September 18, 2016

“Hymn To Freedom,” written and performed by Oscar Peterson (piano) with Ray Brown (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums). Recorded in Denmark, 1964.

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‘Mel (Honey)’

September 18, 2016

“Mel (Honey),” written by Caetano Veloso with words by poet Waly Salomão, recorded by Mr. Veloso’s sister Maria Bethânia in 1979. Nice steel guitar.

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Green Light

September 18, 2016

“Green Light,” written by Eddy Grant and recorded by him with his North London band The Equals in 1968.

More:

“Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys: The Story of Pioneering Interracial Rock Band the Equals,” Jason Heller, Pitchfork

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Love Needs a Heart

September 17, 2016

“Love Needs a Heart,” written by Jackson Browne, Valerie Carter and Lowell George, performed by Mr. Browne with Craig Doerge (keyboards), Danny Kortchmar (guitar), Russ Kunkel (drums), Leland Sklar (bass) and backup vocals by Doug Haywood and the incomparable Rosemary Butler. Recorded in 1977.

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We Got More Soul

September 17, 2016

“We Got More Soul,” recorded by Dyke and the Blazers in 1969.

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Shirley

September 17, 2016

“Shirley,” sung by John Fred (John Fred Gourrier), accompanied by Clarence Fox (sax), Frank Fields (bass), Charles Williams (drums), and Walter Nelson and Ernest McLean (guitar). Written by Mr. Fred and Tommy Bryan; recorded in 1958.

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Gift Shop

September 17, 2016

“Gift Shop,” by Canada’s The Tragically Hip, 1996. Please exit through gift shop.

Related:

“Tragically Hip: Dying singer Gord Downie bids Canada farewell,” BBC News

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Travelin´ Shoes

September 10, 2016

“Travelin’ Shoes,” from African American religious tradition, recorded by Maria Muldaur in 1974. There is a 1939 recording of the song by the Selah Jubilee Singers, and many Gospel groups including the Clara Ward Singers and Marion Williams also recorded it. The Chambers Brothers have a nice recording of the song as well.

Maria Muldaur website

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Blue Suede Shoes

September 10, 2016

“Blue Suede Shoes,” written and performed by Carl Perkins. Recorded in 1955, released in January 1956. Some guy named Elvis had an even bigger hit with it later that year.

Carl Perkins (guitar, vocal), Jay Perkins (rhythm guitar), Clayton Perkins (bass),  W.S. ‘Fluke’ Holland (drums).

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