Posts Tagged ‘music’

Take a Good Look

December 2, 2018

“Take a Good Look,” written by Dan Penn, recorded by James Barnett, 1965.

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The President Sang Amazing Grace

December 2, 2018

“The President Sang Amazing Grace,” written by Zoe Mulford, performed by Joan Baez. Animation by Jeff Scher. If you don’t recall what the song is about, read this.

Joan Baez website.

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I’ve Got Myself Together

December 2, 2018

“I’ve Got Myself Together,” by the Swan Silvertones, 1975. The Parable of the Prodigal Son like you’ve never heard it before.

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This Love of Mine

December 1, 2018

“This Love of Mine,” written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, recorded by Arthur Conley, 1968.

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Head On (Hold On to Your Heart)

December 1, 2018

“Head On (Hold On to Your Heart)” by Man Man, 2013. Honus Honus (Ryan Kattner), lead singer, keyboards. Lyrics video by Andrew Joffe.

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Doomsday

December 1, 2018

“Doomsday,” by the German group Rhonda.

Rhonda: Milo Milone (vocals), Ben Schadow (guitar), Jan Fabricius (bass), Offerstock (organ) and Gunnar Riedel (drums).

Rhonda website

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L-O-V-E

December 1, 2018

“L-O-V-E,” written by Bert Kaempfert, an international hit for Nat King Cole. in 1965. The original English lyrics are by Milt Gabler; don’t know who wrote the Japanese ones.

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‘St James Infirmary Blues’ from Betty Boop’s ‘Snow White’

December 1, 2018

A excerpt from the 1932 cartoon version of the “Snow White” fairytale by Fleischer Studios includes Cab Calloway‘s recording of the classic “St James Infirmary Blues.” Principal animator: Roland Crandall.  Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear as themselves (sort of). Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop), and Cab Calloway (Koko the clown).

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Mean Old World

November 25, 2018

“Mean Old World,” written and originally recorded by Sam Cooke, 1963. Musicians included Ray Johnson (piano), Billy Preston (organ), and René Hall (guitar, arranger).

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Walking The Long Miles Home

November 25, 2018

“Walking The Long Miles Home,” written and recorded by Richard Thompson, 1999.

Richard Thompson (guitars, lead vocal), Mitchell Froom (keyboards), Atom Ellis (bass), Dave Mattacks (drums).

Richard Thompson website

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