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Re: Music

Post by clyde » Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 am

And sometimes I feel bluesy . . .

“Enlightenment means to see what harm you are involved in and to renounce it.” David Brazier, The New Buddhism

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Re: Music

Post by bokki » Fri May 18, 2018 8:31 pm

clyde, that is top !!
al shakes, first time i heard them..
has a credence c. r. quality to them..
britnie, hold on!!!

bless ur heart.

thnx clyde.
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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Tue May 22, 2018 3:19 pm

Here's a fine track that is included in the soundtrack of the movie "Kedi", the film about the street-cats of Istanbul and the people who love them.

This song is from a vinyl LP of songs which were demos or singles, by one Vashti Bunyan. I find the song timeless and felt it might have been written and performed yesterday, or today, not 50 years ago! See how it strikes you... .

This is Vashti Bunyan, "I'd Like To Walk Around In Your Mind" (Unreleased single for Immediate, 1967).




I'd Like To Walk Around In Your Mind

- by Vashti Bunyan

I'd like to walk around in your mind someday
I'd like to walk all over the things you say to me

I'd like to run and jump on your solitude
I'd like to rearrange your attitude to me

You say you just want peace and to never hurt anyone
You see the end before the beginning has ever begun

I would disturb your easy tranquillity
I'd turn away the sad impossibility of your smile

I'd sit there in the sun of the things I like about you
I'd sing my songs and find out just what they mean to you

But most of all I'd like you to be unaware
Then I'd just wander away, trailing palm leaves behind me
So you don't even know that I've been there
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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Tue May 22, 2018 3:29 pm

Here is/are "The Be Good Tanyas", with their song "Waiting Around To Die". Lead vocals by Frazey Ford.

(Among other things, I like the very spare banjo and guitar, like a train going down the track... )



Waiting Around to Die

- by The Be Good Tanyas

Sometimes I don't know where
This dirty road is taking me
Sometimes I don't know the reason why
So I guess I'll keep a-gamblin'
Lots of booze and lots of ramblin'
Well it's easier than just waitin' around to die

Oh, one time, friends, I had a ma
I even had a pa
He beat her with a belt once 'cause she cried
She told him to take care of me
She headed down to Tennessee
It's easier than just waitin' around to die

I came of age and I found a girl
In a Tuscaloosa bar
She cleaned me out and hit in on the sly
I tried to kill the pain, I bought some wine
And hopped a train
Well it's easier than just a waitin' around to die

And a friend said he knew
Where some easy money was
We robbed a man, and brother, did we fly
The posse caught up with me
And drug me back to Muskogee
And now it's two long years a waitin' around to die

Now I'm out of prison
And I got me a friend at last
And he don't steal or cheat or drink or lie
His name's Codeine
He's the nicest thing I've seen
And together we're gonna wait around to die


Songwriters: Townes Van Zandt
Waiting Around to Die lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC
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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Tue May 22, 2018 4:43 pm

Something(s) about those Tanyas reminded me of the theme sung on the BBC's 'Nordic noir' detective series, "Wallander". Here is the artist performing it live, as heard in the TV series:



Nostalgia

- by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Tram wires cross Melbourne skies
Cut my blue heart in two
My knuckles bleed down Johnston street
On a door that shouldn’t be in front of me

Twelve thousand miles away from your smile
I’m twelve thousand miles away from me
Standing on the corner of Brunswick
Got the rain coming down and mascara on my cheek

Oh whisper me words in the shape of a bay
Shelter my love from the wind and the rain

Crow fly be my alibi
And return this fable on your wing
Take it far away to where gypsies play
Beneath metal stars by the bridge

Oh write me a beacon so I know the way
Guide my love through night and through day

Only the sunset knows my blind desire for the fleeting
Only the moon understands the beauty of love
When held by a hand like the aura of nostalgia

(released January 2, 2010)
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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Thu May 24, 2018 2:04 am

One of my favorite Texans, Phil Ochs (1940-1976), with his "Outside of A Small Circle of Friends" (1967). --Joe



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Re: Music

Post by bokki » Thu May 24, 2018 1:01 pm

the be good tanyas, joe, that is really a gem. thnx. lol, codeine, low choice, lol
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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Fri May 25, 2018 3:21 pm

Sad song.

(but we could use rain in the desert; none in sight before the last days of June).

This is Brook Benton, with the classic, lovely, heart-break song, in beautiful Stereo, "A Rainy Night In Georgia".


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Re: Music

Post by Dan74 » Sat May 26, 2018 1:34 pm

A Nick Cave song that came into its own thanks to Johnny Cash



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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Tue May 29, 2018 9:59 pm

My folk-singer, guitarist, sister brought these artists from Canada into the house when I was about ten or eleven.

There's so much that's great on this record. Here's one track that comes over well, after all these years, "Poor Lazarus" (1964).

This is Ian and Sylvia.

(too many of the other great songs on this self-same classic record bring tears to my eyes. You may explore them on your own. I can even suggest, "Four Strong Winds", if you have a chance, ...sure to repay you richly, ...in tears). --Joe



Poor Lazarus

by: Ian and Sylvia

Well, the high sheriff
told his deputy
He said, a' go out and bring me Lazarus
Well, the high sheriff
He told his deputy
He said a' go out and bring me Lazarus
Bring him dead or alive,
o Lawd,
Bring him dead or alive

Well the deputy he told the high sheriff
He said I ain't gonna mess with Lazarus
Well the deputy he told the high sheriff
Said I ain't gonna mess with Lazarus
he's a dangerous man
o, Lawd,
He's a dangerous man

Well the high sheriff, he found Lazarus
He was a' lying in the fields of a mountain
Well the high sheriff, found Lazarus
He a' was lyin' in the fields of a mountain!
With his head hung down
O', o, Lawd,
With his head hung down

Well the high sheriff, he told Lazarus
He said, Lazarus I come to arrest you
Well the high sheriff, he told Lazarus
He said, Lazarus I come to arrest you.
Bring ya dead or alive
Lawd, o, Lawd
Bring you dead or alive

Well now Lazarus, he told the high sheriff
Said I ain't never been arrested
Well Lazarus, he told the high sheriff
Said I ain't never been arrested
By no one man
No, o Lawd,
By no one man.

O well the high sheriff, he shot Lazarus
Lord, he shot him with a great big number
Well the high sheriff, he shot Lazarus
Lord he shot him with a great big number!
Was a forty-five
O, o, Lawd,
Was a forty-five

Well they brought down poor Lazarus
And they laid him on the Commissary gallery
Well they brought down poor Lazarus
And they laid him on the Commissary gallery.
He said my wounded side!,
O, Lawd,
My wounded side... !

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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:28 pm

Here's a track from Thelonious Monk's 1968 record, "Underground". This is "In Walked Bud".

Bud Powell, a jazz pianist as Thelonious was, was a very close friend of Thelonious', in New York City.

Jon Hendricks is giving us the vocals, here; a great sense of Swing in this track... .

(the scat-singing is not transcribed) ;)



In Walked Bud

by: Thelonious Monk

Dizzie, he was screaming
Next to O.P. who was beaming
Monk was thumping
Suddenly in walked Bud
And then they got into somethin'

Oscar played a mean sax
(Mr. Max Roach beat a mean axe)
Mr Byas blew a mean axe
Monk was thumping
Suddenly in walked Bud
And then the joint started jumping

Every hip stud really dug Bud
Soon's he hit town
Takin' that note nobody wrote
Putting it down

O. P. he was screaming
Next to Dizzy who was beaming
Monk was thumping
Suddenly in walked Bud
...And then they got into somethin'

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Re: Music

Post by lindama » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:26 am

This song is called.... "Get Over It", The Eagles

https://vimeo.com/152278882

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Re: Music

Post by ol' spikey » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:07 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlN-n_eIC6s

Promising zen blog name?

Is that a younger Laura Dern?

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Re: Music

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Re: Music

Post by ol' spikey » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:28 pm

Fleetwood Mac: Staion Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9vMqep1lC0

R.I.P. Danny. Your genius will resound forever.

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Re: Music

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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Such a good friend, over so many years:

Babatunde Olatunji's "Jin Go Ba" (though he spells the title differently). This is from 1959.

A later version was recorded, but that was admittedly more influenced by Western Jazz, probably for sales-appeal (?).

This is Olatunji's and his Ensemble's original, which influenced Carlos Santana (Santana's "Jingo"; and, "Soul Sacrifice"), and others, in various drum-intensive "Rock" tracks, after this original revelation and jumping! marvel, from the continent of Africa. And Bob Dylan mentions "Babatunde Olatunji" in the lyrics of one of his songs. --Joe


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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 pm

Dunno how many know who plays steel-guitar / slide-guitar / pedal-steel, on this track on an early Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young record, "Deja Vu" (1970). Nicely, it's a good long part of the track.

Well, it's Jerry Garcia, of The Grateful Dead. RIP, Jerry (and so many others): Good of you to give these guys a helpin' hand or two! , _/\_


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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:26 pm

This, too is from a while back, but great. And everything old is new again: Especially lately!

The Grateful Dead, and their "New Speedway Boogie", from their blockbuster record, "Workingman's Dead", released June 14, 1970; 48 years ago TODAY. And tomorrow... .



New Speedway Boogie
by: The Grateful Dead

Please don't dominate the rap, Jack,
If you've got nothing new to say.
If you please, don't back up the track
This train's got to run today.
I spent a little time on the mountain,
I spent a little time on the hill,
I heard some say "Better run away",
Others say "Better stand still".
Now I don't know, but I been told
It's hard to run with the weight of gold,
Other hand I have heard it said,
It's just as hard with the weight of lead.

Who can deny, who can deny,
It's not just a change in style?
One step done and another begun
And I wonder how many miles.
I spent a little time on the mountain,
I spent a little time on the hill.
Things went down we don't understand,
But I think in time we will.
Now, I don't know, but I was told
In the heat of the sun a man died of cold.
Keep on coming or stand and wait,
With the sun so dark and the hour so late.

You can overlook the lack, Jack,
Of any other highway to ride.
It's got no signs or dividing lines
And very few rules to guide.
I spent a little time on the mountain,
I spent a little time on the hill,
I saw things getting out of hand,
I guess they always will.
Now I don't know, but I been told
If the horse don't pull you got to carry the load.
I don't know whose back's that strong,
Maybe find out before too long.

One way or another, one way or another, (3x)
One way or another, this darkness got to give.
One way or another, one way or another, (3x)
One way or another, this darkness got to give.
One way or another, one way or another, (3x)
One way or another, this darkness got to give.

Songwriters: Jerome J. Garcia / Robert C. Hunter
New Speedway Boogie lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Re: Music

Post by ol' spikey » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:08 am

The Zawinul Syndicate - King Hip, Live In Pori Jazz 1988.avi


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