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Unread 11-09-2023, 04:52 PM
John Riley John Riley is offline
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Thanks, Roger. I'm not 100% sure they were able to make it bluegrass but the twang works. I enjoyed this. It was good to listen to her again.
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Unread 11-10-2023, 02:48 AM
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My initial intention was to actually comment on Tracy Chapman. Roger, yes, she's brilliant. Right smack in my generation. And, poof, she disappeared. Fast Car is some of the best lyrics to sound I've ever heard. And the title Fast Car is heartbreaking. God, that's a tough song. One of the very rare songs that's also a lesson on how to write poetry.
Thought you'd like to know that at the 57th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on November 8, Luke Combs's cover of "Fast Car" (not this particular version, but I love hearing a whole stadium of people in cowboy hats and boots singing her great words along with him) won Best Single and Best Song, making Tracy Chapman the first black songwriter to have a win in those categories.

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A lot of fans of folk and Americana here, so even though it's not my go-to genre, this gem from the early 2000s is one of my favorites. It takes an old Hungarian folk song and updates it. The singer (David Eugene Edwards) does such a great job of channeling the emotions of the outlaw, and also evoking the wheedling tones of the lawmen. Somehow, in a mere 4:30, it's as satisfying as any good Western movie.
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An hour ago I had never heard of Rozzi, though I had heard of the Brothers Comatose. But first impression is that this is an amazing cover of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On."

I put together a playlist of some other Rozzi songs that I like a lot. It includes covers as well as originals. HERE

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Anybody heard of Roberto Vecchioni? Not a lot of music moves me anymore, but his “Le lettere d’amore,” about Fernando Pessoa, brings a lump to my throat every time. It did even before I knew the lyrics, which you’ll find translated below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf-IBqrMJHY

Love Letters

Translated by: Francesco Ciabattoni
This tugged the heart strings Carl. Strange how we can be moved by words we don't understand, but I guess the music tells us what they mean.

Here is another Italian connection. Except that it couldn't be more English. I have played it a lot over the past few years and it still hurts in all the right places.

Olivia Chaney Roman Holiday
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The way the drummer savors the tap solo always makes me smile. And that ending!

Postmodern Jukebox 1930's jazz remake of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTO...tmodernJukebox
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The way the drummer savors the tap solo always makes me smile. And that ending!

Postmodern Jukebox 1930's jazz remake of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTO...tmodernJukebox
Now that is performance art! Life is beautiful when you see it being whistled, sung, and tapped.

Thanks for this on this thanks-filled day : )


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Billie Eilish: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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Unread 12-19-2023, 09:31 PM
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I'm currently obsessed with this cover of La Vie en Rose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NK9...&start_radio=1
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Unread 12-22-2023, 01:54 PM
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Hey Julie, just caught that. Not much of a country music fan, especially these days (I can like Johnny Cash), but I was so happy to see that. I was snarkily made fun of for a great redo of Jolene here. A great song inspires, and is made convincingly new sometimes. Anyway, my feeling is that I'm so happy for Tracy Chapman.

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