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So the death of Phil Spector and the many accounts of his role with the Beatles took me here: "the de-Spectorized" version of

Let it Be


Some rough edges there on the rooftop, but for Beatles fans and purists, here is the "raw data"! Blemishes and all.
Includes the original, VERY different "Long and Winding Road", the way McCartney wanted it, pre-Spector.
“Let It Be” received mixed reviews and was thoroughly repudiated by Paul McCartney, who hated the lush choirs and heavy orchestration, especially on “The Long and Winding Road.” At his instigation, Apple Records produced a de-Spectorized version of the record, released in 2003 as “Let It Be . . . Naked.” - Spector Obituary (New York Times, 17 Jan 2021)
#Beatles #PaulMcCartney #LetItBe #PhilSpector #music #musica #musique #rocklegends #rarities #rockhistory
 

Farewell to Phil Spector


Now this was a big-production "wall of sound" life and an "interesting" narrative, between pop music and perhaps murder...
Not boring. And he did have a unique and accomplished track record in music production. As well as a few problems...

[COD: COVID-19, while imprisoned]

#musichistory #music #musica #musique #PhilSpector #RIP #obit #recordproducer #biography
 

David Bowie's golden years – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian

The new biopic Stardust takes a wry look at the star’s first attempt to break America in 1971. Here’s how he went on to define his own style in the decades that followed
He certainly went through some ch-ch-ch-changes.

#movies #film #music #Bowie #Stardust

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2021/jan/15/david-bowies-golden-years-in-pictures

 
This is lovely!

In the morning a hand pushes its way through my ribs
And in the evening, by then my chest starts to give
But by the nighttime, in the middle of the night, I'm alone
With a tree growing out of my chestbone
It pulls out of my chest...



#music #bengsons #chest
 
O.K., Happy /#Wednesday !

A look at the band,The Band. Originally, before & after Bob Dylan, those guys he played with, like up at Big Pink.
Said someone "here" 2 years ago, "The Band was at its best before Dylan". And here is the song I think of first when I think of many album plays & live shows, The Band - Canadian, Arcadian Driftwood country/back-woods music, in layers.

Up On Cripple Creek


1969, Title Song, The Band's 2nd Album
#music #musica #1969 #robbierobertson #cripplecreek #musique #HumpDay #StaySafe
 
Happy birthday Neil Young - 75!
(b. November 12, 1945)


Something seasonal, and a favorite among so many:

Harvest Moon


#NeilYoung #rocklegends #birthdays #classicrock #music #musica #musique
 
Coming from a look-back at Neil Young's amazing catalog and history, and some of his songs about his early life & influences.
There's "Old Man", and others. This is a favorite, and a live version I've longed like.

Oh to live on... Sugar Mountain

Neil Young - Sugar Mountain (Live at Farm Aid 1995)


#NeilYoung #Rocklegend #music #musica #musique #SugarMountain
 
One guy posts a sea shanty on TikTok. Other people add harmony parts and instruments, and here's the result. The internet isn't all bad.

#music
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #music #sports #art #entertainment

\m/ ( > _ < ) \m/
 
This is fun. (What was the big bummer in the UK 1975'ish, remind me?) But musically, a great song here, extended concert version, and the 2nd half found me momentarily wondering if I was listening to Frank Zappa or John McLaughlin. Jazz! Lightening...

Led Zeppelin – No Quarter [1975/05/24 Live @ London, England]


#LedZeppelin #1970s #classicrock #music #musica #musique
 
It's been a good day. You made me want to have a cat. Also music, felt like it... enjoy if this is for you.

Charles Bradley, Lovin' You Baby


#music #soul
 
Part 2. (Part 1 was Tom Hanks) - Steven Colbert's "Celebrity Questionnaire", where he asks 15 questions.
Tom Hanks, asked one one song he'd choose to listen to the rest of his life: GoGos, "Our Lips Are Sealed

Meryl Streep up next: Asked what one song she would choose to listen to the rest of her life.

I'm with her in never tiring of this one! One of her best albums too (this the title track). And with Jaco Pastorius too.
Definitely one of the most beautiful songs and performances from this superb artist, I know many will agree.

HEJIRA - Joni Mitchell


HEJIRA
I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shocked love away
There's comfort in melancholy
When there's no need to explain
It's just as natural as the weather
In this moody sky today
In our possessive coupling
So much could not be expressed
So now I am returning to myself
These things that you and I suppressed
I see something of myself in everyone
Just at this moment of the world
As snow gathers like bolts of lace
Waltzing on a ballroom girl
You know it never has been easy
Whether you do or you do not resign
Whether you travel the breadth of extremities
Or stick to some straighter line
Now here's a man and a woman sitting on a rock
They're either going to thaw out or freeze
Listen, strains of Benny Goodman
Coming through' the snow and the pinewood trees
I'm porous with travel fever
But you know I'm so glad to be on my own
Still somehow the slightest touch of a stranger
Can set up trembling in my bones
I know, no one's going to show me everything
We all come and go unknown
Each so deep and superficial
Between the forceps and the stone
Well, I looked at the granite markers
Those tributes to finality, to eternity
And then I looked at myself here
Chicken scratching for my immortality
In the church, they light the candles
And the wax rolls down like tears
There is the hope and the hopelessness
I've witnessed thirty years
We're only particles of change I know, I know
Orbiting around the sun
But how can I have that point of view
When I'm always bound and tied to someone
White flags of winter chimneys
Wave truce against the moon
In the mirrors of a modern bank
From the window of a hotel room
I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
Until love sucks me back that way

#music #JoniMitchell #musiclegends #musica #musique #hejira #merylstreep #colbert #favorites #JacoPastorius
 
I was sent "here" by actor Tom Hanks! He was just asked (on latenight TV), what one song he would choose if he had to pick ONE and listen to this only the rest of his life. His answer (shocked me, and Colbert too): This!

And stay tuned for Meryl Streep's pick! Wow (might be mine too)

The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed


#gogos #80s #music #musica #musique #classicrock #ourlipsaresealed
 
Horrid horrid time in the U.S - More COVID deaths today (>4000) than ever before. Insurrection. Crazies... Sigh...
And there are other places facing COVID, social struggles, unrest and rabid "leadership" too. But it's intense here, x3.

"It is what it is", right?
Oh, OK, well it's the weekend! Right? That's good! (hopefully)

So I think it's time for this. Let's drink to the hard-working people...

The Salt of the Earth


Happy, safe weekend! #musica #music #musique #rollingstones #tribute #StaySafe #classicrock
 

He did it!! Thank you #RandyRainbow!


Another Fiddler classic here, and oh so perfect. Perfectly horrid & true.

To the tune of Fiddler on the Roof, "Tradition"...

Sedition


#MakeAmericaSaneAgain Stop #trumpvirus #music #theatre #parody #satire #news #corruption #sedition #StaySafe
 
This maybe isn't the sort of thing many people would expect to hear from a metalhead/punk/rocker such as myself, but Whitney Houston is a fucking incredible performer, and I stand by that firmly.

#Music
 
And now, in my safe, non-toxic bubble still (music and photography)...

Zaz @ Montmartre - "Les Passants"


Un deux trois!
This here is the second song ever placed into my bookmarks, going back a gazillion years. I came across it the other day & intended to revisit and re-post. Since then a voice from Morocco reminded me of this fun song & voice.

Grrr... I see it was been removed (the original) and made private, but... this works just fine! Enjoy. Stay safe. Good weekend.

#Zaz #musique #francais #chanson #music #musica #French #singer #scat #staysafe
 
"By kind permission of Her Majesty the Queen, Ladies & Gentlemen: Traffic"

Remember concerts and faces?? :)) This is from "Woodstock 94". For Winwood/Traffic fans especially.

Traffic - Full Concert - 08/14/94 - Woodstock 94 (OFFICIAL)


#stevewinwood #traffic #Woodstock94 #classicrock #rocklegends #music #musica #musique #medicatedgoo
 
#music
January 7, 2021

John Wright Trio - South Side Soul (Full Album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViAsMZhJX1E
 
#music
January 7, 2021

John Wright Trio - South Side Soul (Full Album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViAsMZhJX1E
 

Revolution #1


You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out ....


And.... One Civil War was enough!

#MakeAmericaSaneAgain #music #musica #musique #Beatles #classicrock
 
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap ft. London Contemporary Voices | Mahogany Live

I'm a big fan of Imogen Heap and hadn't previously come across this version until a chance tweet from someone who also hadn't seen/heard it. It's an a cappella version and one of the things I love most about it is seeing how Imogen is obviously enjoying the experience.

#music #ImogenHeap #LondonContemporaryVoices #choir #acappella #HideAndSeek

 
I found it! And not easy.... here is the song which first hit me like a thunderbolt, back in 2011.
Early Playing for Change before the versions with other musicians around the world.
(Those, one of which I recently posted, are great, but this is pure Tinariwen, and I'm imprinted to it.)

Cler Achel | Tinariwen | Playing For Change | Live Outside


This is the touareg-infused performance "live outside"in the desert, under a tree.
Just the core band and guitar of "Tinariwen".


This song captivated me for a long time (still does).

#music #musica #Mali #musique #Tinariwen #ClerAchel #PlayingforChange #African #WestAfrica
 

One more Tuareg-rock style, West African music sampler. In a rare trip overseas.

"You can take Tinarawen out of the desert, but you cannot take the desert out of them."



Here is a nicely captured half-hour visit to the studios of KEXP - Seattle radio station.

Tinariwen - Live on KEXP - Seattle Radio - April 24, 2017


#music #tuareg #TInariwen #WestAfrican #African #musique #musica #KEXP
 
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Two Dancers


"Hold still!"

Not easy for dancers but here is a calm moment between songs at a rehearsal.

Here they are in an old auditorium at home, street clothes and practice, including a new act featuring their resident breakdancer.
Their style spans across traditional Cuban styles as well as other influences. "She said she was a dancer" (Jethro Tull lyric - later)

For now a taste of the Havana Queens

More photography (and some short videos) from Cuba, @ http://www.fenichel.com/cuba

#havana #habana #havanaqueens #music #musica #musique #lahabana #kuba #bailar #danzar #fenfotos #myphoto
 
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#Silhouette #Love Hope 2021 #Hold On #Santana #Shangó #1982 #Lyrics #IanThomas #Music #ThisIsHeaven #PacificOcean #Sunset #Endless #Beauty #LandsEnd #SanFrancisco #HappyNewYear #Our #World

~ Last Sunset


5:29pm - 31 December 2020

Lands End


#DKK #Photography

SAN FRANCISCO

With love and hope to all ~ Bring it ~ 2021 ✨

HOLD ON
~ 1982

SANTANA 💗
Shangó ~

Don't rush me just this once
I want to make this moment last
Slow down the pace, there's no hurry
I can't let another pass me by again
Let me be the one to say when I've had enough

Just let me close my eyes, memorize
The way things are this minute
So when you're gone I can go on
If memory can hold on within it what I'm feeling
Should time try fading or stealing something away

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever
Nobody's ever loved me like you do
Nobody's broken through

Got to concentrate, file away
Every last detail
Don't want to lose what's going down
I want to remember everything I'm feeling
Should time try fading or stealing something away ~

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever, yeah
Nobody's ever loved me like you do
Nobody's broken through

Nobody's ever loved me like you do

Nobody's broken through
Nobody's ever broken through

Nobody's ever loved me like you do

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever
Nobody's ever loved me like you do

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever
Nobody's ever loved me like you do ~



Songwriter: IAN THOMAS
 
Image/Photo
#Silhouette #Love Hope 2021 #Hold On #Santana #Shangó #1982 #Lyrics #IanThomas #Music #ThisIsHeaven #PacificOcean #Sunset #Endless #Beauty #LandsEnd #SanFrancisco #HappyNewYear #Our #World

~ Last Sunset


5:29pm - 31 December 2020

Lands End


#DKK #Photography

SAN FRANCISCO

With love and hope to all ~ Bring it ~ 2021 ✨

HOLD ON
~ 1982

SANTANA 💗
Shangó ~

Don't rush me just this once
I want to make this moment last
Slow down the pace, there's no hurry
I can't let another pass me by again
Let me be the one to say when I've had enough

Just let me close my eyes, memorize
The way things are this minute
So when you're gone I can go on
If memory can hold on within it what I'm feeling
Should time try fading or stealing something away

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever
Nobody's ever loved me like you do
Nobody's broken through

Got to concentrate, file away
Every last detail
Don't want to lose what's going down
I want to remember everything I'm feeling
Should time try fading or stealing something away ~

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever, yeah
Nobody's ever loved me like you do
Nobody's broken through

Nobody's ever loved me like you do

Nobody's broken through
Nobody's ever broken through

Nobody's ever loved me like you do

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever
Nobody's ever loved me like you do

Hold on, nothing's the same
Tell me why I feel this way
Life wouldn't be worth living without you
All along I've been the pretender
But now that's gone forever
Nobody's ever loved me like you do ~



Songwriter: IAN THOMAS
 
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