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Sunday Jazz – Summertime

 

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Summer arrived this weekend and as such there could only be one choice for Sunday Jazz…… “Summertime”

“Summertime” – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush little baby, Don’t you cry

One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
But ’til that morning, there ain’t nothin’ can harm you
With Daddy and Mammy standin’ by

One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
But ’til that morning, there ain’t nothin can harm you
With Daddy and Mammy standin’ by

As a bonus here is an instrumental version by Chet Baker

“Summertime” – Chet Baker

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May 31, 2009 Posted by | Jazz, Jazz Vocal, Old Music | , | 1 Comment

Saturday Soul – Mavis Staples

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This week it is time for some live soul music from the great Mavis Staples this track is taken from the album “Live Hope at the Hideout”

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The chosen track is “Wade In The Water” which is an old gospel song first published back in 1901 which contained eight instructions for fugitive slaves on how to avoid capture.

“Wade In The Water” (Live) – Mavis Staples

Wade in the water
Wade in the water children
Wade in the water
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water

I stepped in water and the water is cold
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water
Said it chilled my body but not my soul
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water

[CHORUS]

Well I went to the water one day to pray
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water
And my soul got happy and I stayed all day
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water

[CHORUS]

There is love
(In the water)
In the water
(In the water)
There is joy yeah
(In the water)
In your water yeah
(In the water)
Your peace
(In the water)
Is in the water
(In the water)
Your deliverance
(In the water)
Is in the water yeah
(In the water)
Oh step in, step in
(In the water)
Joy is in the water
In the water yeah
(In the water)
Oh step in, step in
(In the water)
Love is in the water
(In the water)
Oh step in yeah
(In the water)
For deliverance
(In the water)
Everything
(In the water)
In the water yeah

Everything you need
(In the water)
Everything you need
(In the water)
Everything you need
(In the water)
Everything you need
(In the water)
Everything you need
(In the water)
Everything you need
(In the water)
Everything you need
(In the water)
Everything you need
(In the water)

God’s gonna trouble the water
God’s gonna trouble the water
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
God’s gonna trouble the water
(Ooh)
God’s gonna trouble the water
Oh wade in the water

May 30, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, R&B, Soul, Video | | Leave a comment

Fiona Friday – Serendipity

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Over the holiday weekend past I watched “Serendipity” which was one of Fiona’s all time favourite movies.

Although a bit of a woman’s weepie the fact that it featured John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale who are two of my favourite actors gave me a man’s excuse to enjoy it just as much.

John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale

John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale

It is worth it’s weight in gold if only for the reason that it introduced Fiona to the music of Nick Drake with this song as featured in the movie going on to be one of her favourites.

“Northern Sky” – Nick Drake

Here are a couple of other songs from the soundtrack

“Waiting In Vain” – Annie Lennox

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“Moonlight Kiss – Bap Kennedy

 

To buy “Serendipity” on DVD and the Soundtrack CD click HERE

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Birthday – Blue

 

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My big boy “Blue” is eight today, how time passes, him and “Bonnie” keep me sane…….Happy Birthday “Seema”

Blue Chair

“Baby Blue” – Gene Vincent

To buy the music of Gene Vincent click HERE

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, The Dugs | , | Leave a comment

Blast From The Past – The Stylophone

 

 

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Everyone will remember the “Stylophone” as originally advertised in the UK by Rolf Harris, perhaps less people will realise that it still has a cult following and can still be purchased.

Here is a “Stylophone Geek”

……………………..and as endorsed by Jack White

To buy a “Stylophone click HERE

May 27, 2009 Posted by | Humour, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Music – Brakes

Brakes

Brakes

Brakes prove once more that there is still life in guitar rock, their third album “Touchdown” was released last month and the music reflects a band that like to play live.

They are known in the US as Brakes Brakes Brakes to avoid confusion with US group The Brakes.

“Two Shocks” – Brakes

Touchdown - Out Now

Touchdown - Out Now

To buy Brakes music click HERE

Here is the video for the first single from the album “Hey Hey”

May 26, 2009 Posted by | New Music, Video | | Leave a comment

Blue Monday – Jimmy Reed

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This week’s Blue Monday was influenced by a weekend of searching for a good deal on car insurance and whilst this song tells a tale about a different type of insurance it still seems appropriate.

So here is a Jimmy Reed classic

“Take Out Some Insurance” – Jimmy Reed

To buy Jimmy Reed music click HERE

There isn’t a great deal of Jimmy Reed footage around so here is Stevie Ray’s brother Jimmy with a tribute cover of “You Upset My Mind”

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Blues, Old Music, Video | , | 2 Comments

Sunday Jazz – Witchcraft

BEWITCHED

One of my favourite programmes from my time as a mere nipper is still being re-run on the box and even today still gives me a warm glow inside.

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Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha in Bewitched was without doubt my first crush, the programme ran from 1964 -1972 with the best years being 1964-1969 when Dick York was the unfortunate Darrin.

bewitched cast

As for the jazz…well here is Frank Sinatra

“Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra

You can buy the music of Frank Sinatra HERE

You can buy Bewitched DVD’s HERE

May 24, 2009 Posted by | Jazz Vocal, Old Music, Television, Video | , , | 2 Comments

Saturday Soul – Ike & Tina Turner

 

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Tina Turner may have made her fortune in the 80’s during the MOR/AOR MTV era but prior to that she had some “soul” hits as part of Ike & Tina Turner

This was one of my favourites

“Every Day I Have To Cry” – Ike & Tina Turner

To buy Ike & Tina Turner music click HERE

May 23, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, R&B, Soul, The Who, Video | , , | 5 Comments

Fiona Friday – The Turtles

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This song by The Turtles was one of Fiona’s favourite songs.

“Happy Together” – The Turtles

Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it’s only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together

I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life
When you’re with me, baby the skies’ll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life
When you’re with me, baby the skies’ll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

So happy together
How is the weather
So happy together
We’re happy together
So happy together
Happy together
So happy together
So happy together (ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba)

To buy music of The Turtles click HERE

May 22, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

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