Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Stephen Stills

Stephen StillsStephen Stills  (Stephen Arthur Stills born January 3, 1945, Dallas, Texas) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). He has performed on a professional level in several other bands as well as maintaining a solo career at the same time. Stills was ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

“Stephen Stills” is an eponymous rock album by the musician famous for his long-time membership in Crosby, Stills, & Nash. It consists of compositions by Stephen Stills, and is one of four high-profile albums released by each partner of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping Déjà Vu album of 1970.

The album features an array of well-known guest musicians, unsurprisingly including David Crosby and Graham Nash, who contribute vocals. Ringo Starr drums on two tracks under the pseudonym “Richie,” which he also used for his contribution to the London Sessions album by American bluesman The Howlin’ Wolf, recorded in England the same year. Stills’ album is also the only album in rock and roll history to which both Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix supplied guitar work. Hendrix would be dead before the album was released; Stills dedicated the album to “James Marshall Hendrix.”

The song “We Are Not Helpless” was written in response to Neil Young’sHelpless” from the CSNY album, and both “Black Queen” and “Love the One You’re With” have remained in the performing repertoire respectively of both Stills and CSN. “Love the One You’re With,” Stills’ biggest solo hit single to date, peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 19, 1970, and another 45 pulled from the album, “Sit Yourself Down,” went to #37 on March 27, 1971.

Here is one of the tracks that features Jimi Hendrix.

“Old Times Good Times” – Jimi Hendrix

 

“Love The One You’re With” – Stephen Stills

If you’re down and confused
And you don’t remember who you’re talking to,
Concentration slips away
Cause you’re baby is so far away

CHORUS:
Well there’s a rose in the fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love honey
Love the one you’re with, Love the one you’re with,
Love the one you’re with, Love the one you’re with.

Don’t be angry – don’t be sad
Don’t sit crying over good times you’ve had
There’s a girl right next to you
And she’s just waiting for something to do

CHORUS:
Well there’s a rose in the fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love honey
Love the one you’re with, Love the one you’re with,
Love the one you’re with, Love the one you’re with.

Doo doo doo doo “>doo doo doo do-do
Doo doo doo doo “>doo doo doo do-do
Doo doo doo doo “>doo doo doo do-do
Do-do-do – do-do-do
wo-o o “>o “>o “>o o o o, wo-o o o o o,
wo-o o “>o o o o, a a a-o
wo-o o “>o o o o, a-o
Love the one you’re with,Love the one you’re with,
Love the one you’re with,Love the one you’re with,

Turn your heartache right into joy
Cause she’s a girl and you’re a boy
Get it together, make it nice
You ain’t gonna need anymore advice

CHORUS:
Well there’s a rose in the fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love honey
Love the one you’re with, Love the one you’re with,
Love the one you’re with, Love the one you’re with.

Doo doo doo doo “>doo doo doo do-do
Doo doo doo doo “>doo doo doo do-do
Doo doo doo doo “>doo doo doo do-do
Do-do-do – do-do-do

 

To buy the music of Stephen Stills click HERE

New Album Released 26th October 2009

New Album Released 26th October 2009

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October 18, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

Ghost Town – The Movie

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Watched this last night, don’t know why as Mr Gervais has never really done it for me so as suspected it was no more than average.

HOWEVER it does include two great songs in the soundtrack.

 

First up is Citizen Cope a pseudonym of Clarence Greenwood, an American musician.

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After releasing his demo tape, Cope was signed to Capitol Records, where he recorded Shotguns. In 1998, he was dropped from Capitol, without releasing the album.

In 2000, Greenwood signed with the DreamWorks Records label, which released his first album in September 2002, Citizen Cope. To promote the record, Greenwood toured as an opener for Nelly Furtado. He performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, in 2002.

The Washington Post did a large feature on Cope in early 2002, declaring Greenwood the most raptastic artist since Marvin Gaye.

In October 2002, Carlos Santana released his record titled Shaman. Greenwood wrote and produced one of the tracks on that album.

After the release of Citizen Cope, Greenwood felt that the label “mishandled” the record. Tension between the label and artist prompted Greenwood to buy out his contract with the label, using the advance he received from his next label, Arista Records and RCA Records, to do so.

In September 2004, Citizen Cope released his second record, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, which became an underground classic. The album has sold more than 273,000 records to date, without any commercial or college radio play. From 2004 through 2008, Citizen Cope endured a heavy tour schedule.

In 2005, Cope continued to tour the United States promoting his second major-label record. In April, his song “Son’s Gonna Rise” began appearing in a Pontiac commercial and was distributed as the album’s second single.

On September 12, 2006, Citizen Cope released the album, Every Waking Moment.

In early 2008, Citizen Cope parted ways with RCA records.[1]

His song, “Let the Drummer Kick” was featured in the 2008 Acura TSX commercial early that year.

In early June 2008, Citizen Cope announced a special one off solo show at the London Luminaire in Kilburn on the 2nd July.

He made an appearance on Dido’s 2008 album Safe Trip Home, collaborating on a track called “Burnin’ Love”.

Throughout 2008, Citizen Cope sold more than 100,000 tickets in North America alone (festivals and colleges not included), doing more than 120 shows.

Cope finished his highly successful US solo acoustic tour in December 2008. Citizen Cope is set to go back on tour, with his full band, in late January through the end of February 2009. He is currently working on his next album, The Rainwater LP, scheduled for release in February 2010, with an early release in October/November for fans who purchase “The Rainwater LP” Deluxe Edition.

“Sideways” – Citizen Cope

You know it ain’t easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
There’s no words to describe it
In French or in English
Cause, diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I’m telling you

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out, they
Whenever you come around me
These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that, time will take them away

But these feelings won’t go away… (slow music)
These feelings won’t go away…

It ain’t easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
there’s no words to describe it
In French or in English
These diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
I’m telling you

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out, babe
Whenever you come around me

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking any moment now
Time will take them away

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking any moment now
Time will take them away

These feelings won’t go away… (slow music)
These feelings won’t go away…

The diamonds they fade
The flowers they bloom
I’m telling you
I’m telling you

The diamonds they fade
The flowers they bloom
I’m telling you
I’m telling you

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out babe
Whenever you come around me

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking any moment now
Time will take them away…

(refrain out…)

the clarence greenwood recordings

 

To buy the music of Citizen Cope click HERE

 

 

Next up is the great Brendan Benson

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Brendan Benson (born November 14, 1970, in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American musician and songwriter. He sings and plays guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. He has released four solo albums and is a member of the band The Raconteurs.

Benson’s major musical influences include The Cars, David Bowie, The Electric Light Orchestra, Elvis Costello, The Kinks, Robyn Hitchcock, Paul McCartney, Joe Jackson, The Who, Dramarama, and Todd Rundgren.

In 2005, Benson released his third album, The Alternative to Love, and toured extensively in the US, UK, and Europe with his new touring band, The Stiff Tissues.

“Spit It Out” was the first single and reached the UK Top 75 for the first time (peaking at #75 in April), and also generated some buzz for Brendan.

Two further singles were released from the album. “Cold Hands Warm Heart” has appeared in many commercials and TV shows and “What I’m Looking For” was used in multiple national advertising campaigns. This album charted at #70 in the UK Albums Chart.

Benson is also a member of The Raconteurs, a collaboration with Jack White, of The White Stripes and The Dead Weather, and two members of The Greenhornes, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler. Benson and White work together in writing the songs. The group’s debut album, Broken Boy Soldiers, was released in the U.S. on May 16, 2006, with “Steady, As She Goes” the first single.

“What I’m Looking For” – Brendan Benson

Well I don’t know what I’m looking for
But I know that I just wanna look some more
And I won’t be satisfied
‘Till there’s nothing left that I haven’t tried
For some people it’s an easy choice
But for me there’s a devil and an angel’s voice
Well I don’t know what I am looking for
But I know that I just wanna look some more

Well I don’t know what I’m living for
But I know that I just wanna live some more
And you hear it from strangers
And you hear it from friends
That love never dies, love never ends
Now I don’t wanna argue, no I don’t wanna fight
‘Cause you’re always wrong and I’m always right
Well I don’t know what I am living for
But I know that I just wanna live some more

I used to be involved, and I felt like a king
Now I’ve lost it all and I don’t feel a thing
I may never grow old, I may never give in
And I’ll blame this world that I live in
I visit hell on a daily basis
I see the sadness in all your faces
I’ve got friends who have married
And their lives seem complete
Here I am still stumbling down a darkened street

And I act like a child and I’m insecure
And I’m filled with doubt and I’m immature
Sometimes it creeps up on me and before I know it
I’m lost at sea
But no matter how far I row
I always find my way back home
But I don’t know what I’ve been waiting for
But I know that I don’t wanna wait anymore

Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…
Looking for…
What I’m looking for…

the alternative to love

To buy the music of Brendan Benson click HERE

 

 

This is the ONLY Ghost Town you need.

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