Friday, January 30, 2009

I've always liked them, so I decided to post this up

I know this doesn't seem like something I would like(especially if you knew me in person), but it is. I've liked Panic! At the Disco ever since I first heard of them which was a few years back I believe. This is one of my favorite songs by them, it's called "I write sins not tragedies" and the Music video is kind of crazy.

Just so you know this is the uncut version. In the orginal he's not cussing, that's why he covers his mouth.

45 Years of listening

I have been listening and watching music for nearly 45 years. I think the present must be the best time to be a music lover. There is so much good live music at the moment in varied genres. Technology and fast Broadband means that I can look at past and present masterly performances - I use iLike, LastFM, MySpace, Genius on iTunes I know in the US you have Pandora but in the UK I have great hopes for Spotify. I just love these 'push and shove' technologies that take you along to people that you might not have considered in the past.

In my first foray on this Blog I thought I'd share with you the women I'm enjoying at the moment, I know some of these great artists go over several decades. Its just who I associate with a particular decade

1950's Dinah Washington and Ella

1960's Nina Simone and Etta James

1970's Dusty Springfield,

Carole King and Judy Collins (with Leonard)

1980's Blondie

and Marianne Faithful

1990's Alicia Keyes, Joss Stone, India.Arie, Anastacia,

2000s Dianna Krall, Nelly Furtado, Adele and Duffy

My memory goes and I rushed this - but there are so many!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

One of Evanescence most popular songs(in my mind)

I don't really like Evanescence, but I know a lot of people who do. This is one of their most popular songs. I've heard it everywhere(the radio, online, music videos, fanmade music videos). So enjoy, I might put more of their music up later.

The Four Chords!

The clip below makes me think of Led Zeppelin's the "song remains the same" not because it has anything to do with the music of Zeppelin, but if you watch this I think you will understand.

I debated with myself, about where to post this. Should it have went to my comedy blog, or in a music blog.

The Axis of Awesome 4 Chords

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A really cool song if you ask me.

I've been listening to a lot of different music lately trying to figure out which one to post up. I've decided that since Dad is saying he really needs my help it wouldn't hurt to post them all up(over time of course).
This song is called "Empty" by Click Five. They have a new lead singer is name is Kyle and he's 21(that would make him the youngest). If you ask me he's doing a pretty good job replacing their old lead singer, the only difference is his voice is deeper(and there's nothing wrong with that).

They're doing this in the blue room. In case you're wondering what that is, it's a place where musicians preform. A lot of phone companies have it, most noticeably AT&T and Nokia.

The Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

My online friend, RocketM mentioned that I kind of gave him the blues bug. Which made me chuckle, and I replied that if you are going to have a bug the blues bug is a good one, because you could have The Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie flu. But come to think of it, that would not be too bad either.

Johnny Rivers - Rockin' Pneumonia

I wanna jump but I'm afraid I'll fall
I wanna holler but the joint's too small
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

Call some other's baby that ain't all
I wanna kiss her but she's way too tall
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

I wanna squeeze her but I'm way too low
I would be runnin' but my feets too slow
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

I wanna squeeze her but I'm way too low
I would be runnin' but my feets too slow
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

Baby comin' now I'm hurryin' home
I know she's leavin' cause I'm takin' too long
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

Johnny Rivers

Friday, January 23, 2009

Knocking on Heavens Door - Versions

Knocking on heavens door

knocking on heavens door - pat garrett and billy the kid

Bob Dylan - - Knockin' On Heaven's Door 76

Knocking on Heaven's Door Eric Clapton

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ray Charles - Ring of Fire on the Johnny Cash Show

Ray Charles - Ring of Fire on the Johnny Cash Show

Notes from YouTube - From his second appearance on the Johnny Cash Show this is Ray Charles giving Johnny's No. 1 hit "Ring of Fire" a soul treatment. It was released on his then current country album "Love Country Style". Taped on Ray's 40th birthday this was aired on Sep. 23rd, 1970.

Love Country Style
Ray Charles - Love Country Style
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Jools Holland, Fats Domino and Ruby Turner

I'm a big fan of Boogie Woogie music. A musician who plays the piano very well is Jools Holland. I just recently found out about him, thanks to my online friend RocketM.

According to wikipedia;
Julian Miles "Jools" Holland OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958) is an English pianist, bandleader and television presenter. His work has involved him with many of the biggest names in the contemporary rock and popular music industry. Such as Sting, David Gilmour, Tom Jones and Bono.
Over the years he has played with most of the major musicians who play boogie woogie, here he is playing with Fats Domino, and the second video is with him, his band and the very hot, Ruby Turner.

Jools Holland and Fats Domino

Ruby Turner and Jools Holland : "Jumping at the Jubilee"

Best of Friends
Best of Friends Jools Holland
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Music From The Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious Music
From And Inspired By
The Original Motion Picture
Notorious Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture
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Mp3s on album
1. Notorious Thugs 6:05
2. Hypnotize 3:49
3. Notorious 3:12
4. Juicy 5:01
5. Party And Bulls**t 3:37
6. Warning 3:39
7. One More Chance/Stay With Me Remix 4:28
8. Brooklyn Go Hard 3:58
9. Letter To B.I.G. 4:00
10. Kick In The Door 3:34
11. What's Beef? 5:12
12. The World Is Filled... 4:55
13. One More Chance/The Legacy Remix 4:30
14. The Notrorious Theme 2:06
15. Microphone Murderer 2:04
16. Guaranteed Raw 3:41
17. Love No Ho 3:55

Notorious (B.I.G.) Official Movie Trailer HD - Life of Biggie Smalls

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Grooving to Jeb Loy Nichols

Today I've been grooving to Jeb Loy Nichols (if that is not a cool name, I don't know what would be one). He has got one of those voices that I really enjoy.

Jeb Loy Nichols - Tracks Of My Tears

Jeb Loy Nichols - Days Are Mighty

Parish Bar
Parish Bar by Jeb Loy Nichols
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Parish Bar Track Listing

1. Countrymusicdisco45 4:12
2. Whole Thing Going On 2:55
3. Just a Country Boy 2:16
4. I'm Blue I'm Lonesome Too 2:38
5. Days Are Mighty 2:46
6. Too Much Not Enough 2:14
7. Satan's Helper 2:52
8. Roggy Road Ride 2:59
9. My kind 3:31
10. Neath the Cold Ground 3:35
11. So Sad 3:14
12. Dr. Noblio 4:02
13. I Took a Memory to Lunch 3:30

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles - Living For the City

This one needs no introduction.

Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles Living For the City

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dizzy Gillespie on The Muppet Show Video

Dizzy Gillespie on The Muppet Show

Notes from YouTube - How bad can it be?
Dizzy Gillespie on "The Muppet Show" Performing, "St. Louis Blues" with The Electric Mayhem, in a very groovy way.

This excerpt is from "The Muppet Show", season 4 episode 85. Aired: February 28, 1980.

Dizzy Gillespie

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Asylum Street Spankers

The Asylum Street Spankers have everything that I enjoy in a band. They are really more than a band, they are also a bit of a theater troup. They formed in Austin, Texas in 1994, their music for the most part is rooted in early 20th century American musical forms.

Their history as presented at Wikipedia states;
Founded by Guy Forsyth, Wammo and Christina Marrs at a legendary party at the famous Dabbs Hotel along the Llano River in Texas, the band began by busking on the streets of Austin and playing for tips in bars. In their earliest days, the Spankers' repertoire consisted almost entirely of country, blues, jazz, swing and Tin Pan Alley songs dating from the 1890s to the 1950s with a particular emphasis on the 1920s and 1930s. While their tone was raucous and irreverent, the band was also known for its musicianship, theatricality and militant acousticism. Until 2004 they played the vast majority of their concerts without any amplification at all. Not only did this heighten the theatricality of their shows, it caused the musicians to develop inventive vocal and instrumental arrangements in order to constantly engage an audience in such a quiet performance. Several early members were actors and nearly all members have been multi-instrumentalists.
What? And Give Up Show Biz?
What? And Give Up Show Biz?
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

AWESOME Voice(for his age)

This is a song from Leon G. Thomas III. He played Arthur on August Rush and Tyrone on the Backyardigans. He has such an AWESOME voice that I thought I'd post a couple of his songs up here. He doesn't really have an album or anything like that so I guess most people wouldn't consider him a musician, but whatever.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Nothing Special...

I was watching Chris Rock and he was doing a joke about 2PAC, so I decided to post some of his music up here. I never really listened to 2PAC before, but I really like this song of his. It's called "Ghetto Gospel"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Rapper's Delight

The reason I'm open to all types of music is because my Dad introduces me to new types just like he does with you guys. That's how I found out about Rapper's Delight. I'm not too into rap music because of all the cussing and stuff like that, but Rapper's Delight opened a whole new world for me. After that I listened to Run DMC(and some other Hip Hop artist) and now it's one of my favorite types of music.

Dusty Springfield: Spooky

Dusty Springfield singing Spooky.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pee Wee King - The Tennessee Waltz (1948)

I have always loved this song, it has been on my mind so strong lately. This version is so clean and crisp that you just have to love it. I'm probably playing it over and over as you read this.

Pee Wee King - The Tennessee Waltz (1948)

Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys
Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys [BOX SET]
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