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zaterdag 3 juli 2010

Neil Young Harvest Sessions (1971)

Harvest is the fourth album by the Canadian musician Neil Young, released on February 14, 1972 on Reprise Records, catalogue . It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and vocals by noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. It topped the Billboard 200 album charts  for two weeks, and spawned two hit singles, "Old Man", which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Heart of Gold", which reached #1.[2] It was the best-selling album of 1972 in the United States.

There,s a World

 "A Man Needs a Maid" and "There's a World" were recorded by Jack Nitzsche with the London Symphony Orchestra in early March in the wake of Young's appearance on the BBC and concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

A Man Needs A Maid
With The Londen Symphfonic Orchestra o.l.v David Meecham.

The arragement is from Jack Nitzsche (man with sunglasses)
  In the last verse, Young describes watching a movie and falling in love with the actress. This is an autobiographical reference to Young's falling in love with actress Carrie Snodgress, who would become the mother of Young's first son.Young had first become smitten by Snodgress when he saw her acting the part of the role of the titular housewife in the move Diary of a Mad Housewife.

Neil Young schreef dit nummer voor zijn toenmalige vriendin de actrice Carrie Snodgress.Neil zag haar voor het eerst in een film op TV Diary of a Mad Housekeeper. In de tekst zit dan ook de volgende strofe "I fell in love with the actress, she was playing a part that I could understand."

"A Man Needs A Maid"

My life is changing
in so many ways
I don't know who
to trust anymore
There's a shadow running
thru my days
Like a beggar going
from door to door.

I was thinking that
maybe I'd get a maid
Find a place nearby
for her to stay.
Just someone
to keep my house clean,
Fix my meals and go away.

A maid. A man needs a maid.
A maid.

It's hard to make that change
When life and love
turns strange.
And old.

To give a love,
you gotta live a love.
To live a love,
you gotta be "part of"
When will I see you again?

A while ago somewhere
I don't know when
I was watching
a movie with a friend.
I fell in love with the actress.
She was playing a part
that I could understand.

A maid. A man needs a maid.
A maid.

When will I see you again?

donderdag 1 juli 2010

Janis Joplin - Little Girl Blue (This is Tom Jones, 1969)

"Little Girl Blue" is een populair lied met muziek van Richard Rodgers met een tekst van Lorenz Hart, gepubliceert in 1935. Gloria Grafton zong het in de Broadway musical Jumbo.het is door veel artiesten gecoverd o.a door Nina Simone , Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Chet Baker, The Carpenters, Coleman Hawkins, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O'Day, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Johnny Hartman, Grant Green, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson , Janis Joplin , Carly Simon, Diana Krall Stacey Kent en Eddie Harris .