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zaterdag 30 september 2017

Neil Young - No Wonder (Prairie Wind)

 Prairie Wind is the twenty-seventh studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on September 27, 2005. After dalliances with 1960s soul music (Are You Passionate?) and rock opera (Greendale, which spawned a Young-directed film of the same name), Prairie Wind featured an acoustic-based sound reminiscent of his earlier commercially successful albums Harvest and Harvest Moon. The album was in part inspired by the illness and recent death of his father, Canadian sportswriter and novelist Scott Young, and the album is dedicated in part to the elder Young.

"No Wonder" (van het album ,,Prairie Wind,,)
Ben Keith ,Pedal Steel-Spooner Oldham,Hammond- Rick Rosas ,Bass - Karl Himmel/Chad Cromwell,Drums- Clinton Gregory,Fiddle
Emmylou Harris,Pegi Young,Diana DeWitt,
Anthony Crawford,Gary Pigg,Curtis Wright Vocals
The Fisk Unversity Jubilee Choir

"No Wonder"
See the bluebird fly easy as a dream
Dipping and bobbing in the sun
Could she be the one I saw so long ago
Could she be the one to take me home

This pasture is green
I'm walking in the sun
It's turning brown
I'm standing in the rain
My overcoat is worn
The pockets are all torn
I'm moving away from the pain

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Ring, ring
The old church bell
The bride and her love
Seeking guidance from above

Amber waves of grain bow in the prairie wind
I'm hearing Willie singing on the radio again
That song from 9/11 keeps ringing in my head
I'll always remember something Chris Rock said

Don't send no more candles
No matter what you do
Then Willie stopped singing
And the prairie wind blew
The green kept rolling on
For miles and miles
Fields of fuel rolling on for miles

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Toll, toll
The fallen soldier bell
The old church on the hill
Still standing when so many fell

Back when I was young, the birds blocked out the sun
Before the great migration south
We only shot a few
They last the winter through
Mother cooked them good and served them up

Somewhere a senator sits in a leather chair
Behind a big wooden desk
The caribou we killed mean nothing to him
He took his money just like all the rest

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Ring, ring
Ring the wedding bells
The bride takes the ring
And the happy people sing

dinsdag 26 september 2017

Stevie Wonder & The Dave Matthews Band - Speech/Imagine

   A Concert for Charlottesville ,Scott Stadium,Charlottesville, Virginia (September 24, 2017)

Stevie Wonder's speech to the crowds of at the Concert For Charlottesville  about love, peace, togetherness, God, Faith, and overcoming hate and racism. Introduced by Dave Matthews. Stevie then jammed with the Dave Matthews Band...


maandag 25 september 2017

The Yardbirds - Empire Pool , Wembley, London op 1 Mei 1966

                  The Yardbirds 1966

 Keith Relf - Vocals,Jeff Beck- Guitar,Jimmy Page- Guitar,Chris Dreja - Bass,Jim McCarty -Drums.

"Train Kept A-Rollin'" (or "The Train Kept A-Rollin'") is a song first recorded by American jazz and rhythm and blues musician Tiny Bradshaw in 1951.
In 1965, the Yardbirds popularized the song as an early psychedelic blues rock song, due largely to Jeff Beck's fuzz-toned guitar work. Theirs soon became the most copied arrangement with recordings by a variety of musicians. After guitarist Jimmy Page joined the group, the Yardbirds recorded an updated version with new lyrics as "Stroll On" for the film Blowup in 1966. With a highly charged rhythm section and a dual lead guitar attack by Beck and Page, it is seen as a forerunner to heavy metal.

Without Jimmy Page but with Paul Samwell Smith ?

"Shapes of Things" is a song by the English rock group the Yardbirds. With its Eastern-sounding, feedback-laden guitar solo and anti-war/pro-environmental lyrics, several music writers have identified it as the first popular psychedelic rock song. It is built on musical elements contributed by several group members in three different recording studios in the US and was the first Yardbirds' composition to become a record chart hit. When it was released as a single on 25 February 1966, the song reached number three in the UK and the top-ten in the US and Canada.

The Yardbirds Website