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woensdag 23 september 2015

Ry Cooder - "The 90 and the 9"

Election Special is the fifteenth studio album by American recording artist Ry Cooder, released on August 16, 2012, on Perro Verde Records and Nonesuch Records. After his 2011 album Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, Cooder continued writing topical and storyline-inspired songs. Displeased with the Republican Party and its financial supporters, he also wanted to write an album that would address listeners during the United States presidential election of 2012, which he believed to be a critical event in the country's history. Election Special was recorded mostly at Drive-By Studios in North Hollywood and produced by Cooder.

                     "The 90 and the 9"
"The 90 and the 9" repurposes the gospel hymn of the same name and the worker songs of Joe Hill with apocalyptic themes, an anti-war narrative, and a depiction of modern union workers as part of the lower 99% of income distribution in the US.Cooder was inspired to write the song by military recruitment of high schoolers in his native Los Angeles

dinsdag 22 september 2015

Bruce Springsteen - Jersey Girl (Tom Waits)

Tom Waits schreef het nummer voor het album Heartattack and Vine (1980),samen met zijn toenmalige vrouw Kathleen Brennan,die  in New Jersey heeft gewoond.

Made by Arthur

De song is het meest bekend geworden in de uitvoering van Bruce Springsteen.
"Jersey Girl" werd uiteraard veel live uitgevoerd in de omgeving van New Jersey en soms Philadelphia gedurende de 1980s en de vroege 1990es

I got no time for the corner boys
Down in the street making all that noise
Or the girls out on the avenue
`cause tonight i wanna be with you
Tonight i'm gonna take that ride
Across the river to the jersey side
Take my baby to the carnival
And i'll take her on all the rides

`cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a saturday night
You know all my dreams come true
When i'm walking down the street with you

Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la i'm in love with a jersey girl

You know she thrills me with all her charms
When i'm wrapped up in my baby's arms
My little girl gives me everything
I know that some day she'll wear my ring
So don't bother me man i ain't got no time
I'm on my way to see that girl of mine
`cause nothing matters in this whole wide world
When you're in love with a jersey girl

Sha la la la...

I see you on the street and you look so tired
I know that job you got leaves you so uninspired
When i come by to take you out to eat
You're lyin' all dressed up on the bed baby fast asleep
Go in the bathroom and put your makeup on
We're gonna take that little brat of yours and drop her off at your mom's
I know a place where the dancing's free
Now baby won't you come with me
`cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a saturday night
Nothing matters in this whole wide world
When you're in love with a jersey girl



maandag 21 september 2015

Bonnie Raitt plays the Blues

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989 after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success she had a major return to form with the release of her album Nick of Time. The following two albums Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994) were also multi-million sellers generating several hit singles, including "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up On You", and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" (with Bruce Hornsby on piano). Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time[1] and number 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

                         Write me a few of your lines-Kokomo Blues- Walkin Blues

zondag 20 september 2015

Jeff Beck plays Puccini - Crossroads Blues festival February 2010.

         Jeff Beck perform Nessun Dorma from the Opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini   
Nessun dorma is de laatste door Puccini gecomponeerde aria uit zijn laatste opera Turandot. Zij wordt daarom wel beschouwd als de laatste grote aria uit de klassieke fase van de westerse opera.