Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby Tony on Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:31 am

One more, written by Shel Silverstein.

"Me and Jimmie Rodgers" sung by Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings and Jerry Reed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDRyqlZ8Gw
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby Kush on Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:19 pm

Spymaster himself with Blueberry hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4IjHz2yIo
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby John Etherington on Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:17 am

Merry Christmas everyone, and happy birthday to this thread tomorrow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-HjzakNaUE
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby Kush on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:31 am

From John Hiatt's new(ish) album released last spring, Open Road

Homeland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f365_A6cTs

Well, I jumped so high
Knocked the table over
Thought I saw a ghost
Come out of the clover
She lived in this house
Forty odd years or so

She was buried in the back
With the English and the Natives
Slaughtered like sheep
Women and babies
A lot of blood and tears
Three hundred years ago

It's like they're caught up in the trees
In the webs of spiders
Spun out of leaves
Ghostly riders
Lookin' for a trail
To find their way back home

But there's nothing back there or tomorrow
No place they can put their sorrow
Heavy as death
Cold as a broken stone

And I call this place my homeland
And I claim this land I own
But it belongs to another people
They possess it in their bones

Well, I can hear them in the night
Like a hundred televisions
Hummin' down low beneath the subdivisions
All they really want is if we can hear 'em now

They been troublin' this plain
Looking for attention
Making crazy tracks
They need an intervention
All they really want
Is to get back home somehow

So build up a fire
Say a little prayer
Cook a little meat
Pull 'em up a chair and
Offer them a plate
Maybe we can all find peace

You can't bury anything, men or nations
Old memories, old vibrations
The pain doesn't stop
Just because the killin' ceased

And I call this place my homeland
And I claim this land I own
It belongs to another people
They possess it in their bones

Well, I jumped so high
Straight up off the bedsheet
Nightmare sky
Bloody with the red heat
Started to shake
Cause I couldn't find my way back home

Well, I landed in the ditch
Landed in the gutter
Landed in arms of my long lost mother
Cryin' like a child
While the Bayou Pierre groaned

And I call this place my homeland
And I love this land I own
It belongs to another people
They possess it in their bones
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:21 pm

songwriting's a dying art says jimmy webb.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/ne ... 385195.stm
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby John Etherington on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:51 pm

Thanks for the link! Cue one of my favourite Webb songs by one of my favourite singer-songwriters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAQ0RuOFRaM (I like Jimmy's Seventies stuff, the best).
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby Diane on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:42 pm

A friend from Kerala India put me on to pianist Stephen Devassy who hails from there - as does Neha S Nair, who sings in this. Here's their wonderful interpretation of an old Hindi/Bollywood song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6yO9vxXtRM
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby John Etherington on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:23 am

Suddenly prog seems relevant!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6gStymTNsE
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby Kush on Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:25 pm

Just Like Townes Van Zandt's Blues....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjypGcP2cwE
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby Kush on Sun May 15, 2011 10:25 pm

A song from John Hiatt's first album I'd never heard until last week:

Ocean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNIGappzxwQ

I am the west wind
I am the sea gull
I dance on the waves
As they break on the shore line

The moon is my sorrow
The moon is my lantern
I searched for you so long
These dark lonely beaches

Oh where can you be?
This restless sea
These empty nights
Have swallowed me

Looking for something
Softer illusion
To soothe these vicious schemes
Where is the Old one
The Wise one, the Bold one
Who guide the sailor's dream

I am the hunger
The ache of affliction
I nestle in bones
That you left for the vultures

Death is my secret
The child my illusion
And life is the suffering
That brings men to know me

and

Oh, where can you be?
This raging age
This rotting life
This mystery

Lost in your body
The cave of your screaming
Longing to be free
When you have broken
The spine of your madness
Come over here to me
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby John Etherington on Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:42 am

Two forgotten songs from the Peter Asher event, which featured the Webb Sisters, on Saturday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB6l4i-zA_Q ("I Go to Pieces" by Peter and Gordon)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXLhLrvSWZc ("Day After Day" by Jeffrey Alan Ross of Badfinger)
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby B4real on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:28 pm

John Etherington wrote:"I Go to Pieces" by Peter and Gordon


ha ha! John,
I still have the original 45 record of that song with Love Me Baby on the flip B side and produced by Columbia (made by EMI-Aust) :razz:

....but you are right, I had forgotten it!!

On the record under the title is written (Del Shannon) ...it seems he must have written "I Go To Pieces".

EDIT: You are not going to believe this :shock: but as I'm typing this "I Go To Pieces" is playing on the radio here because it is Peter Asher's birthday today 22nd June.
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never h

Postby Kush on Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:34 am

District Six (Hugh Masekela and Corlea)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUpaDjzkTcc
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