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 John Etherington » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:19 am

Just remembered this Bee Gees song (flip-side of "Words"). How could the public prefer the falsetto disco nonsense, when they had been making tracks like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6TPjQ2_gww
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby John Etherington » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:57 am

Another song from the great Mike Hart (an old John Peel favourite). I hadn't heard this for about 35 years, until last night!

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

Postby Tony » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:41 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM-QsTqPpNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpePWo56 ... re=related

A couple of songs from Jay and the Americans who never had a hit in the United Kingdom for some reason. "Come a Little Bit Closer" and "This Magic Moment." I think they are still performing.
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby John Etherington » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:55 am

Hi Tony,

Thanks for those. I had heard "This Magic Moment" before, but I had forgotten it. The only song that I would have identified as being by Jay and the Americans is "Living Above Your Head" which I think I posted alongside the Walker Brothers version earlier in this thread.

All the best, John E
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby Kush » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:46 pm

two rare tracks

Berta, Berta from Branford Marsalis (Wynton's brother) album 'I Heard You Twice the First Time'. One of 4 vocal tracks on the album. You feel every blow!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2eSSC0O5KI

Love Me Like a Man - a rare foray into blues by the Dixie Chicks in their early years (from early 90s??). Natalie's dad Lloyd plays pedal steel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNlt380AJ8g

and not so rare...Martie, take me away. From World Tour DVD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ38iEU68iQ

p.s. another favorite from the DVD,
If I Fall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr6apCfsbPc
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john wayne - the immortal toupee

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:36 pm

are you still a john wayne fan, mr etherington?

the great man's toupee is for sale - you could wear it to a leonard concert.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11874166
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby John Etherington » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:22 pm

sebmelmoth - that phase ended around the age of 14, but in memory of the old days! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDivjiLD ... 7&index=50
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Re: skiffle

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:57 pm

kinda catchy! ;-)

has leonard ever used a washboard to accompany any of his songs :?:
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby John Etherington » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:46 am

I see that Ian Matthews has formed a new version of Matthews Southern Comfort recently. Here are my two favourite songs by the original band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqtcv1mY ... re=related ("My Front Pages") I believe the film is by Tony Palmer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkblzX9lb-Q ("Darcy Farrow")
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby Kush » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:11 am

After Willie's latest run in with law enforcement, he appears to be taking the high road
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/68404/239716
just like it says in the song....

The Harder they Come
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYZ-H9xJc6g

Well the officers tryin' to keep me down
tryin' to drive me underground
and they think they have the battle won
I say forgive them lord
they know not what they done
For as sure as the sun may shine
I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine


I'm a Worried Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ5kxRJiyRY
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby Kush » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:01 am

Described as neither a raging polemicist nor a neutral observer, Johnny Clegg wrote a number of songs chronicling the end of the British/European empire in Africa. here are two songs - the first about descendents of original European settlers who consider Africa as their own but are nevertheless divorced from the native populations and cultures and unable to comprehend the inevitable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQwIgo9TLeA

So its farewell sweet Caroline, farewell Elizabeth
Goodbye gentle ladies of the old order
And farewell to your islands carved upon this continent
Some England, some France, some Germany


the second is about a doomed love affair between a woman of European descent and a native African within the colonial framework and its inherent class differences while the chaos and anarchy around them signals the end of that era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Qj6LdiS3g

Sit by my side and tell me boy
Is the Milky Way that far?
Is the universe really expanding?
Tell me who you are

I am a bondsman - a poor man
I am a ghetto man - I am a thief
Who saw the gutter man who has no compassion
Who heard the widow who cannot weep
In the backstreets, in the poor towns
I hear a thunder which cannot roll
Mine are the eyes that steal from the orphanage
A groveller, groping in the grime
Inside is a Congo-jungle-beast-lion-leopard-man
A tiger-man from Timbuktu
Even a lover-man strutting down the avenue
A winding river searching for the sea...


he also thinks he knows why the dog howls at the moon....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puy3XwykfAE

this is a great thread why no more posts? I'm always on the lookout for what others are hearing...
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby Tony » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:43 pm

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

Postby John Etherington » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:32 am

Thanks Tony...more than just a nice song though...more like a Dylan classic! Meanwhile, here's the beautiful Bridget St John singing a lovely song that has a strangely familiar melody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTAyNgOg9Jo
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby Tony » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:03 am

Very enjoyable, John.

Here is one which always made me laugh. I hadn't heard it for years until I rediscovered it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE809U-P5Zw
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Re: Songs that may be forgotten, or many people have never heard

Postby John Etherington » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:34 am

Tony - Thanks...I don't think I've knowingly heard that before. The Belafonte version takes me back to primary school in 1956 (aged five)!

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