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Old 05-28-2018, 07:55 PM   #741
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You mentioned in a PM that charles trenet wrote La Mer. I had not given any thought to who wrote it, but he is the one I have always associated with the song. So, here he is performing his own composition. Thanks for the education.
You are welcome. If you’re a fan of the late Bobby Darin, you’ve no doubt heard his version of «Beyond the Sea» the best known by many released in 1959. Indeed the original version belongs to Charles Trenet.

I'm not about to disclose here the full content of my PM but few know that Charles Trenet wrote poem «La Mer» at the age of 16 in 1929, long before the melody of what was to become the song. In 1943 he composed the tune on a train ride between Montpellier and Perpignan. Since then more than 400 different versions of «La Mer» and «Beyong The Sea» have been recorded by a variety of great artists including Beatle John Lennon who - according to my family - recorded a French version of «La Mer» in summer 1980 at Cannon Hill in Cold Spring Harbor (NY).

Thanks for the original «La Mer» sung by Charles celebrating on 18 May 1993 his eightieth birthday on stage at the Opera Bastille in Paris.
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Now, you would have to mention one of my favorites, Bobby Darin. He will always be associated with Mack the Knife. Bobby was the original Mr. Cool.



Here he is with Beyond the Sea. A live and lite version.



How about this early performance from 1959?

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Old 05-29-2018, 09:57 AM   #743
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Now, you would have to mention one of my favorites, Bobby Darin. He will always be associated with Mack the Knife. Bobby was the original Mr. Cool.

Here he is with Beyond the Sea. A live and lite version.

How about this early performance from 1959?
Thank You Sir for these Very Best Of Bobby Darin. A great tribute to an oustanding multi-talented artist who unfortunately left us much too young.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:31 AM   #744
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Let's bring back one of the most successful recording groups of all time, Fleetwood Mac. This one is rare in that it features Lindsey Buckingham on vocal and the entire USC Marching Band. Lindsey is an amazing guitarist which is not show cased in the number.



. . . . and one as some many do featuring the raspy voice of Stevie Nicks on vocal.

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For a change of pace here is something from the Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin.

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For a change of pace here is something from the Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin.
Eternal song.
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Table of content

I created a table of content of that Thread processed in a Excel spreadsheet for consultation and research before posting in order to avoid possible duplication.
Find Text - artist, music - with Excel SEARCH Function. Currently sorted in ascending order of Post #, with Excel SORT Function you can rearrange the artist or song tittle's column in alphabetical order.

For those interested https://1drv.ms/x/s!AuAAWx2ZdQfLaw40QV5YkxiqrrA
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Thanks so much, La Mer. That compilation took a lot of work.
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Just stumbled across this from a 15 years old Steve Winwood.

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Leonard Cohen recites “Sound Of Silence”

Leonard’s unique voice reading “Sound Of Silence” in tribute to Paul Simon.

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[QUOTE=La Mer;670350]Leonard’s unique voice reading “Sound Of Silence” in tribute to Paul Simon.


La Mer,

Thank you for bringing Leonard Cohen back to the thread. I have been a fan of his music for many years. I particularly like his Dance Me to the End of Love. It was a poignant song about enduring love. I think I posted it on the thread earlier.

In fact there is another video that I particular like of the same song. I hope this doesn't count as a duplication. It is from the movie Scent of a Woman in which Al Pacino plays a blind person.

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Dance Me to the End of Love was written on a very cheap dinky Casio synthesizer Leonard Cohen found in a tourist shop in Times Square. So, There is always Beauty in Simplicity.
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Ya just gotta love gospel roots...


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Thanks, RT. It takes a lot of wind to blow a harmonica like that.
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Ha! RTF posts a WTF. Some pretty weird things happened in the 70s. Your vid made me think of one of the oddest matchups of all time.

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Ian, it's good to have you back on the music thread. We've been missing you. I hope you have been away cruising on your beautiful DeFever.

Bing Crosby and David Bowie at first blush seems an odd match up. However, they are both real singers all be it from different times. David Bowie has amazing range to his voice. If you remember I posted his video of Heroes earlier. Bing Crosby is often overlooked on this type of thread because we are so familiar with him. That is people of a certain age are.
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Thanks, Don. I’ve been lurking and working—on the Defever. This trip we’ll find out if we can start on the northern part of the loop next month. So, busy/busy. Y’all have been posting some great music.
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Just thought I would throw this in for fun. It is a cover of a ZZ Top number. Anyway, I enjoyed it.

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Last John Lennon's performances

Through all these great posts I listened to most of songs, I particulary noted John Lennon's performance in 1972 page #15 RT Firefly's great post #291 from the album One To One Benefits Concerts. One person of my family - a late French famous singer - was a big fan of John Lennon.

John Lennon played his last full-scale concerts on August 30, 1972 when John and Yoko performed two benefit concerts called One To One (One in the afternoon and One at night) at Madison Square Garden in New York with The Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band, made a profit school for retarded children in Willowbrook.

The shows, organized by ABC's journalist Geraldo Rivera also has Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack and Sha Na Na. Before the concert, John buy tickets, worth $ 60,000 for the concert and volunteers gives pickers funds. The event raised more than $ 1.5 million to the Willowbrook School. As the crowd entering the stadium, they give them a tambourine and asked to shake it during the concert.

There is a poignancy to this album as it was the only rehearsed and full-length live performances of John’s solo career, and his first – and last – formal live concerts since the Beatles retired from the road.

Yoko produced the album and these two concerts also marked the last time that John and Yoko performed together on stage. Released in February 1986, the album made the US charts on 22 March and peaked shortly after at No.41. Sadly it is no longer available.

On November 28, 1974 (Thanksgiving's Day), Elton John appeared on stage at Madison Square Garden. Lennon was a surprise guest who had performed three songs that special night.

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