Si Kahn’s Gone, Gonna Rise Again is a great American song, much covered. But there is just one absolutely definitive, great, recorded version. It’s not American!2 Comments
Category: songs, in English
Over the last year no “female vocal” albums have moved me more deeply. In their different ways, each defies description, and is a very “unlikely” success. Respectively, they were recorded in the singer’s living room in Iowa, and in a studio in south-east France. Iris Dement interprets Russian poetry, in a manner no one else would ever have attempted… or imagined. Elina Duni addresses poetry and traditional song from her birthplace, Albania…with three brilliant Swiss jazzmen.
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Happy New Year from Pelican Yoga. Read on and you’ll reap a Fiddlehead Fern musical reward…One Comment
The teachers do their rounds
And they are mostly kind, you know.
But the language ain’t the same.
They cut my hair and changed my name.Leave a Comment
Fabian Holland’s 2nd album and Steve Tilston’s 20th (as leader or co-leader) have few peers among current releases from guitar-toting English songsters.Leave a Comment
I wake up every mornin’ Lord and what do I see
I got a fool in my mirror and he’s lyin’ to me
Ravishing cinnamon skin all aglow.
You’d never know it’s a faulty body
It’s hot and bossy.
On it goes, though it knows the bow’s drawn.2 Comments