21 mayo 2022

Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon & Garfunkel

El que una vez fuera el dúo Tom & Jerry y una de las parejas más influyentes de la música popular reinó en los 60 con temas como este Hazy Shade of Winter, que cuenta con algunas versiones de renombre como la realizada por The Bangles (un cañonazo).

Normalmente, Paul Simon se encargaba de las composiciones, las guitarras y las voces de acompañamiento (más graves) y Art Garfunkel interpretaba la voz principal y melódica.

En su corta carrera de 6 años tuvieron tiempo para realizar hasta bandas sonoras, como la de El graduado que fue todo un éxito (atentos a las guitarras en Mrs. Robinson) y disfrutaron de un reconocimiento masivo gracias a temas como The Sounds of Silence, The Boxer, I am a Rock, Cecilia, If I Could, Bridge Over Troubled Water, America y algunos otros.

Espero que os guste

Time, time, time

See what's become of me

While I looked around for my possibilities

I was so hard to please

Look around

Leaves are brown

And the sky is a hazy shade of winter


Hear the Salvation Army band

Down by the riverside

It's bound to be a better ride than what you've got planned

Carry a cup in your hand

Look around

Leaves are brown

And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hang onto your hopes, my friend

That's an easy thing to say, but if your hopes should pass away

Simply pretend

That you can build them again

Look around

Grass is high

Fields are ripe

It's the springtime of my life


Seasons change with the scenery

Weaving time in a tapestry

Won't you stop and remember me?


Look around

Leaves are brown

And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Look around

Leaves are brown

There's a patch of snow on the ground

Look around

Leaves are brown

There's a patch of snow on the ground

Look around

Leaves are brown

There's a patch of snow on the ground

20 mayo 2022

Vangelis

Fallecíó Vangelis, pionero de la música electrónica y músico versátil y visionario donde los haya.

Entre los músicos especializados en sintetizadores y sonidos vanguardistas goza de un status divino. Un mesías. 

Aunque sus primeras andaduras musicales estuvieran más cerca del rock progresivo con el prestigioso grupo Aphrodite´s Child del que también formaba parte Demis Roussos (hablamos de finales de los 60) rápidamente se posicionó como autor de prestigio de bandas sonoras, entre otras cosas gracias a la solemnidad de muchas de sus obras, y se le asoció a un sonido espacial y futurista gracias a sus trabajos en Blade Runner o la saga Cosmos que dirigía y presentaba Carl Sagan.

Recibió un Oscar por la música de Carros de Fuego.

D.E.P.







16 mayo 2022

I NEED YOU - Jon Batiste

He conocido recientemente a este fulano y me ha sorprendido gratamente. Me parece una excelente actualización del mejor Soul y un artista como la copa de un pino. De hecho, ha arrasado en la última edición de los premios Grammy.

Os dejo con este showman y pedazo de artista.

Espero que os guste 


 We done a lot of living
We working overtime
Don't need another million
You got that gold mine
I love the way you're livin'
'Cause you so genuine
You got that something special
Didn't you know?
I just need you, you, you

Met you when I was a lil' nappy head boy
And I never put down my alto saxophone, yeah
Buckjumpin' down on the boulevard
I couldn't wait to blow my own horn (Woo)
It ain't wrong for you to play along
Playing this song 'til you die, come on

In this world with a lot of problems
All we need is a little loving
Thank you, thank you, oh, you make me
Thank you, thank you for your love

We done a lot of living
We working overtime
Don't need another million
You got that gold mine
I love the way you're livin' (Hey)
'Cause you're so genuine (Genuine)
You got that something special
Didn't you know?
I just need you, you, you (Come on, now)

Met you when I was a lil' country boy
And I never put down that pork chop and salt
Then we fell in love on the boulevard
If you was Jenny, I guess I was Forrest (Run)
Nah, it ain't wrong for you to sing along
Singing this song 'til you die

In this world with a lot of problems
All we need is a little loving
Thank you, thank you, oh, you make me
Thank you, thank you for your love

We done a lot of living (Whole lotta)
We working overtime (Overtime)
Don't need another million
You got that gold mine (Gold mine)
I love the way you're livin'
'Cause you're so genuine (Genuine)
You got that something special
Didn't you know?
I just need you, you, you
You, you, you, you

12 mayo 2022

Farther Along - Spirit

Spirit fue una banda californiana asociada al rock y la psicodelia (como muchas bandas californianas de finales de los 60) aunque su sonido tenía muchas otras influencias. La banda la formaron inicialmente Randy California guitarra y voz, Mark Andes al bajo, Jay Ferguson percusión y voces, Ed Cassidy a la batería y John Locke a los teclados. 

Hace unos años volvieron a tener mucha notoriedad en la prensa especializada por el presunto plagio de la canción Taurus por parte de Led Zeppelin en su canción Stairway to Heaven, que finalmente y tras largos litigios no se consideró plagio por parte de la banda británica.

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 Farther along for all it's worth

You live your life for all it's worth

And then you go farther along

Farther along

Farther along for all you know

You live your life till it's time to go

And then you go farther along

Farther along

Farther along you'll be praying

Just about what i'm saying

You'll see the light you got the sight

Farther along you'll be knowing

Just as your mind keeps growing

You'll see the light

You'll see the light

You'll see the light

You'll see the light

Farther along for all it's worth

You live your life for all it's worth

And then you go farther along

Farther along

Farther along

Farther along you'll be praying

Just about what i'm saying

You'll see the light you got the sight

Farther along you'll be knowing

Just as your mind keeps growing

You'll see the light

You'll see the light

You'll see the light

You'll see the light

Farther along farther along

Farther along


02 mayo 2022

Wonderful Life - Varios

Este hit atemporal fue compuesto por Colin Vearncombe, más conocido como Black, que en los 80 fue increíblemente popular y aún hoy sigue escuchándose en anuncios y emisoras de radio. O en series de éxito, como Peaky Blinders, versionada por el grupo Smith & Burrows que también se muestra a continuación. 

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Here I go out to sea again

The sunshine fills my hair

And dreams hang in the air

Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes

You know it feels unfair

There's magic everywhere

Look at me standing

Here on my own again

Up straight in the sunshine


No need to run and hide

It's a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to laugh and cry

It's a wonderful, wonderful life


Sun in your eyes

The heat is in your hair

They seem to hate you

Because you're there

And I need a friend

Oh, I need a friend

To make me happy

Not stand here on my own

Look at me standing

Here on my own again

Up straight in the sunshine


No need to run and hide

It's a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to laugh and cry

It's a wonderful, wonderful life


I need a friend

Oh, I need a friend

To make me happy

Not so alone

Look at me here

Here on my own again

Up straight in the sunshine


No need to run and hide

It's a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to laugh and cry

It's a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to run and hide

It's a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to run and hide

It's a wonderful, wonderful life


Wonderful life

It's a wonderful life

29 abril 2022

Living for the City - Stevie Wonder

Esta maravilla que entre otras muchas virtudes tiene una intro con una cadencia imposible donde alterna el mismo acorde en modo mayor y menor, es un reivindicativo tema (como muchos del maravilloso Stevie) que formó parte de uno de los míticos discos, Innervisions, que en los 70 forjaron la leyenda del genial músico.

En la versión de estudio, como ya hiciera en muchas ocasiones, tocaba todos los instrumentos: voz principal, voces de acompañamiento, el teclado Fender Rhodes, batería, Moog bass, sintetizador T.O.N.T.O. y palmas.

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A boy is born in hard time Mississippi
Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty
His parents give him love and affection
To keep him strong moving in the right direction
Living just enough, just enough for the city...ee ha!

His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floor for many
And you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough, just enough for the city...yeah

His sister's black but she is sho 'nuff pretty
Her skirt is short but Lord her legs are sturdy
To walk to school she's got to get up early
Her clothes are old but never are they dirty
Living just enough, just enough for the city...um hum

Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city...
Living just enough...
For the city...ooh,ooh
[repeat several times]

His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty
He spends his life walking the streets of New York City
He's almost dead from breathing in air pollution
He tried to vote but to him there's no solution
Living just enough, just enough for the city...yeah, yeah, yeah!

I hope you hear inside my voice of sorrow
And that it motivates you to make a better tomorrow
This place is cruel no where could be much colder
If we don't change the world will soon be over
Living just enough, just enough for the city!!!!

La, la, la, la, la, la,
Da Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
[Repeat to end]

21 abril 2022

Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Desde luego, es un loco mundo el de Arthur Brown: menudas representaciones y letras las del grupo londinense. Su estética y extravagantes actuaciones lo hicieron bastante popular en la época: llegó a actuar con un casco en llamas (imagina a los de prevención de riesgos laborales del garito) y todos los miembros del grupo iban siempre pintados o disfrazados. Parecía que formaban parte de una secta.  

Esta es una de sus canciones más conocidas que llegó a los puestos más altos en las listas de Reino Unido y los Estados Unidos en 1968 y forma parte de su primer disco.

De marcado carácter psicodélico y un sonido indisociable a la década de los 60, el grupo sufrió continuos cambios en su formación para terminar disolviéndose en 1969. Según parece, en el año 2000 Arthur Brown reunió el grupo con nuevos miembros y lanzaron un nuevo álbum al que siguió otro en el año 2013. 

Adjunto dos vídeos: el tema de estudio y una representación en vivo.

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I am the God of Hell fire and I bring you

Fire, I'll take you to burn
Fire, I'll take you to learn
I'll see you burn

You fought hard and you saved and earned
But all of it's going to burn
And your mind, your tiny mind
You know you've really been so blind
Now 's your time burn your mind
You're falling far too far behind

Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
You're gonna burn

Fire, to destroy all you've done
Fire, to end all you've become
I'll feel you burn

You've been living like a little girl
In the middle of your little world
And your mind, your tiny mind
You know you've really been so blind
Now's your time to burn your mind
You're falling far too far behind

Fire, I'll take you to burn
Fire, I'll take you to learn
I'll see you burn

You're gonna burn
You're gonna burn
You're gonna burn
Burn
Burn
Burn
Burn
Burn
Burn

Fire, I'll take you to burn
Fire, I'll take you to learn
Fire, I'll take you to burn
Fire, I'll take you to learn