what are you listening to at the moment?

Started by findus, January 20, 2011, 12:06:14 AM

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Newportnobby

Before Sad Café Paul Young was lead singer with the Q Tips.
Here they are with a soul rendition........


Moonglum


port perran

I can see clearly now

A song written and performed by Johnny Nash and covered by a fair few musicians/bands.
Jimmy Cliff performed a memorable cover version but I rather like this one by The Hothouse Flowers :
https://youtu.be/ba4P4GxsGFU?si=1VCE-4JWE60OuZdX
I'm sure I'll get used to cream first soon.

Moonglum

I think I prefer the version by Jimmy Cliff Martin @port perran .

Cheers,

Tim

port perran

I came across this track this morning by Chris Forsyth.
It's a cover of Meditation by John McLaughlin from the fabulous Love, Devotion Surrender of 1973.
For all the guitar loving folk out there, you might like this one. We'll see :
https://youtu.be/h2NT-XhqnpU?si=ca8bDhSAoLzAytMD

It's a shame that the band don't really seem to be enjoying themselves much.
I'm sure I'll get used to cream first soon.

Newportnobby

I enjoyed it but they seemed so studious it was almost like the first time they'd played it :hmmm:

Moonglum

I have not heard the original before nor indeed the album by Messrs Santana and McLaughlin. Comparing the two, I much prefer the original. CF's version is somewhat shrill for me. Interesting though Martin @port perran .

Cheers,

Tim

Moonglum

#4987
By the mid 70s, my musical tastes were changing and this lady became a firm favourite. I first heard her single "Big Yellow Taxi" (1970) and liked it but Joni moved on from her folky early works and produced a string of jazz flavoured albums supported by some the best musicians around at the time. "Hejira" was the pinnacle of that period and must rank as one of her best albums. Joni is now 80 and has survived a serious illness but still occasionally performs. Here she is with "Black Crow" featuring the late Jaco Pastorius on bass...

https://youtu.be/cuxJm33eGHU?feature=shared

I did though prefer Matthews Southern Comfort's version of Joni's "Woodstock".

Cheers,

Tim

port perran

Thanks Tim.

I prefer Joni's "jazzier" work with Hejira indeed being one of her best albums.

I also agree that the MSC cover of Woodstock is excellent and one of my favourites from the early 70s.

How about this version of Woodstock ?
https://youtu.be/4V-7mAQBpes?si=K81H4mYXJkHhJUyh
I'm sure I'll get used to cream first soon.

Newportnobby

I, too, prefer the MSC version of 'Woodstock' and have it still on 45 :D
Love Joni Mitchell to bits, and here she is at The Band's final concert singing 'Coyote' along with some exquisite geetar playing by a stoned Robbie Robertson


Moonglum

Sublime! @port perran . Great musicians especially Jack DeJohnette (ex Miles Davis).

Excellent! @Newportnobby . I have not seen that before, I will have to see what else I can find of Joni playing live on YouTube.

Thanks chaps,

Tim

Moonglum


crewearpley40


Moonglum

Chris,

I only have "River" on a Herbie Hancock album called "The Joni Letters" but not overly keen on the vocalist Corinne Bailey Rae...

https://youtu.be/O1dsuUzJOBs?feature=shared

See what you think.

Cheers,

Tim

crewearpley40

Thanks
Not keen on corinne either. Bit mellow/ slow

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