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What Are You Listening To?
... and then I felt like some John Denver so listened to Windsong, primarily for "Calypso" and then trawled around a few more of his songs as well ...




Which led me to Arlo Guthrie because of "City of New Orleans" ... even although that was not written by him, and from there on to ... 



and finally - before getting deeply entrenched in JJ Cale which was quite tempting, moved on to something completely different ...
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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^^
Paris 1919
love it

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Terri Gibbs    https://youtu.be/wZmiou7BI3I

concrete blonde     https://youtu.be/OdpTcvSn8HQ

always liked these two somgs
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(04-04-2021, 17:22)Music Head Wrote: ^^
Paris 1919
love it
I actually meant the other Cale - but I hear ya - "Andalucia" is a really good song. Not very well acquainted with the rest of it yet. 

Listening to J.J. Cale's 5 now - super laidback - virtually horizontal ... favourite for today is "Sensitive Kind" - fab song - great instrumentation and arrangements too. And then this, played and sung by MK on the tribute album The Breeze ... closely aligned sounds, the two of them. Only recorded as a demo by Cale - a properly heartfelt one too, I have to say. 



(Posting the side by side aforementioned demo and MK versions in this link because I might never find it again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fisafBYWecM)
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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WILLIE NELSON  "across the borderline" cd, 1993

his fortieth solo album...
four originals written by him, another co written with Uncle Bob, the rest covers...
duets with Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Sinead O'Connor and Mr Dylan...
love "dont give up", superb cover with Sinead, fave is the Dylan duet...
also features Croz and Kris on backing vocals and produced by Don Was...
another consistantly great album from Willie...
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

fave:  (well worth a listen if youve not heard it before!)






There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
And the bankers are taking my home
And my land from me.



There's a big achin' hole in my chest
Now, where my heart was
And a hole in the sky
Where God used to be.


There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
There's a well where the water's so bitter
Nobody can drink.


Ain't no way to get high and my mouth
Is so dry that I can't speak
Don't they know that I'm dyin'
Why's nobody cryin' for me?.


My American dream
Fell apart at the seams
You tell me what it means
You tell me what it means.


There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland
And bankers are taking the homes
And the land away.


There's a young boy closin' his eyes
Tonight in the heartland
Who will wake up a man with some land
And a loan he can't pay.


His American dream
Fell apart at the seams
You tell me what it means
You tell me what it means

My American dream
Fell apart at the seams
You tell me what it means
You tell me what it means.


There's a home place under fire
Tonight in the heartland......
“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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ELVIS PRESLEY  "elvis now"  vinyl,  1972.

his sixteenth studio in sixteen years plus all those stupid movie soundtracks he did...
country sounding for the most part including a terrible country style version of Hey Jude, man that was bad!
at least the UK'ers were still loyal to their king with it peaking at #12 out there and the single "until its time for you to go" peaking at #5, the same really cant be said for elsewhere with the album rarely bothering the charts elsewhere...
i thought it was a great album with very good versions of "we can make the morning", "help me make it through the night", "put your hand in the hand", "miracle of the rosary", "early morning rain" and "fools rush in", all of which were/are as good as any version of the songs out there IMO. as i said, only letdown was the abysmal Hey Jude cover....
all up, i know its mainly a covers album but Presley was at his vocal peak between 68-74 IMO...
I LOVE THIS ALBUM







“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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a blast from the past today with The Boss' sixth studio album Nebraska from 1982...
folk or Americana, call it what you want to...
an acoustic affair,
a concept album of sorts...
all songs deal with the sombre topic of death and/or murder...
songs about murding for love, death row imnates, suicide etc, you get it, right?!...
a masterpiece IMO, but then i rate all of his albums up to and including this one as masterpieces...
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

i really genuinely do not have a favorite track on this album, love 'em all
so heres the closing track:





Seen a man standing over a dead dog
Lying by the highway in a ditch
He's looking down kinda puzzled
Poking that dog with a stick
Got his car door flung open
He's standing out on Highway 31
Like if he stood there long enough
That dog'd get up and run

Struck me kinda funny
Seemed kinda funny, sir, to me
Still, at the end of every hard day
People find some reason to believe

Now, Mary Lou loved Johnny
With a love mean and true
She said, "Baby, I'll work for you everyday"
And bring my money home to you
One day, he up and left her
And ever since that
She waits down at the end of that dirt road
For young Johnny to come back

Struck me kinda funny
Funny, yeah, indeed
How at the end of every hard-earned day
People find some reason to believe

Take a baby to the river
"Kyle William," they called him
Wash the baby in the water
Take away little Kyle's sin
In a whitewashed shotgun shack
An old man passes away
Take the body to the graveyard
And over him, they pray

Lord, won't you tell us
Tell us—what does it mean?
At the end of every hard-earned day
People find some reason to believe

Congregation gathers
Down by the riverside
Preacher stands with a bible
Groom stands waiting for his bride
Congregation gone and the sun sets
Behind a weeping willow tree
Groom stands alone and watches the river rush on
So effortlessly

Wondering
Where can his baby be
Still, at the end of every hard-earned day
People find some reason to believe
“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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