A new song and/or video every day for a year.

Archive for January, 2011

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is a poet, songwriter, singer and author.  Many people have recorded his songs.

Judy Collins had the first hit with his song Suzanne.  Here she sings it with Cohen in 1976.

Leonard released the song Closing Time in 1992.

Dance Me to the End of Love has a haunting gypsy sound and was recorded in 1984.

Take This Waltz was recorded when Cohen translated the words of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca into lyrics.

Stan Rogers

Stan was a Canadian folksinger and songwriter who wrote many historically based songs.  He died in a plane crash in 1983 at the age of 33.  Here are a couple of his songs.

Barrett’s Privateers

Mary Ellen Carter

Bailamos

This was Enrique’s debut single into the English market.  Three different videos were made for this song.

The Barber of Seville

The King’s Singers from Britain perform the Overture to Rossini’s Barber of Seville  in Boston at a 1982 concert.

Andre Vadrucci plays a drum solo accompanying a recording of The Barber of Seville.

Andy McKee

Andy is an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer.

Drifting is his most popular piece.

Rylynn is another piece he plays on the guitar.

He also plays the harpguitar as he does here on Into the Ocean.

Maria

There are many songs about Maria – here are the of my favorites.

In 1961 a movie of the musical West Side Story was released.

The Sound of Music was released in 1965 with their version sometimes called “How do You Solve a Problem like Maria?”

Brooks and Dunn released their version of My Maria in 1996.

Puttin’ On the Ritz

The song was originally written by Irvine Berlin and first introduced in 1929.

Fred Astaire danced to Puttin’ on the Ritz in the 1946 movie Blue Skies.

Taco released a synthpop in 1983.

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