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

Archive for May, 2011

Redemption Song

Bob Marley wrote and recorded the song in 1979.

His son, Ziggy Marley recorded the song with The Chieftains in 2002.

Playing For Change recorded the song with Marley’s son, Stephen and released it this year.


Under Pressure

David Bowie and Queen released the song in 1981.

Freddie Mercury and Queen perform it live in 1986 at Wembley Stadium with the audience singing along with the scat part at the beginning.

David Bowie and Annie Lennox sang it at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert in 1992.

Jesse Cook

Jesse is a Canadian with an international flair and following.  His style is hard to pin down – flamenco,  classical,  jazz,  world and more.  Here are a few of my favorite songs.

Fall At Your Feet with Danny Wilde on vocals.

Mario Takes A Walk.

Tempest with Nicholas Hernandez also on guitar.

Rattle And Burn.

Paul Simon

Paul Simon singing Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes in South Africa in 1987 with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Joseph Shabalala.

He performed Call Me Al with Ray Phiri in South Africa.

Paul performing Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard in 1992.

Paul performed Loves Me Like A Rock on the Muppet Show.

Bluegrass Mountain Clog

The video is part of a film called Bluegrass Roots and was made in 1964 around Madison County, North Carolina.  The dancers and dancing in  Bascom Lunsford’s living room.

Bill Mcelreath who is 76 joins Bascom Lunsford, 82 banjo picking and clog dancing.

Blue Ridge Mountain dancers with Pete Seeger.

Nobuyuki Tsujii

Nobuyuki Tsujii is a pianist who was born blind and started formal lessons at the age of four.  He had won a number of international piano awards.

Here he is at 2 1/2 years old playing while his mother sang along.

This piece is Liszt’s Paganini Etude No.3,

I Can See Clearly Now

In 1972, Johnny Nash had a #1 US hit with the song.

Klapa Sinj,  a Croatian a cappella men’s group & Iva Ajduković, a Croatian r&b/soul singer performed the song.

Jimmy Cliff sang the song for the soundtrack of Cool Runnings.

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