Ramones.

Nice music combo. Uplift Program = Ramones. Joey’s vocal on Airwaves is one of his (or anyone’s, for that matter; a supremely underrated vocalist, who could do anything) best; saying a lot. Also Sheena, 1st vid. Like a completely different song, he mixes up the phrasing, emphasis, cadence so masterfully.

The Mighty Power of Paloma Blanca.

George Baker Selection – Original.

George Baker Selection – Newer, Hipper version.

Heino!

Slim Whitman.

NinaΒ Β  & Mike.

The Spanish Caribe Hits.

Patricia Lavila.

Morelli and Napoli.

George Baker Selection - Paloma Blanca

heino great hits 5

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π΅π‘’π‘™π‘”π‘–π‘Žπ‘› π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ πΉπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘›π‘β„Ž πΊπ‘’π‘›π‘–π‘’π‘ π‘’π‘ β€¦π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ π‘…π‘œπ‘‘ π‘€π‘πΎπ‘’𝑒𝑛.

{Note: post revised in Draconian fashion, August 2019}

A contender for the most ΓΌber-bizarre, wackier than is possible, and brilliant performance, ever. Les Bonbons.

Belgian maestro Jacques Brel seemed to set new standards for utterly authentic, heartfelt intensity, every time he took the stage; he seemed possessed, magical. He also created some of the greatest songs of the last century. He served, lastly, as a huge influence to aspiring songwriters/performers…not least of all, Scott Walker. {I included Scott doing “Fils de” at post’s end} A true titan.

The 1st BΓ©caud one ever saw. Still amazing as hell.

Gilbert BΓ©caud. Monsieur 100,000 volts. A truly powerful performer, few {none}{Brel…??} could outdo The Creator. On above Seul, Gilbert gives an intimate, and increasingly euphoric—quite intensely so–reading, culminating in {playful} pianist-shoving and back-slapping, and finally, in blissful embrace, of himself. Monsieur 100,000 Volts was a marvel. Brel’s French twin.

*Incredibly* Intense.
Jacques Dutronc.
Claude François.
Mr. Rod McKuen.
Introduced by Johnny Cash.
McKuen! “Natalie”.
McKuen! “Come, Jeff”.
Scott Walker: “Sons Of” {Fils de}

Revised: Massively. 7/6/2019.

Titans of Belgian, French, and American Performers. Jacques Brel. Gilbert Bécaud. Jacques Dutronc. Claude François. And, of course: The Rod McKuen.

Heino!

Paloma Blanca!

Heino, born Heinz Georg Kramm, is a legendary, iconic figure in the world of German music. Rousing pop versions of traditional songs became his trademark. And…he has a certain…something, all his own.

{Note: Revised 7/7/2019}

The John Coltrane.

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Coltrane - First Meditations

 

Other Village Vanguard Tapes I
Transition
coltrane-live-in-seattle

So What {Live in Copenhagen}.

Transition.

Spiritual.

All Blues {Live in Stockholm}.

So What {Live in Stockholm}.

Out of This World.

Cosmos.

Compassion.

Liberia.

Equinox.

Naima {Live}

Amen.

Mr. P.C.

Your Lady.

 

Miles and Coltrane Stockholm 1960

 

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John Coltrane - Live at Birdland

John Coltrane - Coltrane's Sound

 

John_Coltrane_-_Sun_Ship

The Scott Walker.

Track 6.

Thanks For Chicago Mr James.

It’s Raining Today.

Get Behind Me.

Hero of the War.

World’s Strongest Man.

Jackie!

Brel’s Jackie.

Best of Both Worlds.

Such a Small Love.

Shut Out.

Man From Reno.

Little Things That Keep Us Together.

Old Man’s Back Again.

The above are audio tracks that span a fairly large time period of Scott Walker’s recorded work.

Scott Walker VII
Scott Walker VIII
Scott Walker VIIII

{NOTE: Revised 3/25/2019}

Memorial post here.