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Audio Joey Ramone Music music videos Punk Ramones Singers videos vocalists

Ramones.

Joey Ramone leaves no doubt in these masterful performances of his total command of the vocal art. Remarkably inventive, powerful, sublime.

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Audio Heino Music Paloma Blanca

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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Audio Belgian Geniuses French Geniuses Geniuses Gilbert BΓ©caud Gilbert Becaud Jacques Brel Music music videos Rod McKuen Scott Walker Singers videos vocalists

Belgian and French Geniuses.

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.

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

Jacques Dutronc.
Claude François.
Mr. Rod McKuen.
McKuen! “Natalie”.
McKuen! “Come, Jeff”.
Scott Walker: “Sons Of” {Fils de}

Revised: Massively. 7/6/2019.

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

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Germans Heino Music music videos Paloma Blanca performers Singers vocalists

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}

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The Cecil Taylor.

1) D Trad, That’s What.
Indent: Second Layer, part 2.
1) Bemsha Swing.
Live, in Bologna.
Azure.
Chinampas. Track 5.
After All.

The astonishing Cecil Taylor.

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Jazz John Coltrane

The John Coltrane.

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Coltrane - First Meditations

 

Other Village Vanguard Tapes I
Transition
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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

 

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Bing Crosby Music

The Mr Bing Crosby.

Two Shillelagh O’Sullivan

It’s The Same Old Shillelagh

With My Shillelagh Under My Arm

Livin’ on Lovin’

Lonely Street

Dear Old Donegal

Frosty The Snowman

Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead

Those Were the Days

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

The Donovans

bingcrosby heyjude sept2

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Bing Crosby - Shillelaghs

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Audio Music music videos Scott Walker Singers vocalists

The Scott Walker.

Track 6.
Man From Reno.
Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James.
It’s Raining Today.
Little Things That Keep Us Together.
Hero of the War.
Old Man’s Back Again.
World’s Strongest Man.
30 Century Man.
Jackie.
Get Behind Me.
Best of Both Worlds.
Plastic Palace People.
Next.
Montague Terrace.
Shutout.
Such a Small Love.
Dealer.

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

Scott Walker VII

{NOTE: Revised 11/19/2019}

Scott Walker, born Noel Scott Engel, 1943, a musical artist of profound depth and originality, was (and is) a cherished figure for millions worldwide. Reclusive, enigmatic, innovative, Scott occupies a unique place in the pantheon of recording artists. He’s also very near and dear to my own heart. He will be deeply missed.

Many will remember Scott Walker’s sublime work with ballads; many others love his idiosyncratic, Brel-influenced blossoming into a top-notch composer and performer; still more prefer the uneasy, discomforting terrain and eerie beauty of his later recordings. I’ll remember him for all of it, for everything. There’s no replacing him. We’ll never see his likes again.

Memorial post here.