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Eric Carmen Music music videos Singers videos vocalists

The Eric Carmen.

Eric Carmen IIEric Carmen IIIEric Carmen VIIEric Carmen XII

The great vocalist/pianist/composer performs both solo and with his group Raspberries.

Eric Carmen XV

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Charisma finger pointing GIFs Hand Usage Ian Anderson Jethro Tull Music music videos Singers videos vocalists

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These gents are titans of prog, rock, prog-rock…and then there’s the mind-boggling talents and idiosyncrasies of Mr. Ian Anderson.

Ian Anderson XXI
Ian Anderson II - Flute Wielding and Thrusting
Ian Anderson III - Ritual and Big Finish

Thaumaturge, wizard, vocalist/performer/showman supreme. Mr. Ian Anderson.

Note: Revised 7/31/2019.

And sneaking in at the last moment……..1977, Golders Green Hippodrome.

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Audio Irish Music Music music videos Singers The Clancy Brothers The Dubliners The Pogues videos

Ah, the Irish. The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, and Brennan/Roche.

On to The Dubliners, then.

The Croppy Boy {Ronnie Drew, vocals}.
The Fields of Athenry: featuring Paddy Reilly.

And:

The Dubliners and The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and Shane MacGowan work their inimitable magic. Treasures abound. Don’t miss Brennan & Roche.

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Audio Music music videos Singers videos Warren Zevon

The Great Warren Zevon.

Mr. Warren Z, non-perfunctorily, does *not* mail it in. Talkin’ about The Man.

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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 Elvis Costello Music music videos performers Singers videos vocalists

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Elvis Costello III
Mr. Elvis Costello.
Same performance as the following YT. 1983.

{Revised: 7/6/2019}

“Bowing, and squawking, Running after tidbits; Bopping and squinting, Just like a nitwit…”

Mr. Elvis Costello: One of the very greatest, most idiosyncratic performers and composers. Of this, or any, century/epoch. We will not see his likes again.

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Audio Elton John Music music videos performers photography Singers videos vocalists

The Sir Elton John

Your Sister Can’t Twist.
Elton John I

The great man, pictured also with lyricist and co-composer Bernie Taupin. Elton John has amassed 27 Top 10 U.S. singles, but more than that, even, he is simply an electrifying performer, as these videos amply demonstrate.

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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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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.