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Dave Brubeck ~ 6 December 1920 - 5 December 2012 ~ "Blue Rondo à la Turk" (Flint Blade)

Flint Blade performing the Dave Brubeck song "Blue Rondo a la Turk" on his fourteen-string "Tapatar" guitar with two-handed tapping.

 

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of progressive jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

 

His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the saxophone melody for the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five", which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out. Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, "World's Fair" in 13/4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8. He was also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music, and wrote soundtracks for television such as Mr. Broadway and the animated mini-series This Is America, Charlie Brown. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brubeck

 

__ http://www.davebrubeck.com/

__ http://www.pacific.edu/Community/Centers-Clinics-and-Institutes/Brubeck-Institute.html

 

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Rondo_%C3%A0_la_Turk

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Out_%28album%29

 

__ http://www.pbs.org/brubeck/

__ http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/12/05/166571712/remembering-the-vital-force-of-jazz-pianist-dave-brubeck

__ http://www.npr.org/2010/12/03/131731507/celebrating-jazz-pianist-dave-brubeck-s-90th-birthday

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Happy Birthday, JJ Cale! 5 December 1938 ~ "Call Me The Breeze"

Cain' Ball Room, Tulsa. Oklahoma.On Tour 2004...

 

JJ Cale (also J.J. Cale), born John Weldon Cale on December 5, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and musician. Cale is one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Cale's personal style has often been described as "laid back".

 

His songs have been performed by a number of other musicians including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton,"Cajun Moon" by Randy Crawford, "Magnolia" by Jai, "Bringing It Back" by Kansas, "Call Me the Breeze" and "I Got the Same Old Blues" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "I'd Like to Love You, Baby" by Tom Petty, "Travelin' Light" and "Ride Me High" by Widespread Panic, "Tijuana" by Harry Manx, "Sensitive Kind" by Carlos Santana, "Cajun Moon" by Herbie Mann with Cissy Houston, and "Same Old Blues" by Captain Beefheart. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._J._Cale

 

__ http://www.jjcale.com/

__ http://www.kickfilm.de/en/info.php?film=To_Tulsa_and_back__On_tour_with_JJ_Cale

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Happy Birthday, Kate Rusby! 4 December 1973 ~ "Sir Eglamore"

Kate Anna Rusby (born 4 December 1973) is an English folk singer and songwriter from Penistone, South Yorkshire. Sometimes known as The Barnsley Nightingale, she has headlined various British national folk festivals, and is regarded as one of the most famous English folk singers of contemporary times. In 2001 The Guardian described her as "a superstar of the British acoustic scene." In 2007 the BBC website described her as "The first lady of young folkies". She is one of the few folk singers to have been nominated for the Mercury Prize. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Rusby

 

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Happy Birthday, Jeff Bridges! 4 December 1949 ~ "Fallin' & Flyin'"

Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell sing at a Toby Keith concert on September 18, 2008 in Albuquerque NM while filming the movie Crazy Heart.

 

Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, musician, producer, photographer, cartoonist, storyteller, and occasional vintner. He comes from a well-known acting family and began his first televised acting in 1958 as child with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother Beau on television's Sea Hunt. Among his best-known major motion films are: Tron (and its sequel), Fearless, Iron Man, The Contender, Starman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Jagged Edge, Against All Odds, The Fisher King, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Seabiscuit, Arlington Road, and The Big Lebowski. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart and earned his sixth Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in 2010's True Grit. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Bridges

 

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Happy Birthday, Chris Hillman! 4 December 1944 ~ "Story Of Love"

The Desert Rose Band live in 1990 © MCA/Curb 1990 © The Desert Rose Band - Pages Of Life 1990 © Bar None Music, Inc.

 

Christopher "Chris" Hillman (born December 4, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) was one of the original members of The Byrds, which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby and Michael Clarke. With frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, defining the genre through his work with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the country-rock group Desert Rose Band. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hillman

 
__ http://www.chrishillman.com/

 

Chris Hillman at the Library of Congress: "Rock pioneer Chris Hillman talks about the craft of the songwriter and about his prolific career." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcEjCnMlxfY

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Brownie McGhee ~ 30 November 1915 - 16 February 1996 ~ "Key To The Highway"

Walter Brown ("Brownie") McGhee (November 30, 1915 - February 16, 1996) was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry.

 

Brownie McGhee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. As a child he had polio, which incapacitated his leg. His brother Granville "Sticks" or "Stick" McGhee was nicknamed for pushing young Brownie around in a cart. His father, George McGhee, was a factory worker known around University Avenue for playing guitar and singing. Brownie's uncle made him a guitar from a tin marshmallow box and a piece of board. McGhee spent much of his youth immersed in music, singing with local harmony group the Golden Voices Gospel Quartet and teaching himself to play guitar. A March of Dimes-funded leg operation enabled McGhee to walk.

 

At age 22, Brownie McGhee became a traveling musician, working in the Rabbit Foot Minstrels and befriending Blind Boy Fuller, whose guitar playing influenced him greatly. After Fuller's death in 1941, J. B. Long of Columbia Records had McGhee adopt his mentor's name, branding him "Blind Boy Fuller No. 2." By that time, McGhee was recording for Columbia's subsidiary Okeh Records in Chicago, but his real success came after he moved to New York in 1942, when he teamed up with Sonny Terry, whom he had known since 1939 when Sonny was Blind Boy Fuller's harmonica player. The pairing was an overnight success; as well as recording, they toured together until around 1980. As a duo, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee did most of their work from 1958 until 1980, spending 11 months of each year touring, and recording dozens of albums.

 

Despite their later fame as "pure" folk artists playing for white audiences, in the 1940s Terry and McGhee also attempted to be successful black recording performers, fronting a jump blues combo with honking saxophone and rolling piano, variously calling themselves "Brownie McGhee and his Jook House Rockers" or "Sonny Terry and his Buckshot Five," often with Champion Jack Dupree and Big Chief Ellis. They also appeared in the original Broadway productions of Finian's Rainbow and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownie_McGhee

 

__ http://www.sc.edu/csam/csamaudioarchive_brownie_mcghee.htm

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Stan Rogers ~ November 29, 1949 - June 2, 1983 ~ "First Christmas"

A Christmas song about being away from home for Christmas.

 

Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers (November 29, 1949 – June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter.  Rogers was noted for his rich, baritone voice and his finely crafted, traditional-sounding songs which were frequently inspired by Canadian history and the daily lives of working people, especially those from the fishing villages of the Maritime provinces and, later, the farms of the Canadian prairies and Great Lakes.

 

Rogers died in a fire aboard Air Canada Flight 797 on the ground at the Greater Cincinnati Airport at the age of 33. His influence on Canadian folk music has been deep and lasting. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Rogers

 

__ http://www.stanrogers.net/

__ http://www.stanfest.com/

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Billy Strayhorn ~ November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967 ~ "Take the 'A' Train"

Take the "A" Train....

William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American composer, pianist and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington lasting nearly three decades. His compositions include "Take the 'A' Train," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lush Life." __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Strayhorn

 

__ http://www.billystrayhorn.com/1997/biography.htm
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Happy Birthday, Randy Newman! 28 November 1943 ~ "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country" (2007)

January 2007 performance. Features full lyrics.

 

Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for film scores.

 

Newman often writes lyrics from the perspective of a character far removed from his own experiences, sometimes using the point of view of an unreliable narrator. For example, the 1972 song "Sail Away" is written as a slave trader's sales pitch to attract slaves, while the narrator of "Political Science" is a U.S. nationalist who complains of worldwide ingratitude toward America and proposes a brutally ironic final solution. One of his biggest hits, "Short People" was written from the perspective of "a lunatic" who hates short people.

 

Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, James and the Giant Peach, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, Seabiscuit and The Princess and the Frog. He has scored six Disney-Pixar films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Cars and most recently Toy Story 3.


Newman has been nominated for twenty Academy Awards, winning twice. He has also won three Emmys, five Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy. Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2007, Newman was inducted as a Disney Legend.

mpo]po __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Newman


NYT: Wielding a Lyrical Scalpel to Deliver a Pointed Political Message __ http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/23/arts/music/23newm.html?_r=0


Guest DJ at NPR All Songs Considered __ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93183763

 

__ http://www.randynewman.com/

 

 

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Happy Birthday, Les Blank! 27 November 1935 ~ "Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers" (1980)

This is Les Blank's (www.lesblank.com) most gastronomically obsessional film portrait yet. An exhaustive, lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, c...

 

Les Blank (born 27 November 1935, Tampa, Florida, United States) is an American documentary filmmaker best known for his portraits of American traditional musicians.

 

Blank attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where he received a B.A. in English literature and an M.F.A. in theater. He had also studied communications at the University of Southern California. Following his university education he founded his own production company, Flower Films, and most of his films since that time have been independently produced, often with the assistance of grants from cultural agencies, both governmental and non-governmental.

 

Most of his films focus on American traditional music forms including (among others) blues, Appalachian, Cajun, Creole, Tex-Mex, polka, tamburitza, and Hawaiian musics. Many of these films represent the only filmed documents of musicians who are now deceased.

 

Blank's films focusing on musical subjects often spend much of their running time focusing not on the music itself but on the music's cultural context, portraying the surroundings from which these American roots musics come. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Blank

 

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November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women | "She Sits On The Table" (Tom Paxton)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

 

Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day as an international observance. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

 

This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930–1961).

 

There is more information about the history of this day, and UN publications relating to violence against women, at the UN's Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) also has a regular observance of the day, and offers suggestions for others to observe it. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_for_the_Elimination_of_Violence_against_Women

 

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Violence_Against_Women

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_on_the_Elimination_of_Violence_Against_Women

 

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_paxton

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Happy Birthday, Eleni Karaindrou! 25 November 1939 ~ "Byzantine Psalm" (Traditional) + "Ulysses' Theme"

This track is built up by using two tracks: 1) "Byzantine Psalm (Traditional)" (0:00 - 1:09) 2.) "Ulysses' Theme" (1:10 - 3:20)

 

Eleni Karaindrou (Greek: Ελένη Καραΐνδρου) (born 1939) is a Greek composer, born in the village of Teichio in Phocis, Central Greece, on November 25, 1939. She studied piano and theory at the Hellenikon Odeion (Hellenic Conservatory) in Athens. She is best known for scoring the films of director Theo Angelopoulos. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleni_Karaindrou

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Teddy Wilson ~ 24 November 1912 - 31 July 1986 ~ "Avalon" (Benny Goodman Quartet)

Benny Goodman, clarinet; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Teddy Wilson, piano; Gene Krupa, drums. With George Duvivier on bass.

 

Theodore Shaw "Teddy" Wilson (November 24, 1912 – July 31, 1986) was an American jazz pianist. Described by critic Scott Yanow as "the definitive swing pianist", Wilson's sophisticated and elegant style was featured on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.

 

With Goodman, he was perhaps the first well-known black musician to play publicly in a racially integrated group. In addition to his extensive work as a sideman, Wilson also led his own groups and recording sessions from the late 1920s to the '80s. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Wilson

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Dave Brubeck ~ 6 December 1920 - 5 December 2012 ~ "Blue Rondo à la Turk"

Blue Rondo a la Turk. Part 6 of lost Australian performance of Dave Brubeck Quartet hosted by Digby Wolfe.

 

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of progressive jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

 

His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the saxophone melody for the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five", which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out. Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, "World's Fair" in 13/4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8. He was also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music, and wrote soundtracks for television such as Mr. Broadway and the animated mini-series This Is America, Charlie Brown. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brubeck

 

__ http://www.davebrubeck.com/

__ http://www.pacific.edu/Community/Centers-Clinics-and-Institutes/Brubeck-Institute.html

 

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Rondo_%C3%A0_la_Turk

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Out_%28album%29

 

__ http://www.pbs.org/brubeck/

__ http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/12/05/166571712/remembering-the-vital-force-of-jazz-pianist-dave-brubeck

__ http://www.npr.org/2010/12/03/131731507/celebrating-jazz-pianist-dave-brubeck-s-90th-birthday ;

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Happy Birthday, JJ Cale! 5 December 1938 ~ "Devil in Disguise"

JJ Cale (also J.J. Cale), born John Weldon Cale on December 5, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and musician. Cale is one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. Cale's personal style has often been described as "laid back".

 

His songs have been performed by a number of other musicians including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton,"Cajun Moon" by Randy Crawford, "Magnolia" by Jai, "Bringing It Back" by Kansas, "Call Me the Breeze" and "I Got the Same Old Blues" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "I'd Like to Love You, Baby" by Tom Petty, "Travelin' Light" and "Ride Me High" by Widespread Panic, "Tijuana" by Harry Manx, "Sensitive Kind" by Carlos Santana, "Cajun Moon" by Herbie Mann with Cissy Houston, and "Same Old Blues" by Captain Beefheart. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._J._Cale

 

__ http://www.jjcale.com/

__ http://www.kickfilm.de/en/info.php?film=To_Tulsa_and_back__On_tour_with_JJ_Cale

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Happy Birthday, Kate Rusby! 4 December 1973 ~ "The Wild Goose"

Kate Anna Rusby (born 4 December 1973) is an English folk singer and songwriter from Penistone, South Yorkshire. Sometimes known as The Barnsley Nightingale, she has headlined various British national folk festivals, and is regarded as one of the most famous English folk singers of contemporary times. In 2001 The Guardian described her as "a superstar of the British acoustic scene." In 2007 the BBC website described her as "The first lady of young folkies". She is one of the few folk singers to have been nominated for the Mercury Prize. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Rusby

 

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Happy Birthday, Terry Woods! 4 December 1947 ~ "Rock in the Bunker of Rubiera"

Terry Woods "Rock in the Bunker of Rubiera"...

 

Terence 'Terry' Woods (born 4 December 1947 in Dublin), is an Irish folk musician, noted for playing the mandolin and cittern, but also plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandola and concertina. He is also a singer and songwriter . He is known for his membership in such folk and folk-rock groups as The Pogues, Steeleye Span, Sweeney's Men, The Bucks and, briefly, Dr. Strangely Strange and Dublin rock band Orphanage, with Phil Lynott, as well as in a duo/band with his then wife, Gay, billed initially as Woods Band and later as Gay and Terry Woods. Woods has toured with The Pogues on their reunion concerts. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Woods

 

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Happy Birthday, Anna McGarrigle! 4 December 4 1944 ~ "Better Times Are Coming"

Kate and Anna McGarrigle, with Rufus Wainwright, perform the Stephen Foster song "Better Times Are Coming". Also performing are Joel Zikfin and Dane Lanken.

 

Anna McGarrigle, CM (born December 4, 1944, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian folk music singer/songwriter who wrote and performed as a duo with her sister, Kate McGarrigle, until Kate's death in 2010. In the 1960s, Kate and Anna McGarrigle established themselves in Montreal's burgeoning folk scene while they attended school. From 1963 to 1967, they teamed up with Jack Nissenson and Peter Weldon to form the folk group Mountain City Four. Kate and Anna McGarrigle wrote, recorded and performed music into the twenty-first century with assorted accompanying musicians, including Chaim Tannenbaum and Joel Zifkin. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_McGarrigle

 

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Happy Birthday, Terrence Malick! 30 Novembver 1943 ~ "Terrence Malik Films" (Gillian Welch, "(Time) The Revelator")

Four seminal classic films by Terrence Malick are considered in this tribute. The music is "(Time) The Revelator" by Gillian Welch.

 

Terrence Frederick Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. In a career spanning over four decades, Malick has directed six feature films.

 

Malick has received consistent regard for his work. Malick was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Director for The Thin Red Line and The Tree of Life and Best Adapted Screenplay for The Thin Red Line, as well as winning the Golden Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival for The Thin Red Line and the Palme d'Or at the 64th Cannes Film Festival for The Tree of Life. [...]

 

After one of his screenplays, Deadhead Miles, was made into what Paramount Pictures felt to be an unreleasable film, Malick decided to direct his own scripts. His first work was Badlands (1973), an independent film starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as a young couple on a crime spree in the 1950s. After a troubled production, Badlands drew raves at its premiere at the New York Film Festival, leading to Warner Bros. Pictures buying distribution rights for three times its budget.

 

Paramount Pictures produced Malick's second film, Days of Heaven (1978), about a love triangle that develops in the farm country of the Texas Panhandle in the early 20th century. The film spent two years in post-production, during which Malick and his crew experimented with unconventional editing and voice-over techniques. Days of Heaven went on to win the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, as well as the prize for Best Director at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrence_Malick

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Merle Travis ~ November 29, 1917 - October 20, 1983 ~ "Cannonball Rag"; "Who's Sorry Now"

The great Merle Travis performs "Cannonball Rag" and "Who's Sorry Now" on 70s TV. From the DVD "Sixteen Tons." More info at http://www.guitarvideos.com/produ...

 

Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and Western singer, songwriter, and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons", "Re-Enlistment Blues" and "Dark as a Dungeon".

 

However, it is his masterful guitar playing and his interpretations of the rich musical traditions of his native Muhlenberg County, Kentucky for which he is best known today. "Travis picking", a syncopated style of finger picking, is named after him. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Travis

 

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November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People ~ "Love in the Time of Gaza" (Johnny Clegg)

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a UN-organized observance. Events are held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as at the United Nations offices at Geneva and Vienna. It is generally held on November 29 each year to mark the anniversary of resolution 181. In 2003, it was observed on December 1.

 

The annual observance was established in UN General Assembly Resolution 32/40 B of 2 December 1977, to start in 1978. In Resolution 34/65 D of 12 December 1979, the issue of commemorative postage stamps was requested.

 

Special commemorative activities are organized by the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat, in consultation with the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Solidarity_with_the_Palestinian_People

 

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Happy Birthday, William Blake! 28 November 1757 - 12 August 1827 - "Lullaby/Prologue" (Loreena McKennitt)

Loreena Mckennitt - Lullaby ( Music Video ) Poem by William Blake...

 

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry has led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". Although he lived in London his entire life except for three years spent in Felpham, he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God", or "Human existence itself".

 

Considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of both the Romantic movement and "Pre-Romantic", for its large appearance in the 18th century. Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England – indeed, to all forms of organised religion – Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions, as well as by such thinkers as Jakob Böhme and Emanuel Swedenborg. Despite these known influences, the singularity of Blake's work makes him difficult to classify. The 19th-century scholar William Rossetti characterised Blake as a "glorious luminary," and as "a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors". __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake


O FOR a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war! When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?
When the whirlwind of fury comes from the
Throne of God, when the frowns of His countenance
Drive the nations together, who can stand?
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And fiends of hell rejoice upon the slain,
O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy ministers have done it!
__ http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Prologue,_intended_for_a_Dramatic_Piece_of_King_Edward_the_Fourth

 

__ Loreena McKennitt website http://www.quinlanroad.com/
__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elemental_%28Loreena_McKennitt_album%29

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__ http://www.blakesociety.org/

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Paul Desmond ~ 25 November 1924 – 30 May 1977 ~ "Emily" (Monterey Jazz Festival, 1975)

Paul Desmond - November 25, 1924 - 1977. Alto Saxophonist. Born Paul Emil Breitenfeld. Musical genius. Composer of the jazz classic "Take Five". The song is ...

 

Paul Desmond (born Paul Emil Breitenfeld; November 25, 1924 – May 30, 1977) was a jazz alto saxophonist and composer born in San Francisco, best known for the work he did in the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for penning that group's greatest hit, "Take Five". He was not only one of the most popular musicians to come out of the West Coast's "cool jazz" scene, but also the possessor of a legendary and idiosyncratic wit.

 

In addition to his work with Brubeck he led several of his own groups and did significant collaborations with artists such as Gerry Mulligan, Jim Hall and Chet Baker. After years of chain smoking and general poor health, Desmond succumbed to lung cancer in 1977 following one last tour with Brubeck. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Desmond

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Happy Birthday, Eleni Karaindrou! 25 November 1939 ~ "Ulysses´Gaze" (soundtrack)

A tribute to the amazing film from Theo Angelopoulos, with Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern and Erland Josephson. A truly masterpiece. Music from the film´s s...

 

Eleni Karaindrou (Greek: Ελένη Καραΐνδρου) (born 1939) is a Greek composer, born in the village of Teichio in Phocis, Central Greece, on November 25, 1939. She studied piano and theory at the Hellenikon Odeion (Hellenic Conservatory) in Athens. She is best known for scoring the films of director Theo Angelopoulos. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleni_Karaindrou

 

__ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses%27_Gaze_%28Soundtrack%29

 

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Happy Birthday, Edgar Meyer! 24 November 1960 ~ "Pile Up" (Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussein)

Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussein perform "PIle Up" at Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, MA 8/10/2010. Brought to you by Less Than Face Productions.

 

Edgar Meyer (born November 24, 1960) is a contemporary bassist and composer. His styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz. Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of various chamber groups, a composer, and an arranger. His collaborators have spanned a wide range of musical styles and talents; among them are Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Sam Bush, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Mark O'Connor, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the trio Nickel Creek.

 

Meyer participates yearly in a bluegrass super group in Telluride, Colorado at their annual Bluegrass Festival known as the House Band. The band also consists of Meyer's contemporaries Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and Stuart Duncan. __ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Meyer

 

__ http://edgarmeyer.com/

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