Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Bridge over Troubled Water” is a song composed by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, the song was released as the follow-up single to “The Boxer” in January 1970. The song is featured on their fifth studio albumBridge over Troubled Water (1970). Art Garfunkel performs lead vocals over a piano accompaniment exhibiting strong influence of gospel music. The original studio recording employs elements of Phil Spector‘s “Wall of Sound” technique using L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew.

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Mason Williams – Classical Gas – ORIGINAL STEREO VERSION

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Classical Gas” is an instrumental musical piece composed and originally performed by American guitarist Mason Williams with instrumental backing by members of the Wrecking Crew.[2] Originally released in 1968 on the album The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, it has been rerecorded and rereleased numerous times since by Williams. One later version served as the title track of a 1987 album by Williams and the band Mannheim Steamroller.

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Fever by Peggy Lee

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Peggy Lee: Fever!
Peggy Lee: Fever!

Fever” is a song written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the pseudonym John Davenport. It was originally recorded by American R&B singer Little Willie John for his debut album, Fever (1956), and released as a single in April of the same year. The song topped the Billboard R&B Best Sellers in the US and peak at number 24 on the Billboard pop chart.[1] It was received positively by music critics and included on several lists of the best songs during the time it was released.

It has been covered by numerous artists from various musical genres, most notably by Peggy Lee, whose 1958 rendition became the most widely known version of “Fever” and the singer’s signature song. Lee’s version contained rewritten lyrics different from the original and an altered music arrangement. It became a top-five hit on the music charts in the UK and Australia in addition to entering the top ten in the US and the Netherlands. “Fever” was nominated in three categories at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards in 1959, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Peggy Lee’s alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, from her breakthrough on the Benny Goodman hit “Why Don’t You Do Right” to her many solo successes, singles including “Mañana,” “Lover” and “Fever” that showed her bewitching vocal power, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship. Born Norma Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, she suffered the death of her mother at the age of four and endured a difficult stepmother after her father remarried. Given her sense of swing by listening to Count Basie on the radio, she taught herself to sing and made her radio debut at the age of 14. She made the jump to Fargo (where she was christened Peggy Lee), then to Minneapolis and St. Louis to sing with a regional band. Lee twice journeyed to Hollywood to make her fortune, but returned unsuccessful from both trips.

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Come And Go With Me – The Dell Vikings

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Come Go With Me” is a song written by C. E. Quick (a.k.a. Clarence Quick), an original member (bass vocalist) of the American doo-wop vocal group The Del-Vikings.[1] The song was originally recorded by The Del-Vikings in 1956 and was released on Fee Bee Records. Norman Wright was the lead vocalist on this song.[2] When the group signed with Dot Records in 1957, the song became a hit, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] The song was later featured in the films American Graffiti (1973), Diner (1982), Stand by Me (1986), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), and Set It Up (2018).[4] It was included in Robert Christgau‘s “Basic Record Library” of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau’s Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981).[5] It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.[6]

Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song No. 449 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[7] – WIKI

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Cherry Pie Skip & Flip

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“Cherry Pie” is a song written by Joe Josea and originally performed by Marvin & Johnny in 1954 as the B-side to their single “Tick Tock”.

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Happy Birthday John Lennon!

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Willie and Lukas Nelson…Happy Birthday John Lennon
Willie and Lukas Nelson…Happy Birthday John Lennon

Willie Nelson and sons pay tribute to John Lennon with ‘Watching The Wheels’ cover

Willie Nelson and sons Lukas and Micah have paid tribute to John Lennon on his birthday with a cover of ‘Watching The Wheels’ – you can watch it above.

Yesterday (October 9) marked what would have been the Beatles legend’s 80th birthday and among the celebrations were numerous tributes by fans and fellow artists.

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Rita Coolidge – (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher

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(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” is an R&B song written by Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner, and Carl Smith. It was originally recorded by Jackie Wilson for his album Higher and Higher (1967), produced by Carl Davis, and became a Top 10 pop and number one R&B hit.[2]

Rita Coolidge remade the song as “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher” for her album Anytime…Anywhere (1977). Her version has a more moderate tempo than that of the uptempo original, and largely omits the chorus which is evidenced only in the background vocals sung under the repetition of the first verse with which she closes the song. Coolidge and her sister Priscilla Coolidge had sung background on a version of the song for a prospective album by Priscilla’s husband Booker T. Jones; when that album was shelved, Coolidge asked him if she could cut the song using his arrangement.

Released as a single, Coolidge’s version became her first major hit in nine years of recording: the track peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was kept from the No. 1 spot by “Best of My Love” by The Emotions.[26]Cash Box ranked it at No. 1.[27][28] “Higher and Higher” also reached No. 1 in Canada. Both the song and a subsequent release, “We’re All Alone“, earned Coolidge gold records for each selling a million copies.

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Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant (Live at Farm Aid 2005)

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Alice’s Restaurant Massacree“, commonly known as “Alice’s Restaurant“, is a satirical talking blues song by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, released as the title track to his 1967 debut album Alice’s Restaurant. The song is a deadpan protest against the Vietnam War draft, in the form of a comically exaggerated but essentially true story from Guthrie’s own life: he is arrested and convicted of dumping trash illegally, which later leads to him being rejected by the draft board due to his criminal record of littering (and the way he reacted when the induction personnel brought it up). The title refers to a restaurant owned by one of Guthrie’s friends, which plays no role in the story aside from being the subject of the chorus.

The song was an inspiration for the 1969 film also named Alice’s Restaurant. The work has become Guthrie’s signature song and he has periodically re-released it with updated lyrics. In 2017, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant”.

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Willie Nelson – Rainbow Connection (Official Video)

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Willie-Nelson-Rainbow-Connection
Willie-Nelson-Rainbow-Connection

I just heard this version and it’s perfect for Willie.

Rainbow Connection is the forty-ninth studio album by country singer Willie Nelson. It was recorded in December 2000 and January 2001 at Willie’s ranch near Spicewood, TX.

Rainbow Connection was nominated for the 2001 Country Album of the Year Grammy Award.

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