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Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:17:36 AM »
Why not post (some of) your favourite youtubes? (including the titles in case they are taken down and you have to search again).  I'll limit myself to half a dozen :-

Tommy Korberg's Anthem (Swedish, from Chess, written by Abba)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRfwtKVZk0g

Roger Miller; "A Million Years or So"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhX3d3C48KM

Bruno Pelletier and Celine Dion - Le blues du businessman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-x9q_oqiU4

James Last - Agogo-time after time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8-SYaGNJ0A

Una Furtiva Lagrima - Rolando Villazon (Mexican)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUI8rpMzsC8

Louise Fribo sings "O Mio Babbino Caro" (Danish)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCIT7_MAfR0
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 04:42:42 AM by samdavo »

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 06:07:27 AM »
Well, something I love to hear but can hardly bear.

Time to say goodbye - Andrea Bocelli & Sara Brightman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohXI3po8hK0

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 11:59:16 AM »
I'm having a '60s flashback...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St6jyEFe5WM

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 12:52:17 PM »
I'm having a '60s flashback...

Ha, Procol Harum.  Here is a song only 7000 people have ever heard (album was never released) but the influence is all Procol Harum.  RIP.

James Dewar - Stumbledown Romancer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjaYYZ2rwR4


I think we need to get Lar to the rescue.  These songs are killing me.  I need some of the sunshine energy.

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 01:07:48 PM »
Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8f-Qb-bwlU

Rosinha de Valença - Consolação 1966
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb2h8s_rosinha-de-valenca-consolacao-1966_music

Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider (5-3-72)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCgZxrf8nrU

Kiri te Kanawa - O mio babbino caro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Hgbtl8mQE

Eric Clapton - Forever Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt2qBm4qS4w

Portugal. The Man - Modern Jesus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ9nN9PWgeQ

Sinead O'Connor & the Chieftains- The Foggy Dew .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13MQFCfCYdQ

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U

And for you motorcycle lovers:
Arlo Guthrie "The Motorcycle Song"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSrZ68JV3mY

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 02:11:06 PM »
Phil, nice selection!  You pumped me up again.

RIP Johnny and Rosinha.

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 04:31:40 PM »
Hi all,

Well, here are some of my favorites:

Grateful Dead - Cumberland Blues   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDWRZEd3Ouc

Arlo Guthrie - City of New Orleans   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMS_ykiLiQ

Sara Evans - Suds In The Bucket      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06o-EYH9svs

The Beatles - A Day In The Life      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPSR9K7tzPc

Steve Miller Band - Love's Riddle      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yevhJzXm_9g

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt - Morning Mood   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAYo7-boWB0

Duke Ellington - Jungle Nights in Harlem   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuynxvUNHXo

Les Paul & Mary Ford - How High the Moon   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOzB7I2y7Ic

Les Paul & Mary Ford on Omnibus with Alistair Cooke, October 23, 1953 (where the above is taken from)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJANfS_rDgg
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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 02:46:36 AM »
Hi Sam,

Great Idea. Too many favorites to list, so here's a sampling of my recent listening, some old, some new, some hot, some on fire.
Something for (almost) everyone.  Warning: some of this stuff might fry your brain.

Musicians I've seen live:

Mark Knopfler -Someday. (J.J. Cale)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIAcHOvhZdQ

James McMurtry - Choctaw Bingo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nggqe-L9ZQ8

Mike Farris, Reese Wynans, Bart Walker - "Selah! Selah!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLtP5GWgtgI

Stephane Grappelli / David Grisman - Sweet Georgia Brown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_5B3EPr-n0&list=PL6QLll_LDdMz0po5vcHiSda43uEXVrC10&index=2

JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers - Let It Fly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68YTqtma6o

Dennis Brennan with Duke Levine and Kevin Barry -Barbara Allen's Dream (good guitar solos in a noisy bar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oEoOigo_O4

Mark Knopfler - Rüdiger 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXbHHx-I7II

Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue - Can't no grave hold my body down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v76e2iTm2PU


Those I haven't seen:

St. Paul and the Broken Bones - "Like a Mighty River"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xhlek865FY

The Revivalists- When I Die
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRqlLX_WmoI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc2cvfTzB6o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEGkdnJQ70I

Kasey Chambers - Runaway Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHDEnHXIG0E

Tony Joe White - Tunica Motel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z68KiyCMWdk

Black Crowes - Remedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAOUle5xs6o

Todd Rundgren   - Black Maria (Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival w/Nils Lofgren, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, etc)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sYcmX8zzUM

Nils Lofgren  - Walking Nerve (Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival w/ Todd Rundgren, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, etc)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A6fFseTWuc

Grateful Dead - Big River / Winterland 78  (for Magic and Dr PR, and for BobP when he comes out of his flashback)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOHGCTlVrCM

Long Tall Deb - "Muddy Jesus"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6kw2CAvT9s

Anne McCue - Driving Down Alvarado
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0h49GLb9BA
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 10:41:33 AM by bdeck »

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 04:06:57 AM »
Thanks gents -
some great background music while drawing :)

Here are two songs intended to be sung by men, but sung by women (and with tons of volume - which I personally respect).
Firstly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWP7l0OTXJI
Linda Eder - Man of La Mancha

And Celine singing the same song I posted in the first post, but alone, and slightly less "stage-drama" - together with the translation (not a bad message :)  - (edit) well pause for thought anyway, which is arguably the role of art I guess )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RECBI3O3l9U
Celine Dion Le Blues Du Businessman Live At Symphonic Show

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J'ai du succès dans mes affaires
J'ai du succès dans mes amours
Je change souvent de secretaire

J'ai mon bureau en haut d'une tour
D'où je vois la ville à l'envers
D'où je contrôle mon univers

J'passe la moitié d'ma vie en l'air
Entre New York et Singapour
Je voyage toujours en première

J'ai ma résidence secondaire
Dans tous les Hilton de la terre
J'peux pas supporter la misère...

J'suis pas heureux mais j'en ai l'air
J'ai perdu le sens de l'humour
Depuis que j'ai le sens des affaires

J'ai réussi et j'en suis fier
Au fond je n'ai qu'un seul regret
J'fais pas c'que j'aurais voulu faire...

J'aurais voulu être un artiste
Pour pouvoir faire mon numéro
Quand l'avion se pose sur la piste
À Rotterdam ou à Rio

J'aurais voulu être un chanteur
Pour pouvoir crier qui je suis
J'aurais voulu être un auteur
Pour pouvoir inventer ma vie

J'aurais voulu être un acteur
Pour tous les jours changer de peau
Et pour pouvoir me trouver beau
Sur un grand écran en couleurs

J'aurais voulu être un artiste
Pour pouvoir être un anarchiste
Et vivre comme... un millionnaire

J'aurais voulu être un artiste
Pour avoir le monde à refaire
Pour pouvoir dire pourquoi j'existe
..............

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I'm doing well in my business
I'm doing well in my love affairs
I often change the secretary

I have my office on top of a tower
From where I see the city upside down
From where I control my universe

I spend half of my life in the air
Between New York and Singapore
I always travel in first class

I have my second home
At all the Hilton on Earth
I can't accept misery...

I'm not happy, but I look like I am
I lost the humour sense
Since I got the business sense

I succeeded and I'm proud of it
Actually I have only one regret
I don't do what I wish I had wanted to do...

I wish I had been an artist
To be able to do my show
When the airplane touches the ground
In Rotterdam or Rio

I wish I had been a singer
To be able to shout who I am
I wish I had been an actor
To be able to invent my life

I wish I had been an actor
To change my skin everyday
And to be able find myself beautiful
On a big color screen

I wish I had been an artist
To be able to be an anarchist
And to live like... a millionaire

I wish I had been an artist
To make the world again
To be able to tell why I exist
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 03:04:23 PM by samdavo »

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 03:48:09 PM »
bdeck
Just following up those Knopfler suggestions,
hard to go past this early one yes? (earliest? - almost looks like he has acne  :)  ) :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ffIJ7ZO4U
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing

Plenty more by them there of course, Money For Nothing etc.  Not that I've ever been to see them on stage - or any bands really - I'd be more likely to go to Les Mis  or some such :) . (super rare that I see anything to be honest).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liCqwW4tKy8
One Day More
"Les Miserables" as it was generally referred to -
Or as it was known here in Aus , "Pack of Whingers"
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 09:47:05 PM by samdavo »

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 05:19:34 PM »
Hi Sam,

I don't get out that much myself. The "Dirt Daubers" is the only major act I've seen this year. Went to hear the guitar player and found a hot band led by an incredible showman; its difficult to capture the energy on YouTube. Dunno how they can drive 400 miles ..er... 640 kilometers.. to play a small tavern in the middle of nowhere for tips and gas money. Felt so guilty/grateful I bought half the merchandise on the table.

Haven't seen Les Mis, but having read the book and having seen multiple film versions, I'm not sure I'm ready for the musical. Done enough Hugo for one lifetime.

As for musical productions dealing with french oppression, rebellion, and imprisonment, my personal favorite will have to remain "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade."

The lyrics fit the music so perfectly in English, I've always wondered how closely the English lyrics follow the original German version. 

BD
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 04:48:35 AM by bdeck »

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2014, 08:18:25 PM »
bdeck - I'll check it out.

Here's a musical I'd like to see, (Blood Brothers, set in Liverpool I believe - another with a narrator who speaks in rhymes), allegedly nic-named “The standing ovation musical”
(although gee I love the fact that excerpts of countless shows, bands, orchestras, choirs, operas etc etc - ok ok rock bands as well - are available to watch / listen to on the internet!!) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRuZHdduQng
Blood Brothers -Best MUSICAL IN THE WORLD

Two twins are separated at birth, one kept by the mother, the other given away to her rich employer, they become friends, the poor one who stayed with mum complains that he wasn't the one given away, loll - then rivals over a girl, then both shot on the same day over misunderstandings.  Here's the mother singing over their prone bodies at the end ... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf8WmBH69yk
BARBARA DICKSON - TELL ME IT'S NOT TRUE (from BLOOD BROTHERS

Another version by Melanie C (ex Spice Girl) - easily googled
Now, if you ask me (or I suspect most people) whether I prefer her here - or singing as a Spice Girl, that's an easy one to answer :)
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 05:14:39 AM by samdavo »

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2014, 03:32:01 PM »
Blood Brothers ....

Hi Sam,

hmmm....  Sounds like a mixture of Cain, Able, Oedipus, and “Rich Man, Poor Man.” Where’s Nick Nolte when you need him?

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Just following up those Knopfler suggestions,
hard to go past this early one yes?

Yes, that entire album was groundbreaking, and would have been great even without its most recognizable track. But, what a track. None of us had ever heard anything like it. (Intersting that the link you posted is not accessible from the US. Copyright issues I presume. No worries, mate, I've got the vinyl and the cd.)

While I’m writing with an affectation, I see that 2 out of 3 women on my list are Aussies, and I’ve never been south of the Equator. Mia Dyson is also an occasional guilty pleasure from down under.  All 3 have traveled in the US (Brisbane to San Diego 7200 miles) so I guess a little 400-mile drive for "local" bands shouldn't be such a big deal.

Mia Dyson - Tell Me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFVU0zOW7sQ
Mia Dyson - With a Blue Sky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQVVId5Fivw

Magic and Phil,
Listening to Dead as I finish this post. Had never been much of a dead head, but could not resist the opportunity to see "The Grateful Dead Movie" when it played locally a couple years ago for one night. Big screen, good speakers.....ahh.... the sweet smell of... herbal medication.

Had read a memoir by Phil Lesh, who wrote that he had never played guitar or bass before being offered the gig by Garcia, who told him to just find a guitar and practice the first 4 strings....

Regards,
BD
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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2014, 03:11:46 AM »
Had read a memoir by Phil Lesh, who wrote that he had never played guitar or bass before being offered the gig by Garcia, who told him to just find a guitar and practice the first 4 strings....
BD
Your story reminds me of this bloke, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
If you can be bothered listening to the first youtube (complete) of the linked set, I believe you will find it rewarding.

He was born blind, - and left-handed - and at a young age (5 or 6) picked up a guitar - and taught himself how to play it ...  on a right-handed guitar ... upside down !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgRCBN9nyzI&list=PL23F20842F9E931BF
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
(PS as per the note there, "Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, hauntingly beautiful song (Bapa) in his native tongue, you dont need a translation when the music touches your heart").  But here it is anyway ...

PS some of his songs are better than others - but Bapa is a good one.
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Lyrics to Bäpa
Warwuyu ŋarranha mulkana
ŋaraku bapawu
ŋurununa gunipunharayu
ya..a, bäpa marrkapmirri

ŋathina wilawilayurruna
ŋuruŋuna djarrawalyurruna
liya-wayma Bekulŋura
ya..a bäpa marrkapmirri
m..m m..m m..m

ŋäthina Djotarra manda
garray Dhuwandjika Daylulu
ŋuruŋuna djarrapalwuyu
liya-wayma wäŋaŋura Gunyaŋarri
m..m m..m m..m

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[english translation]
Grief have taken hold of me
for my father
when the sun sets
o..h, beloved father

Crying and crying
when the sun goes down
my mind there at Bekulnura
o..h, beloved father
m..m m..m m..m

Two Gumatj ladies crying
ancestor boss ladies Dhuwandjika and Daylulu
when the sun sets
my mind there at the place Gunyanara (Bekulnura)
m..m m..m m..m

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Re: Favourite Music (songs orchestral operatic whatever)
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2014, 09:11:37 AM »
When I was in college, many troll years ago, I stumbled upon a radio show called "The Thistle and Shamrock". This introduced me to a genre of music I had never experienced, except for one album of the Irish Rovers my mom had lying around. I fell in love with Celtic music as a genre.

This is one of my all-time favorites in that vein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObbFaxvTRWw (Deanta singing Culloden's Harvest).
Another one I have always been fond of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkL4MxFPzs8 (Silly Wizard -- The Fisherman's Song)
And the divine Maira Brennan of Clannad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20akrOZr3mo (Clannad -- Coinleach Glas an Fhomhair)

This is the stuff I listen to when the world weighs heavy on my shoulders.
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