Monday, June 20, 2016

426: Summertime....?

Today  is the day before Summer officially starts...
Nothing but rain ALL day!
So much for global warming....
But over here in Holland we probably drown before we get cooked [:-)
I'd like to present the versions I gathered past year,
together a 3 hour 52 minutes journey through
the wonderous worlds of this song.
Again I had a lot of help and feedback from 
Hans & Henry
I hope you guys & dolls will dig in
and find some real treasures here & there.
1.Amrit & Ian - Summertime (7:06)
2.Angel Forrest - Summertime (6:03)
3.Ari Ann Wire - Summertime (5:14)
4.Audio BLK - Summertime (3:54)
5.Caleb's Cosmosis - Summertime (2:06)
6.Dave Wilson Quartet - Summertime (7:54)
7.Essra Mohawk - Summertime (2:29)
8.George Gershwin - Summertime (5:29)
9.Friend 'N Fellow - Summertime (4:32)
10.Graham Bond Quartet - Summertime (3:59)
11.Greg Osby - Summertime (5:01)
12.Hope Masike - Summertime (5:28)
13.Janis Joplin - Summertime (live) (4:36)
14.Jessica Williams - Summertime (5:53)
15.Jill Salkin - Summertime (5:51)
16.John Perreault - Summertime (8:28)
17.Juana Rodriguez - Summertime (2:35)
18.Keiko Higuchi - Summertime (7:00)
19.Kim Nalley - Summertime (6:00)
20.Lee Gagnon Quartet - Summertime (11:04)
21.Les Clarinettes Urbaines - Summertime (3:05)
22.Letizia Brugnoli - Summertime (4:11)
23.Louis Ella Billie - Summertime (JPOD remix) (7:55)
24.Lovisa Adolfsson - Summertime (6:15)
25.Maia Majunder - Summertime (2:58)
26.Malik - Summertime (10:27)
27.Mandy Harvey - Summertime (4:18)
28.Marco Riva - Summertime (4:55)
29.Matthew Shipp - Summertime (4:32)
30.Melinda Stanford - Summertime (4:26)
31.Mika Pusse - Summertime (7:45)
32.Petko Georgiev - Summertime (9:01)
33.Randy Rayment Quintet - Summertime (4:44)
34.Reuben Wilson - Summertime (7:38)
35.Sam (The Man) Taylor - Summertime (2:34)
36.Sammy & Freedom Unity - Summertime (4:08)
37.Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek - Summertime (4:24)
38.Sound Dimension - Summertime (3:02)
39.Sweet Baby J'ai - Summertime (3:33)
40.Ted Curson - Summertime (1999) (5:59)
41.Ted Curson - Summertime (2006) (6:35)
42.West End Trio - Summertime (5:26)
43.Willie Nelson - Summertime (3:54)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

425: Son of a ....

Hi. Today a 40 minute take on this great little tune.
Hope you like it [:-)

1.Happy Day Youth Choir - Son Of A Preacher Man (3:12)
2.Henry Jerome - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:35)
3.Honey Cone - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:29)
4.Irene Reid - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:27)
5.Jessica Lee - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:53)
6.Judy Mowatt & The Gaylettes - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:34)
7.Laini Risto - Son Of A Preacherman (3:11)
8.Lucky Peterson - Son Of A Preacher Man (4:36)
9.Mavis Staples - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:16)
10.Mel Brown - Son Of A Preacher Man (3:32)
11.Mongo Santamaria - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:32)
12.Rebecca Jenkins - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:54)
13.Shimi Sonic - Beat Of A Preacher Man (2:42)
14.Sylvie Vartan & Axelle Red - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:02)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

424: Feelin' Good


Today a reboot with a 13 track, 1 hour collection of 
this great little tune.
Hope you like it.

Ben L'Oncle Soul - Feeling Good (4:10)
Billy Paul - Feelin' Good (8:35)
Dottie Warner - Feelin' Good (3:33)
Ester Rada - Feeling good (3:42)
Isabel Stover - Feelin' Good (6:16)
Joan Chamorro & Andrea Motis - Feeling good (4:05)
Lyambiko - Feeling Good (4:14)
Mary Stallings - Feeling Good (5:01)
Max Wellman - Feeling Good (3:26)
Meshell Ndegeocello - Feelin' Good (4:12)
Ruth Dolores Weiss - Feeling Good (5:58)
Viva Vox - Feeling Good (3:45)
Voodoo Child - Feeling Good (4:00)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sean Hayes


 I'd like to invite you to discover the music of Sean Hayes.
(click the pic for a direct link)
The other day I was on a sentimental journey
and got re-acquainted with a lot of my favourite tracks
from this gifted singer songwriter.
Both the lyrics, his voice and the music are a
"schot in de roos"
as we dutchies like to say.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

3x Great stuff from El Gran Capitán Afrobeat

Check out their 3 EP's !

Bessarabian Journey...

Fantastic guitarwork!

Pink Polka...

It made me smile from ear to ear...

a Breathe/Time
teaser for ya in the comments...

Happy 90's fusion...

I'd like to promote this band by presenting the first track of the album to you.
By God, I hope it's OK to do so......

have a go at it on:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Yawn,,,,back from hibernation... or not?

That's the question, indeed.
I've had numerous reasons why I stopped posting new posts,
(mainly 'cause life was/is giving me shit)
and couldn't find reasons weighing enough to change that.

Now I'm thinking, I haven't changed, I still am a sucker for the 
weird covers versions, I keep my ears open for new funk, jazz, soul and what have you not.
I still stash away theme-laden songs ....
Hell, I even got a Summertime song I can't share with you, because of legal reasons....

My question is a simple one:
Should I bother putting out new posts?
With little to zero life expectancy of working links to the songs?
(me serving re-ups for every request....well it's sigh-full (to say at the least)
Does anyone really care for 25 new versions of Sunny?
Or, is anyone interested in 25 Nirvana covers songs?
Or even 25 new songs with the devil, a strut, all Hammond, drugs, 
all flute, or any other theme I conjured up in my posts in the past?

I feel blogging music and musical ideas isn't the same as it was back in the days
when I started this (2007).

But maybe I'm wrong.

If I am, please let me know, and (depending on the response)
I might spill the beans once more - every week!

God knows I (still) have plenty of goodies [:-)