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Who's heard Little Richard sing "Shake a hand"?

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    Marianne Faithfull is somewhat of an enigma. She did "As Tears Go By' in 1964, her voice was less than spectacular then. 'Fraid I can't say that she genuinely improved over the years. A stronger lower register is certainly apparent, yet I can't say it moves me very much. She certainly was pretty back then, but age is cruel to women. Perhaps I'm not as generous with my praise as I should be.
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    Here's something of a rare gem. One for those who can be moved by the faith of another's song.

    Two towering gifts brought before their lord in joyous devotion.

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    The truth need not dress up to be beautiful. Mariann is simply telling us her truth. What can I say, I never lived on her street, but I feel her pain.
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    Maybe I don't honor Marianne Faithfull with enough awareness of her. If so, another my bad. Wow, I certainly didn't know that Marianne Faithfull had a role in a production of "Seven Deadly Sins" by Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht. This was a modern production long after it was written.

    Mahailia Jackson was always the real item, thank you for finding this video. Honoring Satchmo was a very nice thing to do. A friend who knows much more about music than I do once said "if you really want to learn jazz, study Louis Armstrong. He never ever took a wrong step."

    It's strange to me at any rate that Mr Armstrong ended this performance with "Mack the Knife." I had a lead in a college production of "The Threepenny Opera," which is most famous for Mackie Messer, rendered "Mack the Knife" in English.

    Kurt Weill wrote the music for the opera, with lyrics by Bertold Brecht. Weill was famous for Socialist leanings which perturbed the Nazis a great deal. They staged riots during the performances of some of his early works. He moved to America and became famous on this side of the Atlantic too.
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    It did seem passingly strange to follow a closer walk with an assassins blade.
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    Having heard Emmy's version first, I kept waiting for that incredible bass.
    Gosh I sure like Emmy,,,LOL
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    What I find disturbing is how many artists have written and sung songs commemorating the demise of all they had grown to love. Bonus! Check out her back up!! ":O}


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    If you do look for it look for "May this be love"
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    I don't know that this Iris DeMent song "Our Town" is a repudiation of all the positive songs she's written. Perhaps it is just a passing observation.
    I must say that her voice may be somewhat of an acquired taste, but she's undoubtedly honest. As an aside, she sure is pretty in this video, and that's saying something singing next to Emmylou Harris. Looks shouldn't matter, but far too often they do.

    "May This Be Love" is misplaced in YouTube, even with the picture of the original Hendrix LP, they have it wrong. The original writer of "Waterfall" isn't easy to track down. It's past annoying that YouTube is so woefully inaccurate with matching artists and their songs. Might as well look for "Animals," you'll get "Zebras" in reply from YouTube.
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    She's deep into the pain of this world. Her struggles become the adornment and refuge of those who
    have no voice with which to cry out imho

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    We who live sheltered lives have little understanding, we know a little about winning, but nothing of losing,

    Tom conveys for me their pain as very very few ever have.

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    But if your looking... to be uplifted George, take up their pain and take up their sorrows and know that they truly believe there will be a better tomorrow

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    The path to love is most often the truth..

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    Wanna jump and shout?


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    I just discovered this, So act like it's new to you..
    A tribute to Guy Clark




    "I'd rather not go in a garden again if I can't catch your sent on a magnolia wind."

    What a lyric!
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    Iris Dement's first song in your list really hits the spot, imho. Play it to the end and the choice of a John Prine song "Some Humans Ain't Human" is worth the click. Definitely. What a great find, thanks!

    Indeed I have lived a mostly sheltered life by my choice. Yet I'm quite familiar with losing and on barely talking terms with winning.
    Tom Waits sings a convincing song, but it's not universal imho. It's not clear that the fifteen year old runaway has a few sprinkles to deal with or the end of her life as far as I can tell.

    Sorry, but that circle has NEVER proven itself to exist in my life. This brand of God has had and has no meaning for me. Maybe I'm wrong, I admit that's possible but this song irritates me. It's good that you like it.

    "In Spite of Ourselves" is a fun song and there's enough truth in it to give it real relevance. Thank you for finding it.

    Richard Penniman aka Little Richard is a far more important artist than I give him credit for too much of the time. It's the gay thing that puts me off. Shame on me.

    I strongly remember Burt Sugarman's "Midnight Special," a late night tv show from the early Seventies that featured live performances of the great music from that time. He named it after one great song from Little Richard. Thank you for posting the original!

    Thank you for hipping me to "Magnolia Wind." It is a brand new song for me and it is most assuredly a keeper. That's the looks least like Emmylou picture I've ever seen of the woman. But that most certainly is her voice. Thank you for taking the time to find all of these songs!
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    I can honestly say that nothing I've written has given me as much sheer pleasure as sharing the songs of my life with the people I love.

    This one is just for you George, What! you didn't think I was listening? LOL


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    George.

    Over the years I feel I have come to understand you in your inner most heart.
    I feel your pain and know something of the experiences you've had to endure.

    My remarks would not include you as one who knows nothing about losing. You have not lived a sheltered life as I have.

    most anyone one who goes to war weather in victory or defeat, knows about all there is to know about pain.

    Never been a circle in your life?
    What are we chopped liver?
    I am going to die George
    With any luck before you do! LOL

    One of us shall surly morn the other.

    We all face this loss equally, none escape it.
    Yet when grief loosens it's skeletal grip upon the survivors hearts they must go out and live their lives if only to honor the sufferings of their mothers and fathers,

    You are at the end of a long linage that goes back to before we first entered a cave for shelter.
    Each generation worked and fought and knew suffering and unimaginable cruelty,
    Each generation enduring to bring forth the next

    And always, always they tried to instill the hope of a better tomorrow. When they failed in their efforts mankind has plunged into darkness,

    The dark ages are no joke, the joke is that we think they have passed.

    To date mankind as a whole has only seldom become truly human. When we fail we become so much less than the animals we were suppose to husband and instead annihilated.

    So
    "May the circle remain unbroken by and by lord, by and by.'
    By and by means in the times to come.

    There is the circle of life. You owe everything to. It's time you paid up!
    Lucky for you we don't have to pay. The price is more than we could ever imagine,
    The tab was picked up by all the generations that endured to bring you to consciousness.

    "I thank you lord for letting me be a piece of mud that got to sit up and take a look around."
    Kurt Vonnagot

    You still hold a grudge. You still haven't accepted the terms under which we must live.

    We cannot escape our personal fates. The world we were born into.

    Yet we must, each of us, determine how we will respond.

    Your getting old George. Time to let go of this world. Once you do you will of your own nature, rise above and complete the circle you do not yet ,only yet, do not see.

    You will not be without friends in this life or the next.

    You know that more often than not I have "Lived by the faith of other men"

    The men I most respected and felt kinship with almost all held firm religious convictions.

    (By no means were they all of the same faith!!)

    You have to dare to believe that there is more before you get to see there is more.

    Here's that circle turning and turning "Til we come round right"

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    I live communally for 5 years in my youth.Singing This was our best thing to do...



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    If I hadn't spent the better part of the Summer in the arm pit of the universal with my troll of a "Real" father I would probably never have heard this music until much later in life. I was all top 40 at the time. I was always wondering why the music wasn't better, the crap my friends listened appalled me.

    Then I started listening to the trolls records, Harry Belafonte,The platters,,Dinna Shore...he only had around 20 albums but damn the lyrics actually were trying to convey a message This was probably my favorite.


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