12/26/2011

Ella Fitzgerald


Official website: http://ellafitzgerald.com

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and song vocalist.[1]With a vocal range spanning three octaves (Db3 to Db6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
She is considered to be a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook.[2] Over the course of her 59 year recording career, she was the winner of 13Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush... Read more












11/26/2011

Chris de Burg

Official website: http://www.cdeb.com/

De Burgh was born in Venado TuertoArgentina, to Colonel Charles Davison, a British diplomat, and Maeve Emily de Burgh, an Irish secretary. His father had substantial farming interests, and he spent much of his early years in MaltaNigeria and Zaire, as he, his mother and brother accompanied Colonel Davison on his diplomatic and engineering work.






10/22/2011

Brass Instruments (from Subcontrabass tuba to Wagner tuba)






This is the last post about Brass instruments. I hope I can find the 11 videos for these instruments, it's not gonna be easy.






















I could not find this video. Sorry for that.


10/15/2011

AC/DC's Bon Scott Plays the Bagpipes 1976


Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.[1] He was born in Forfar and brought up in Kirriemuir, Scotland, before moving to Melbourne, Australia with his family in 1952 at the age of six.
Scott formed his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 and became the band's drummer and occasional lead vocalist. He performed in several other bands including The Valentines and Fraternity before replacing Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in 1974.
In the July 2004 issue of Classic Rock, Scott was rated as number one in a list of the "100 Greatest Frontmen Of All Time" ahead of Freddie Mercury andRobert Plant.[2] Hit Parader ranked Scott as fifth on their 2006 list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all time. READ MORE.

10/04/2011

We are The Champions: The most "sing-along-able" song

It is not only a very famous rock anthem but also the catchiest song ever, and there is no doubt about, Musicologists at Goldsmiths University have spent months researching what makes a song so damn "sing-along-able". 


For further info click - http://tinyurl.com/62vp5ld -


According to the research the rest of the songs are the following:



1. "We Are the Champions" - Queen
2. "Y.M.C.A." - The Village People
3. "Fat Lip" - Sum 41
4. "The Final Countdown" - Europe
5. "Monster" - The Automatic
6. "Ruby" - The Kaiser Chiefs
7. "I'm Always Here" - Jimi Jamison
8. "Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison
9. "Teenage Dirtbag" - Wheatus
10. "Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi

9/24/2011

Bobby Darin

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Darin


Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973), born Walden Robert Cassotto, was an American singer, actor and musician.
Darin performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk and country. Although unknown to the public, his health was dangerously fragile and strongly motivated him to succeed within the limited lifetime he feared he would, and ultimately did, have.
In 1960 after romancing singer Connie Francis, and being run out of the house by her strict Italian father, with a shotgun, breaking her heart, Darin married "Gidget" actress Sandra Dee, whom he met while making his first film Come September (1961). They made a few more movies together at Universal Studios that were moderately successful. They had one son, Dodd Mitchell Darin (also known as Morgan Mitchell Darin) before divorcing in 1967.
He was also an actor, singer/songwriter and music business entrepreneur. His wish for a legacy was "to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer."[1] Among his many other contributions, he became a goodwill ambassador for the American Heart Association... read more

Mack the Knife



If I were a carpenter



Beyond the see



All I have to do is dream (Petula Clark & Bobby Darin)



Simple Song of Freedom

9/13/2011

Jazz for Cows

These guys are like the flautist of Hamelin to cows.

Just play the video below whether you like jazz, cows or both.

9/01/2011

The Music Animation Machine

The Music Animation Machine is a You Tube Channel where you can find many classical music masterpieces shown the way you have never seen then before.


They call this thing  the "scrolling bar-graph score".... just watch the video below to find out...

8/26/2011

Johnny be goode -Best versions-


"Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by American musician Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]
The song is one of Chuck Berry's most famous recordings, has been covered by many artists, and has received several honors and accolades. It is also considered to be one of the most recognizable songs in music history. read  more. and enjoy the best versions I could find:

Original Version: Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (Live 1958)  
 Jerry Lee Lewis - Johnny B Goode (From "Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends" DVD)  
 John Lennon & Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode  
 AC/DC - Johnny B. Goode
  
 ELVIS Johnny B. Goode (Best Picture & Sound Quality)

8/23/2011

Boys boys boys - Sabrina



If you are a guy at your forties or late thirties you probably remember this song... which is awful and very silly... so just enjoy the views.




Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On




Back to the eighties.
Official website: http://www.kimwilde.com


 


8/19/2011

Comme d'habitude the song that inspired My Way


Comme d'habitude (as usual) is a song composed in 1967 by Claude François and Jacques Revaux.


The song inspired Paul Anka's theme "my way". The music is just the same in both versions, yet the lyrics are absolutely different. For more info just click HERE.




8/11/2011

Yes (band)

official website: http://www.yesworld.com


About YES

The quality of being airborne is a motif throughout Fly From Here, a long-awaited collection from one of rock’s most revered groups, YES. The new album begins with the titular suite, which, at 20-minutes-plus, marks YES’ return to a truly epic method of record-making. All the imagery about prop planes and lonely airfields and sudden flight isn’t just loftiness for its own sake. It’s a reflection of—or maybe mission statement for—the band being reborn yet again. More ...

  

 

8/02/2011

Canned Heat

Official Website:
http://www.cannedheatmusic.com/

These guys have been rocking since 1965. The picture below (taken this year) is the evidence that proves they are ready to rock for many years. Enjoy the videos!








7/31/2011

Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Album Covers 2/2

Cleck HERE for the rest of the covers


Amplify’d from rateyourmusic.com


51
Electric Ladyland


52
With The Beatles


53
Stevie Wonder's Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants


54
Cats Under the Stars


55
Turn Back

Toto


Turn Back
(1981)


56
Brain Salad Surgery


57
American Beauty


58
Ramones

Ramones


Ramones
(1976)


59
50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2


60
The Smiths


61
Los Angeles

X


Los Angeles
(1980)


62
In the Court of the Crimson King


63
Daydream Nation


64
The Parkerilla


65
Franks Wild Years


66
Self Portrait


67
True Blue


68
There's a Riot Goin' On


69
Diamond Dogs


70
Cosmic Slop


71
Hot Buttered Soul


72
The Idiot


73
1984

Van Halen


1984
(1984)


74
Bitches Brew


75
A Broken Frame


76
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys


77
Physical Graffiti


78
Sign


79
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.


80
Document

R.E.M.


Document
(1987)


81
Honey


82
Disraeli Gears


83
The Joker


84
Atom Heart Mother


85
Middle Man


86
Hardcore Jollies


87
Rumours


88
Never a Dull Moment


89
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables


90
Welcome to My Nightmare


91
Tutu

Miles Davis


Tutu
(1986)


92
Eat a Peach


93
We're Only in It for the Money


94
One Step Beyond...


95
Some Girls


96
Arc of a Diver


97
The Joshua Tree


98
Diesel and Dust


99
Trust


100
Who's Next
Read more at rateyourmusic.com