samedi 13 novembre 2010

floyd tillman, willie nelson's one and only master/the last sad song

i believe he was as important a stylist as hank (williams) and lefty (frizzell)

marc bolan & t. rex/the slider (demo)

maybe his very best song, long forgotten (in its demo form, anyway)

willie nelson/opportunity to cry (original demo)

opportunity to cry/the original willie nelson demo (a masterpiece, under floyd tillman's extraordinary influence, 1962)

peggy lee & gordon jenkins/you go to my head, 1952 ... such perfection ...

sarah vaughan (1949, original version)... ... perfection ....

doris day/1949 ... same year as sarah vaughan ... perfection

first billie holiday version ... ... perfection ....

frank sinatra, 1960 version on nice' n' easy (capitol) ... .... perfection

louis armstrong & oscar peterson, 1957 .... .... perfection ...
second billie holiday version (late one, on verve) ... ... perfection .... ....

lena horne/julie london ... .... close to perfection ... ... ... (à suivre)

vendredi 12 novembre 2010

david ackles/down river (1971)

long forgotten folk singer (1937-1999), sort of an american tim buckley ... sorry i meant nick drake ... but much more moving and authentic ... ...

bo diddley/the animals (1964)/bo diddley (1955)/buddy holly (1963)

bo's original is pre-funky/buddy holly has style/the animals are pure rock'n'roll

bing crosby/perry como/bobby troup

from bing with a beat, his best record (1957)/films d'occasion productions

perry como (films d'occasion productions)/en réponse à Kapellmeister
the one and only minimal crooner, "mister julie london", bobby troup

mardi 9 novembre 2010

country music cures everything/dick curless/no one will ever know

thanks to peter guralnick who helped me discover this country legend (the baron) from maine/(this is a late demo, just before he died)/ films d'occasion production

dick curless/lovesick blues/hank williams' lovesick blues
emmett miller's original lovesick blues (strangest and most personnal yodel ever)/ january 9, 1925)/films d'occasion production

" invraisemblable ou pas, crois-moi, c'est la vérité -et il n'y en a pas deux ..."