What are you listening to (plus reviews)

dooce

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I saw the Alina Bzhezhinska quartet last week in Coventry, with the estimable Tony Kofi on sop and tenor. Not many jazz quartets are lead by a Ukranian harpist - playing a lot of Coltrane, mostly Alice but some John as well. Fabulous evening and have been listening to the CD, "Inspiration" ever since. Highly recommended
 

Jules

Formerly known as "nachoman"
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I'm listen to Besame Mucho, because I'm going to sing it (per special request). I don't speak Spanish, but I'm going to sing it in Spanish.
Wow- singing n a language you don't understand... brave. I remember meeting a Mexican busker in Barcelona who had learnt a set of Bob Dylan songs entirely phonetically .. fascinating to listen to... in that he perfectly sang exactly what Dylan sang- not what the words actually are.... "The answer my fren ezz blowin eena weeen"
 
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Houston Texas
Wow- singing n a language you don't understand... brave. I remember meeting a Mexican busker in Barcelona who had learnt a set of Bob Dylan songs entirely phonetically .. fascinating to listen to... in that he perfectly sang exactly what Dylan sang- not what the words actually are.... "The answer my fren ezz blowin eena weeen"
My 80 year old father is dying from lymphatic cancer and asked me to learn/sing three songs:
La Vie En Rose - In the style of Mr. Armstrong
Besame Muncho
and
A Closer Walk With Thee-- In the style of Patsy Cline....
View: https://youtu.be/rzmkZG3pDLE

The even the old man DOESN'T want to hear me play the saxophone.
 

altissimo

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I've heard some odd conspiracy about the FBI believing this particular song had hidden messages in it... for those who could decipher them!!
FACT CHECK: Are the Lyrics to 'Louie, Louie' Obscene?
"In retrospect, it’s easy to identify the aspects of the Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” that made the “filthy lyrics” myth even a tiny bit plausible. The pidgin English narration of the lyrics was unusual enough, and comprehension difficulties were compounded on the Kingsmen’s recording by several factors:
- Lead singer Jack Ely had strained his voice participating in a marathon 90-minute “Louie Louie” jam the night before the session.
- Ely was singing with braces on his teeth.
- The boom microphone in the studio was reportedly fixed way too high for Ely, requiring him to stand on tiptoe and sing up into the mike: “We were initially just going to record the song as an instrumental, and at the last minute I decided I’d sing it. All of this in a 10-by-10 room with one microphone. I’m standing on my tippy toes yelling into the microphone: Louie Louie! Louie Louie! We gotta go!'”
- What the band thought was a rehearsal run-through turned out to be their one and only take of the song."
 
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