Erik Satie – Once Upon A Time In Paris

The music of Erik Satie with paintings by Edouard Cortes.

Songs ~ Gymnopedies ~ Gnossiennes #1,3,4,5
Album ~ Satie: Works For Piano Solo And Piano Duet

Wish You Were Here – Jaffa Street, Jerusalem

The ability of music to bridge cultures. Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” cover by Aryeh and Gil Gat, Jaffa Street, Jerusalem

Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’

A bit of nostalgia. From Midnight Cowboy, with John Voigt and Dustin Hoffman.

The harmonica theme at the end is played by Jean Toots Thielemans.

Diane Schuur – New York State Of Mind

Great rendition of the Billy Joel classic.

Diane Joan Schuur (born December 10, 1953) is a prolific American jazz singer and pianist. Complications from a premature birth caused her total loss of vision.

Jewel Kilcher – Hands

Interesting life story:

Tribute to Joost van der Westhuizen

South African sportsman Joost van der Westhuizen was struck down by motor neuron disease in 2011. He died, age 45, on 6 February 2017.

Here is a tribute from his niece, Sumari Botha.

Sixteen Tons [video]

Not many people know that Tom Jones (born Thomas John Woodward) started as a blues singer. Here he covers Sixteen Tons by Merle Travers.

Aloe Blacc: Wake Me Up [video]

Heard my daughter listening to this. Great voice.

This is the acoustic version. There is also a more upbeat version from Avicii.

Miriam Makeba – Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)

Not the doo-wop version recorded by the Tokens in the early 1960s. Miriam Makeba gives a rendition of the traditional African song mourning the death of a king (the lion sleeps tonight).

Blackbird – Sarah McLachlan

Great cover of this timeless Beatles song written by Paul McCartney (1968).

Stand By Me – Ben E King, 1961

Written and sung by the former Drifters front-man, Benjamin Earl King (1938 – 2015).

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

A happy song to cheer you up when the markets are down.

Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole was a Hawaiian musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty activist.

His voice became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials.

Through his skillful ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres, such as jazz and reggae, Kamakawiwoʻole remains a very strong influence on Hawaiian music.

Source: Wikipedia

Paul Kelly: To Her Door

More Australiana. Paul Kelly – shades of Dylan and Springsteen.

To Her Door

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Ganggajang: Sounds Of Then

More Australiana: Sounds Of Then (This is Australia) by Ganggajang

Eric Clapton: Hey Hey

Eric Clapton doing what he does best.

Ella Henderson: Believe

Two years later this 16-year old was the top-selling artist in the UK.

The ability to take the everyday and mundane and get people to look at it through fresh eyes is a special gift.

The Go-Betweens: Streets Of Your Town

A bit of Australiana. The Go-Betweens were an indie rock band formed in Brisbane, Australia in 1977 by singer-songwriters and guitarists Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. They were later joined by Lindy Morrison on drums, Robert Vickers on bass guitar, and Amanda Brown on violin, oboe, guitar, and backing vocals, before disbanding in late 1989. Forster and McLennan reformed the band in 2000 with a new line-up. McLennan died on 6 May 2006 of a heart attack and the Go-Betweens disbanded again.

This is Version 2 of the Go-Betweens “Streets Of Your Town” from “16 Lovers Lane”.

Jack Johnson: Crying Shame

From his album In Between Dreams:

Crying Shame Lyrics

It’s such a tight game
Will it ever stop?
How will this all play out?
Both sides out of mind now

By now we should know how to communicate instead of coming to blows
We’re on the road and there ain’t no stopping us now
We’re burning under control
Isn’t it strange how we’re all burning
Under the same sun
By now they say if it’s a war for peace
It’s the same old game
But do we really want to blame?
We could close our eyes it’s still there
We could say it’s us against them
We could try but nobody wins
Gravity has got a hold on us all
We could try to put it out
But it’s a growing flame
Using fear as fuel
Burning down our name
And it won’t take too long
Cause words are burned the same
Then who are we gonna blame
Now and all

It’s such a crying, crying, crying shame
It’s such a crying, crying, crying shame
It’s such a crying, crying, crying shame
Shame shame shame

By now it’s beginning to show
A number of people their numbers that ain’t coming home
I could close my eyes it’s still there
Close my mind, be alone
I could close my heart and not care
But gravity has got a hold on us all
It’s a terrific price to pay
But in the true sense of the word
Are we using what we’ve learned
In the true sense of the word
Are we losing what we were

It’s such a tight game
Will it ever stop?
It’s not for me to say
And is it in our blood?
Or is it just our fate?
And how will this all play out?
Both sides out of my mind now
Who are we gonna blame all and all?

It’s such a crying, crying crying shame
It’s such a crying, crying crying shame
It’s such a crying, crying crying shame, shame, shame

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