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Tue 3-Nov-09
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Danny
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Late on some Saturday nights I love to find and play some of my favourite tracks on the Internet, I thought we could share each other's favourites here.

Only one rule:

(1) maximum of three playlist links per post

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Tue 3-Nov-09
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OK! Cool

My first three are amongst my favourite foot-tapping tracks of all time.

In reverse order:

3 - Respect - Aretha Franklin Surprised
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWDVCe-Fybc

2 - Dire Straits - Walk of life Laugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_lfqKbOvTk

1 - MYSTIC - Ritmo de la Noche - the only thing that I like about Simon Cowell Kiss

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Tue 3-Nov-09
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My favourite of all time has to be
1. Iona- Here I stand

Still in Celtic mood so here are some other favourites
2.Moya Brennan - In your perfect time

3. Enya (Moya's sister)
Orinoco Flow

Tue 3-Nov-09
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Danny
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Nice stuff, Joanna.  Thanks for contributing! I adore Enya's Orinoco Flow. I was so disappointed to learn that it referred to a London recording studio by that name rather that the more exotic S. American river. I think she, or her record company, missed out on a bit of marketing there.

For those who may not know the Brennans, Clannad is an abbreviation of Clann (family) As (from) Drummad - a village in County Donegal.

OK - here are some of my all time favourites too. I guess that I like many kinds of music. Number 3 is a classical classic but I am not a classic buff. I just love a few very great pieces.

My top 3 classics:

1 - This live rendition of my all-time favourite. The Eagles and Hotel California. I once had a drink in the pink LA hotel that I believe it refers to. This is a superb version.

2 - It is difficult to explain how any relatively minor success by a tiny country is comparable to winning 20 gold medals at the Olympics for US or UK, but I will never forget the stunned astonishment and rapturous reception for this innovative piece at its first unveiling. Hard to believe that it is now 15 years old.

3 - This duet from the Pearl Fishers (Bizet) is by far and away my favourite classical piece. I listened to many combos by various great singers but none can compare with this 1955 recording for sheer perfect blend of pitch and tone from Jussi Björling & Robert Merrill. I think it is absolute perfection.

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Wed 4-Nov-09
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The Riverdance clip brought back memories. Like you said it was simply stunning at the time and loads better than any of the actual Eurovision entries. My youngest son at the age of 4 used to copy them by dancing in the kitchen and he was actually quite good at it as he was an athletic and agile youngster (polite way of putting an absolute nightmare to keep an eye on), unfortunately there weren't any cheap enough or near enough dancing classes for him at that age.

Wed 4-Nov-09
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Suky
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Nice one,  love the Riverdance clip.  I watch any Riverdance show that comes on Sky, makes the hairs stand on end.

Here are my choices:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZHw9uyj81g &n.....  Led Zeplin, Whole lotta love-the first thing I ever heard on stereo headphones, some 34/35 years ago Gulp!  Just those first few notes can take me right back to sitting on the floor with massive headphones on listening to the notes seeming to go right round me, Wow.

Thu 5-Nov-09
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I've been playing this a lot lately

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1AOamgrHk

I go back to this tribute to Janis Joplin time and again

I love this band - saw them on their reunion tour last year - and, while this is not my absolute favourite track, I've put it in because of the vague gardening theme. I find - just now, that there is an Anne Briggs version of this song done a cappella which is worth checking out, too

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Sat 14-Nov-09
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Danny
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A bit of Celtic magic. Rose of Allendale by Mary Black

One of my favourite memories from my teenage years: Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem

Yes, I am a country boy. One of the best is Country Roads - the original by John Denver, made famous by Olivia Newton-John in the 80s

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Sun 15-Nov-09
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3 i want played at my funrel if im about.

1st sesons in the sun for dad not sure but i have it in my collection

2nd two little boys for mum Rolf harris i think

3rd Touch to much AC/DC.

pink floyd/ moddy blues, enigma, and some when i was very young lol.

Sun 15-Nov-09
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Danny said:

3 - This duet from the Pearl Fishers (Bizet) is by far and away my favourite classical piece. I listened to many combos by various great singers but none can compare with this 1955 recording for sheer perfect blend of pitch and tone from Jussi Björling & Robert Merrill. I think it is absolute perfection.

Had to smile at this one, Danny. My mother was (still is) a huge fan of Jussi Björling and had several LPs of him singing classic Italian arias which she listened to over and over again. She also had the recording you mention, and we all agreed it was spine-tingling music. I bought her a CD for Christmas a few years ago including this and other pieces sung by JB, and she was over the moon 🙂


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mutley said:

3 i want played at my funrel if im about.

1st sesons in the sun for dad not sure but i have it in my collection

2nd two little boys for mum Rolf harris i think

3rd Touch to much AC/DC.

pink floyd/ moddy blues, enigma, and some when i was very young lol.


Mutley - thanks for that. I just added links to YouTube for each of your 1, 2, 3. Seasons in the sun is on my playlist too - from my moody teenage years!

Veronica - that is an amazing coincidence. I don't know much about JB apart from the fact that he had a short but brilliant career.

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Tue 17-Nov-09
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He could be a pain to work with apparently (due to alcoholism). But he can be forgiven anything for That Voice 🙂 He started recording when he was only 9!

http://www.grandi-tenori.com/tenors/bjorling.php

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"Surely the most complimentary statement comes from baritone Cornell MacNeil who, when singing Lescaut to Jussi Björling's Des Grieux at the Met, was so astounded at the tenor's Third Act plea, No Pazzo Son, that he was unable to sing his own lines. "He just staggered me with his vocalism.""

Thu 19-Nov-09
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Thanks for that great link, Veronica. Sadly, there is no mention of my favourite duet - just goes to show how little I know about that stuff. Still, I know what I like but I am now keen to hear more of JB. Fiona has a pretty good collection of classical on vinyl but, alas, we have no old fashioned stylus record player.

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Tue 22-Dec-09
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I have such an eclectic taste I do not think I could pick three favorites if I tried. From Grand Funk Railroad, through Led Zepplin to the Carpenters I have and still do love them all. Now I find myself listening to Classical more and more.

Some of my recent favourites. As they say in all tele shows these days, in no particuler order.

  One fine day from Madam butterfly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BxifcP3qQE The Flower duet from Lakmé

And last but not least. The intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

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Wed 23-Dec-09
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AJ, we have similar tastes in classical music.  The Flower Duet is my all time favourite.

I'll try that again!

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