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From The ARCHIVE:You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
20th January, 2012
Rest In Peace, Wonderful Etta James, you gave us so much...
17th April, 2010
Wanted to showcase songs I have worked on with friends and musicians around the world- these songs are created for educational research, criticism and comment, no monetary gain involved and copyright and acknowledgement of originating artists being made - the following are some tribute songs to Kate Rusby - a British Artist who I contacted and gained permission to cover some of her wonderful songs.
This song was dedicated to my very dear friend Bruce, on the occasion of his birthday, to say thank you for all the support he has given and continues to give over the years...
The beautiful backing track is made and played by Ron, (rhopen) please go visit him.
If you wish to leave any comments to any of my songs you can visit my youtube channel via clicking on the widget where it says "Youtube".
The following two songs are older recordings so the quality of the video leaves a lot to be desired but I wanted to share the songs with you all the same
Beautiful Kate Rusby song - out of her songbook I bought when I went to see her live in Perth... Kjell has made and plays the most gorgeous backing to this, all instruments - the original does not have harmony... I was tinkering and made one up!
Who Will Sing Me Lullabies
You all know how I love my lullabies...
Well, this has a sad little tale, Kate, when she wrote this, put this little bit in her songbook
"... a song for Davy Steele - a beautiful singer and a fantastic friend. I have sung songs of heartbreak and loss for a long time and thought I understood. I couldn't be further from the truth. When Davy was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour my own heart truly broke and has never felt the same since ..."
The audio and video whilst recorded at same time are recorded in two separate ways and unfortunately, as I am actually singing harmony on top of my original melody..., the sync was incredibly hard for Kjell to match up, but I think he's done a tremendous job Thanks Kjell!
Finally: Sho Heen
This lullaby is written by Kate Rusby, and can be found in her songbook. She describes the chorus as being from an old traditional Scottish Gaelic Folk/ballad songbook, where the verse was missing. And so she has penned her own melody.
I thought it very beautiful, unfortunately I do not play instruments adequately to do it justice and still fighting with Cubase but have found sound... this isn't done on Cubase
I decided the only route would be acapella, again Kate has written a lower harmony and I have decided to make up a descant one.
I hope you like it.
Thanks for listening.
14th February, 2010 (updated)
It occurred to me that I have a vast number of Pies and unless you're a genius you will not know the fillings so for ease here is a small list with the date of the recording
April 29th, 2008 Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny
May 15th, 2008 Blue -Joni Mitchell
June 18th, 2008 Falling Slowly - Once (Film) - with Bruce, Frank and Kjell
July 17th, 2008 More, More, More
July 18th, 2008 Society's Child
Aug 1st, 2008 Consumed By You - original by Bill Maier and Brooks Turner - used by kind permission
Aug 11th, 2008 No More Tears with Tracy
Aug 15th, 2008 Somewhere In Time - John Barry
Aug 21st, 2008 Who Will Sing Me Lullabies - Kate Rusby (with Kjell)
Aug 29th, 2008 I Don't Believe In The Sun - Stephin Merritt (with Frank)
Sept 18th, 2008 River of Dreams - Hayley Westenra A dedication to my dad
Sept 30th, 2008 Strawberry Wine
Oct 28th, 2008 Tell Him - with Tracy
:DNov 12th, 2008 Sally's Song - Nightmare Before Christmas
Nov 25th, 2008 For Your Eyes Only
Nov 26th,2008 Dalesman's Litany - Acapella
Dec 1st, 2008 Circle of Time - Joni Mitchell, with rjmusic
Dec 9th, 2008 I've Dreamed of You - Barbra Streisand
Dec 29th, 2008 She's Got A Way (redo) - with Bruce
The original has been returned and can be found under the title She's Got A Way She's Got A Way Love this and was really glad to get it back!
Jan 21st, 2009 For All We Know - Barbra Streisand
March 21st, 2009 Bird On A Wire - Leonard Cohen/Judy Collins
March 23rd, 2009 We'll Be Together Again
September 3rd, 2009 Stairway To The Stars - Ella Fitzgerald
September 6th, 2009 Kiss Me In The Rain - Barbra Streisand
September 18th, 2009 How Are Things In Glocca Morra (Finian's Rainbow)
5th November, 2009I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton John
18th November, 2009Sail The Summer Winds (The Dove)John Barry- Don Black
16th December, 2009Falling - (Cover) Kate Rusby
29th December, 2009San Andreas Fault (Cover) Natalie Merchant - Harmony with KiaGee
1st January, 2010 (my time! :P)Imagine - Eva Cassidy(backing)/John Lennon(lyrics) Happy New Year!
10th January, 2010Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James
2nd February, 2010With One More Look At You/Watch Closely Now - Barbra Streisand
29th March, 2010Wildflower - Sheryl Crow
13th April, 2010 Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
Other songs with funny titles:
I Like The Way = The Way He Makes Me Feel - Barbra Streisand
Never = Never Be The Sun - Dolores Keane
Wild Is The Wind = Not Johnny Mathis, but Nina Simone
True = Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
A Winter's Tale = Winter - Tori Amos (Cover) with mystery pianoman!
Angie Baby = Angie - Rolling Stones/Tori Amos
December = Once Upon A December - Deana Carter
Edge of Seventeen = At Seventeen - Janis Ian
Hello Again = Hello - Evanescence
Your Wildest Dream = Sho Heen - Scottish Lullaby - Kate Rusby - Acapella
My favourite duet
I've been very lucky in being able to collaborate with so many people, we've done some incredibly complex stuff, and I have always been amazed at the talent my musician friends have... and then there are some I've hijacked
Bruce (BronxBruce) introduced me to so much, and I will always feel it was because of his caring and interest in me as a person that I came out of my shell and stretched myself out into the place I needed to be, he found me on Singshot and I found him when I joined Singsnap... had he not found me, I think my interest would have dwindled and I'd have stayed firmly with my computing and digital picture manipulation...
He introduced me to CSNY - I have always loved Neil Young (not enough of his music on here!) But I didn't know the bigger picture so you can imagine the pleasure I felt listening to the beautiful harmonies these guys do... and I fell in love with their music when I listened to his 4+20
and joined him, because I just could not resist, my finest hijack I feel.
But always I come to this one,and the honour and warmth I feel having worked together on this planned harmony/duet with Bruce is immeasurable.Yeah, we both stayed up all night, on different nights LOL to get this right
15th November, 2008
On the 13th... Bruce gave me a belated Happy Birthday song... and I was so stunned I forgot to mention... please go listen
Not While I'm Around - Sweeney Todd
Still smiling from ear to ear...
6th November, 2008Edit: I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone over the past few days who have been very sweet to me, either via singing a song for my Birthday, or commenting on the songs sung, or one of mine, or the fun we have had in chat... I feel loved.And I will be round to say hi to you all as soon as I can... I'm sorry I've not been around much, had a lot of work on and had to divert my attention and discipline myself, this is not always easy... A very big thank you to Mike, Tommy, Karen and Walt, for your songs - you made me smile and I'll be back to listen again guaranteed
7th September, 2008Tee hee!I found a test on Unc Dave's profile page and just had to take it, it said I was low nerd material bah!That can't be right, so imagine my delight to find I could take EVEN yet another one hehehe, which, cough, I could say I wanted to appear MORE nerdier than he on :PWell, move over Unc, I is! Muwahahahha...word.
Look!I can even prove it for, who else sits with earphones plugged in whilst doing nerd tests and NOT listening to anything and posts a piccie taken with webcam when not singing or listening with earphones in DUR!
8th August, 2008
Finally!The Bruce, dedicates ME, (On my own) a song! - I love this song to bits and stalk him endlessly just to hear it :DAwwww thank you Bruce http://www.singsnap.com/snap/watchandlisten/play/bcc43001] One For MY Baby
Oh, it was recorded live in the EAW chat room... another sigh.What an honour!Thanks Bruce! Oh, and he promised me that if he EVER took it down, he'd sing me another, like MORE and dedicate it especially... maybe I made that bit up who knows ... heheh.
And I have to add, he has sung so many, many beautiful duets/harmonies with me for which I will be ever grateful. We had so much fun in chat with his surprise and lovely visit...
PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS ONE FIRST - IT'S SPECIAL TO ME
18th June, 2008:REALLY proud of this one folks, from the film
ONCE - FALLING SLOWLY
and singing with me is:
Acoustic Guitar Kjell
On Piano Frank
We may be spread all over the world, but for this song we get close enough to be together.Thank you guys for all your hard work, you've made this one really special for me
A big thank you to you all for your feedback and to all who have nominated this song for Hall of Fame too.
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Alternative Cerebral Jam ... Updated 19.06.08
And still at it right this minute!
21st May, 2008
White Bird... Found this song by accident, and it has been growing on me every time I hear it, really love it now
17th April, 2008:Reworked with Heyuloo/Armond
Bitter Boy Thanks Armond
20th March, 2008
A Heart Needs A Home - Kjellvis !!!I threw this song at him and said hey friend, could you just pick up the ol' guitar and play this for me ta!Well it's one of the most beautiful songs you are likely to hear and the guitar playing of Richard Thompson if you're familiar with it is no mean feat... so Kjell, you are fantastic, this is phenomenal playing, and I love it very, very much... thank you! Your harmonies too are beautiful
My personal favourite song
Good Enough - Evanescence
I had to work very hard on this, as it was so different, and I don't want it to get lost amongst all the other songs...