Category Archives: Jazz Music

January First


http://www.shawnphillips.com/

from the 1974 A&M album
“Furthermore”
AMLH 68278

Shawn Phillips — vocals and guitars
Peter Robinson — keyboards
John Gustafson — bass
Barry deSouza — drums
Caleb Quaye — guitar
Paul Buckmaster — cello
Raul Mayora — percussion

Produced by Jonathan Weston
Engineered by Django Johnny Punter
Assistant Engineer: Mark Dodson
Recorded in England at Rampart Studio, Battersea

I’ll sing you a song of the deepest blue, if you tell me all the colors that you see in the human hue
I’ll sing you a song of the brightest hope, if you show me a man who’s reassured that he can cope
I’ll sing you a song of beige and livid green, if you show me an earth that is slowly getting clean
And I’ll raise your spirit higher, make you tremble with delight, if you lay down all your weapons, if you make the truth your fight
Lay down all your weapons, if you make the truth your fight
If you make the truth your soulmate, keep it with you all the time, then by the grace of God inside, you’ll live in heaven’s clime

If you talk to me of atom bombs, if you explain what they are for, I’ll sing you all the songs I know about a world I see at war
A war that’s greatly based on fear that’s the only way they’ll work, authority and governments they hide behind their smirk
For they think that you don’t know it yet they think you’re not aware, that the potential of the human soul lies just in human care
So won’t you sing this silly song with me, come and give me a gift, we all are one in life and love, we all provide the lift

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CCS ~ Whole Lotta Love


The Collective Consciousness Society, with the theme tune to the former British Institution that was

TOP OF THE POPS!

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Vision Of Rassan


Little wooden ships, crossing the ocean…..

About Roland Kirk

The Vision Of Rassan: Roll On Kirk :

This is my, My dedication
A song to a father, From one to another
One to another, A brother to a brother
Cast your mind back, To black Africa
Little wooden ships, Crossing the ocean
Little wooden ships, Lending on the shoreline
The name of the place Lord, Is New-Orleans
Remember Jelly Roll Morton, Later Charlie Bird Parker
Travel to the north, With Charlie Bird Parker
People goin’ insane, With John Coltrane
But can you dig on his Name now?
I said it’s Roland Kirk Make them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeah
Make them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeahWatch him move, Every movement speaks now
Seems 
He does his little thangs, And he stomps He moan, and moan and blowsMake them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeah
Make them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeah….

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Diamond Head / Phil Manzanera


MUSIC somehow touches the soul. That is so true for me. There are so many feelings and moods that can’t be expressed with words. I can’t explain the feeling this song gives me, and you probably get something different. I have no idea why this video goes with this song, but I love the song. ~sekanblogger

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GOT THE SPIRIT


PLEASE listen to this whole thing! This has got to be the best Jazz of ALL TIME! I got to see this song performed live, way back in 1975.  This is well worth 10 minutes of your time.

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F**CK YOU


 Uh, um, sorry about the title. I couldn’t think of anything intellectual or inspirational to say right now. And NO, this is not about me, I’m still happily married. Enjoy the music!

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Jeff Beck Live


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Handbags And Gladrags


This song has always meant something special to me. I have an open question; What do these lyrics mean to you, or what feeling(s) do they give you?

Originally written by Manfred Mann’s singer (sorry, his name is lost in my pea-brain). First, a newer version. Having heard this, now I don’t need to post Rod Stewart’s version.

Ever see a blind man cross the road

Trying to make the other side

Ever see a young girl growing old

Trying to make herself a bride

So what becomes of you my love

When they have finally stripped you of

The handbags and the gladrags

That your poor old Grandad had to sweat to buy you

Once I was a young man

And all I thought I had to do was smile

Well you are still a young girl

And you bought everything in style

So once you think you’re in you’re out

‘Cos you don’t mean a single thing without

The handbags and the gladrags

That your poor old Grandad had to sweat to buy you

Sing a song of six-pence for your sake

And take a bottle full of rye

Four and twenty blackbirds in a cake

And bake them all in a pie

They told me you missed school today

So what I suggest you just throw them all away

The handbags and the gladrags

That your poor old Grandad had to sweat to buy

Oh oh

They told me you missed school today

So what I suggest you just throw them all away

The handbags and the gladrags

That your poor old Grandad had to sweat to buy

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Now, my favorite version. Sorry, I love anything done by Bill Chase.

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Light Flight


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SUNDAY MUSIC ~ Amazing Grace


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