Friday, July 31, 2015

Invader Girl - Stuck On Me

[HQ] Nicole Scherzinger - Don't Hold Your Breath (X Factor France - 21st...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Official Trailer – “We March Together”

Jine the Cavalry - Civil War Song

Hilary Duff - All About You

George Harrison: Something - Concert for Bangladesh

Friday, July 24, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me - new song

The Beatles - Across the Universe (Full video) - alternate version

The Beatles - "Sexy Sadie" Stereo Remaster

Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill (official video) - 2012

CSNY - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Down By The River - Big Sur,California

Civil War Songs - Union - When Johnny comes marching home (Mitch Miller ...

Cold Mountain - Trailer - 2003

Civil War Song;Cold Mountain;CSNY at Big Sur

Tonight is featured the Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."
A film trailer for the Civil War movie "Cold Mountain"is presented here as well.The movie,starring Jude Law,Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger,is still popular today.You can watch it on YouTube for a small fee.A trailer for "Cold Mountain" is provided here tonight.Renee Zellweger won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the picture.*
Some young people may not realise that the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" uses the word "gay" in its original sense of "happy."It's another song we used to sing in grade school.It is performed here by Mitch Miller and his chorus.Miller rose to fame in the 1950s with a series of "Sing Along" LPs,which gave rise to the NBC TV series "Sing Along With Mitch" in 1960.He was originally an oboist and went on to become an Artists and Repertoire man at Columbia Records,developing the careers of recording artists.Miller received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2000 and died in 2010.*
Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young performed "Down By The River" at the Big Sur Folk Festival in 1969.They were accompanied by bassist Greg Reeves and drummer Dallas Taylor,who also played on their "Deja Vu" album.The festival at Big Sur,California was held annually from 1964-1971.*
At the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville,Ontario,Americans Chad Campbell and Brian Harman topped the leaderboard in first and second place,respectively,as of publication time.Canadian David Hearn was in third with his second round eleven under par 67.The tournament is being held at the Glen Abbey Golf Club,about 27 miles from Toronto.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Demi Lovato - Cool for the Summer (Audio Only) - new song

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Southern Cross - 11/3/1991 - Golden Gate ...

The Beatles 01 - Back In The U.S.S.R "White Album Disc 1" (2009 Stereo R...


Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Dixie — Canadian Brass

Confederate song - "I Wish I Was In Dixie"

Civil War Songs;Scottish Open Golf

Tonight are featured some songs with a Civil War theme:"Dixie" and a cover version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
"Dixie" is of uncertain authorship,but dates from the 1850s,before the Civil War,and became one of the most popular American songs of the nineteenth century.Indeed,it was a favourite of Abraham Lincoln,who used it for his campaign rallies.During the Civil War,it became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy.A new set of lyrics with a military theme were written in the war period,but the sung version given here,by the 2nd South Carolina String Band,uses the original minstrel show lyrics of the prewar period.An instrumental version by the The Canadian Brass and Nexus is also offered.
The cover version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is by American folk singer Joan Baez.Her high quality voice and perfect diction makes listening to it worthwhile.Last time was featured the original version by The Band.Given the current atmosphere in the United States,you have to wonder whether a radio station would dare to play such a song written from the Confederate perspective.Have no fear,dear readers:you can listen to the song on this blog.For that matter,"Dixie" has also been criticised for being racist,even though Lincoln himself loved it.Would a radio station dare to play that song today?This blog will so that you can decide for yourselves.
Will such songs as "Dixie" still be sung in the public schools where we sang them years ago?For that matter,we had Christmas parties at public schools.*
At the Scottish Open at the Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian,Scotland,Englishman Daniel Brooks topped the leader board with his excellent second round eleven under par 65.Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland,American Ryan Palmer and four others shared second place at eight under par.Phil Mickelson,who won the tournament in 2013,was well down the leader board in 48th place with his three under par 68,but will still get to play the weekend and have an outside chance to win.