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1. Arne Vinzon – Le Problème de la Drogue
2. Serge Gainsbourg – Cannabis [BOF Cannabis]
3. Ella Fitzgerald – Got To Get You Into My Life
4. Cypress Hill/Sonic Youth – I Love You Mary Jane
5. Rick James – Mary Jane
6. Afroman – Because I Got High
7. Peter Tosh – Legalize It
8. Bob Marley – ganja song
9. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Ganja babe
10. Janis Joplin – Mary Jane
11. Melba Moore – Hashish
12. Morphine – Cure for Pain
13. Placebo – Pure Morning
14. Galliano – Stoned Again
15. Tania Saleh – Hashishet Albi حشيشة قلبي (The Love of My Life)
16. Mayssa Karaa – White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
17. Koudlam – Stoned

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Trouble

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Trouble in mind, I’m blue
But I won’t be blue always,
‘Cause that sun is gonna shine in my back door someday.






Trouble in mind, it’s true
I have almost lost my mind
Never had so much trouble in my life before

I’m gonna lay my head
On some lonesome railroad line
And let the 2:19 train ease my troubled mind.

Trouble in mind, I’m blue
But I won’t be blue always,
‘Cause that sun is gonna shine in my back door someday.


Of course there’s the Janis Joplin typerwriter version too.





And then there’s Cat’s take on Trouble





Trouble
Oh trouble set me free
I have seen your face
And it’s too much too much for me

Trouble
Oh trouble can’t you see
You’re eating my heart away
And there’s nothing much left of me


I don’t know if I like Keren Ann’s music in general. Must admit I don’t know it well. However there are a few tracks that are very catchy. That‘s one of them





My name is trouble my first name’s a mess
No need to greet me I’m here to confess
But if you let me hold you I won’t hold my breath
And if you let me love you I will love you to death



And I could go on forever, slip in some Tindersticks off their soundtrack for Claire Denis’ Trouble Ever Day. But I’ll just end this post with Vera Ward Hall before she was sampled by Moby





Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Don’t nobody know my troubles but God
Don’t nobody know my troubles but God

Went down the hill
Other day
My soul got happy
and stayed all day

Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Don’t nobody know my troubles but God
Don’t nobody know my troubles but God

Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Went in the room
Didn’t stay long
Looked on the bed and,
Brother was dead

Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Don’t nobody know my troubles but God
Don’t nobody know my troubles but God

Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard
Ooh Lordy, troubles so hard


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March 12, 2012 at 00:27

Freedom

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Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothing, that’s all that Bobby left me
But feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
Hey, feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.






Full of great one-liners:
I’d trade all of my tomorrows for just one yesterday
To be holding Bobby’s body next to mine.



I discovered Janis’ version of this track on her posthumous album Pearl (1971). And then I found the above version which is even better on a compilation. And then I slowly went up the food chain to Kris Kristofferson’s original song and the album of the same name. It was actually re-released under that name in order to cash in on Joplin’s success. It had been been released a year earlier as Kristofferson and I have to thank my “penpal” for refreshing my memory.
Remember when we were children, parents encouraged us to communicate with children our own age but in far away countries to develop language and communication skills? Well let’s just say that I’ve had a little help from my friends on this post, as I do on most of them actually. So here’s a downloadable video snippet by the man himself as well as a couple of Youtube videos.








Anyway we’re gonna continue with freedom fighters covered by outstanding vocalists





At last I am free
I can hardly see in front of me
I can hardly see in front of me

And now love please listen
To what I say
I can’t go on living life this way
I’ve tried and I’ve tried
To make you see
You call this love
All this lying, my friend, it just can’t be

At last I am free
I can hardly see in front of me
I can hardly see in front of me

And now love, please hold me
Come closer, my dear
It feels so good, just having you near
But who am I fooling
When I know it’s not real?
I can’t hide
All this hurt and pain inside I feel



I discovered this track through Robert Wyatt’s version. Turns out it’s a Chic song (As in Le Freak c’est Chic / Freak out! Nile Rodgers keeps blowing me away…)





And of course there’s the Liz Fraser / Cocteau Twins version I found on a Rough Trade compilation





“Are we there yet?”
What’s the point?
One last song for the road in 4 different versions





Set me free, why don’t cha babe
Get out my life, why don’t cha babe
‘Cause you don’t really love me
You just keep me hangin’ on
You don’t really need me
But you keep me hangin’ on

Why do you keep a coming around
Playing with my heart?
Why don’t you get out of my life
And let me make a new start?
Let me get over you
The way you’ve gotten over me



As a boy raised in the 80s, Kim Wilde still triggers something in me. That was the first version I heard of this amazingly empowering song. “I will survive” can go jump off a cliff as far as I’m concerned. But then in the 90s I got into this whole 60s-70s phase and discovered Vanilla Fudge’s psychedelic version.





Of course, in the noughties a friend then introduced me to Tim (aka Jeff’s Dad) Buckley and his medley





But it wasn’t until last September that I got slapped in the face by the original version. And boy did I (and do I still) deserve it





That’s all folks!
and to end on a “lighter” note here’s Blue Mel!