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Audiogramme du vendredi 11 Mars 2016

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1. Ananda Shankar – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
2. Quincy Jones – I Heard that!
3. The Meters – Chicken Strut
4. The Temptations – Message from a Black Man
5. Gloria Taylor – You Gotta Pay The Price
6. Keith and Tex – This Is My Song
7. Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining
8. Peter Tosh – You Can’t Fool Me Again
9. Deirdre Wilson Tabac – I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes
10. It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird
11. Richie Havens – Strawberry Fields Forever
12. Rotary – Tales Of The Brave Ulysse
13. Tim Buckley – Strange Feelin’
14. Brigitte Fontaine, Areski & Art Ensemble of Chicago – Comme a la Radio


Audiogramme du dimanche 15 février 2015

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1. Hurleurs – Si Tu T’En Vas (Léo Ferré)
2. Low – Stay (Rihanna)
3. Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett – True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)
4. Beach House – Some Things Last A Long Time (Daniel Johnston)
5. Cat Power – Sea Of Love
6. Feist – Secret Heart (Ron Sexsmith)
7. Keep Shelly In Athens – Just Like Honey (Jesus And Mary Chain)
8. St. Vincent – These Days (Jackson Browne)
9. The National – Sleep All Summer (with St. Vincent) (Crooked Fingers)
10. Crooked Fingers – Solitary Man (Neil Diamond)
11. POP ETC – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
12. Tindersticks – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding)
13. Mark Ronson Ft. Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (The Smiths)
14. The Czars – Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley)
15. Will Young – Teardrops (Womack and Womack)

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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!


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“I’m as puzzled as the oyster”

On the floating, ship less oceans
I did all my best to smile
Till your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving into your eyes

And you sang, “Sail to me
Sail to me, let me enfold you”
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you

Then I dreamed, you dreamed about me
Were you here when I was for sail?
(Was for sail)
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks

For you sang, “Touch me not
Touch me not, come back tomorrow”
Ohh my heart, ohh my heart
Shies from the sorrow

I’m as puzzled as the oyster
I am as troubled as the tide
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or shall I lie with death my bride?

Hear me sing, “Swim to me
Swim to me, let me enfold you”
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you

No comment. Read more about this song here and download Tim Buckley‘s original stripped down version as well as the best-known cover by This Mortal Coil

It’ll End in Tears…

Written by audiogrammes

November 19, 2011 at 03:17