Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Chas & Dave

Joe writes: Sad news that Chas & Dave have split, but at least they had their career renaissance while they were still together - I tried to see them at Glastonbury a couple of years back but couldn't get near the tent for the crowds of people.

Given the tragic circumstances, the most appropriate song to post would be In Sickness And In Health, but their classic hit was of course Ain't No Pleasing You (I say that as if I have a comprehensive knowledge of their catalogue - I don't, sadly).

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Joe writes: What A Wonderful Surprise

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Many Rivers To Cross

Joe writes: A while back, I happened to record Jimmy Cliff performing Many Rivers To Cross on TV. It's a great rendition of one of my all-time favourites so I posted it to YouTube.

When I was a teenager, some people came round to my mum's house one Saturday night and I played them Many Rivers To Cross on the gramophone, with that very quiet organ intro then Jimmy's piercing vocal at top volume. My guests back then were not an appreciative audience, but YouTube users are. They seem to find the performance inspirational and I'm inspired by their comments. One day I hope to be involved in a piece of music as good as Many Rivers To Cross.

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