John Simkin

Music on YouTube

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I thought it might be a good idea for us to share information on videos we like. YouTube is especially good for this. One of my favourite singers is Lou Rawls. Take a look at this selection of videos.

Lou Rawls

Stormy Monday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLVC4XBSWko

Dead End City

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEYHeFSIsDM

Love is a Hurting Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIYXb7mq27I

You’ll Never Find

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/searc...ther-l?from=rss

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Mark Romanek was so deeply affected by Johnny Cash's cover of Trent Reznor's "Hurt", he offered (and begged) to shoot the video for free. Upon doing so, he sent the video to Trent Reznor. Reznor was in session with Zach de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine fame) at the time, and they were reportedly so awestruck emotionally that they had to leave the room and recuperate, Reznor himself being moved to tears. The video itself features footage of a decrepit Cash at the flood-ravaged House of Cash Museum interspersed with footage from Cash's personal collection of himself in his youth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO9dbmJ_2zU

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Mark Romanek was so deeply affected by Johnny Cash's cover of Trent Reznor's "Hurt", he offered (and begged) to shoot the video for free. Upon doing so, he sent the video to Trent Reznor. Reznor was in session with Zach de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine fame) at the time, and they were reportedly so awestruck emotionally that they had to leave the room and recuperate, Reznor himself being moved to tears. The video itself features footage of a decrepit Cash at the flood-ravaged House of Cash Museum interspersed with footage from Cash's personal collection of himself in his youth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO9dbmJ_2zU

This is the only music video I've seen that has literally moved me to tears. Great cover as well.

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I hadn't heard of Andy McKee until a week ago, stumbled upon him in Youtube. A hugely gifted guitarist and musician.

Cover of Toto's Africa - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt1fB62cGbo

Into the Ocean (played on harp guitar) -

Drifting -

Rylynn -

As a "guitar player" myself (and I use the term loosely), I'd give my right arm to be able to play like this. Which would defeat the purpose somewhat of course.

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Mark Romanek was so deeply affected by Johnny Cash's cover of Trent Reznor's "Hurt", he offered (and begged) to shoot the video for free. Upon doing so, he sent the video to Trent Reznor. Reznor was in session with Zach de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine fame) at the time, and they were reportedly so awestruck emotionally that they had to leave the room and recuperate, Reznor himself being moved to tears. The video itself features footage of a decrepit Cash at the flood-ravaged House of Cash Museum interspersed with footage from Cash's personal collection of himself in his youth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO9dbmJ_2zU

This is the only music video I've seen that has literally moved me to tears. Great cover as well.

Interestingly this was the video I thought of posting a link too when I saw John's link to this thread. Cash recorded a lot of excellent material in his last years. I nearly cried when I heard he had died, likewise when I heard about June a few months earlier.

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Enter "Phil Woods," and be amazed.

Especially relevant to this site: Seek Woods' 1968 B&W performance of "And When We Were Young," his tribute to the just-assassinated RFK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8udjNCTJBg

Also contemporary Woods with strings:

Charles

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Here is the most wonderful Patty Griffin doing 'Heavenly Day' live on Letterman. She is a brilliant singer/songwriter and if you can hunt out her Martin Luther King inspired 'Up To The Mountain', then you are in for a rare treat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7wga28SH2s

James

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Enter "Phil Woods," and be amazed.

Especially relevant to this site: Seek Woods' 1968 B&W performance of "And When We Were Young," his tribute to the just-assassinated RFK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8udjNCTJBg

Also contemporary Woods with strings:

Charles

Thanks for that. I did not know about this performance.

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How about some classic Aussie rock?

'Khe Sanh' by Cold Chisel.

I saw these guys many times over the years and their shows were an event to be sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH07B90NFjE

Here is the most wonderful Patty Griffin doing 'Heavenly Day' live on Letterman. She is a brilliant singer/songwriter and if you can hunt out her Martin Luther King inspired 'Up To The Mountain', then you are in for a rare treat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7wga28SH2s

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Clifford T. Ward was indeed a very talented singer/songwriter.

I loved his song 'Gaye' from the early 70's. It was covered many times but the simplicity with how Ward performed this track was quite stunning. If you haven't heard it, may I suggest making the effort to track it down.

James

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Clifford T. Ward was indeed a very talented singer/songwriter.

I loved his song 'Gaye' from the early 70's. It was covered many times but the simplicity with how Ward performed this track was quite stunning. If you haven't heard it, may I suggest making the effort to track it down.

James

You will find it here. I think you will appreciate the scenery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFZnMiZd87Q

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Clifford T. Ward was indeed a very talented singer/songwriter.

I loved his song 'Gaye' from the early 70's. It was covered many times but the simplicity with how Ward performed this track was quite stunning. If you haven't heard it, may I suggest making the effort to track it down.

James

You will find it here. I think you will appreciate the scenery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFZnMiZd87Q

That's great. Thanks, John.

My first love was named Gaye so lots of memories there.

One of my favorite pure vocalists is Sarah Brightman. I not sure how popular she is in the United States but Ms. Brightman has quite the following here in Australia and of course in Great Britain.

Here is a performance of 'Deliver Me'. Quite something indeed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuECcqgwrvo

James

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