Fast Car 1 or Fast Car 2?

Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” was the Song of the Year in 1989 (28 Years Ago!).

Here’s Tracy Chapman (1989) vs. Passenger/Michael David Rosenberg with his Cover (July 2, 2017).

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Bono: “We love America. I think this is why you say we are allowed to talk about America. We come here like Pilgrims in some sense – – America is the promised land and I feel like an annoying fan sometimes following America into the bathroom with the liner notes … “you didn’t play the declaration of independence” – – I’m that guy, we’re that group. We love this country. And we love the landscape and it’s not just the physical landscape, its the psychological landscape, it’s a spiritual landscape…” (May, 2017)

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” was released in 1985 (32 years ago! Wow!).  It was won the Grammy Award for the Song of the Year as did the Album for the Album of the Year.


Thank you Susan

I See Rivers

Hailing from the Northern, Southern and Western parts of Norway, the now Liverpool-based trio I SEE RIVERS creates an organic musical landscape they’ve dubbed ”Float Folk”. (Facebook page)

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The Paper Kites


The Paper Kites are an indie folk rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The band was formed in 2010.  Lyrics for this tune Tenenbaum at Genius.com.  Links here for the band’s official web site, Facebook, and their album on iTunes.

1995


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Gulls

This land belongs to the gulls
And the gulls to their cry
And their cry to the wind
And the wind belongs to no-one
The wind belongs to no-one…

~ David Gray, from Gulls.

Video recorded live on December 7, 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium.


St. Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones is a six-piece soul band based out of Birmingham, Alabama, which formed in 2012.

“Paul, according to all the reviews and stuff that are written of the band, he looks like your high school history teacher, or he looks like Drew Carey,” Phillips explains. “Bottom line is that we’re a bunch of kind of nerdy-looking white guys, and when this sort of earth-shaking soul roar comes out of his mouth for the first time, you can always hear the air being sucked out of the room.” Janeway wasn’t raised to be a soul singer. He grew up in rural Alabama in a strict religious household. “I could only listen to, like, gospel Christian music,” Janeway says.” And he got most of his musical chops from church. He even trained to be a preacher. “I learned more from preaching than I did singing in church,” Janeway explains, “because you learn a little bit more about how to interact with the crowd — feeling momentum, just feeling that intensity — and it’s not a whole lot different than what we do now.”

(NPR Music: From Preacher To Grass Cutter To Earth-Shaking Soul Singer)

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Find the group’s 2016 album Sea of Noise on iTunes

Who’s Better? Nobody.

Rag’n’Bone Man


Rag’n’Bone Man (born Rory Graham) sings “Human“. He’s a British singer-songwriter from Uckfield, near Brighton.  At 15, he started he career by testing his rap skills at open-mic hip hop nights.  At 19, encouraged by his father, he sang at a blues jam in a local pub and doors started opening for acoustic gigs. His career has since taken off.  You can find his pages on Facebook, his web site and on iTunes.

 

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