Song Of The Day – Cut Copy – “Where I’m Going”

Cut Copy - Lollapalooza 2010

Cut Copy – Lollapalooza 2010 (Photo credit: kate.gardiner)

Australian band, Cut Copy, released this song in 2010 and is from their album “Zonoscope”.  Great song, kind of a 21st century Beach Boys thing.

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Where I’m Going

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Remembering Abram Wilson

Nathaniel Facey (sax) and Abram Wilson (trumpet)

Nathaniel Facey (sax) and Abram Wilson (trumpet) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The music world lost Abram Wilson June 9, 2012.  He passed at the age of 38 of colon cancer.  Far to early.  I have explored jazz, and the trumpet in particular through an introduction to Donald Byrd, and discovered Abram in my travels.  Spectacular player, absolutely amazing.  He was born in New Orleans and lived in London, UK.  Have a listen to the cuts I have included and then dig a bit deeper, satisfaction is guaranteed,

 

Africa

 

 

 

Abram Wilson Quartet

 

 

Song Of The Day – Sarah Vaughan – “Lover Man”

 

English: Sarah Vaughan, possibly Cafe Society,...

English: Sarah Vaughan, possibly Cafe Society, NYC, ca. August 1946. Photography by William P. Gottlieb. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It is a great day to be swept away by a singer with exceptional talent.  The late great Sarah Vaughan was such a singer.  This track was taped in 1958 and is Sarah’s version of “Lover Man”.  A standard jazz song that has also been recorded by such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James. Norah Jones, Billie Holiday and, strangely enough, Michael Jackson.  The song was written for Billie Holiday in 1941 by Jimmy Davis, Roger Ramirez and James Sherman.  The original by Billie was inducted to Grammy Hall of Fame in 1989.

 

Lover Man

 

 

Song of The Day – Marvin Gaye – “Heavy Love Affair”

 

Marvin Gaye in 1973

Marvin Gaye in 1973 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Marvin Gaye.  Not much to say about one of the greats.  Terrific singer, smooth R&B guy who is missed to this day.  It is hard to believe he died in 1984, holy crap.  I heard this song on my way to work the other day and was blown away….again.

 

 

Heavy Love Affair

 

 

Barren River Trio – Twitter Thursday

Today, I want to take a listen to Barren River Trio.  They are at @barrenrivertrio on Twitter if you like what you hear and want to keep up with them.  The group is out of Bowling Green, NY and are a folk trio.  All three play guitar and sing.  There is also some mandolin and harmonica in the tunes.  Band members are Alex Day, Danny Moody and Andrew Varson.  Now we listen to some of their material.  The first song I have chosen is original, live and showcases their harmonies.  Good stuff.

Shine The Light

In this song, a cover of the Kings of Leon hit, “Use Somebody”, they change it and tweak it, creating an interesting version.

Use Somebody

Nice sounding group.  Check them out if you get a chance.