Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Soundings 3/6

Friday Soundings with John Gaguine

Diana Krall - Folks Who Live on the Hill (Kern/Hammerstein), I Love Being Here with You (Peggy Lee), When I Look into Your Eyes (Leslie Bricusse)

Susan Tedeschi - Sweet Forgiveness (Iris DeMent), Share Your Love with Me, Magnificent Sanctuary Band (backed up by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama) - all from 2005 CD, Hope and Desire

Nnenna Freelon - from the 2002 CD Tales of Wonder - Celebrating Stevie Wonder - Tears of a Clown (co-written by Smokey Robinson), My Cherie Amour

Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans - from her 2006 CD After the Rain, recorded shortly after Hurricane Katrina - Shelter in the Rain (Stevie Wonder, again), In the Middle of It All, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (made famous by Nina Simone)

From the 1994 CD The Glory of Gershwin, featuring major artists singing Gershwin songs -
Lisa Stansfield - They Can't Take That Away from Me
Carly Simon - I've Got a Crush on You
Kate Bush - The Man I Love

Janis Joplin - A Woman Left Lonely (co-written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, from the 1970 album Pearl, where Janis is backed by the Full Tilt Boogie Band - one of the all-time great albums)
Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring Janis, of course - I Need a Man to Love (co-written by Janis and BB guitarist Sam Andrews , from 1968's Cheap Thrills, another of the all-time great albums)
Janis, from Pearl - Half Moon

Julie London - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to (Cole Porter), Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast, Wives and Lovers (Burt Bacharach/Hal David), Mickey Mouse March (from the Mickey Mouse Club!)

Marsha Ball (lead vocals), Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton - Love, Sweet Love (Marsha Ball)
Marsha Ball, Irma Thomas (lead vocals), Tracy Nelson - Yield Not Unto Temptation

Susan Tedeschi - Follow (from Hope and Desire again; this is a 60s folk classic, by Jerry Merrick, first recorded by Richie Havens on his first album Mixed Bag)

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