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Pete Seger: Turn Turn Turn

Posted by Anne on March 26th, 2014

What is death in the light of such a life. Pete Seeger (3 May 1919 – 27 Jan 2014). Ecclesiastes 3 turned into Turn Turn Turn. At this concert (he was 93), Pete Seeger says his wife Toshi made up a few extra verses for their children. They contain the words: work – play night […]

Kate Rusby

Posted by Anne on December 19th, 2013

Musical discovery in Chris’ advent calendar (thank you!). Her Christmas albums Sweet Bells and While Mortals Sleep are taking Helmut and me both back to our roots, which is truly puzzling, because our roots are so very different and nowhere even remotely near South Yorkshire. Perhaps time to take a trip there?

Lisa Hannigan: Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Posted by Anne on December 16th, 2013

Christmastime’s a-comin’: Bluegrass, Ska, Cajun

Posted by Anne on December 15th, 2013

Bill Monroe sings Christmastime’s A-Comin’ (lyrics below), then Bob Marley sings White Christmas, followed by Harry Fonteneau with a Cajun rendition of Silent Night. by Tex Logan Oh, Christmastime’s a-comin’ Christmastime’s a-comin’ Christmastime’s a-comin’ And I know I’m goin’ home Snow flake’s a-fallin’ My old heart’s a-callin’ Tall pine’s a-hummin’ ‘Cause Christmastime’s a-comin’ Can’t you […]

Cassandra Wilson: Winter Solstice Nights

Posted by Anne on December 13th, 2013

Cassandra Wilson: Winter Solstice Nights Let me rest my head upon your shoulder Let me lie my body in your bed Oh, I’m longing for to see you On these winter solstice nights when the stars are shining bright Won’t you please leave on your lights of gold and red? Won’t you please leave on […]

Captain Picard: Let it Snow? Make it So!

Posted by Anne on December 13th, 2013

Actually, the weather is absolutely delightful. Sunny and beautiful. But snow is on the way. Someplace. Love this remix.

Michael Kiwanuka: I’m Getting Ready

Posted by Anne on December 12th, 2013

A soul prayer from Michael Kiwanuka (2012). Thank you, Christoph. Oh my, I didn’t know what it means to believe Oh my, I didn’t know what it means to believe But if I hold on tight, is it true? Would You take care of all that I do? Oh Lord, I’m a getting ready to […]