Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Monday morning, a really excellent cover with three part harmony and Toni Lindgren’s big guitar. Lauren O’Connell on lead and Elle Cordova backing up.

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Tuesday’s Tunes

For the first time since I started this blog, I didn’t post a song on Monday–somehow I got confused about Labor Day and didn’t realize it was Monday yesterday. Anyway, here’s a special treat to make up for it: Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore with a perfectly delightful medley.

Thanks to YouTuber vintage video clips

Summer’s End

One of the great songs that John Prine wrote in the last part of his career. Like the lyrics of Paul Simon, Prine’s lyrics tells you just enough about the story to intrigue you, but open enough to let you complete it with your own experience.

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Thanks to YouTuber Radio Heartland

The Weight

Levon Helm, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson on vocals on one of the great songs of all time IMO. This live version is from the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Big controversy on who wrote the song himself and whether Robbie was a shithead. Yeah, he probably was, but no matter now.

RIP Robbie Robertson

Thanks to YouTuber claus250

A Heavenly Trio

This was really fun–comedian Art Carney guested on the Johnny Carson show and Carney, Carson and Sid Caesar ended up playing “My Blue Heaven” as a jazz trio, with Carney on piano, Carson on drums and Caesar on sax.

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Tony Bennett Unplugged

Tony Bennett, one of the greats, as an artist, human being, and a New York City fixture for many years. He will be missed.

Towards the end of his life he was stricken by Alzheimer’s. According to Wikipedia, his son Danny said that “the Alzheimer’s was mainly affecting his father’s short term memory and that he would often forget he had just performed after a concert; his long term memory remained intact and he could still fully remember all the lyrics to his repertoire when performing.”

“Fly Me to the Moon,” without a mic.

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Canadian Money: Quarter Ain’t Worth A Dime

This was an odd song that I really liked on the Sha Na Na album–not a doo wop song at all like their others, but a sweet clever folk-ish song. I don’t think it had any radio play, and I doubt it would fit in to any of their concerts, so I was really glad to find it on YouTube. Give it a try, I think you might like it.

Thanks to YouTuber Sha Na Na – Topic

I Wonder Why: Sha Na Na

Monday morning, Sha Na Na. I saw these guys at Ferris Booth Hall when I was a student at Columbia University in the early 70s. I think most of them were Columbia alumni. I love the chaotic choreography.

Thanks to YouTuber Musikladen

Ask Me Why

Monday Morning, a most unusual cover of a lesser known, but great early Beatles song. The guy who does this is really interesting–go to his channel and look at the variety of covers he does, all very well produced. I have no idea what his real name is, but he’s quite talented.

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