Saturday, September 28, 2013


"Cavatina" is a classical guitar piece by Stanley Myers and the theme from The Deer Hunter.
The piece had been recorded by classical guitarist John Williams, long before the film that made it famous. It had originally been written for piano but at Williams' invitation, Myers re-wrote it for guitar and expanded it. After this transformation, it was first used for the film, The Walking Stick (1970). In 1973, Cleo Laine wrote lyrics and recorded the song as "He Was Beautiful", accompanied by John Williams himself.
Following the release of The Deer Hunter in 1978, Williams' instrumental version of "Cavatina" became a UK Top 20 hit. Two other versions also made the Top 20 the same year - another instrumental recording by The Shadows, with an electric guitar played by Hank Marvin, released on their album String of Hits with the name "Theme from The Deer Hunter" (number 9 in the UK singles charts and number 1 in The Netherlands); and a vocal version (using Cleo Laine's lyrics) by Iris Williams.
The song was also recorded by Paul Potts on his debut album, One Chance.
There is a gospel version set to Cavatina called "Beautiful"; the author is Billy Evmur and it appears in the Dove On A Distant Oak Tree collection. Another vocal version with different lyrics was recorded by Vince Hill (released on the compilation The Ember Records Story Vol. 2 - 1960-1979).
In 2009, the song formed the tenth track of Camilla Kerslake's début album Camilla Kerslake.
In 2011, the song was recorded by singer Joe McElderry and guitarist Milos Karadaglic for McElderry's second album, Classic.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Favourite Things

"My Favorite Things" is a popular Christmas song, It was originally from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Blue Bossa

"Blue Bossa" is an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham. It was introduced on Joe Henderson's 1963 album Page One. A blend of hard bop and bossa nova, the tune was possibly influenced by Dorham's visit to the Rio de Janeiro Jazz Festival in 1961. The tune has since been recorded numerous times by different artists, making it a jazz standard.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ame des Poetes

Song from Charles Trenet

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Three Jolie Rogues

Three Jolly Rogues is an English folk song.

A miller, a weaver and a tailor lived in King Arthur's time (or in "Good Old Colonial times"). They were thrown out because they could not sing. All three were thieves. They are suitably punished.
The Miller got drowned in a dam
The Weaver got hung in his yarn
The Tailor tripped as he ran away with the broadcloth under his arm

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Petite fleur

Well-known song from Sidney Bechet

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Drunk Scotsman

Funny song about a drunk Scotsman

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Galway Girl

A song by Steve Earle and the fantastic Sharon Shannon

Sunday, June 16, 2013

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