I Write The Songs #68

part 1 Katherine Jenkins, Bring me to life Paul Simon, Sounds of Silence Krista Detor, Bridges kristadetor.com George Benson, Walk on by (instrumental) (Burt Bacharach) Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, Island in the stream (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) part 2 James Taylor, Line’em up Lily & Madeleine, Back to the river Bob Marley & The Wailers, Redemption song Pitch Feather, Elderflower Fall Otis Redding, Dock of the bay Alex Highton, You’ve got the trees … Read on…

Franco-Folk

The most common reference to Franco-Folk is the word Chanson. Chanson is a French word literally meaning “song”. The term has been continually used since the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to denote lyric-driven French art or folk song with French lyrics, usually polyphonic or secular. It has gradually evolved throughout the decades both musically and lyrically to become what we know today as chanson. In effect, French chanson covers a wide range of different … Read on…

Georges Moustaki, the Metic

Georges Moustaki

In the title track of his debut album, Georges Moustaki describes his face as that of a metic, a wandering Jew, a Greek shepherd, a thief and a vagabond. Maybe so. But his melodic strumming of the guitar and his understated voice have overflown these appearances, his overgrown beard and that stereotype. If anything, that image only promotes the depth, mystery and serenity surrounding his voice and the rhymes it creates, it has no reason … Read on…