Amina: a modern Scheherazade

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About Amina Amina is a symbol of successful musical fusion between Arab and Western worlds emerging right in the 1980s when World music is rising. Her artistic make-up brought her up in two cultures, the cultural melting pot of the Tunisian city of Carthage (with Maghrebi music, Italian variety and the music of Joan Baez and James Brown brought through the Tabarka Festival) and Paris, where she attended the Conservatoire briefly for some formal musical training and was introduced to classical works and exposed … Read on…

Sonja Marie: And I gave my love to you

About Sonja Marie It is so easy to forget people when they are not in your face all the time, yet again, maybe some singer-songwriters need to be in your face to be noticed. Sonja Marie lets her music do the talking. She is better known for her soulful contribution to the acclaimed “Waiting to Exhale” original soundtrack album with her first release ever, “And I gave my love to you” and the only singer … Read on…

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – features songwriter of the week Roland Orzabal and quite a lot of his ventures with band Tears for fears, original or covered. Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – part 1 Woman in chains, Tears for Fears Roland Orzabal’s duet with Oleta Adams Roland Orzabal is our songwriter of the week – Lo-Fang, You’re the one that i want (John Farrar), 2014 Norah Jones, Shoot the … Read on…

I Write The Songs #47

Main theme – Under your skin Underneath your clothes, Shakira – Columbia Umbrella, The Manic Street Preachers Jockey Full of Bourbon, Youn Sun Nah (Tom Waits) – USA, Korea An exquisite interpretation of Tom Waits’ 1985 superb first single from his album Rain Dogs. The songstress is Jazz vocalist South Korean Youn Sun Nah and also our cover of the week. Keep her in mind, she will surely come back to showcase her vocal prowess that … Read on…

I Write The Songs #46

Paul Simon

Main Theme: “One-story” tellers across borders Coat of Many Colours, Dolly Parton, USA – 7 seconds, Youssou N’dour/Neneh Cherry (N’Dour/Cherry/McVey/Sharp), Senegal/Sweden, 1994 Neneh Cherry revealed that “7 Seconds” tells about first seven seconds in the life of a newborn, arguably unaware of problems in the world. ” Neneh Cherry Online – Biography”. Retrieved 12 Jul 2009. The song appeared on N’Dour’s album The Guide (Wommat) and Neneh Cherry’s album Man as well as on the soundtrack of the 1998 … Read on…

I Write The Songs #45

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Main theme: A playlist of some singer-songwriters, something old, something new, something borrowed, something new Follow the heron, Karine Polwart, Scotland Walking man, James Taylor, USA You know, Laura Marling, England A l’ombre du coeur de ma mie, Debademba, Mali / France borrowed from French singer-songwriter Georges Brassens, lifted with the accents of Mali It ain’t me babe, Bob Dylan Wind cries Mary, Jimy Hendrix Clown, Emeli Sande – Scotland Ashes, Ben Harper – USA Back … Read on…

I Write The Songs #44

Play dead, Bjork, Iceland Save tonight, Eagle Eye Cherry, 3.56, Sweden Full steam ahead, David Gray and Annie Lennox, England All fall down, Ultravox, 1986, UK Who will save your soul, Jewel, USA Everybody’s changing, Keane, England The sweetest thing, Lauryn Hill, Jamaica You give me something, James Morrisson, 3.35 Underneath your clothes, Shakira, Columbia The girl from Ipanema, Frank Sinatra, USA Sleep like breathing, Alison Moyet (featuring David Freeman), 4.20, 1987 Eyes wide open, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #43

Burt Bacharach

Special Burt Bacharach and Brazil World cup 2014 Dream a little dream of me, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (music: Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt; lyrics by Gus Kahn cover), from c.1931 Somethin’ stupid, Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman (written by C. Carson Parks and best known in the hit version by Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy Sinatra) These are the days, Jamie Cullum (Ben Cullum), 2003, England Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple Royals, Lorde, 2013, New Zealand … Read on…

I Write The Songs #42

Main theme: Guitars Bye, Bye Baby, Janis Joplin a song written by Powell St. John, interpreted by Big Brother and the Holding Company on their first album, featuring Janis Joplin) 1966 – Angel, Jimi Hendrix – This garden, Jo Bywater, 2013, England – Wind cries Mary, Jimi Hendrix, 3.21, 1967, USA – You know, Laura Marling, 2013 – Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen, USA Against All Odds, Phil Collins, England – Elderflower Fall, Pitch Feather, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #41

part 1 Put you records on, Corinne Bailey Rae, 2006, UK Crippled inside, John Lennon, UK I Wish I Was A Bird, Jesse Harris, USA Soundtrack featured: Pure Shores, Shaznay Lewis (All Saints), UK/Canada Run, Snow Patrol, 2004, Ireland/Scotland Featured singer-songwriter: Iain Archer Sitting on the dock of the bay, Otis Redding part 2 This boy, James Morrisson (written with Tim Kellett), 3.50, 2008, UK Smile, Lily Allen, 2006, UK The Scientist, Coldplay, 2002, UK Elderflower Fall, Pitch Feather, … Read on…