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But, this post is mostly about Van Morrison. O.K?
First off, I found out he's from Ireland...Oh...that explains his voice,..it's like no one elses...that's it,..I love his 'celtic' sound, kinda mystical and mysterious to me. And, 'Into the Mystic' [thanks Mrsotaviaparauna] fits that sound just right...what I'm trying to say is, well is...ah, it has that quality to it, reminds me of some ancient, olde English-Irish poetry.
Morrison's sound has been described as a mixture of gospel, blues, soul, jazz, rock, transendental, mystical, folk and celtic by many others. Here's a quote from WIKIPEDIA...." Morrison is widely considered by many rock historians to be one of the most unusual and influential vocalists in the history of rock and roll."
I read that Van Morrison has won over 6 Grammys in the years we have been enjoying his tunes, has won BRIT AWARD for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION to MUSIC, and been placed in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME and SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME. He was born in 1945 and has been doing music since the '50's. Of course, he sings, plays guitar, but also, did you know?...the keyboards, saxaphone, drums, harmonica and ukulele....and, has done many live performances, as well as recordings with these other instruments.
He's 79 today in 2014 and is still performing two or three times a week. But, sorry to say all the performances are over in Europe, go HERE. Jan
Tunes BARTLETT's working up this week..per MY request, pretty please Sweetheart. Thanks Shelly for these....and more Van Morrison stuff too.
1.] INTO THE MYSTIC, by Van Morrison, from Mrsotaviaparauna
2.] BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE, by Bonnie Raitt, from BonnieRaittVEVO
3.] CHECK OUT HER MAMA, by Johnny Winters, from Jones Smith
4.] TO LOVE SOMEBODY, by Janis Joplin, from cavettbiter
5.] BROWN EYED GIRL, by Van Morrison, from Bryan Johansen
6.] TUPELO HONEY, by Van Morrison, from Phescador
7.] THE HEALING GAME, by Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, from Miido06
8.] BABY, PLEASE DON'T GO, by Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, from silasouren
9.] GLORIA, by Van Morison, John Lee Hooker, from smokydogjoe
10.] SOMETIMES WE CRY, by Van Morrison, from SuperBigfish3
11.] THE LAST WALTZ, CARAVAN, by Van Morrison, from BastiVineta