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Old 09-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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What are some of your favorite music-videos???

(In the Pipe Smoking thread that inspired this one ... Dan posted five favorite videos. In order to limit the number of my videos, per post, to a viewable/manageable amount here, I am posting initially 5 as well.)

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... The last one I'm posting is sung by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Brudda Iz. I was alive then, think he was younger than me. He passed away a few years back.
Brudda Iz, was a great man and brought some beautiful music to this world. I wish I would have had the chance to meet him. His music is very moving and full of life.
One of my favorites is his "Somwhere Over the Rainbow". A meledy of Somewhere over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World. ...

There was a time in my life when I got up at 4 am everyday to go to work. This was my wake-up song.

One of my favorite Louie Armstrong songs and was sung by Brudda Iz who combined it with Somewhere over the Rainbow. Here's "What a Wonderful World", by Louie Arstrong. Might look for the Brudda Iz version and put it here too.

Brudda Iz, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Great selections, Dan.

I really like “That Lucky Old Sun”. Reminds me of one of my favorite other old artists - Fats Waller.
Lucky Old Sun reminds me of both “Cinders” and “Louisianna Fairytale” by Waller. (Louisianna Fairytale is the old theme music from This Old House)

I’m a big fan of Brudda Iz too. What a great song. Definitely worth a listen for those that have not yet.

When I like a piece of music I often collect various versions on my computer to have available to watch, for posterity and all.

Youtube vids of Brudda Iz doing Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Wonderful Life and the combination versions are one of those songs that I’ve collected versions of ... 6 of em.

The one I probably like the best is the version with DJ’s from Belgian radio station “WNW” first trying to pronounce his name and then going to the music vid. Unfortunately that version appears to be no longer available on Youtube.

Eventually I archive all the videos, but on my computer right now are ...
the 6 versions of Bruddah Iz ...
16 versions of the song “Barbara Allen” (aka “Child 84” from the music of Francis Child) ...
6 versions of “For My Lady” (originally by the Moody Blues) ...
6 versions of “The Last Farewell” (by Roger Whitaker ... ok, fine, call me strange) ...
15 versions of “Ashokan Farewell” including the Sullivan-Ballou Letter version - from the Ken Burns Civil War documentary on PBS - Ashokan Farewell/Sullivan Ballou Letter is possibly the most "manly" video ever made in history ...
4 versions of The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down” including Johnny Cash, The Band, and Lawrence Welk (separately, ahem, not singing together of course) ...
and assorted others such as
“Burning Bridges” by the Mike Curb Congregation ...
“Oh Happy Day” by the Edwin Hawkins singers (great backstory on that hit from 1967 of the song lifting a struggling inner-city church out of poverty)
“Donny Soldier” by MC Devvo & Shady Piez (a chav song from the UK) ...
a bunch of songs by Jan Delay - my fav old-school German hip-hop/funk singer including my favorite from him, “Klar” ...
“GhostDance” by Robbie Robertson
“Habibi Dah (nari narain)” by Hisham Abbas
Dusty Paik doing a seated dance in the front seat of a Mitsubishi Eclipse to the song “Days Go By”
... many others.

Here are 5 random favorites ...

First, so my obsession with Barbara Allen might be understood ... The story and prose from the song are beautiful. Being over 400 years old - and the melody older than that, there have been many versions of the song ... they all tell approximately the same story.
Here is the most well known version ... folks might recognise it ... (btw this movie is another obsession of mine ... as you might have guessed from the name I use on HBT ... Jacob_Marley)

“Habibi Dah” by the Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas ... shot in Egypt and India ... and sung in the language Urdu ... it was a gigantic number #1 hit across the middle east and much of Europe. If only more of the mid-east could be so hip these days. Plainly not an islamic song ...

Here is the song “Donny Soldier” by the charvers MC Devvo & Shady Piez. While chav “culture” is not looked highly upon (to put it mildly) in Britain, I still like the song ...

Here is German artist Jan Delay’s “Klar”.
Delay is one of my favorite old-school artists as is his co-musician Udo Lindenberg.
This is an *awesome* video and has some of the HOTTEST girls I have ever seen in a music video doing backup (holy shyte!)...
Turn up the volume on this one ...

and finally ... honorable mention to one of my other misc obsessions ... the modern dancer and belly dancer, Dusty Paik.
Here she is dancing in the front seat of a car in a mitsubishi commercial ... Days Go By ...

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I really like That Moon Song. Fits perfectly with an outdoor setting ... "under a big sky" and all.
Fond of the fiddle in it too ... kinda bluegrass. I used to go to a big Bluegrass festival in the Detroit area every year ... unfortunately it hasn't been around since the 80's (that's the 1980's). ;-)
thanx for the vids Tex.
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