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When You Wish Upon A Star – sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards)

Maureen712
Jun 25, 2010

This review is from: Pinocchio (Disney Gold Classic Collection) (DVD)

The one-two whammy of audience and critical indifference to “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia” killed Walt Disney’s desire to experiment with the limits of animation in the 1940s. From then on, play it safe was his motto. This may be one of the greatest tragedies to beset popular American culture in the 20th century; despite the depths of pretension and kitch in “Fantasia,” it was at least evidence of a spirited mind in pursuit of the unattained — but “Pinocchio” must have broken old Walt’s heart. There are visual effects in this movie that remained unchallenged until the digital age, and it’s worth recalling that every single one of them was drawn by hand. It has one of the most beautiful and exciting musical scores in the history of the movies (I can’t hear Cliff Edwards’ high, pure falsetto holding that final note of “When You Wish Upon a Star” without chills), a deeply plangent sense of emotion that never tips over into bathos, and a wealth of detail that is still staggering after 65 years. But it may be too dark a movie to attain the popularity of more cheerful Disney cartoons like “Snow White” — although even that one can frighten the tots.

“When You Wish upon a Star” is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney’s 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version of the song was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket and is heard over the opening credits and again in the final scene of the film. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year and has since become an icon of The Walt Disney Company. The American Film Institute ranked “When You Wish Upon A Star” seventh in their 100 Greatest Songs in Film History, the highest ranked Disney animated film song, and also one of only four Disney animated film songs to appear on the list, the others being “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs peaked at nineteenth, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast peaked at #62, and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King, which peaked at #99. The song reached the top five in Billboard’s Record Buying Guide, a predecessor of the retail sales chart. Popular versions included Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, Horace Heidt and of course, Cliff Edwards. In Japan, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, the song has become a Christmas song, often referring to the Star of Bethlehem. The Swedish language version is called Ser du stjärnan i det blå, roughly translated: “do you see the star in the blue(sky)”, and the Danish title is “Når du ser et stjerneskud”, which roughly translates as “When you see a shooting star”. In Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway the song is played on television every Christmas Eve’s day in the traditional Disney one-hour christmas cabaret, and the gathering of the entire family for the watching of this, is considered major Scandinavian tradition. In 2005, Julie Andrews selected the original Cliff Edwards recording for the album Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs. The song has — along with Mickey Mouse — become an icon of The Walt Disney Company. In the 1950s and 60s, Walt Disney used the song in the opening sequences of Walt Disney anthology television series. It has also been used in multiple versions of Walt Disney Pictures’ opening logos — including the present-day logo — since the 1980s. The ships of the Disney Cruise Line use the first seven notes of the song’s melody as their horn signals. Additionally, many productions at Disney theme parks — particularly fireworks shows and parades — employ the song.

Song
La Estrella Azul
Artist
Pablo Palos
Writers
Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Walt Disney Records); PEDL, EMI Music Publishing, and 8 Music Rights Societies

Yes, I remember.

There’ll never be days like those agan, Innocent, childhood days.

 

 

Samantha Fish Band – ‘Goin Down’

randykirby1
Jun 3, 2012

Samantha Fish performs Goin’ Down as her encore number at Dickie Doo BBQ in Sedalia, Mo., on June 1, 2012. Video by Randy Kirby.

From my dear friend Frank Petrilli just moments ago!

He wanted to know if I had seen this and I hadn’t. Frank rocks.

 

 
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“A pristine Will Vincent 300B power amp, built on a Dynaco chassis. Get a load of that input transformer!”

 

 
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Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to perform in Hollywood’s most popular nightclub, The Mocambo, because of her race & body size. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner and explained that if he booked Ella, she would be there every night, which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every single night as promised. Ella said, “After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman, a little ahead of her time, and she didn’t even know it.”

— Vanessa Shan

 

 

Kuami Eugene – Wish Me Well (Official Video)

Lynx Entertainment
Jun 20, 2018

Listen & Download ‘Wish Me Well’ Here: smarturl.it/EugeneWishMeWell

Multi-talented hitmaker, Kuami Eugene, releases the video to his new hit ‘Wish Me Well’ (Produced by Willisbeatz & Kuami Eugene). Enjoy!!
Directed by Rex Make Up by Mayford Beauty Copyright (c) Lynx Ghana Limited en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuami_Eugene

This has a nice sound to it.

 

 

Baaba Sam – “Fameye” (Official Video)

BAABA
Jun 6, 2020

Baaba Sam is a gospel artist who seeks to bless the Christian and religious communities with her soul piercing voice and lyrics.

Fameye is a song dedicated to all those who have consecrated themselves to the service of God.

THE SINGER’S CORE MESSAGE IS THAT SUCH DEDICATION WILL NEVER BE SHAKEN NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCE.

Music video by Baaba Sam performing ‘Fameye.’

Directed by Sambo.

preciXion & Ceejay Multimedia © 2020.

Alabaster Music Inc.

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Baaba Rocks!

 

 

Mean Mary – Clouds Roll By

Mean Mary
May 30, 2020

For more info on Mean Mary visit: http://meanmary.com www.instagram.com/meanmarymusic www.facebook.com/meanmarymusic twitter.com/meanmarymusic

Clouds Roll By
(Mary James)

This summer sun is hot and I’ve given all I’ve got
I’m tired of all this work and no play
Baby, I’ve been toiling and my gypsy blood is boiling
It’s time you and I just ran away

So come on over here and put those sweet lips on my ear
Tell me all the things you’re dreaming of
And we’ll walk right out this room to a place where flowers bloom
And do all the things you do when you’re in love

CHORUS:
‘Cause everywhere I am you outta be
So come on, come along, come away with me
I’ve got a notion to lie in the ocean
We can hold hands while we face the sky
And watch the clouds roll by

There’s a story that I know about a Juliet and Romeo
But, Baby, that won’t happen to us
Because I got a beat-up car, and if that doesn’t get us far
We can always take the Greyhound bus

So don’t look at me that way, I know you want to play
And to work our lives away would be a crime
So put your arm around my waist and your face against my face
And I will dance you till the end of time

CHORUS

Very sweet and brandy new, too!

 

 
Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

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Augspurger Design Studio Monitor Mains TAD TL-1601b TH-4001 RCF 18″ Subs #28554
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These monitors were handcrafted by Larry Jackson, the same master craftsman that produced the original Westlake Audio classics and current Ocean-Way high-end studio monitors. They were built from the original blueprints of the George Augspurger-designed monitors that were crafted for Michael Jackson’s Encino property studio.

(We do have the original copy of the actual blueprints from the Jackson studio that will be included with this listing)

In addition to following the spec of the original design, they were taken to the next level of performance with some very nice upgrades.

Seven stage process to deaden port material w/ hypo-allergenic foam in place of standard fiberglass insulation.
Most all hardware is Titanium
No particle board or MDF used in the building of the cabinets. Only select ‘true’ 1″ E. European plywood with 2×4 bracing and finished in real Pau Ferro Rosewood veneer
All internal wiring by Kimber Kable with an additional rubberized flex insulation overlay.
Original fitted with TAD TD-4001 Mid Frequency drivers. Over the course of 3 years of testing, including many drivers from JBL and other manufacturers, the McCauley proved the best.

Mains OCD T-215A serial #: 001A & 002A

2 – TAD TL-1601b 15″ low-frequency loudspeaker 8Ω Ohm
1 – McCauley 9620R-16 compression drivers 16Ω Ohm
TAD TH-4001 (original) wood mid-range horns
21″ x 33″ x 42″
263 lbs. each
Subwoofers OCD T-215B serial #: 001B & 002B

1 – RCF L18P400 Woofer 2000 Watt PGM 8Ω Ohm
22″ x 34″ x 42″
193 lbs. each
tweeters custom stand

2 – Altec 802 reissues
3″ x 5.5″ x 24″
12 lbs. each
speaker cables

6 – Kimber Kable 8vs 25′ each
24 lbs. total
ACCESSORIES: Includes 6 long run braided Kimber Kable Speakers cables and original Blueprint copies of Michael Jacksons Encino Studio monitors.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent. The cabinets are very clean. T-215A 001A has a very small chip in the veneer on the face of the cabinet at its bottom edge. T-215A 002A has a dust cover that has a faint dimple and the mid horn has 2 small dings that have been covered with a black marker. The horns have a few small chips and nicks that noticeable upon close inspection.

The tweeters have scuffs on the outer housing from the way they’re mounted in the stands. The high-frequency input terminal gasket on T-215a 001A is a little loose, as the panel is missing two screws but does not affect operation at all. All 6 cables are in very good condition but a few of the tips need to be replaced. Overall in amazing condition!

WORKING CONDITION: Excellent. All cabinets are internally wired with very high-quality cable and components and sound phenomenal. The low-frequency cabinets are particularly robust, deep and impactful, while the mid-high cabinets give a graceful, deep soundstage. The additional tweeters finish the top octaves, bringing clarity and smooth detail to the picture. These speakers can go loud but sound excellent at any volume level. Overall in excellent condition!

ACTUAL WEIGHT: 960 lbs.

ACTUAL DIMS: 59″ x 77″ x 42″

FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD:This item is too large, too heavy, or too delicate to ship by standard shipping services and will be shipped by FREIGHT.

These speakers are already crated in two very large and heavy crates at our facility in North Hollywood. We are offering FREE shipping anywhere in the world!

We reserve the right to opt for Sea Cargo or Air Freight to terminal delivery for international shipments. This will require that you arrange for your own local service to pick up the crates at the Airport or Sea terminal at your own expense.

Please message us with your postal code and we’ll get back to you with the delivery options we can provide.

Just a bit of audio porn. Anything Augspurger is at the top of the world class class. And I love stuff like this. I dream of owning them just because they can truly reproduce the sounds of whatever we put through them. There are other companies that are cool, too, like the Ocean Ways and Westlakes mentioned above and super monitors like Barefoot, PMC, ATC and folks like that. Most are custom made for the individual studios. They are all, in a word, stunning. But Idk, I just dig Augspurgers.

 

 

Frank Zappa – Pygmy Twylyte/The Idiot Bastard Son/Dickie’s Such An Asshole (Live at The Roxy 1973)

Pierre Borduas
Jan 20, 2019

Released as part of the 1974 live LP Roxy & Elsewhere, “Pygmy Twylyte” was a regular feature during Frank Zappa’s 1973-1974 tour but never reappeared afterwards. The “original” version is a short (two minutes), fast-paced song with a twisted melody exploiting all of singer Napoleon Murphy Brock’s wide range. Lyrics make absolutely no sense: “Green hocker croakin’/In the Pygmy Twylyte/Crankin’ an’ a-coke’n/In the Winchell’s do-nut Midnite.” It roughly looks like a leftover leaf from Zappa’s “life on the road” songbook or maybe a drug-addict spoof similar to “It Just Might Be a One-Shot Deal.” In any case, the lyrics are mostly irrelevant to the song — their role was to make Brock’s life as difficult as possible.

The Roxy version was recorded early in the tour and extensively overdubbed in the studio later. The performance included on You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, from a late-1974 show, is all the more significant. Lasting almost nine minutes, it is taken at a considerably slower tempo, in an altogether different key with more mutated vocals. More importantly, it features a whole new chunk of music as it indulges in a strange progressive disco vamp — and a guitar solo of course. The two available recordings could almost be seen as entirely different pieces if it were not for their shared set of lyrics. The fact that Zappa never performed the piece after 1974 turned “Pygmy Twylyte” into an obscure title.

I love this. You’ll never know how much I love this and the whole album and concert. Even though I didn’t get to go. This was a MAJOR influence on the teenage Ig.

 

 

Jaco Pastorius Band – “So What?” TV show Belgium (1985) [Remastered]

MalcoMix Fusion
Jan 19, 2020

Jaco Pastorius: Bass, Keys, Perc
Paco Sery: Drums
Jon Davis: Piano
Paul Mousavizadeh: Guitar
Azar Lawrence: Sax, Perc
Guests:
Toots Thielemans: Harmonica *
Michel Hatzi Georgiou: Bass **

01. Dolphin Dance 00:00

02. If You Could See Me Now 10:59

03. drum solo 15:40

04. drum + sax solo19:38

05. Three Views of a Secret 25:51 *

06. bass solo 33:12

07. Continuum 33:45 **

08. America 37:18 **

09. Twins 41:40

10. Liberty City 42:51

Oh, man!

Jaco!

Fantabulous! Ain’t NObody like Jaco, man…

 

 

“Gypsy Rover” — Tracy Newman

Tracy Newman
Aug 28, 2015

This is from a 1965 PBS series called “What’s New” which was shot at Brooklyn College. Tracy Newman did 6 half hour shows.

I so love Tracy Newman… she’s so fine. Truly a treasure!

 

 
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Guido Kämmerling to Frank Zappa

April 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

This is a private foto we shot on Zappa’s concert on the “Loreley” in germany, autumn 1984.

A beautiful photograph of our hero.

 

 

The Eyes of Stanley Pain 01 – suni c

Alexander Delarge
Jan 6, 2013

The Eyes of Stanley Pain

I used to listen to this on the way to skewl at the Institute of Audio Research down in the Village.

Download’s vebsite

 

 

Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting (Original Music Video)

mmtfb
Apr 3, 2014

KUNG FU FIGHTING – CARL DOUGLAS

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It’s an ancient Chinese art and everybody knew their part
From a fainting to a slip and kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, let’s get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we’re into a brand knew trip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing

I have always truly loved this song. From the minute I heard it, right up to today…

 

 

Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain – Shea Stadium 1971

T.J. Ash
May 29, 2015

Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain (Live 1971) This video was shown at Shea Stadium the entire last year before Shea closed. This July 9th 1971 concert still holds the ticket sales record, breaking the record set by The Beatles.

So beautiful! Classic!

 

 

The Band – Up On Cripple Creek

ClassicRockVideo
Jul 18, 2015

Rehearsing up at Woodstock

The video is cut off, but that’s ok… it’s just so classic a tune and legendary a band that I can forgive them.

 

 

Green & Clapton

ot to
Mar 30, 2014

FLEETWOOD MAC WITH PETER GREEN AND ERIC CLAPTON Boston 1970

Lineup

Peter Green – electric guitar
Eric Clapton – electric guitar
Danny Kirwan – electric guitar
John McVie – electric bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums
Jeremy Spencer – electric guitar

OH BABY !!!

 

 

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ~ “Untitled Instrumental”(Electric Blues Live 1968)

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Nov 6, 2014

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac without Danny Kirwan Live At Carousel Ballroom Jun 9 , 1968 San Francisco CA

Exceptional excellence…

Peter, by the way, HATES when volk say “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac” as he insists, very properly, that it’s simply “Fleetwood Mac.”

 

 

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann ~ “Someday Soon Baby”(Electric Blues 1969)

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Oct 29, 2014

Otis Spann on vocals , piano

This is, in a word, delicious… ooh.

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann ~ “Ain’t Nobody’s Business”&“It Was A Big Thing” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Mar 17, 2015

Modern Electric Piano Chicago Blues 1969 Enjoy , my friends !!!

Otis Spann – piano, vocals
Peter Green – guitar
Danny Kirwan – guitar
John McVie – bass guitar
S.P. Leary – drums

And, yes, these two are … Equally delicious!

 

 

 

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat. Peter Green) ~ ”Uranus”&“Closing Hours” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat.Peter Green) ~ “If You Let Me Love You” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

I must admit that I had never heard of this band before but I sure am glad I have now! And especially as my all-time hero played with them!

 

 

“Mairzy Doats” The Merry Macs on Decca 18588 (1944)

Tim Gracyk
Jul 24, 2016

Mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too,
Wouldn’t you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing:

“Mares eat oats and does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy.
A kid’ll eat ivy too,
Wouldn’t you?”

Oh my God, I am so glad I found this… one of my most magnificent Mom’s favorites and it sure is one of mine, too!

And here’s a rendition by some pipers 🙂

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers 1944

cdbpdx
May 6, 2012

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers. A nonsense song that was just fun to sing. I listened to this when I was a kid and never really knew the words, sort of made up my own. From a small group of early Capitol label 78s. Enjoy!

Just so darn wonderful. Those days of yore must’ve been a ton of fun…

 

 

The wonderful Joe Bonamassa will give me a commission if you buy this fantastic amp with this images link! Or, indeed any link to JB merch off of my site. Your help is appreciated and would be unprecedented.

 

Bless you..

 

 

In the Skies

Peter Green – Topic
Jan 25, 2017

Provided to YouTube by Sanctuary Records

In the Skies · Peter Green

In the Skies ℗ 1978 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

Performance: Peter Green

Auto-generated by YouTube.

The whole beautiful album via a ytube playlist.

The Lord God playeth.

 

 

Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny 1959

60s70sTheBest
Oct 24, 2013

The instrumental “Sleep Walk”, written, recorded, and released in 1959 by Brooklyn born Farina brothers Santo & Johnny, rose to the #1 position on the Billboard Top 40 in the Fall of that year and reached number four on the R&B chart. They were one of the best instrumental groups of the 50s and “Sleep Walk” was the last instrumental to hit number one in that decade, earning them a gold record. Santo & Johnny were inducted into The Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2002

At an early teen age, their Father had the boys take steel guitar lessons. The older brother Santo had a acoustic guitar modified to play like a steel guitar, and by the age of 14, he was composing songs. The duo became very popular in school, eventually performing at events in the New York boroughs. They recorded a demo called “Deep Sleep” which they circulated to local New York record companies. Renamed “Sleep Walk”, the song became their most popular hit and legacy. During fifty-plus years after release, the song has been used in commercials, television shows, movies, and covered by many.

A beautiful, haunting lyrical masterpiece.

 

 

Surprising guitar duel!!~Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Emmanuel & Josh Smith

missmoke007
Feb 24, 2020

Filmed by Linda Moke~~Breaking Up Someone’s Home

OMG!!!

 

 

Willow Osborne – Dear Old Dixie

WillowOsborne
May 4, 2014

13 year old Willow Osborne performs “Dear Old Dixie” (start of the video is ending to Hee Haw Set. Filmed at The Country Tonite Theatre Show – May 2014.

Willow’s videos are too short.