jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015

Nº 33 BONEY M "Somewhere in the World" (1984)


Tras un largo tiempo de no publicar en estas páginas, regresamos con los títulos, artistas y canciones que nos han interesado particularmente. Esas melodías o ritmos que han cuajado en nosotros y que, indefectiblemente, vuelven una y otra vez a la actualidad subjetiva.

Hoy, en la entrada número 33 encontramos al grupo BONEY M, un auténtico fenómeno de la música disco que arrasó en toda Europa a mediados de la década de los 70 y primeros 80, especialmente. Lanzados desde Alemania por el productor Frank Farian, tuvieron puñados de éxitos bailables en todas las Discos de moda.
Curiosamente el tema que les traigo no es de esa índole, es un precioso tema romántico y suave que estaba incluído en su álbum de 1984 "Ten Thousand Lightyears" que se titula "Somewhere in the World". Es una canción que envuelve en una atmósfera cadenciosa y con arreglos melódicos muy buenos, dando una cierta sensación de melancolía o de un mirar atrás. Esa es la sensación que produjo en mí. Por tanto, amigos lectores y escuchas, tema nº 33 "Somewhere in the World", ellos son BONEY M.

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LA LETRA

Time, changer of seasons, time will see another flower growing.
Climb over the mountains, there you'll find warm winds blowing.

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.
Somewhere in the world there's a place for me in this world.

I cannot believe it, everywhere I see lonely faces.
Why have we no answers, just some more empty places?

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.
Somewhere in the world there's a place for me in this world.

Time, changer of seasons, time will see another flower growing.
Climb over the mountains, there you'll find warm winds blowing.

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.
Somewhere in the world there's a place for me in this world.

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.

jueves, 5 de junio de 2014

Nº 32 EDITH PIAF "NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN" (1960)



EDITH PIAF
"Non, je ne regrette rien"
1960
Columbia
LA LETRA
 Non, rien de rien Non, je ne regrette rien Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait, ni le mal Tout ça m'est bien égal Non, rien de rien Non, je ne regrette rien C'est payé, balayé, oublié Je me fous du passéAvec mes souvenirs J'ai allumé le feu Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs Je n'ai plus besoin d'eux Balayés mes amours Avec leurs trémolos Balayés pour toujours Je repars à zéro Non, rien de rien Non, je ne regrette rien Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait, ni le mal Tout ça m'est bien égal Non, rien de rien Non, je ne regrette rien Car ma vie Car mes joies Aujourd'hui Ça commence avec toi...
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lunes, 10 de febrero de 2014

Nº 31: IVA ZANICCHI "Un fiume amaro" (1970)


IVA ZANICCHI
"Un fiume amaro"
1970
   La música de Theodorakis nos lleva a su Grecia natal con esos sonidos tan mediterráneos y embriagadores. Ella, una de las grandes voces de Italia es IVA ZANICCHI. La canción data de 1970 y representa un muy buen éxito de la cantante. Primera canción en ese idioma que traemos a este Blog musical.

LA LETRA

È un fiume amaro dentro me,
il sangue della mia ferita,
ma ancor di più, è amaro il bacio
che sulla bocca tua, mi ferisce ancor.

Lunga è la spiaggia e lunga è l'onda,
l'angoscia è lunga, non passa mai.
Cade il mio pianto sul mio peccato,
sul mio dolore, che tu non sai.

E tu non sai che cosa è il gelo,
cos'è la notte senza luna
e il non sapere in quale istante
il tuo dolore ti assalirà.

Lunga è la spiaggia e lunga è l'onda,
l'angoscia è lunga, non passa mai.
Cade il mio pianto sul mio peccato,
sul mio dolore, che tu non sai.

EL AUDIO



EL VIDEO

lunes, 3 de febrero de 2014

Nº 30: "Get it On" ( T. REX) 1971


T. REX "Get it on"
1971

  El malogrado MARC BOLAN fundó en 1967 una banda de rock llamada Tyrannosurus Rex y, bajo este nombre grabaron hasta cuatro álbumes, hasta que se convirtieron en el nombre mundialmente conocido, abreviado, de T. REX. El grupo londinense es pionero en lo que se llamó Glam Rock, que, posteriormente influiría en muchos artistas, y con el cual triunfarían en medio mundo.
La canción que traemos es est "Get it on", que, debo confesar, con los años me gusta aún mucho más. Era el año 1971, y estaba en el Lp "Electric Warrior", posteriormente en sencillo y gran éxito mundial.
Marc Bolan fallecería en accidente de tráfico en 1977.

LA LETRA


Well you're dirty and sweet
Clad in black, don't look back and I love you
You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah
Well you're slim and you're weak
You've got the teeth of the hydra upon you
You're dirty sweet and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Well you're built like a car
You've got a hub cap diamond star halo
You're built like a car, oh yeah
Well you're an untamed youth
That's the truth with your cloak full of eagles
You're dirty sweet and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on - oh
Well you're windy and wild
You've got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
You're windy and wild, oh yeah
Well you're built like a car
You've got a hub cap diamond star halo
You're dirty sweet and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on - ooh
Well you're dirty and sweet
Clad in black, don't look back and I love you
You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah
Well you dance when you walk
So let's dance, take a chance, understand me
You're dirty sweet and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on - ow
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on - ow - get it on - mh
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on - a-a-a-a
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on - a-a-a-a ....
Take me, for a meanwhile I'm still thinking ..

(Música y texto de Smith, Duane John)



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martes, 7 de enero de 2014

Nº28:THE COWSILLS "The Rain, The Park, and other Things" (1966)


THE COWSILLS "The Rain, The Park & other Things" 
MGM (1966)

            Deliciosa melodía con unas voces combinadas a la perfección que hacen que esta canción se convierta en un tema de culto. Ellos son Cowsills, una banda norteamericana de Newport que hacían el llamado pop chicle. Embriagadora sincronía que hacen que viajes a otra dimensión y otro tiempo. Sin más comentarios, disfruten de ellos:

LA LETRA:

I saw her sitting in the rain,
raindrops falling on her.
She didn´t seem to care.
She sat there and smiled at me.
Then I knew
(I knew, I knew, I knew, I knew)
she could make me happy
(happy, happy...She could make me very happy)
Flowers in her hair,
Flowers every where.
(every where)
I love the flower girl,
Oh, I don´t know just why.
She simply caught my eye.
I love the flower girl,
She seemed so sweet and kind.
She crept in to my mind.
(to my mind, to my mind)
I knew I had to say hello
(hello, hello)
She smiled up at me
And she took my hand
And we walked
through the park alone
And I knew
(I knew, I knew, I knew, I knew)
she had made me happy
(happy, happy...she had made me very happy)
Flowers in her hair,
Flowers every where.
(every where)
I love the flower girl,
Oh, I don´t know just why.
She simply caught my eye.
I love the flower girl,
She seemed so sweet and kind.
She crept in to my mind.
(to my mind, to my mind)
Suddenly the sun broke through
(see the sun).
I turned around she was gone
(where did she go?).
And all I had left
Was one little flower in my hand
But I knew
(I knew, I knew, I knew, I knew)
she had made me happy
(happy, happy...she had made me very happy).
Flowers in her hair,
Flowers every where.
(every where)
I love the flower girl
Was she reality or just a dream to me?
I love the flower girl
Her love showed me the way to find a sunny day
(sunny day...sunny day...sunny day)
I love the flower girl
Was she reality or just a dream to me?

 EL AUDIO:


viernes, 15 de marzo de 2013

Nº 27 : "The Ballroom Blitz" (THE SWEET) 1973

THE SWEET
"The Ballroom Blitz"-1973

The Sweet era una banda inglesa muy destacada del pop-rock de la década de los 70, abanderados del llamado "glam rock" que empezaron a funcionar como profesionales en 1968 hasta el 1982. Tres años de silencio y un deseo irrefrenable de volver a los escenarios hicieron que, de nuevo, se pusieran sus llamativos trajes para continuar su etapa musical hasta hoy en día.
Temas de puro rock, o incursiones muy comerciales en sus comienzos, con ese prototipo de vestuario, maquillaje y plataformas tan típico de esta época.
El tema que siempre me gustó especialmente de ellos es este "The Ballroom Blitz" que fué número 1 en varios Países en 1973.
(Recomiendo artículo de Wikipedia donde conocereís todo sobre ellos THE SWEET-Enciclopedia Wikipedia)

LA LETRA

THE BALLROOM BLITZ
(CHAPMAN, MICHAEL DONALD / CHINN, NICHOLAS BARRY)

Are you ready Steve? Uh-huh
Andy? Yeah
Mick? Okay
Alright fellas - let's go!

Oh it's been getting so hard
Living with the things you do to me
My dreams are getting so strange
I'd like to tell you everything I see
Oh, I see a man in the back as a matter of fact
His eyes were as red as the sun
And the girl in the corner that no one ignores
Cause she thinks she's the passionate one

Oh Yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving

CHORUS
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah-Yeah-Yeah
And the man in the back said everyone attack
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said boy I want to warn you
It'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz

Oh reaching out for something
Touching nothing's all I ever do
Oh I softly call you over
When you appear there's nothing left of you

And the man in the back is ready to crack
As he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is everyone's mourner
She could kill you with a wink of her eye

Oh Yeah! It was electric
So frantically hectic
And the band started leaving
Cause they all stopped breathing

CHORUS Repeat



Oh Yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving

CHORUS Repeat

It's it's a ballroom blitz
It's it's a ballroom blitz
It's it's a ballroom blitz
Yeah, it's a ballroom blitz

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