Monday, October 24, 2011

Crushing Grapes with the Turn of the Season: The Seekers and "Turn, Turn, Turn"

Pete Seeger wrote "Turn, Turn, Turn" with his Co-Author, God.  The words are straight out of Ecclesiastes (no, not Ecclesiasticus or the Wisdom of Ben Sirach, one of my favorite books in the bible.)  The Byrds made it wildly popular.  The Seekers take us the the Barossa Valley in South Australia at wine harvest season to make it real.  An absolutely beautiful version.

The seekers did the haunting Beatles ballad, "Yesterday."  Judith Durham makes entirely forget that it was a guy singing.  It's worth comparing with the Lennon McCarthy gang.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jasmine Bonnin's FAB Interview [Auf Deutsch]

Jasmine Bonnin in der Sendung Dorffmann & King-Show auf FAB.
Ihre bisherige Erscheinungen: LPs: "Gelöstes Haar", "Keine Angst", "Zuhause"; CDs: "Gelöstes Haar", "best of...", "Sehn-süchtig." [Jasmine Bonnin's interview on German TV.]

The Seekers - "I am Australian."

They look a little older here.  This is at the Spirit of Australia Day celebration.  That looks like Slim Dusty in the audience (the guy with the Akubra and the hook nose.)

If you did not know it, the Seekers are Aussies.

The Seekers: "I'll Never Meet Another You"

The Seekers were a folk group during the mini "folk" boom of the '50s and '60s.  When I first heard this song, I did not the antecedent of "you."  Eine Schade!  You can have the lyrics displayed while they sing.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Mit siebzehn"

Jasmine Bonnin sings live on the Dorffmann & King-Show.  This is a Joni Mitchell song.  Very pretty.  Very well done.  Poignant.  In german.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Noch Einmal

And then you can hear the German version "in our streets."  Never in our streets of course.

Jasmine Bonnin sings a compact and powerful version in German:- "Strassen unserer Stadt."  it is too easy to think this is a song about somewhere else. 

The Power of Folk songs

Teller sings "The Streets of London."  I have heard folksingers sing this in many a place, often changing the lyrics to reflect where we were.  It is evocative, haunting.