Category Archives: Music

Greatest song ever recorded, for its voice, and lilting but complex melody: Myan Myan by Coupé Cloué

One of the comments: “J’en ai les larmes qui coulent, je pense à mes parents, notamment à mon tendre et cher papa, toute mon enfance se résume dans ses chansons.” “Jean Gesner Henry (May 10, 1925 – January 29, 1998), … Continue reading

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The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio … context so important for appreciating the song

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Les Paul and Mary Ford “There’s no place like home”

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Super Furry Animals – Run! Christian, Run!

I’ve loved this song for years…

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Molly Sarlé – Human

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Aldous Harding covers “Right Down The Line” by Gerry Rafferty

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Tremendous performance of El Siquisiri

Ay, que sí, que sí y que no Y el son jarocho bailamos Ay, que sí, que sí y que no Es decente en su nobleza Ahora sí, mañana no

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The 20 years ago wayback machine… DJ Daydream – Make Your Own Kind of Music

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The Bones of J.R. Jones – St. James’ bed

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Steve Reich Four Organs because why not over and over again

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Rovane, from Burkina Faso

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Make America great? Let’s have more of “El Colás” in our restaurants!

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Gaida Hinnawi sings Ilak Shi

Ilak Shi from Brian Wengrofsky on Vimeo.  

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One of my mother’s favorite songs

It seems to have been written originally by James Bland. And the Bob Dylan and The Band version is here. HT: Sue Kevane

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Baloji feat. Klody Ndongala – Peau de Chagrin/Bleu de Nuit

HT: @PieterRemes

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Someday you might like this song by Jason Molina, Farewell Transmission, but don’t go down his dark path no no

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Who I Am & Why I Am Where I Am by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Not sure why I like this composition so much. pretty simple. Maybe because on my playlist it comes before Up With People by Lampchop. And hard not to like that, so the prelude feels very right.

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Traditional son jarocho from Veracruz, “El Colas”

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Sea of Bees with live (and animated) version of “Test Yourself”

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Sinkane – Favorite Song… heard this on Air France on way to and back from Burkina…. ya zool, ya zein…

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