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Sandy Denny–Videos

Posted on July 23, 2010. Filed under: Art, Communications, Culture, Life, Music, Songs, Videos | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Who knows where the time goes – Fairport Convention

sandy denny – who knows where the time goes

Sandy Denny – The Music Weaver

Sandy Denny – Fhir A Bhata

Strawbs and Sandy Denny – Sail Away To The Sea

Sandy Denny Fotheringay Eppie Moray

Fotheringay – The Way I Feel (vinyl 1970)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwAwA9Hh6tA&feature=related

Sandy Denny Percy’s song BBC-sessions Fairport Convention

Sandy Denny One more chance (live – 1977)

Sandy Denny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rd_gMrmf6g

SANDY DENNY Lowlands of Holland (rare )

‘Easy to Slip’ ~ Sandy Denny

Fotheringay – Banks of the Nile (vinyl 1970)

The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood – Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny – Pretty Polly (Alternate Take)

SANDY DENNY ” S☮ Long ” ( rare audio )

Sandy Denny – Milk and Honey

Sandy Denny – The Optimist (vinyl 1971)

Sandy Denny – Late November (vinyl 1971)

Sandy Denny – Wretched Wilbur (vinyl 1971)

Sandy Denny – Crazy Lady Blues – Live 1971

Sandy Denny – Blackwaterside (vinyl 1971)

SANDY DENNY – LISTEN,LISTEN

Background Articles and Videos

Sandy Denny

“..Sandy Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978), born Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, was an English singer and songwriter who has been described by Allmusic’s Richie Unterberger as “the pre-eminent British folk rock singer”.[1]

Denny is considered a founder of the British folk rock movement and perhaps its most important female singer, songwriter and personality. Over a ten year career Sandy Denny left an extensive legacy and remains influential. She is remembered for her pivotal involvement with the British folk rock scene, where, as a member of Fairport Convention, she moved the band away from west coast American cover versions and into performing traditional material and original compositions.

Denny is also remembered as a composer most notably on her solo albums which represent her claim to be Britain’s finest female singer-songwriter, as asserted by the Sunday Express, Uncut and Mojo.[2] Her composition, “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?”, has been covered by numerous artists as diverse as Judy Collins, Nina Simone and Cat Power and is now regarded as a classic. Famous also for her exceptional voice, it has been suggested that her effortless and smooth vocal delivery still sets the standard for many of today’s female folk-based singers.[3][4]

She is also noted for her duet with Robert Plant on the song “The Battle of Evermore” from Led Zeppelin’s fourth album released in 1971. She remains to this day the only guest vocalist on a Led Zeppelin album. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Denny

Sandy Denny: A Short Biography

http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/sandy.denny/biography.html

Sandy Denny Official Web Site

http://sandydenny.org.uk/

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Neil Sedaka–Videos

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Culture, Life, Music, Songs, Videos | Tags: , , , , , , |

Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET 16

Oh! Carol – Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka “Calendar Girl” (Scopitone)

 

Captain and Tenille & Neil Sedaka – Love Will Keep Us Together

LITTLE DEVIL : Neil Sedaka Live in Vina del Mar Festival Chile 1980

ONE WAY TICKET (To The Blues -: Neil Sedaka Live in Vina del Mar Festival Chile 1980

‘STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN : Neil Sedaka Live in Vina del Mar Festival Chile 1980

Oh! Carol – Neil Sedaka

Laughter in the rain

Happy birthday sweet sixteen

Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood

Neil Sedaka – our last song together (live)

Neil Sedaka – Calendar Girl

Neil Sedaka – Solitaire

NEIL SEDAKA (Live) – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Neil Sedaka – Is This The Way To Amarillo


Neil Sedaka – The Hungry Years


Neil Sedaka New Appearance LUNCH WILL KEEP US TOGETHER + BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

CALENDAR GIRL – NEIL SEDAKA

♫♪ CLASSICALLY SEDAKA LIVE Chopin Etude No 3 in E Major

♫♪ CLASSICALLY SEDAKA LIVE – Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu

♫♪ CLASSICALLY SEDAKA LIVE – Rachmaninov Rhapsody & Variations

♫♪ CLASSICALLY SEDAKA LIVE – Verdi’s ‘Sempre Libera’

♫♪ CLASSICALLY SEDAKA LIVE ♫♪♫♪ CLaire De Lune – Debussy

♫♪ CLASSICALLY SEDAKA Beethoven Fur Elise & Liszt Liebestraume

Waking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka

Background Articles and Videos

Neil Sedaka

“…Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter. His career has spanned over 50 years, during which time he has written many songs for himself and others, often working with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody.

Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Mac Sedaka, a taxi driver, was the son of Turkish Jewish immigrants (“Sedaka” is a variant of tzedaka — Hebrew for charity); his mother, Eleanor (Appel) Sedaka, was of Polish-Russian Jewish descent. He grew up in an apartment in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.[1] He is the cousin of singer Eydie Gorme. [citation needed]

He demonstrated musical aptitude in his second-grade choral class, and when his teacher sent a note home suggesting he take piano lessons, his mother took a part-time job in an Abraham & Straus department store for six months to pay for a second-hand upright. He took to the instrument immediately. In 1947, he auditioned successfully for a piano scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music’s Preparatory Division for Children, which he attended on Saturdays. He also maintained an interest in popular music, and when he was 13, a neighbor heard him playing and introduced him to her 16-year-old son, Howard Greenfield, an aspiring poet and lyricist. The two began writing together.

The best-known Billboard Hot 100 hits of his early career are “The Diary” (#14, 1958), a song that he offered to Little Anthony and the Imperials; “Oh! Carol” (#9, 1959); “You Mean Everything to Me” (#17, 1960); “Calendar Girl” (#4, 1960); “Stairway to Heaven” (#9, 1960); “Run Samson Run” (top 30, 1960); “Little Devil” (#11, 1961); “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (#6, 1961); “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (#1, 1962); and “Next Door to an Angel” (#5, 1962). “Oh! Carol” refers to Sedaka’s Brill Building compatriot and former girlfriend Carole King. King responded with her answer song, “Oh, Neil” and, by using the same chord progression, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”. A Scopitone exists for “Calendar Girl”.

A similar sharing came earlier with Sedaka and singer Connie Francis. As Francis explains at her concerts, she began searching for a new hit after her 1958 single “Who’s Sorry Now?”. She was introduced to Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, who played every ballad they had written for her. Francis began writing her diary while the two played the last of their songs. After they finished, Francis told them they wrote beautiful ballads but that they were too intellectual for the young generation. Sedaka suggested to Greenfield a song they had written that morning for a girl group. Greenfield protested because the song had been promised to the girl group, but Sedaka insisted on playing “Stupid Cupid”. Francis told them they had just played her new hit. Francis’ song reached #14 on the Billboard charts.

While Francis was in writing her diary, Sedaka asked her if he could read what she had written. After she refused, Sedaka was inspired to write “The Diary”, his first hit single. Sedaka and Greenfield wrote many of Connie Francis’ hits such as “Fallin'” and “Where the Boys Are”.

In 1961, Sedaka began to record some of his hits in Italian. At first he published “Esagerata” and “Un Giorno Inutile”, local versions of “Little Devil” and “I Must Be Dreaming”. Other recordings were to follow, such as “Tu Non Lo Sai” (“Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”), “Il Re Dei Pagliacci” (“King of Clowns”), “I Tuoi Capricci” (“Look Inside Your Heart”), and “La Terza Luna” (“Waiting For Never”) to name only a few. Sedaka also recorded in Spanish, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Japanese.

Between 1960 and 1962, Sedaka had eight Top 40 hits, but he was one of many American performers of the era whose popularity declined due to the British Invasion and the evolution of the Rock and Pop genres of music. His commercial success declined rapidly after 1964: he scored only two minor hits in 1965, and none of his 1966 singles charted. His RCA contract was not renewed when it ended in 1967, and he was left without a record label.

Although Sedaka’s stature as a recording artist was at a low ebb in the late 1960s, he was able to maintain his career through songwriting. Thanks to the fact that his publisher, Aldon Music, was acquired by Screen Gems, two of his songs were recorded by The Monkees, and other hits in this period written by Sedaka included The Cyrkle’s version of “We Had a Good Thing Goin'” and “Workin’ on a Groovy Thing”, a Top 40 R&B hit for Patti Drew in 1968 and a US Top 20 hit for The 5th Dimension in 1969. Also, “Make the Music Play” was included on Frankie Valli’s charting album Timeless.

On an episode of the quiz show I’ve Got a Secret in 1965, Sedaka’s secret was that he was to represent the United States in classical piano at the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, and he played “Fantasie Impromptu” on the show. Panelist Henry Morgan made a point that the Russians, at least older ones, hated rock and roll. Sedaka’s participation in the competition, which Van Cliburn had won in 1958, was canceled by the USSR because of Sedaka’s rock and roll connection.[original research?]

Sedaka also made an appearance in the 1968 movie “Playgirl Killer”, with a scene of him performing a song called “The Waterbug” …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Sedaka

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Neil Sedaka sings “Yiddishe Mama” on the Chabad “To Life!” Telethon

NEIL SEDAKA Dinosaur Pet – From the new album ‘Waking Up Is Hard To Do’

Live It All Again, NEIL SEDAKA The 2009 Salsa Song

NEIL SEDAKA Looking Back at the Hits

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