wtorek, 28 września 2010

Frank Sinatra - My Way

A classic, easily recognizable song. If you already know this one, give it a second listen. It's a very touching image of a man who dies happily, after living his life to its fullest. There exist many cover versions of this song, but in my opinion, the original is definitely #1. If you are playing an instrument, like piano or an acoustic guitar, try playing it, for example according to this chords , it's a relatively easy number that's good to know. Have a moment of reflection upon your life with this song :)

niedziela, 26 września 2010

John Lee Hooker - Serves Me Right To Suffer

Serves me right to be alone. Today I'll show you a classic blues piece. This number is an example of delta blues, one of the earliest forms of blues music. Unless you are living under a rock, you heard this kind of music at least a couple of times - a short lyric, then a short riff, and so on. John Lee Hooker is indisputably a legend of the genre. He inspired generations of bluesmen. Jimi Hendrix himself was very impressed by Hooker's music. Though he may seem not very popular, he had a huge impact on the image of the music, as his compilation albums still come out. Give this one a chance if you enjoy the blues.

sobota, 25 września 2010

Miles Davis - The Jitterbug Waltz

Original by Thomas "Fats" Waller. This jazz masterpiece was covered by many artists, but this one is my personal favorite. Sudden changes in tempo, clever use of different instruments, and very specific mood are what defines this track. When Waller wrote this, he was inspired by his son's piano exercises. It was mainly played on the pipe organ. What added certain depth to it, was Davis' use of many instruments. If you enjoy video games, you might like to know, that Waller's original was used in Bioshock 2.

If you're in a mood for a glass of whiskey, put this on and you won't regret it.

piątek, 24 września 2010

Mountain - Mississippi Queen

A hard rock classic foreshadowing of what's to come in 70s. The opening guitar riff is still easily recognizable. Its rich, "meaty" sound, probably inspired by Led Zeppelin was very popular at the time. The song appeared in the recent movie "The Expendables" by Sylvester Stallone. Covered by Ozzy Osbourne in 2005 - in my opinion, he managed to retain the original "spirit" of the track, but made it slightly different, due to his unusual voice and Jerry Cantrells characteristic guitar playing. I think the original is often overlooked, but remains a leading example of early hard rock. Enjoy.

czwartek, 23 września 2010

23rd of September 2010, Start

Hello fellow bloggers and readers. This blog was created especially for those who seek new good music to listen to. I will share my music recommendations a few times every week. Sometimes it will be a single song, sometimes a whole album. I will try to cover many different genres, although it's very difficult to satisfy everyone's needs. If any of you folks would want to share something too, I encourage you to comment.

The great thing about music is it's diversity. Almost everyone on the planet has his favorite kind. This has always been an issue, leading to many arguments. Arguing politely and reasonably is good. But on the Internet, people tend to insult each other instead of speaking like they would with a person they know. While commenting, please have that in mind.

Long story short, if you like to get quality music recommendations, check this blog a few times every week. Feedback is very welcome. Next song I will write about: Mountain - Mississippi Queen.