Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cafe Chaos--Music

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
SIS Barb says…
A voice that stands out. A voice that is truly unique. A voice that is immediately recognizable. Not always the best singer but one with style. Not always the most attractive vocalist but one with personality. Those are the ones that are timeless.

My Pick of the Week: Al Green

He is one of the all time best, a singer of Gospel and Soul music. He is an icon. His music was the hit of the 1970’s and still going strong. There are those who imitate but can never replicate. He is truly one of a kind.

Recommended album: Al Green: Greatest Hits

Favorite Song: Let’s Stay Together

*You can listen to tracks by clicking here

SIS Brenda says…

Real singers, true singers…sing. They don’t lip sync or add a lot of effects to their voices. They sing from the heart and they sing from the soul. They are respected for their talent and their longevity. My pick of the week is one of those singers.

My Pick of the Week: P!nk

Edgy, soulful, stylish, gutsy, truly awesome and a complete rock-star! She can belt it out with the best of ‘em and pull you into her songs. Her songs run the gamut from pop to blues to political statements and everything in between.

Recommended Album: Funhouse

My Favorite Song: Sober

*You can sample songs from this album by clicking here.

SIS Beth says…
When I want to escape, truly escape, I listen to new age or Celtic music. I discovered this genre quite a few years ago and have been an avid fan since. Enya, Yanni, Loreena McKennitt, and Clannad are just a few of my favorites. Magical and haunting, their music transports me to another world.

My pick of the week: Clannad
If you’re not already a fan of this gifted group, you’ve probably heard their music via one or another movie soundtrack. I discovered them because of a song that plays during a scene in Last of the Mohicans. I was so enraptured that I endured squinting through endless credits just to learn the name of the singer/band. I immediately rushed out and bought everything I could find by Clannad, an Irish based group that mixes traditional strains with traces of folk, rock, and jazz. Bold and haunting, I highly recommend this unique group to anyone in need of ‘escape’.

Recommended Album: The Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime

My Favorite Song: I Will Find You (theme from Last of the Mohicans)
*You can sample songs from this album by clicking here.

15 comments:

flchen1 said...

I remember Clannad!!! A friend included them on a tape he made for me back in college and I loved their music. I haven't listened to them in eons--thanks for reminding me! :)

Taylor said...

Brenda, did you see the video for "Sober"? It's pretty..well..interesting. If anything, that Pink sure does have her own unique flair. Have you heard her "Try This" album? That's my favorite of her's.

Bard, "Let's Stay Together" is one of my all time favorite songs! It's really nice to listen to after a long day.

Beth - Sorry I haven't heard of Clannad, but I'm sure I've heard em in a movie or two. I will make sure to check them out!!

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Fedora,

I've not heard of Clannad but will for sure check them out.

SIS Barb

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Taylor,

Welcome back. Thanks for stopping by. I haven't seen the "Sober" video, but I think I'll try to find it online to see why it's so interesting!!

"Let's Stay Together" is the jam of all time, right?

SIS Barb

BetsyN said...

Very cool blog! Welcome to WisRWA and thanks for sharing the link!

Betsy Norman

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi Betsy!!!!

Thanks so much. I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope you'll come back.

SIS Barb

Tori Lennox said...

I love Clannad!!!!

Beth Ciotta said...

Fedora and Tori... Ah, my fellow Clannad pixies. Hopefully we can turn a few new people on to his magical group!

SIS Beth

Beth Ciotta said...

Taylor, you've got me wondering about the 'Sober' video, too. I'll be sure to check it out. As for Pink, I think she's unique. Great style. Strong stage presence. Powerhouse voice. What's not to like?

Beth Ciotta said...

Betsy,

Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't be a stranger!

SIS Beth

Beth Ciotta said...

Wanted to add.... "Let's Stay Together" is one of my all time faves. I also liked the Tina Turner rendition.

SIS Beth

Olga said...

Love Pink, and interesting info about Clannad - need to check it out!

Richard said...

WAY late addition here .. BUT, My ALL TIME Fave Irish band is "Flogging Molly" --- 'tude out the ASS, and GREAT songs. For Celtic emotion, including GREAT, Oscar-winning music, let's go with "Once," even a perhaps LESSER song from the AWESOME 2003 indie movie, "Falling Slowly"! Nad by "lesser," I mean there's even BETTER tunes throughout the movie!

Richard said...

OOOPS, got it back-asswards! The SONG is called "Falling Slowly;" the MOVIE is called "Once"!!! Been a while;).

Sherry Tew said...

Hey Sisters - I love Celtic music as well, along with many other New Age artists. I was exposed to Natalie McMaster a few years ago - love her! Another fun band in that kind of New Age/Celtic genre is the band that performs at Epcot called Off Kilter. Google them - they are awesome!

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