The Rolling Stones Performing Wild Horses in an Accoustic Version

This video clip shows the famous rock band Rolling Stones performing one of their most known songs called Wild Horses. This particular version is played on accoustic instruments. The recording sounds great, almost better than the original album cut. The album that contains this song is Brown sugar and was released in the early seventies.
The Rolling Stones were another rock group from England, as the Beatles. But even though both groups appear almost together on the international rock scene, in fact they are very different, not only musically but they represent different kinds of people. The Beatles were much more ‘compatible’ with society and even when they were critical about certain issues, they did it nicely, while the Stones sounded harsher. No wonder that the Beatles were asked to visit the Queen and get hit by her magic sword so much earlier than the Rolling Stones.
This song has some influences from american country and western music and here are the lyrics:
Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted, I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I cant let you slide through my hands
Wild horses couldnt drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldnt drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses couldnt drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldnt drag me away

I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I dont have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Lets do some living after we die
Wild horses couldnt drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day

Wild horses couldnt drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day.

Sarah Vaughan Performs the Bebop Classic Perdido

This video clip shows Sarah Vaughn or Sassy, as she was called by frriends and fans, performing Perdido which has become a jazz standard to play for jazz musicians. The video is a scene taken from Rhythm and Blues Revenue, a movie made in 1955 which you can download without copyright infringement.
Sarah Vaughan was a very important singer in the jazz scene and has influenced the female jazz singer Anita Baker and many others. After she appeared at age 18 on an amateur contest at the Apollo Theater in New York and won first prize with her performance of Body and soul, another jazz standard, some jazz critics considered her as the most important singer of the bebop era.
In her beginning days as a jazz singer she formed part of Billy Eckstine’s big band where other jazz giants like Charlie Parker or Dizzy Gillespie played in the brass section. Short time after singing in the big bands, Sarah Vaughan decided to form her own band and had almost inmediate success when in 1947 she became number one of the charts with ther performance of the song Tenderly. From thereon Sarah Vaughan also included some pop songs in her singing enlarging her audience and gaining more popularity. However, at the end of the 60s, Sarah Vaughan dropped the pop singing and returned to pure jazz music singing with jazz legends as Louie Bellson, Don Cherry, J.J Johnson, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock, to mention just a few.
Among the best known songs associated with Sarah Vaughan are the tastefull ballad Misty and several songs by Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. She did not loose her singing talent until her sixties when she was still performing for large audiences until her passing away in 1990 at the age of sixty-six.

Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass – ‘Stormy Weather’

Watch this video of two jazz giants treating the classical blues theme ‘Stormy Weather’. As always, Joe Pass plays his guitar in a superb manner and building an excellent base for the divine voice of Ella Fitzgerald. This video was recorded around 1975 in a german television studio.