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Blowing in the wind

handbags and gladrags

What had I say

Another brick in the wall

Bread

Bob Dylan

Blowing in the wind

An hymn to the sixtees generation

B. Dylan photo

The times they are a changing

The author

Biography

Why Dylan?

Zack Snyder movie

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Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 may 1941

He is one of the greatest American singer-songwriter and poet as well.

He wrote several of the most famous folk songs during the sixtees such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964).

He was concerned by the civil rights and the Vietnamian war.

In the sixties, his songs was politically involved and the lyrics clearly denonciated the US governement policies.

Some critics say that he influenced a counterculture wave.

He released the famous "The times they are a changin in 1964".

In 1965 and 1966, Dylan drew controversy when he adopted electrically amplified rock instrumentation, and in the space of 15 months recorded three of the most important and influential rock albums of the 1960s:

Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Highway 61 Revisited (1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966).

In July 1966, a motorcycle accident led to Dylan's withdrawal from touring. During this period, he recorded a large body of songs with members of the Band. These recordings were released as the collaborative album The Basement Tapes in 1975.

Since the seventees, he explored different musical styles and expressions as gospel, rock, country...

Dylan has published eight books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries.

He has sold more than 125 million records,[11] making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

He has received numerous awards : The Pulitzer Prize Board in 2008 and even the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

He influenced the pop and rock american culture and

his songs still playing around the world.

The first artist name he found was Bob Dillon.

He chose this name as his uncle was named Dillon.

(At the University of Minnesota, the singer told a few friends that Dillon was his mother's maiden name, which was untrue).

A lot of people think the nickname was a reference to the poet Dylan Thomas. But it was not at first.

Indeed, the singer began to spell his name "Dylan", in 1961 by which time he was acquainted with the life and work of Dylan Thomas.

Duluth - Minnesota

Blowin' in the wind

written in 1962

Released in may 1963

  • BLOWING IN THE WIND

  • The versions

According to the Internet Site Musicme, "Blowin' in the wind" has been song in 376 differents versions and by 162 differents artists.

The most famous are Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Cher etc...


https://www.musicme.com/Blowin%27-In-the-Wind-t19317.html



  • BLOWING IN THE WIND

Lyrics and meaning

Meaning :

Blowin' in the wind is an anthem for civils rights movement. Bob Dylan wrote it as a protest song using poetry.

This song created a breakthrought in the folk culture as the author doesn't give any solution to the troubles that black south-american people has to faced. He said that the answer is blowin' in the wind. That means you don't need to bring any solution if you are concerned by inequalities or injustices. You just need to point out something unfair to protest because, most of time, it needs time and energies to find a conclusion. And in the meaning time, the answer is blowing in the wind.

The song speak to people who are involved and to people who are cold feet.

Expression on Wikipedia : either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind


Lyrics



How many roads must a man walk down

Before you call him a man?

How many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly

Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind

Yes, and how many years must a mountain exist

Before it is washed to the sea?

And how many years can some people exist

Before they're allowed to be free?

Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head

And pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind

Yes, and how many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky?

And how many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows

That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind

Rewards

In 1994, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked number 14 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

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Handbags and Gladrags

Stereophonics

2001

1967

Mike d'Abo

1967

Chris Farlowe

1969

Rod Stewart


Writer & Composer

Chris sang and released the song

Rod Stewart sang a cover version

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Stereophonics

Kelly Jones -Singer/lead guitar

Richard Jones-Bass guitar
Adam Zindani -Rhythm guitar
Jamie Morrisson -Drums


Band Members

The song lyrics are quite melancholy... Mike d'Abdo said the song is about ""saying to a teenage girl that the way to happiness is not through being trendy. There are deeper values."

Ever seen a blind man cross the road

Trying to make the other side?

Ever seen a young girl growing old

Trying to make herself a bride?


So what becomes of you, my love?

When they have finally stripped you of

The handbags and the glad-rags

That your poor old granddad had to sweat to buy you, baby


Once I was a young man

And all I thought I had to do was smile

Well, you are still a young girl

And you bought everything in style


So once you think you're in, you're out

'Cause you don't mean a single thing without

The handbags and the glad-rags

That your poor old granddad had to sweat to buy you


Sing a song of six-pence for your sake

And drink a bottle full of rye

Four and twenty blackbirds in a cake

And bake 'em all in a pie


They told me you missed school today

So what I suggest you just throw them all away

The handbags and the glad-rags

That your poor old granddad had to sweat to buy


They told me you missed school today

So what I suggest you just throw them all away

The handbags and the glad-rags

That your poor old granddad had to sweat to buy you


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The Lyrics

...released...

...re-released...

A song was written in 1967...

So what becomes of you, my love?

When they have finally stripped you of
The handbags and the gladrags...

...and used for TV in 2001


January 2020

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We went to see Stereophonics at The Olympia Paris!

Just before lockdown...

Ever seen a blind man cross the road
Tryin' to reach the other side?
Ever seen a young girl growing old
Tryin' to make herself a bride?
So what becomes of you, my love?
When they have finally stripped you of
The handbags and the gladrags
That your poor old granddad
Had to sweat to buy ya
Once I was a young man
And all I thought I had to do was smile
You are still a young girl
And you bought everything in style
But once you think you're in, you're out
But that don't mean a single thing without
The handbags and the gladrags
That your poor old granddad
Had to sweat to buy ya
Sing a song of six pence for your sake
And buy a bottle full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds in a cake
And bake them all in a pie
They told me you missed school today
So what I suggest, you just throw them all away
The handbags and the gladrags
That your poor old granddad
Had to sweat to buy ya
Oh yeah
They told me you missed school today
So what I suggest, you just throw them all away
The handbags and the gladrags
That your poor old granddad
Had to sweat to buy ya

Ray Charles

What had I say

One of the most famous impro on stage

Record cover

The recording

The legacy...

According to the MusicMe Website, there are 54 versions of this song sang by 29 artists.

The most famous are Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton and Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.


According to the time magazine, this song is one of the one hungred best song since 1923.

http://www.chartsinfrance.net/actualite/news-76356.html



. Beatles

PMCartney was immediately struck by the song and knew when he heard it that he wanted to be involved in making music.

George Harrison remembered an all-night party he attended in 1959 where the song was played for eight hours non-stop: "It was one of the best records I ever heard."[21]

While the Beatles were developing their sound in Hamburg, they played "What'd I Say" at every show, trying to see how long they could make the song last and using the audience in the call and response, with which they found immense popularity. The opening electric piano in the song was the first John Lennon had ever heard, and he tried to replicate it with his guitar.



. E. Presley

Elvis Presley used the song in a large dance scene in his 1964 film VIVA LAS VEGAS




. R. Charles

Charles closed every show he played for the rest of his career with the song, later stating, "'What'd I Say' is my last song onstage. When I do 'What'd I Say', you don't have to worry about it—that's the end of me; there ain't no encore, no nothin'. I'm finished!"




In February 1959 Charles and his orchestra finally recorded "What'd I Say" at Atlantic's small studio.

Three or four takes, and it was done. Next!"

In retrospect, Ahmet Ertegun's brother Nesuhi credits the extraordinary sound of the song to the restricted size of the studio and the technologically advanced recording equipment used; the sound quality is clear enough to hear Charles slapping his leg in time with the song when the music stops during the calls and responses.


The song was recorded in only a few takes because Charles and the orchestra had perfected it while touring.


Dowd, however, had two problems during the recording. "What'd I Say" lasted over seven and a half minutes when the normal length of radio-played songs was around two and a half minutes.

Furthermore, although the lyrics were not obscene, the sounds Charles and the Raelettes made in their calls and responses during the song worried Dowd and the producers.


Dowd solved the recording issues by mixing three versions of the song. Some call-outs of "Shake that thing!" were removed, and the song was split into two three-and-a-half minute sides of a single record, titling the song "What'd I Say Part I" and "What'd I Say Part II".

The recorded version divides the parts with a false ending where the orchestra stops and the Raelettes and orchestra members beg Charles to continue, then goes on to a frenzied finale.


Song's origin

lyrics

On YT

According to Charles' autobiography, "What'd I Say" was accidental when he improvised it to fill time at the end of a concert in December 1958.


He asserted that he never tested songs on audiences before recording them, but "What'd I Say" was an exception. Charles himself did not recall where the concert took place, but Mike Evans in Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul placed the show in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.


Shows were played at "meal dances" which typically ran four hours with a half-hour break, and would end around 1 or 2 in the morning. Charles and his orchestra had exhausted their set list after midnight, but had 12 minutes left to fill. He told the Raelettes, "Listen, I'm going to fool around and y'all just follow me".[9]

Hey mama, don't you treat me wrong

Come and love your daddy all night long

All right now, hey hey, all right

See the girl with the diamond ring

She knows how to shake that thing

All right now now now, hey hey, hey hey

Tell your mama, tell your pa

I'm gonna send you back to Arkansas

Oh yes, ma'm, you don't do right, don't do right

Aw, play it boy

When you see me in misery

Come on baby, see about me

Now yeah, all right, all right, aw play it, boy

When you see me in misery

Come on baby, see about me

Now yeah, hey hey, all right

See the girl with the red dress on

She can do the Birdland all night long


Yeah yeah, what'd I say, all right

Well, tell me what'd I say, yeah

Tell me what'd I say right now

Tell me what'd I say

Tell me what'd I say right now

Tell me what'd I say

Tell me what'd I say yeah


And I wanna know

Baby I wanna know right now

And-a I wanna know

And I wanna know right now yeah

And-a I wanna know

Said I wanna know yeah


[Spoken:] Hey, don't quit now! (c'mon honey)

Naw, I got, I uh-uh-uh, I'm changing (stop! stop! we'll do it again)

Wait a minute, wait a minute, oh hold it! Hold it! Hold it!

Hey (hey) ho (ho) hey (hey) ho (ho) hey (hey) ho (ho) hey

Oh one more time (just one more time)

Say it one more time right now (just one more time)

Say it one more time now (just one more time)

Say it one more time yeah (just one more time)

Say it one more time (just one more time)

Say it one more time yeah (just one more time)


Hey (hey) ho (ho) hey (hey) ho (ho) hey (hey) ho (ho) hey

Ah! Make me feel so good (make me feel so good)

Make me feel so good now yeah (make me feel so good)

Woah! Baby (make me feel so good)

Make me feel so good yeah (make me feel so good)

Make me feel so good (make me feel so good)

Make me feel so good yeah (make me feel so good)

Huh (huh) ho (ho) huh (huh) ho (ho) huh (huh) ho (ho) huh

Awh it's all right (baby it's all right)

Said that it's all right right now (baby it's all right)

Said that it's all right (baby it's all right)

Said that it's all right yeah (baby it's all right)

Said that it's all right (baby it's all right)

Said that it's all right (baby it's all right)


Woah! Shake that thing now (baby shake that thing)

Baby shake that thing now now (baby shake that thing)

Baby shake that thing (baby shake that thing)

Baby shake that thing right now (baby shake that thing)

Baby shake that thing (baby shake that thing)

Baby shake that thing (baby shake that thing)

Woah! I feel all right now yeah (make me feel all right)

Said I feel all right now (make me feel all right)

Woooah! (make me feel all right)

Tell you I feel all right (make me feel all right)

Said I feel all right (make me feel all right)

Baby I feel all right (make me feel all right)

Pink Floyd
Another brick in the wall

How events lead Roger Water to buid his own wall

Record cover

Song's origin

lyrics

On YT

The album Another brick in The wall was released in 1979 by the famous band The Pink floyd. It was the eleventh album they wrote.


This album became one of the best sales in the history of Rock culture with over 30 millions copy sold. In 2000, it was voted number 30 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (n°46 in 2022). Rolling Stone placed it at number 87 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list in 2003.

The project included three tiers : the concept album, a stunning show, and the film "The wall" with Bob Geldof (Live Aid) as the main caractere, writen by Roger Waters and realised by Alan Parker (Fame, Midnigth express, Mississipi burning" etc).


The plot is based on a jaded rock star takes stock of his lot in life and personifies the events surrounding him as bricks in his own metaphorical wall.

With each new brick, Pink finds himself alienated further away from those around him. This wall he build himself with fear, pain, and solitude, leads him to isolation and madness.

The scenario is based on the own life of Roger Waters. He tried to explain how troubles, hardships and trauma were events that force him to build this metaphoric and deadly wall.

Before he decided to write this album he felt depressed as the band were very famous and he had difficulties to manage it. He began to misbehave with the audience and his partners.

Waters spoke with producer Bob Ezrin and Ezrin's psychiatrist friend about the alienation and despair he was experiencing, and he articulated his desire to isolate himself by constructing a wall across the stage between the performers—himself, along with the rest of the band—and the audience.

He understood how his education, the lost of his father and different events could explain why he needed to isolate himself.

Daddy's flown across the ocean

Leaving just a memory

Snapshot in the family album

Daddy what else did you leave for me?

Daddy, what'd'ja leave behind for me?!?

All in all it was just a brick in the wall.

All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.


"You! Yes, you! Stand still laddy!"


When we grew up and went to school

There were certain teachers who would

Hurt the children any way they could


By pouring their derision

Upon anything we did

And exposing every weakness

However carefully hidden by the kids


But out in the middle of nowhere

When they got home at night, their fat and

Psycopathic wives would thrash them

Within inches of their lives


We don't need no education

We dont need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers leave them kids alone


Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!


All in all it's just another brick in the wall.

All in all you're just another brick in the wall.


We don't need no education

We dont need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers leave them kids alone

Hey! Teachers! Leave us kids alone!

All in all it's just another brick in the wall.

All in all you're just another brick in the wall.


[8:20] "Wrong, Do it again!"

"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you

have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"

"You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddy!"


{9:00} [Sound of many TV's coming on, all on different channels]

"The Bulls are already out there"

Pink: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrgh!"

"This Roman Meal bakery thought you'd like to know."


I don't need no arms around me

And I dont need no drugs to calm me.

I have seen the writing on the wall.

Don't think I need anything at all.

No! Don't think I'll need anything at all.

All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.

All in all you were all just bricks in the wall.


[10:50] Goodbye, cruel world

I'm leaving you today

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye


Goodbye, all you people

There's nothing you can say

To make me change my mind

Goodbye

Recording stories

1 - The album was recorded in several locations. In France, Super Bear (Barre les Alpes - 06) Studios was used between January and July 1979, and Waters recorded his vocals at the nearby Studio Miraval. Michael Kamen supervised the orchestral arrangements at CBS Studios in New York, in September.



2 - Ezrin and Waters oversaw the capture of the album's sound effects. Waters recorded the phone call used on the original demo for "Young Lust", but neglected to inform its recipient, Mason, who assumed it was a prank call and angrily hung up.


3 - Engineer Phil Taylor recorded some of the screeching tyre noises on "Run Like Hell" from a studio car park, and a television set being destroyed was used on "One of My Turns".



4 - Television broadcasts were used, and one actor, recognising his voice, accepted a financial settlement from the group in lieu of legal action against them.


5 - When the completed album was played for an assembled group of executives at Columbia's headquarters in California, several were reportedly unimpressed by what they heard

In February 1959 Charles and his orchestra finally recorded "What'd I Say" at Atlantic's small studio.

Three or four takes, and it was done. Next!"

In retrospect, Ahmet Ertegun's brother Nesuhi credits the extraordinary sound of the song to the restricted size of the studio and the technologically advanced recording equipment used; the sound quality is clear enough to hear Charles slapping his leg in time with the song when the music stops during the calls and responses.


The song was recorded in only a few takes because Charles and the orchestra had perfected it while touring.


Dowd, however, had two problems during the recording. "What'd I Say" lasted over seven and a half minutes when the normal length of radio-played songs was around two and a half minutes.

Furthermore, although the lyrics were not obscene, the sounds Charles and the Raelettes made in their calls and responses during the song worried Dowd and the producers.


Dowd solved the recording issues by mixing three versions of the song. Some call-outs of "Shake that thing!" were removed, and the song was split into two three-and-a-half minute sides of a single record, titling the song "What'd I Say Part I" and "What'd I Say Part II".

The recorded version divides the parts with a false ending where the orchestra stops and the Raelettes and orchestra members beg Charles to continue, then goes on to a frenzied finale.


Lyrics

EVERYTHING- I OWN

You sheltered me from harm
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, set me free
The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you
And I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
You taught me how to love
What it's of, what it's of
You never said too much
But still you showed the way
And I knew from watching you
Nobody else could ever know
The part of me that can't let go
And I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
Is there someone you know
Your loving them so
But taking them all for granted?
You may lose them one day
Someone takes them away
And they don't hear the words you long to say
I would give anything I own...

Everything I Own

David Gates-Bread 1972

Shirley Bassey

Ken Boothe 1974

Rod Stewart

Boyzone

Everything I Own

Everything I Own

Everything I Own

Boy George

Everything I Own

Cover Versions

Everything I Own

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David Gates wrote the song about his dad after his died in 1963.

He thought of it after his dad's funeral because a friend said to him that his dad would have been proud of him. It was later in 1972 after creating the group Bread that he released it.

The story behind the song...

David Gates said "My success would have been so special to my dad as he was my greatest influence. So I decided to write and record 'Everything I Own' about him. If you listen to the words, 'You sheltered me from harm, kept me warm, you gave my life to me, set me free', it says it all."As for the title, Gates said that he once sent his mother an orchid for her birthday at a time when he could barely afford it: "She was so touched – my dad wrote to tell me I could have had "anything she owned" in return."Typically Gates wrote the lyrics after the music. Although the lyrics were written so it could be interpreted as a love song, Gates said: "When I played it for my wife, she knew right away that it was about my father. She cried.

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  • To shelter someone o something from harm

  • To keep something warm

  • To give something up

  • To long to do or say something

  • To take something or someone for granted

  • To set someone free

Lyrics
You sheltered me from harm
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, set me free
The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you
And I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
You taught me how to love
What it's of, what it's of
You never said too much
But still you showed the way
And I knew from watching you
Nobody else could ever know
The part of me that can't let go
And I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
Is there someone you know
Your loving them so
But taking them all for granted?
You may lose them one day
Someone takes them away
And they don't hear the words you long to say
I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
Just to touch you once again

Lyrics
You sheltered me from harm
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, set me free
The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you
And I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
You taught me how to love
What it's of, what it's of
You never said too much
But still you showed the way
And I knew from watching you
Nobody else could ever know
The part of me that can't let go
And I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
Is there someone you know
Your loving them so
But taking them all for granted?
You may lose them one day
Someone takes them away
And they don't hear the words you long to say
I would give anything I own
I'd give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
Just to touch you once again