Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Roxy Music More Than This





ROXY MUSIC


MORE THAN THIS


ONE of THE GREAT SONGS of THE 80s






VIDEO


ROXY MUSIC

Featuring BRYAN FERRY

"MORE THAN THIS"








The BADASS COOKBOOK








"MOVE OVER ROVER and LET JIMI TAKE OVER"



JIMI HENDRIX


RIP




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Spandau Ballet TRUE




TRUE


SPANDAU BALLET




The VIDEO




TRUE

"ONE of THE GREATEST SONGS of THE 80'S"


"ONE of THE GREAT SONGS EVER"


by SPANDAU BALLET










Listen to The SPANDAU BALLET


ELVIS and ALL of YOUR MUSIC


On the World's Best Music System


BOSE




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ELVIS


JAILHOUSE ROCK


Simply Red Holding Back The Years






SIMPLY RED



HOLDING BACK THE YEARS


One of the GREAT SONGS of THE 80 's

























Crowded House HEY NOW




DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER





CROWDED HOUSE





CROWDED HOUSE


DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER


aka "HEY NOW"














George Michael Carpool Karaoke



GEORGE MICHAEL







Carpool Karaoke








JAMES & GEORGE










THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK


by DANIEL ZWICKE

George Michael Forever

 
 
REST in PEACE Dear GEORGE
 
 
Dear GEORGE
YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED
 
 
 
 
 
FREEDOM
 
 
A POP MASTERPIECE From GEORGE MICHAEL
 
 
 
 
There’s a moment in George Michael’s music video for “Freedom! ’90” where director David Fincher’s camera zooms in on a leather jacket hanging in a closet. It’s the piece Michael sported proudly three years earlier in the music video for “Faith” — the item that helped Michael reinvent himself from the squeaky-clean teen idol in Wham! into a bad-ass sex god of the 1980s. But with “Freedom! ’90,” Michael sought to overhaul his image once again. And a few moments later, that leather jacket spontaneously combusts; ditto the “Faith” video’s Wurlitzer jukebox and his Gretsch guitar. Goodbye to all that.
“They were horrified,” Michael recalled of his label Sony’s reaction, in an MTVinterview in 2004. “Why would you burn something that made Sony $150 million dollars? But I quite enjoyed it.”
It might be hard to imagine now, but when George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” music video was released in 1990, it was nothing short of revolutionary. Its creator, who was embroiled in a dispute with his label, Sony, over his refusal to heavily promote his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, chose not to star in his own music video. Instead, he scored a cast of lip-synching supermodels — Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, plus a crew of male models — who vamped gorgeously in a dark and dingy space. And for a Grammy-winning artist who was shaped into a global pop star thanks to MTV, Michael was slyly flipping off the network that helped make him a star.
“George was thumbing his nose at MTV with the video,” producer Simon Straker told EW in 1991.
 
 
THE GIRLS of FREEDOM
 
 
Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patiz, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford
 
 
 
 
But once it hit airwaves, “Freedom! ’90” went into heavy rotation on the cable channel, scored five MTV Video Music Awards nominations (it won zero), became one of the most memorable videos of the last two-and-a-half decades, and served as a rallying anthem for the LGBT movement. It was such a classic, in fact, that Michael himself tried to recapture some of that supermodel magic for his 1992 single “Too Funky.”
“One of my better ideas was getting five gorgeous supermodels [miming to the song] that people still want to look at today,” Michael said in an interview at the time, according to the biography Careless Whispers. “If you’re going to say to your record company, ‘Look, I’m not going to be in this video,’ I’d say that’s a fairly good consolation prize really, you know, those five gorgeous babes.”
While Michael chose not to get in front the camera, he was heavily involved in its creative execution. The inspiration for supermodel stars came after Michael saw a portrait of the women shot by Peter Lindbergh for the January 1990 cover of British Vogue. And he hired director David Fincher, who’d had success helming Madonna’s “Express Yourself” video, and top stylist Camilla Nickerson. The team holed up on a London soundstage for several days. “They were long days,” Turlington told Harper’s Bazaar. “I don’t recall any specific direction from David Fincher. He was focused on the lighting I recall. George was there the whole time and very involved.”
As Nickerson told Allure in a definitive history of the video, “It was epic. It had a grandeur and a Blade Runner feel.”
Michael was friendly with his model cast prior to shooting, but they didn’t know what they were getting themselves into upon arriving on set. Evangelista reportedly had to be convinced to participate. And Michael had sent his stars music to learn just days before production began. Turlington recalled to Bazaar that each model largely shot her parts separately. And the scenes were somewhat uncomfortable. “I do remember feeling a little bit like, ‘Oh, why did I get stuck in the tub? I want the big glamour-puss hair. I want to be wearing the heels or blowing cool smoke rings, like Tatjana,” Crawford told Allure. “But if you were working with good people, you just did what they asked.”
Off-camera, however, the vibe on-set was jovial among cast and crew. “We’d drink red wine and sing songs in the evening because it kind of went on late,” hair stylist Guido told Allure. “And George was just like one of the gang, in the trailers, hanging out.”
“Freedom! ’90” would go on to become one of Michael’s signature songs — he performed it at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics — and the video remains a defining moment in MTV’s history. As for Michael bidding farewell to his past as an ’80s pop icon and embracing an uncertain future at the dawn of a new decade, he felt vindicated: “I thought that was a wonderful way to get rid of the image, really… I felt that way,” he told MTV in 2004. “I wanted to get rid of that. I felt like I’d cornered myself again.”
 
The SUPER MODELS  of the FREEDOM VIDEO
The Most BEAUTIFUL GROUP of MOMEN Ever Assembled
 
 
 
on GEOREGE MICHAELS  "FREEDOM"  Video
 
 
 
 
A Young GEORGE MICHAEL
 
 
The WHAM DAYS
 
 
GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE
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George Michael and Linda Evangelista on the set of FREEDOM
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Carlos Santana Rob Thomas SMOOTH

 
CARLOS SANTANA & ROB THOMAS
 
 
 
SMOOTH
 
 
WATCH THE VIDEO !!!
 
 
 
 
 
CARLOS SANTANA
 
THE GAME of LOVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Great CARLOS SANTANA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Superstar by The Carpenter Rita Coolidge & Bonnie Bramlett

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DELANEY & BONNIE

Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett
and the Late GREAT Duane Allman

GROUPIE

Written by LEON RUSSELL and BONNIE BRAMLETT

also DELANEY BRAMLETT

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Sung by BONNIE BRAMLETT
WATCH the VIDEO !!!




ERIC CLAPTON
with DELANEY & BONNIE
MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN


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RITA COOLIDGE Sings SUPERSTAR (GROUPIE)
on JOE COCKER'S
BAD DOG ENGLISHMEN





RITA COOLIDGE
SUPERSTAR


[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJmmaIGiGBg&w=320&h=266]


KAREN CARPENTER






KAREN CARPENTER

RIP


A number of musicians recorded versions of Leon Russell & Bonnie Bramlett's song GROUPIE, aka SUPERSTAR including: Rita Coolidge, Bonnie Bramlett, and Bett Midler, but no one had such a Monster Hit with the song as did The CARPENTERS featured as the singer.
The late great Leon Russell wrote the song with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett. Bonnie Bramlett recorded the song she had written, but at the time she was not well known, The Carpenters were hugely popular at they point in time recorded it, naming the song Superstar, and it became a hug hit for the Carpenters.


Most people have never heard other artists versions, but they are wonderful never-the-less.






LEON RUSSELL







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Sunday, December 11, 2016

The GREAT BARRY WHITE

 
BARRY
 
 
 
 
 
BARRY WHITE
 
"LET The MUSIC PLAY"
 
 
 
 
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
 
 
 
 
The LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA
 
The MAESTRO
 
 
"LOVES THEME"
 
 
 
"CAN'T GET ENOUGH of YOUR LOVE BABE"
 
 
 
 
BIG BAD BARRY
 
 
"KANYE CAN'T SHINE BARRY'S SHOE"
 
 
 
BARRY WHITE  
 
 
 
"I'VE GOT SO MUCH To GIVE"
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The BADASS COOKBOOK
 
 
BADASS LIKE BARRY
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Barry White
SOUL SEDUCTION
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Barry White n Lisa Stansfield Around World

 
The MAESTRO
 
 
BARRY WHITE
 
 
 
 
BARRY WHITE
 
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
BARRY WHITE & LISA STANSFIELD
DUET
 
 
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LISA STANSFIELD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MANGIA ITALIANO
Books by DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE on AMAZON.com
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ike & Tina Turn with Mick Jagger

   




MICK JAGGER Backstage with IKE & TINA TURNER


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MICK JAGGER Playing Robert Johnson on IKE TURNER 'S Guitar
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MICK JAGGER Jamming on Ike Turner 's GUITAR
a Fender Telecaster
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Beast of Burden Rolling Stones



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Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, & Keith Richards ... The ROLLING STONES







  Watch This Video for one of The STONES Best Live Performances ever .. Unfortunately the image quality isn't very good, but Luckily the sound is  .. There used to be a better quality video up on Youtube of this particular performance but for whatever reason it was taken down  ...  This video is of a Stones Concert in Texas 1978 around the time of the release of SOME GIRLS, one of The ROLLING STONES Best Albums of All-Time with such great songs as this Beast of Burden, Some Girls, Miss You, When The Whip Comes Down, Shattered, and The Girl with The Far Away Eyes ... So even though the video quality isn't that great, you can still enjoy watching this great performance by The World's Greatest Rock Band of All-Time, The ROLLING STONES ... Check out MICK jumping all around and dancing up a storm as only Mick can do. And if you're a big guitar fan, check out Keith & Ronnie on their Dueling Les Paul's (Gibson Les Paul Guitars).



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MICK & THE BOYS




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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Kid Rick Aerosmith Sweet Emotion

 
 
SWEET EMOTION
 
 
KID ROCK, STEVEN TYLER, & AEROSMITH
 
 
SWEET EMOTION
 
 
 
 
ROCK ON !!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lisa Stansfield

 

Been All Round The World

 
 
Can't Find My Baby
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Because The Night Written by Bruce Springsteen

 
ICON ROCK ANTHEM "BECAUSE THE NIGHT"
 
 
Written by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
 
and Performed 
by
 
PATTI SMITH
 
Bruce Springsteen
 
and
 
Naltalie Merchant & 10,000 Maniacs
 
BRUCE
 
 
 
 
 
BECAUSE THE NIGHT
 
 
performed by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
 
 
Written by Bruce Springsteen
 
 
 
 
 
 
BECAUSE THE NIGHT
 
 
Performed by Patti Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
BECAUSE THE NIGHT
 
 
Performed by Natalie Merchant
 
and
10,000 MANCIACS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
 
by Daniel Zwicke
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BALLANTINE ALLE
 
BEER CAN
 
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