Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Stevie Wonder - As

 



Stevie Wonder

SONGS in The KEY of LIFE

1976

ONE of The GREATEST ALBUMS of ALL-TIME !!!






STEVIE WONDER

"AS"

From SONGS in The KEY of LIFE


"LOVE IT"







BRIDGETT BARDOT

"SEX KITTEN"









Simply Red - Holding Back The Years

 








SIMPLY RED


HOLDING BACK The YEARS







The MONA LISA





Je Taime - Brigiite Bardot - Jane Barkin Serge Gainsbourg

 





BRIGITTE BARDOT






Je TAIME

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg

Je Taime means "I Love You" in French. Je Taime, recorded in 1969
by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. This song is without question one of the Sexiest Songs
ever recorded.

Gainsbourg originally wrote the song in 1967 for his girlfriend Brigitte Bardot.

Bardot asked Gainsbourg to write the most beautiful Love Song that he could imagine.
Gainsbourg wrote Je Taime that night, and the couple recorded the song at a studio in Paris
in 1967, but the version Gainsbourg recorded with Jane Birkin in 1969 became a huge hit, and is by far the most popular version.






Serge Gainsbourg with Jane Birkin

PARIS FRANCE

1969




BARDOT and GAINSBOURG



"Je TAIME"


BRIGETTE BARDOT

and SERGE GAINSBOURG

1967

PARIS, FRANCE











BRIDGITTE BARDOT



Actress, singer, and animal rights activist Brigitte “B.B.” Bardot, turned 87 on September 28, 2021. Karsh wrote of their sitting: “I happened to return to Paris directly from the Vatican photographing Pope John XXIII. And the word had reached her that the person that [is] about to photograph you has just come directly from Rome. And with her typical charm and touch of gaiety, she said, ‘Is it true you have just come from photographing Pope John the 23rd?’ I said, yes. ‘Ah,’ she said, ‘ from the saint to the sinner.’ We have in our home two magnificent sculptures called L’amor sacre and L’amor profane executed by Louis Legge. But, I still don’t know which is which. And so when Brigitte referred to herself as the sinner, I questioned that completely.”







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BRIGITTE BARDOT








POSITANO







 

Petula Clark - MY LOVE




Petula Clark







PETULA CLARK

"MY LOVE"







 

Monday, December 20, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

MINA E Poi

 




MINA





MINA

E POI

1973







MINA   


GRANDE  GRANDE GRANDE !!!






Aretha Franklin Best Songs

 




The QUEEN of SOUL


ARETHA FRANKLIN







ARETHA FRANKLIN

BABY I LOVE YOU







ARETHA


UNTIL YOU COME BACK to ME

"THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO"







ARETHA FRANKLIN

"DAY DREAMING"









Aretha Franklin Duane Allman Muscle Shoals

 




Duane Allman & Aretha Franklin

Muscle Shoals, Alabama






DUANE ALLMAN and ARETHA FRANKLIN

The WEIGHT







WILSON PICKETT

"HEY JUDE"

DUANE ALLMAN on GUITAR






Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Best of Mina

 



MINA





Mina

E POI










MINA


L'Imortante






"PAROLE"


Mina & Lupo






MINA & ADRIANO CELANTANO

"PAROLE"









Mina

Lo ' DOMANI





Mina

Simplicemente




Mina

ANCORA ANCORA ANCORA

1978






Mina 

AMORE AMORE






MINA


Italy’s all-time top selling female artist.


The pop singer Anna Maria Mazzini, better known simply as Mina, was born on this day in 1940 in the Lombardy city of Busto Arsizio.


Since her debut single in 1958, Mina has sold well in excess of 150 million records, which makes her the top-selling female performer in Italian music history. Only her fellow 60s star Adriano Celentano can boast larger figures.

The pair worked together on one of Italy’s biggest-selling albums of all-time in 1998. Mina Celentano sold an impressive 2.365 million copies. They revived the collaboration in 2016 with Tutte Le Migliori.

Mina also enjoys an iconic status in the history of female emancipation in Italy as a result of the sensational ban imposed on her by the state television station RAI in 1963 following her affair with a married actor, Corrado Pani, by whom she became pregnant.

Despite pressure from the Catholic Church, whose position as the guardians of Italy’s public morals was still very strong at the time, the broadcaster was forced by the weight of public opinion, as well as Mina’s unaffected record sales, to rescind the ban the following January.

Mina, who had already cultivated a racy image by dressing in mini-skirts, dying her hair blonde and wearing heavy eye make-up, responded by singing songs with controversial lyrics, some glorifying smoking, which was still associated with women of loose morals in Italian society, and the pleasures of sex.

Mina, who lives in Switzerland with her husband, the cardiologist Eugenio Quaini, has not appeared on stage since 1978 but continues to make records. Her latest album, Maeba, has only just been released.

Born into a working-class background in Busto Arsizio, she grew up  in Cremona, where she cultivated a taste in American rock and roll and jazz music. She began to attend clubs in Milan in her teens and began her performing career under the name Baby Gate - somewhat ironic given she was 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall - with a backing group called Happy Boys.

That partnership broke up when her parents refused to let her skip college, where she was studying accountancy, to go on tour in Turkey, despite one reviewer describing her debut on stage in Milan as “the birth of a star”.

Baby Gate gave way to Mina as a stage name, although her high-energy rock and roll style continued. Her loud vocals earned her the unflattering nickname Queen of the Screamers, while a journalist friend in Cremona called her the Tiger of Cremona.

She found fame rapidly, not just for her sensual stage performances and striking good looks but for the range of her voice. She hit the top of the Italian singles charts for the first time in September 1959 with Tintarella di Luna singles charts for the first time in September 1959 with Tintarella di Luna (Moon Tan) and would return regularly. So far she has had 79 albums and 71 singles in the Italian charts, including 16 number one albums and eight number one singles.

Largely she is remembered for melodramatic songs of anguished love stories, although her range and versatility enabled her to achieve success in different genres as the mood took her.  She won particular acclaim for her collaborations with the writers Bruno Canfora (Brava, 1965) and Ennio Morricone (Se telefonando, 1966), both of whom were asked to produce music that would showcase her range.

Mina encountered tragedy more than once in her private life, losing both her brother Alfredo and her first husband, the journalist Virgilio Crocco, in car crashes.

She moved to Lugano in Switzerland with her father in 1966 and has lived there since, although the city is less than half an hour’s drive from the Italian border.

After Crocco’s death, Mina was romantically linked with Walter Chiara, who was her co-host with Raffaella Carrà on the TV show Canzonissima, and had relationships with the up-and-coming actor Gian-Maria Volontè and the composer Augusto Martelli.  She met Quaini in 1981 and they were together 25 years before they married in 2006.

Mina decided to end her career as a public performer in the 1970s, for reasons that have never been explained, although it has been speculated that she simply tired of the spotlight.  She announced her decision at the end of what would be her final TV appearance in 1974 and gave her last concert at the Bussola nightclub in Marina di Pietrasanta in Tuscany, where she had first gone on stage in 1958 during a family summer holiday.

Nonetheless, her recording career has continued unabated, with her albums now produced by her son, Massimiliano Pani. She also has a daughter, Benedetta Mazzini Crocco, who is an actress and television presenter.








Un BACCIO TROPPO POCO


















Saturday, November 27, 2021

Loves Theme Barry White - The Love Unlimited Orechestra

 




Barry White









"LOVES THEME"


BARRY WHITE & The LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA











BARRY WHITE


Barry White first made his mark in the music business in the 1960s as a session musician, even serving for a spell as an A&R man for a small, independent Los Angeles record label. He first hit it big in 1973 with a series of albums and singles emphasizing lush orchestrations and elaborate production values, over which he laid down his big bass voice. 

In 1973 and 1974 alone, he sold US$16 million worth of records--not only on his own but also as the conductor and composer of instrumental records (as The Love Unlimited Orchestra) and as the primary producer and songwriter of the female vocal trio Love Unlimited (one of whom, Glodean White, became his second wife). 1974 was a prolific year for White, during which he composed the score of Together Brothers (1974) and acted in Coonskin (1974).

Barry's greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits: "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".

White recorded 19 studio albums during the course of his career, but multiple versions and compilations were released worldwide that were certified gold, 41 of which also attained platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide record sales in excess of 100 million records, and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His influences included James Cleveland, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.


After a particularly pronounced fallow period in the 1980s, he rebounded in the 1990s with a series of critically and commercially acclaimed records and he beefed up his presence on TV somewhat with a famous guest appearance on The Simpsons (1989), a recurring role on Ally McBeal (1997), and a series of commercials in which he parodied his image and persona.







"FUCK YOU" !!!!





JOHNNY CASH










SUNDAY SAUCE 

"The SNEAKER"

by Bellino














Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sinatra Saloon Songs

 




Frank Sinatra





Frank Sinatra


ONE For NY BABY







Frank Sinatra


EVERYTHING HAPPENS to ME










Frank Sinatra 


DRINKING AGAIN







Frank Sinatra


THAT OLD FEELING







FRANK SINATRA

And The RAT PACK