2015年3月27日星期五

Honey Bobby Goldsboro



蘇軾 - 江城子

十年生死兩茫茫,不思量,自難忘。
千里孤墳,無處話淒涼。縱使相逢應不識,塵滿面、鬢如霜。

夜來幽夢忽還鄉,小軒窗,正梳妝。

相顧無言,惟有淚千行。料得年年腸斷處,明月夜、短松崗。

Honey這首令人心酸的歌曲, 是1968年Bobby Russell的作品,
由Bobby Goldsboro唱紅, 他的歌聲獨特, 配合曲詞感動人心!
See the tree, how big it's grown

But friend it hasn't been too long

It wasn't big
I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig
Then the first snow came
And she ran out to brush the snow away
So it wouldn't die
Came runnin' in all excited
Slipped and almost hurt herself
And I laughed till I cried
She was always young at heart
Kinda dumb and kinda smart and I loved her so
And I surprised her with a puppy
Kept me up all Christmas Eve two years ago
And it would sure embarrass her
When I came in from workin' late
'Cause I would know
That she'd been sittin' there and cryin'
Over some sad and silly late, late show



And honey, I miss you

And I'm bein' good
And I'd love to be with you
If only I could



She wrecked the car and she was sad

And so afraid that I'd be mad
But what the heck
Though I pretended hard to be
Guess you could say she saw through me
And hugged my neck
I came home unexpectedly
And caught her cryin' needlessly
In the middle of the day
And it was in the early Spring
When flowers bloom and robins sing
She went away



And honey, I miss you

And I'm bein' good
And I'd love to be with you
If only I could



One day while I was not at home

While she was there and all alone
The angels came
Now all I have is memories of Honey
And I wake up nights and call her name
Now my life's an empty stage
Where Honey lived and Honey played
And love grew up
And a small cloud passes overhead
And cries down on the flower bed
That Honey loved



And see the tree how big it's grown

But friend it hasn't been too long
It wasn't big
And I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig







2015年3月24日星期二

Gypsy Airs 「吉普賽旋律」


Zigeunerweisen (TheWay of the Gypsy) 是西班牙小提琴家薩拉沙泰(Pablo Martn Melitn de Sarasate y Navascuz1844– 1908
1878 年所作的小提琴曲,
大多數人都以「吉普賽旋律」(Gypsy Airs) 名之,
是一首蕩氣迴腸, 使人沉醉的名曲。



1947年版

2015年3月15日星期日

Tea for two

"Tea for two"
從那些開party年代開始便喜歡這首音樂,
但至今才知到此曲原本是 1925 年一部音樂劇 No, No, Nanette” 的插曲,
VINCENT YOUMANS作曲,
1927年俄國音樂家Dmitri Shostakovich與人打賭100盧布, 
用一小時把這首歌改編成管絃樂版,
結果他只用了45分鐘便完成了。







2015年3月12日星期四

美國民謠 Camptown Races

Camptown Races 是美國民謠作曲家Stephen Foster 
(1826–1864) 的作品
這首1849年的樂曲是描寫南北戰爭前, 美國黑人(奴) 勞工
住在邊疆地帶的帳幕城的生活,

他們在生活枯燥的環境下
只能以唱歌為樂。


Well the camptown ladies sing this song doodah doodah
Ah the camptown race track's five miles long oh doo-dah day
Well I came down there with my hat caved in
Oh I'll go back home with my pocket full of tin oh doo-dah day
Goin' to run all night goin' to run all day
I'll bet my money on the bobtail nag somebody bet on the bay...



爵士高手


常在卡通片中出現

日本美女四人組

2015年3月7日星期六

Baby Elephant Walk / Hatari 獵獸奇觀 (1962)

Hatari 獵獸奇觀 (1962)

Hatari1962 年 Howard Hawks 侯活曉士導演, John Wayne任主角 。
Hatari 是危險的意思, 大部份拍攝地點是在非洲坦桑尼亞Tanzania。

描寫一組西方人到非洲捕獵野獸賣給動物園,
差不多是一部紀錄片, 欣賞大自然景色
和動物也不錯, 最突出的是找來Henry Mancini配樂。

The second waltz 第二華爾滋(圓舞曲)


Dmitri Shostakovich - The second waltz
蕭斯塔科維奇  -第二華爾滋(圓舞曲)




Nicole Kidman in Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut



1938年是史太林當政下的蘇聯,一切創作都受到控制,
蕭斯塔科維奇寫了Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2
並在莫斯科由蘇聯國家爵士樂團演出, 
但這樂譜在二戰期間流失了, 年才被發現及重新改編,
1999年史丹利.寇比力克用此曲作為電影EyesWide Shut(大開眼戒)的開場曲。

2015年3月3日星期二

鋼琴表演者 Liberace

Liberace ( 1919 – 1987)

Lee Liberace是美國五十至七十年代身價最高的鋼琴表演者,
他也全能的舞台表演者。
Liberace對他的樂迷說:買票來看我, 
不要用看演奏會(concerts)的心情,
我給你們的是一場充滿愉樂性的表演(show)






2015年3月1日星期日

Hava Nagila 共慶

Hava Nagila

這首希伯來文的歌是猶太人在喜慶場合必會出現的歌,
地位緊次於其國歌, 很多人不知原來是一首烏黑蘭Ukrainia民族舞曲,
著猶太人回歸巴勒斯坦地區立國(以色列)
時帶來的。
Hava Nagila是讓我們共慶的意思。