MUSIC: Three Tune Tuesday 72 - 3 Songs with Ladies' Names in the Title! (2 Covers + 1 Original!)
Hello everybody on HIVE, and especially the Music Community. My name is Jasper and I'm writing (and singing) to you from Cape Town, South Africa.
This is my seventh week contributing to "Three Tunes Tuesday", started by @ablaze. It is week 72 overall!
I am trying to stick to a set pattern, where I perform 2 cover songs (written by famous artists) and 1 original song (written by me) around a theme. This week I've chosen the theme of "Songs with Ladies' Names in the Title"!
For the first song, I've chosen something that I remember fondly from my childhood. When Bob Dylan's band, literally called "The Band", decided to retire in 1976, they had a wonderful concert featuring many of the best artists at the time, including Bob Dylan, Van Morisson, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell and many more. Martin Scorcese made a brilliant documentary about the last concert called "The Last Waltz" and you should try to find it! The first song I have chosen is the one they did with Emmylou Harris, called "Evangeline", and it's about a woman who loses her lover, a gambler, when a boat sinks into the Mississippi River! Here is a video of that performance from the "Last Waltz" movie:
For my second song, I'm choosing somebody else who featured with a performance at "The Last Waltz" concert of 1976... Mr. Eric Clapton. The song I have chosen is a different song of his called "Layla", and apparently it is about his forbidden love for the lady who happened to be the wife of George Harrison (one of the Beatles) at the time when he wrote it. Well, apparently the song worked and she left George Harrison and married Eric Clapton instead! Here's my favourite version, from Eric Clapton's unplugged performance on MTV in 1992:
And finally, it is time for the week's original song written by me. This is a very special one and it didn't really have a name, but I will call it "Wedding Song to Julia". It is the song I played and sang for my new wife (8 years now!) on our wedding day back in 2014, just before the First Dance. I got some of my friends to form a bit of a "Shoowop" chorus line as well, so I try to give you some of that energy in the verse - I hope you enjoy it!
So, another week and another theme to base two covers and an original song around! What theme will I choose next week? I hope to see you there!
Beautiful selection! And if course the Julia's Wedding Song is so precious!
We should see about writing a new song that encourages a similar kind of audience participation?
Oooooh! Yes! People already seem to love dancing and clapping along to "Every Friday Night"!
great video! Your tune is my favorite. I can feel the passion in it.
Thank you so much - I really appreciate that! Hopefully one day I can find time and a suitable way to record it properly!
Your contribution to #ttt is always the highlight for me.
Great cover versions, I especially like how you compensated the percussion's in Layla.
But the best Song is your original once again and what a beautiful backstory it has.
Thank you so much - yes it seems that I am gathering together enough original songs for a solo CD and another CD in collaboration with @clairemobey... we should be practicing our home recording abilities!
I'm looking forward to this so very much. We have a very special friend and mentor who has offered his skills and equipment to record us, but we have recorded and released a track already. I think the goal to record an album is actually becoming quite prevalent now. More so than before, now that people are learning our songs and singing along! It would be awesome to be able to sell
CD's at our gigs, as well as release an album online. Does anyone even listen to CDs anymore?
Oh that would be great, I'd buy one.
Be sure to make a post about it so I know when the time has come. 😉
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I really like the creativity with which every week you face this beautiful musical challenge of bringing three songs, this week I tried to record them and the third song was never going to be called Two song and a failure lol, but I didn't have time to edit the video!
Thanks for bringing your good music to this home!
Between Three Tunes Tuesday, Hive Open Mic and my new weekly post asking for cover requests from the readers (for an HP reward), I am having to learn quite a few new songs every week! Let's see if I can keep it up!
I also have my work, my family (wife and baby daughter), and a few other hobbies like surfing and martial arts! But, I haven't been giving music proper time and attention for many years, so it's nice to have these challenges now!
Very inspiring as always. The Last Waltz is a brilliant documentary and The Band were amazingly talented musicians. I am inspired to take a shot at Evangeline after hearing your cover here.
Very nice cover of Layla to , well done there :).
The wedding song is brilliant , that one could be a big hit and I can see it being very well appreciated at weddings the world over.
Well done on another great set for TTT.
Knocking it out of the park again this week and what a cracker of an original and I agree with our German brother @hannes-stoffel that the original was the pick of the bunch and a fine bunch they were. It's great to see that this post got a good payout too, which it absolutely deserves. I must say it is so good to see folks like you joining us on Hive and making such an impact and engaging so well with the community, keep up the great work my friend and keep growing. Engineering Shhhmengineering, Rock your way to a record deal me auld flower.