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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ASATKat, May 22, 2019.
I first heard this one in the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's movie Barry Lyndon. Well it was a bummer of a movie, if even a fantastic piece of cinematography, but the love theme absolutely KILT me dead as a door knob.
Then a friend got Bob James Three. The sweeping statement with counterpoint at 3:19 will rip at your soul.
I've eventually created both fingerstyle and band versions. The band version allows me to play only melody. After seeing Davey Spillane play "Caoineadh Cu Chulainn" on uilleann pipes in Riverdance I got interested in integrated pipe and tin whistle licks into to my rendition as well. It is a challenge because many of the slurs are based upon partial fingering of the pipe stops, something we can't do.
It is my go-to piece when I sit down with a guitar "for my own "pleasure" but it turns into a cathartic thing.
When I Call Your Name - Vince Gill
Gone Crazy - Alan Jackson
If You Could See Me Now - Jeff Bates
This specific version:
And another one by Dwight:
And Guy Clark's:
Now you got me crying in muh beer!
Apparently, that was a recording of producer Bob Ezrin's children after he told them their mother had died / it was bedtime depending on which version you believe.
I was going to nominate Sad Song from the same album, described as:
The world of "paranoia, schizophrenia, degradation, pill-induced violence and suicide"
No matter. Here's a great live version from the much missed grumpy old sod.
The Grand Tour - George Jones
Eels - The whole electro-shock blues album
Neil Young - On the beach
Bob Dylan - Queen Jane, I shall be released, One too many mornings
Blue On Blue ....... Bobby Vinton
Some of those old country heartbreak songs get to me. Here's Allison Krauss and James Taylor doing a tribute to the Louvin Brothers. The song was written by Chet Atkins and Boudleaux Bryant.
I've had nothing but sorrow
Since you said we were through
There's no hope for tomorrow
How's the world treating you?
the sad song category involves some songs that are tied to personal events and some that have already been posted above.
Times change, but here's a few that hit me at times of personal loss, for my own reasons:
(and I don't even come from the south...)
and double +1, both for "I Can't Make You Love Me" (though I prefer the Bonnie Raitt version) and for "Late for the Sky" - just how perfect was David Lindley's playing?
...and dang nab, those country folks know how to make it rain, this is fairly recent: