Wednesday, June 01, 2005

a million coaches long at the G8

The G8 heads this way soon...maybe a million folk in Edinburgh and Gleneagles Station with a few extra guests. The founder of Live Aid has urged a million people to descend on this fair city to campaign against world poverty as G8 leaders meet at Gleneagles. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure want people to get to this rally in Edinburgh on 6 July. with the intention of working towards'making poverty history'
"What's better - two days of work? Two days of geometry? Or participating in something you will remember all your life," Geldof asked.He says to the world leaders "If they don't want to change the world just that little bit - so that a continent eight miles from Europe, the poor people of that continent don't have to die, live on our television screens every night for ever - if they don't want to stop that, if they don't want to do what they've always promised, don't come."
I see that kids are being told to 'log on, not bunk off' However, I don't think putting your email and comments in a box is quite the same somehow.
I have been listening to a few more black artists this week as a consequence of a fab programme on the TV about the history of soul music . It was frightening to hear all those stories of segregation and racism and it ain't that long ago. Here is a great song that kind of sums it all up.
.In 1970 he signed with Reprise Records and had a minor hit with "Freedom Blues."
Little Richard Freedom Blues MP3
I came across this article The BIRTHING LITTLE RICHARD Reflections on the Rise of Rock-n-Roll, Los Angeles, 1950-7
by Charles Deemer
(originally published in Oregon Magazine) whilst looking up stuff on him, it's well worth the read.

Moving swiftly on here is another artist that I play from time to time. Elvis said if he could play the piano like that, he'd quit singing. His early billing was Jerry Lee Lewis and his Pumping Piano. Despite the personal problems, his musical talent is unquestioned. Nicknamed The Killer for his forceful voice and piano production on stage, he was described by Roy Orbison as the best raw performer in the history of rock music
Jerry Lee Lewis There Stands the Glass MP3

Last in this run down memory lane is Little Junior Parker's original Mystery Train and the one Elvis would do. Here you can compare the lyrics and see how they change from one artist to another. For anoraks only.
MYSTERY TRAIN
Elvis Presley version
Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Well that long black train carried my baby from home
Train, train, coming on round the bend
Train, train, coming on round the bend
Well it took my baby, it's gonna do it again
Train, train, coming on down the line
Train, train, coming on down the line
Well it's bringin my baby, 'cause she's mine oh mine

Junior Parker version
Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Well that long black train got my baby and it's gone
Train, train, coming round the bend
Train, train, coming round the bend
Well it took my baby but it never will again
Train, train, coming down the line
Train, train, coming down the line
Well it's bring my baby, 'cause she's mine oh mine

Little Junior Parker and the Blue Flames Mystery Train MP3

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