I was sad to read of the passing of Hal David. At 91 years, he had a good innings and leaves behind a glorious musical record. His lyrics graced so many wonderful songs. This is just one of them. His words will live on…
Isn’t this simply wonderful? I seem to recognise one of the blokes in the dark glasses….NOW where have I seen him before? I miss Roy’s voice and all that honesty in his music. People talk about soul music but I defy anyone to listen to this all the way through and not appreciate the soul on display.
Been meaning to cover this all day – I refer to the death of Jerry Lieber at the age of 78. Jerry Leiber, one of the most important songwriters in the history of rock & roll – whose 60-year partnership with Mike Stoller produced “Stand By Me,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Young Blood,” “On Broadway,” “Yakety-Yak” and countless other classics – has died of cardiopulmonary failure. He was 78. ”When Jerry and I started to write, we were writing to amuse ourselves,” Stoller told Rolling Stone in 1990. “It was done out of a love of doing it. We got very lucky in the sense that at some point what we wrote also amused a lot of other people.” Lieber and Stoller wrote some terrific songs, Jerry was the lyricist. Here is ONE of his magnificent songs with some great words that will last for a long time to come.
Great cover by the mighty Clash!
It’s amazing to think that Burt is 83yrs young today. So many great songs, this is just one of them;
Another wonderful song, poignant, glacial, memorable….from the 18th century. The synchronised walking is also classic and the bass line sublime.
Marvellous song from one of the greatest song-writers around..