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Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

February 12th, 2006 at 10:26pm

This week’s award goes to Burl Ives, well known for singing songs such as “On Top Of Old Smokey”, “The Little White Duck”, “Mule Train” and a stirring rendition of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin'”, however I have chosen his rendition of “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” as the feature song.

By the time I get to Phoenix she’ll be rising
She’ll find the note I left hangin’ on her door
She’ll laugh when she reads the part that says I’m leavin’
‘Cause I’ve left that girl so many times before

By the time I make Albuquerque she’ll be working
She’ll prob’ly stop at lunch and give me a call
But she’ll just hear that phone keep on ringin’
Off the wall…that’s all

By the time I make Oklahoma she’ll be sleepin’
She’ll turn softly and call my name out loud
And she’ll cry just to think that I’d really leave her
Tho’ time and time I’ve tried to tell her so
She just didn’t know…I would really go.

Samuel

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16 Comments

  • 1. Chuck Berry  |  February 12th, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Have you seen ‘No Direction Home’. The Dylan doco? Scorsese is a knob.

  • 2. Samuel  |  February 12th, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    I like Scorsese, and I’ve seen most of No Direction Home, although I was tired at the time and don’t remember much.

  • 3. Chuck Berry  |  February 12th, 2006 at 11:23 pm

    ‘No Direction Home’ is really good. They all quite knobbish though. It gives you a good insight into Dylan and his relationship with the moronic media and gratuitous groupies.

    Have you seen ‘The Aviator’? I quite liked that film. Intersting story and I thought Donatello’s acting was good too.

  • 4. Chuck Berry  |  February 12th, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Correction. The ? should be after ‘Have you seen ‘No Direction Home’?

  • 5. Tony  |  February 13th, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    You should hear Isaac Hayes cover of By The Time I get To Phoenix, it goes just over 19 mins and Isaac really berings it down to soulsville.

  • 6. Chuck Berry  |  February 13th, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    Chocolate and salty.

  • 7. Samuel  |  February 13th, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    What are you going on about Chuck?

  • 8. Chuck Berry  |  February 13th, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    Isaac Hayes sings a song called ‘Chocolate Salty Balls’.

  • 9. Chuck Berry  |  February 13th, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    19 minutes is a long time Tony. I enjoy long songs.

  • 10. Chuck Berry  |  February 13th, 2006 at 9:38 pm

    ‘Echoes’ by Pink Floyd goes for 23 mins and 31 seconds. It takes up the whole second side of their 1971 album ‘Meddle’.

  • 11. Chuck Berry  |  February 13th, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    Here are the lyrics. There is a really long musical interlude between verses.

    ‘Echoes’ Pink Floyd

    Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
    And deep beneath the rolling waves
    In labyrinths of coral caves
    The echo of a distant time
    Comes willowing across the sand
    And everything is green and submarine

    And no-one showed us to the land
    And no-one knows the where or whys
    But something stirs and something tries
    And starts to climb towards the light

    Strangers passing in the street
    By chance two separate glances meet
    And I am you and what I see is me
    And do I take you by the hand
    And lead you through the land
    And help me understand the best I can

    And no-one calls us to move on
    And no-one forces down our eyes
    And no-one speaks and no-one tries
    And no-one flies around the sun

    Cloudless everyday you fall upon my waking eyes
    Inviting and inciting me to rise
    And through the window in the wall
    Come streaming in on sunlight wings
    A million bright ambassadors of morning

    And no-one sings me lullabies
    And no-one makes me close my eyes
    And so I throw the windows wide
    And call to you across the sky

    Music: Mason/Gilmour/Waters/Wright

  • 12. Chuck Berry  |  February 13th, 2006 at 9:44 pm

    How is Rowan Barker going Samuel?

  • 13. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 14th, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    Sam why am i and some other blog contributors being moderated and not having any of our comments posted.
    The recent comments have been appropriate, relevant and non offensive i dont get it.
    Cock Bird, Or other such topics were not mentioned.

  • 14. Samuel  |  February 14th, 2006 at 9:03 pm

    Because I’ve been away. I’ve read most of the comments in my email and then been distracted by something else which I had to do.

    I was going to approve them a few hours ago and got called away. Yes, I posted something earlier, I was going to approve all of the comments as soon as I finished with that, it didn’t happen, and I apoligise.

    Sorry about the delay.

  • 15. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  February 14th, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    that’s ok!.
    Just concerned that i had crossed the line of insanity

  • 16. Samuel  |  February 14th, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    Ha ha, no probably just me approaching that line at this stage.


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