Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chris Spedding- Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots

Drove away.

Have you seen La Vie En Rose, the new film about Edith Piaf? I still don't know enough about her career to understand how she wound up recording a Leiber and Stoller song. Here's video footage of Piaf recklessly throwing herself into "L'Homme a la Moto." It's quite odd, and not just because the sound is out of sync. Chris Spedding, on the other hand, seems born to sing the song. It's the single best contribution on this 1993 tribute project. Willie DeVille, Leon Russell, Ivan Lins and Emmylou Harris also appear.

I've been digging the MP3s saxophonist Greg Osby has made available at his site.

Kansas City Click: It promises to be a gorgeous night for O.A.R. and Augustana in Westport.


PhillyBuster said...

Here's a great K.C. link to add to your website -

Happy In Bag said...

I don't want to give away too much, PB, but I might find a nice home for that and dozens of other KC jazz links in the near future. Thanks for the tip.

bgo said...

Spedding's career is remarkable. Is there anymore I really need to add than ask of people to check out his extensive discography? Whew!


Don't Need Anything said...

ive been meaning to go see the movie. i've actually become a big fan of edith's lately. after i heard my brightest diamond do an english version of "hymn to love" i had to listen. hope i can find the time to get out to see it before it goes away...

Carlo said...

Good JOb! :)