Artista: Leon Russell
Canzone: This Masquerade – 1972
“This Masquerade” is a song written by Leon Russell. The song appeared on the B-side of the single for Russell’s 1972 hit “Tight Rope” and on his Carney album. The song has also been recorded by many other artists, most notably George Benson.
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Artista: Eric Clapton
Canzone: Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg)
“Over the Rainbow” (often referred to as “Somewhere over the Rainbow”) is a ballad, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Yip Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939) and was sung by actress Judy Garland, in her starring role as Dorothy Gale. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and became Garland’s signature song, as well as one of the most enduring standards of the 20th century.
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Artista: Jimi Hendrix
Canzone: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” is a song recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968 that appears on the Electric Ladyland album released that year. It contains improvised guitar and a vocal from Jimi Hendrix, backed by Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The song is one of Hendrix’s best known; it was a feature of his concert performances throughout his career and several live renditions were recorded and released on later albums.
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Artista: Jimi Hendrix
Canzone: Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) 1967
“Little Wing” is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967. It is a slower tempo, rhythm and blues-inspired ballad featuring Hendrix’s vocal and guitar with recording studio effects accompanied by bass, drums, and glockenspiel. Lyrically, it is one of several of his songs that reference an idealized feminine or guardian angel-like figure. At about two and a half minutes in length, it is one of his most concise and melodically-focused pieces.
Jimi Hendrix: Little Wing – Wikipedia
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Artista: Jethro Tull
Canzone: Locomotive Breath (Ian Anderson) 1971
“Locomotive Breath” is a song by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their 1971 album, Aqualung. It is notable for a long bluesy piano introduction (particularly during live performances) and its flute solo by flautist Ian Anderson. The song receives frequent airplay on classic rock radio stations.
Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath – Wikipedia
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Artista: B.B. King/Gary Moore
Canzone: Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter)
“Since I Met You Baby” is an American rhythm and blues song written and recorded by pianist Ivory Joe Hunter. The song, which Hunter recorded in 1956, became an American standard, and saw renewed popularity in 1969 when country music artist Sonny James released his hit version. (Since I Met You Baby – Wikipedia)
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Artista: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Canzone: Lucky Man (Greg Lake) 1970
“Lucky Man” is a song by the English progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from the group’s 1970 self-titled debut album. Written by Greg Lake when he was 12 years old and recorded by the trio using improvised arrangements, the song contains one of rock music’s earliest instances of a Moog synthesizer solo. “Lucky Man” was released as a single in 1970 and reached the top 20 in the Netherlands. The song also charted in the United States and Canada. The single was re-released in 1973 and charted again in the U.S. and Canada. (Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Lucky Man – Wikipedia)
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Artista: Dolly Parton
Canzone: Jolene (Dolly Parton) 1973
“Jolene” is a song written and performed by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in October 1973 as the first single and title track from her album of the same name, produced by Bob Ferguson.
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Artista: Depeche Mode
Canzone: Personal Jesus (Martin Gore – 1989)
“Personal Jesus” is a song by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 29 August 1989 as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Violator (1990). The single reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was the first single to make the US Top 40 for the band since their 1984 single “People Are People” and was their first gold-certified single in the US (quickly followed by the band’s subsequent single, “Enjoy the Silence”).[Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus – Wikipedia]
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Artista: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Canzone: Fortunate Son (John Fogerty) 1969
“Fortunate Son” is a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival released on their album Willy and the Poor Boys in 1969. It was released as a single, together with “Down on the Corner”, in September 1969. This song reached #14 on the United States charts on 22 November 1969, the week before Billboard changed its methodology on double-sided hits. The tracks combined to climb to #9 the next week, on the way to peaking at #3 three more weeks later, on 20 December 1969. It won the RIAA Gold Disc award in December 1970. Pitchfork Media placed it at number 17 on its list of “The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s”. Rolling Stone placed it at #99 on its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. In 2014, the song was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son – wikipedia
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