Artista: Ella Fitzgerald
Canzone: All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
“All the Things You Are” is a song composed by Jerome Kern, with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II.
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Artista: Leon Thomas
Canzone: Song for My Father (Ellen May Shashoyan, Horace Silver) 1969
“Song for My Father” is a composition by Horace Silver. The original version, by Silver’s quintet, was recorded on October 26, 1964. It has become a jazz standard and is probably Silver’s best-known composition.
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Canzone: Nothing Else Matters (James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich) 1992
“Nothing Else Matters” is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1992 as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, Metallica. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart as well as top-ten positions on many European charts. “Nothing Else Matters” was featured as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero: Metallica. Recognized as one of Metallica’s best known and most popular songs, it has become a staple in live performances. The song has been covered over forty times.
Metallica: Nothing Else Matters – Wikipedia
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Artista: Lou Rawls
Canzone: Your Good Thing (is about to end) (Isaac Hayes and David Porter) 1969
Cover Versions by Mable John, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Etta James, O.V. Wright
“Your Good Thing (Is About to End)” (written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter) is a 1969 single by Lou Rawls from his album The Way It Was: The Way It Is. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song was originally recorded by Mable John in 1966 peaking at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the R&B Charts.
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Artista: Bruno Lauzi
Canzone: Garibaldi Blues (Fever) 1965
Fever è una canzone di Eddie Cooley e Otis Blackwell (usando lo pseudonimo “John Davenport”) del 1956.
La versione di Lauzi viene incisa con un testo umoristico in italiano, scritto dallo stesso cantautore genovese, nel 1965 ed intitolata Garibaldi.
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Artista: Little Willie John
Canzone: Fever (Eddie Cooley – John Davenport) 1956
Cover Versions by Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Michael Bublé, Madonna, Beyoncé, Natalie Cole, Buddy Guy, Bruno Lauzi, Link Wray
“Fever” is a song written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the pseudonym John Davenport. It was originally recorded by American R&B singer Little Willie John in 1956 and released as a single in April of the same year. The song managed to top the Billboard R&B Best Sellers in the US and peak at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was received positively by music critics and included on several lists of the best songs during the time it was released.
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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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