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November 10, 2014 / consort3

Renaissance to Rock

I was introduced to Renaissance music in the early 1970’s by Jan Akkerman’s Lute playing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV35BrRn4
The day job
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OznS7X9BOxs

The piece is 400 years old. But the music is by British composer  Dowland who was a contemporary of Shakespeare.  Did they know each other? I was looking for a link, then found a piece called Lady Hunsdon’s alemain (or puffe). Apparently it was named puffe since this  strenuous dance made the dancers puff! Since Lord Hunsdon was in charge of  Shakespeare’s players I think there was a link. I wondered why I liked such disparate music as Status Quo with its 12 bar blues form and Renaissance Pavanes. Then I found in this excellent piece on Barbershop singing a link between 12 bar and the Quadrant Pavane

http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A87831723

Dirty dancing renaissance syle

https://earlymusicmuse.com/lavolta/

There is a sexier link between Shakespeare and Dowland. The Elisabethan court had employed Italian musicians to teach them the lute and one of the families was the Bassanos. It is now widely held that Emilia Lanier (nee Bassano) was the Dark Lady of the sonnets. The English lutenists in turn travelled all over Europe for instance Dowland went to Denmark. See this (the golden age chapter and the previous chapter):

http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Lute_in_Britain.html?id=OQPLgjs2n7IC

For more on Shakespeare see my piece on Shakespeare Scrapbook

Back to Dowland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNS0osuK7Xc

Guitar interpretation by Jamie Andreas the Hunsdon piece is second

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6vw7tp1QdI

Renaissance music Watkins Ale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3znw4gCk5R0

Renaissance choir:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhLzyaCPIUk

Trumpet voluntary on a church organ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJiR3zZanEk

Incidentally I was lucky enough to see Focus (Jan Akkerman’s group) about 1972. Brilliant! Akkermans cutting lead guitar and Van Leer’s organ, flute and vocals with his staring eyes and unkempt hair was like a latter day Beethoven. I bought  the records but they sounded bland, needing mid-range boost to restore the ‘concert’ sound. The Dowland piece is on Akkermans solo album Tabernakel. Incidentally, Focus were the last group to play at the original Cavern club, Liverpool in 1973 and their performance inspired the present owners to buy the club!  Talking of great guitarists I wondered what had happened to Ritchie Blackmore. Post Purple he founded Rainbow, now he ‘s got another band Blackmore’s Night who do medieval stuff as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnm5isS2rHM

More modern but better than Ralph Mctell’s original. Candice has shades of Sandy Denny  & Maddy Prior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZd67FxR2Ig

Who is Maddy Prior? Well here she is performing with Steeleye Span

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zzwbYyvWiU

🆕Here is Sandy Denny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2xODjbfYw8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmmCSOpPzZc

Pachebels canon updated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF6cnLnEARo

Classical comedy version of the Canon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k84GI-AgB4

Demis Roussos and Vangelis, namely Aphrodites child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQyxCL1uMlU

Los poptops variation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0c2Ub2EbSU

Switched on version of the Canon with good visual presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAslx3oCC5c

🆕Pachebel rant!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM

🆕Peaceful variation of a theme of the Canon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qOuwNMnqM

Another  descending bass line chord progression, Percy Sledge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=Y8raabzZNqw

RIP Percy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESJ0mmhsex8

Jackie Wilson, Alone at last based on Tchaikovskys no 1 piano concerto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQYDNTKvHeA

Bob Marley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x59kS2AOrGM

Procul Harum Whiter shade of pale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2LzSItsQ80
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY1fcGFpv9w

🆕Hank Marvins version of Whiter shade of pale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rzCAjqoQfE

Jackie Mittoo Reggae version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPeUEK4wyao&list=PLtL4MjMp5Qh_Wfcxgi4YfGVOEeUXaP0ct

King Curtis Soulful rendering (leave on for second version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPATy8zxzW8
Joe Cocker’s unique version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjBZllDo_8E

Derived from Air on a g string lovely guitar version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUPx42UmSng

🆕Jacques Loussiers famous interpretation (Hamlet advert)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14AhD3xdoMk

🆕Delia Derbyshires {of Doctor Who fame} version of the Air

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOC7Pf1XY54

The Toys, Lovers Concerto, derived from Minuet in G major

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGLshciXjxU

Dave Brubeck Take five

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs

Reggae version of Take five

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqrSo-uN2A4

Reggae love song Tenderly by Ginger Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwQV4FixDPA

Boris Gardiner with Elizabethan reggae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZYCfkWLWZI

Another version of Elizabethan serenade by Roger Whiitaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3-IoylSOuc

Jethro Tull performing a version of Bach’s Bourre in E minor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2RNe2jwHE0

Bach meets Michael Jackson with the Piano Guys

https://thepianoguys.com/pages/i-want-you-bach-the-piano-guys

Pop to Classical Bohemian Rhapsody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfZmMJKIBec

Bohemian Rhapsody played by a fairground organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTnGI6Knw5Q

Peaceful and poignant Bream performing Concerto de Aranjuez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJzur5y06FE

Pop to jazz Louie Louie by way of Cast my fate to the wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKsb66u8dq0

Slow tempo version of Louie Louie by Julie London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoP4eTp0eyw

Now cast your fate to the wind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTA3aOfrDHA

Vince Guaraldis Peanuts Christmas tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6zypc_LhnM

Another genre change to Ska

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfjCdWlMUZg

More reggae Johnny Nash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYhRpbqe1Zg

Reggae version of Smoke gets in your eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QeHEjYKEiY

Jazz version of smoke gets in your eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQkHTPV_C8

big band version of Blowin in the wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AI1v2Ma45g

Dudley Moore’s take on Beethoven:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GazlqD4mLvw

Pachebels Canon in the style of Beethovens Moonlight sonata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30e0VDIPkeo

Moonlight sonata played on a Harp guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_YFRZZpK6g

Deep Purples take on Beethoven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i4Fp8xKOGw

Beethovens Ode to joy in various styles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buXqNqBFd6E

Jon Lord doing BookerT with Bach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz0cc9dUnJc

I cannot get enough of Lords growly Hammond. Have mercy. Bear with intro till 1.30. Oh dear, I seem to have moved from the Medieval to Memphis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIBdNbwEY7Q

More Hammond sound Spencer Davis Group

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko3m0NBbq1o

More Steve Winwood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j6g_uUhH2c

Even more Hammond organ Red River Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvrD7XDwQ3Q

How to get your guitar sounding like a Hammond organ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98u-MDTKAWU

Jon Lord Pre-Purple 1966

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GM8O4CdCqQ

Gillan & Glover Pre-Purple doing Mozart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8xFmve5g84

Classic Deep Purple track I had not heard for years, Pictures of home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlpAEVaSCSg

🆕Another classic Deep Purple track, Black night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov1B5s8xM8s

🆕Instrumental version of Child in time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itg5paCfRhE

John lee Hooker Boom  boom  boom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70VMrH3yBg

Brilliant cover of the above with the legendary Canvey island coffin dodger Wilko Johnson There cannot be many rock guitarists who could recite the medieval Piers Plowman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snujJcogP4Y

More helpings of Dr Feelgood. Lee was great as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHm7uIC84YM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuvYL2AnSeE

Canned heat On the road again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRKNw477onU

Glen Campbell, the William Tell overture. Just saw live a great version of this by the Barron Knights (incredibly 55 years in the business)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaNgpXCdaOs

Digital dexterity from Glen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETkzK9pXMio

TTFN Jimmy Young The man from Laramie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-emr0KZPxI

Mrs Mills Honky tonk version of Tavern in the town. Abbey road studios still have the Mrs Mills piano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kegnoOuQt_Q

Fats Waller, I’m gonna write myself a letter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?8ZZRAU3DeOo

Boogie Woogie piano composed in 1938 by Ammons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBYDzsTdT30

Elvis. Mess of Blues. Great rolling blues piano style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJnFXAlzNQc

Elvis. His latest flame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59pOE3OmUi8

Elvis similar piano treatment on Feel so bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5rLYzz4iOI

🆕Elvis Stuck on you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zDC4tsGz9k

Elvis Piano genius Floyd Kramer with Last date

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvfG9uFswis

Let’s be careful out there Hill St Blues theme tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je2fGzKiqRM

Another poignant theme tune Take 3 girls Pentangle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9gCN9-Jnfg

Bobby Timmons Moanin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNjRQo-zpKA

Jools Holland Bumble Boogie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A1VAsl_4TY

Tribute to Barry Norman, Film critic, his theme tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brBtTluod_w

Flamin Groovies Laurie did it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swMA2NgF-xE

Monkees Daydream believer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJMyXxiBR1Q

Box Tops Soul Deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–f55NUHGbo

Fortunes Caroline Takes me back to the pirate ships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYmTJ9uA5AQ

Riders on the storm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS-af9Q-zvQ

R. Dean Taylor Gotta see Jane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u7Aspw22s0

I was lucky enough to be at a pre-tour tryout gig about 1999 when the Who got back together. It was touching to see Roger and Pete embrace at the end of the gig as they realised they could still hack it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3h–K5928M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmkBroiw1s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY3hUdK56IM

Van Morrison Brown eyed girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqXSBe-qMGo

RIP Mr Newman of Thunderclap Newman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8zmkzshUvE

Eclection Nevertheless from 1968
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1zwWG6Bmn0

Soul limbo cricket theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvsCjJtz4fs

Talking of Cricket here is 10cc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGLsAkeRd84

From leather to rubber, Kim Wildes Dad Marty, her Mum was a Vernons girl BTW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtmOGw4HWKk

Mix of the Evs and the Shadows styles, the Searchers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIrUUUtyi2Q

Keep on by Bruce Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y98T7wJFukA

Contemporary of Marty Wilde, Joe Brown, still rocking  with Sea of Heartbreak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do6wg3xVf2k

Another contemporary, I am just too young to realise how big a star Billy Fury was, he was sadly taken too soon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MTXBQp5OgI

Dave Edmunds, Queen of Hearts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy2HdKaP1EU

1994 Welsh rockers Dave Edmunds and  a young looking Geraint Watkins with a Chuck Berry number

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIIoWFnsc6w&

Marmalade, Baby make it soon. RIP Dean Ford.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMspzf7_oHY

King Curtis Memphis soul stew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Loy55z4GpA

Staying alive N trance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiKOif0UKRM

Vangelis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kRS4pkrBqE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3u-y_2dPCg

Sandie Shaw Long live love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUybFOUSb0I

Manfred Mann Go now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Tl2cVeCbY

Whatever it is Booker T and Steve Cropper have still got it. Green Onions at the Stax Prom. Brilliant event by the way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE8ThaDaUdw

Booker T Groovin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euWA4j0PPpo

🆕Time is tight. Young Booker T and Steve Cropper from 1970 Could do with even more growl on the Hammond!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBcXvKvB08

Dire Straits Gotta time those woohoos

https://youtu.be/kd9TlGDZGkI

Village Stompers Washington Square

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihenbyTzQ2A

Woolly Bully or should it be Willy Boly?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZJiGu6Gz8E

Junior Walker Road Runner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ek1UslvFps

The four Tops Walk away Renee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWUJGPBmiLE

Jay and the Americans Living above your head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOnNLc7ugoE

Well, Quo opened it, but this contribution from Queen to the 1985 Live aid concert isn’t bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A22oy8dFjqc

Cat Stevens Tuesdays dead from that great LP teaser and the firecat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc3M5jYhdwY

PP Arnold First cut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1-g5VG2pWg

Enya Orinoco flow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zkjQVh5KmQ

Searchers If you want me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TqphC4RAI

James Carr Drowning man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFZ7yADHk_A

Rascals Good Lovin’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vWUM0m4AE4

The Earls Remember then
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgqzb-u6Q0c

🆕Warms the cockles of a retarded rockers heart, Beach boys Fun Fun Fun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHErN3dOkc

🆕Mott the hoople
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBpu3MHmtM/a>

🆕BBC theme tune for 1964 Tokyo Olympics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw1mgjrXZ0c

🆕Prince Buster with Madness from 1963

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZC6Ot1MLP0

Searchers again, Every time you walk in the room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgKk2qVgVmM

Another song written by Jackie Del Shannon, Bette Davis eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAQsOJbs-yo

🆕The English beat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAQ5JatwGrE

🆕Barbara Randolph I got a feeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV_cs-T2Y-Q

🆕If you thought Jon Lord was master of the Hammond look at Ethel Smith!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvCis_JktXI

🆕Madness Wings of a Dove (starts 1.08)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MReDjx1FIaE

Roxy Music Virginia Plain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BonWfTW7jKc

Richard Claydermans famous piece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfsgXJQ0ebU

The Shadows driving rock version of Quartermasters stores

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbOEgigo5SY

🆕Hawkwind, Silver machine with the Teletubbies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FLdQV7oMK0

🆕Barbara Lewis, Hello Stranger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rAyThU_J3I

Tribute to Multi talented Kenny Lynch who wrote this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZDxYPn8K0Y
David McWilliams Days of pearly spencer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VDS8uArR0A

Carl Perkins and rock royalty friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fM3YjgxYoo

Pink Floyd Us and them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDbeqj-1XOo

Dave Greenfield RIP The Stranglers Golden Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-GUjA67mdc

Soundtrack of my student days Led Zepplin whole lotta love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQmmM_qwG4k

Dame Vera Lynn East end knees-up, well as close as a class act got!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foxr8KtJPnc

Back to the baroque -Theorbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVabz8LneI4

Ennio Morricone RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYI09PMNazw

Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWOtL-PZiE

In this jangly world you need some soothing music from Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU9dRIE7rII

Wayne Fontana RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi3fp2-QYPM

Etta James At last
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qJU8G7gR_g

Ian Gillan turns 75

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/12/ian-gillan-deep-purple-at-75

Brilliant acoustic version of Sultans of swing on ukeleles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TalPkFcQM4

If you thought that version was great try this, Luna also does Apache, Smoke on the water, Green onions, Black magic woman, Layla, Sunshine of your love and I want to break free.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFiyZB5ucgo

Heavy metal version of Vivaldi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTFDpgHeDEE

Here I go again Archie Bell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EciMesBeNDs

Amazing what you can do with a Tyros Shadows Wonderful land

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kcwsmu9gRk

As well as composing Move it, Ian Samwell did this for the Small Faces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STqGFug_6yQ

Happy Birthday in the style of 10 classical composers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToO7OXDiV04

Andy Fairweather Lowe with Bend me shape me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufgAnMEZcqg

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