ALLEN TOUSSAINT : AMERICAN TUNE – LIVE [2009]

Από τις σπάνιες φορές που το βίντεο είναι προτιμότερο από το mp3. Όχι μόνο γιατί η live απόδοση του κλασικού του Paul Simon από τον Νεορλεανέζο είναι ανώτερη εκείνης του άλμπουμ [‘American Tunes’]. Αλλά και γιατί πρόκειται για ένα συνολικά ωραίο στιγμιότυπο.

One of those rare cases in which video is preferable to mp3. Not only because the New Orleanian’s performance of
Paul Simon’s classic is superior to that of the album [‘American Tunes’]. But also because this is an overall beautiful snapshot

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
Oh, but I’m alright, I’m alright
I’m just weary to my bones
Still, you don’t expect to be bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home
And I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
I don’t have a friend who feels at ease
I don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered
Or driven to its knees
But it’s alright, it’s alright
For we lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the
Road we’re traveling on
I wonder what’s gone wrong
I can’t help it, I wonder what has gone wrong
And I dreamed I was dying
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying
We come on the ship they call The Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age’s most uncertain hours
And sing an American tune
Oh, and it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright
You can’t be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
And I’m trying to get some rest
That’s all I’m trying to get some rest


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4 Comments

  1. EMMANOUEL July 5, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Με κινδυνο να φανω “ιεροσυλος” να προτεινω σε εντελως αλλο κλιμα κι ενα ξεγυρισμενο pop anthem που πιανει την “αμερικανια” σε υπερτατο βαθμο ! Τρεχα γυρευε πως το ανακαλυψα αλλα μου κανε εντυπωση οτι δεν εγινε ποτε χιτ ! Πιθανον επειδη μαλλον εχει κι αυτοσαρκαστικους τονους .. Αnyway , προσδεθειτε ..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9jZZqvJ3_k

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  2. Liz Gauffreau July 5, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Whoa. What a powerful and compelling performance. Toussaint sings the song as though he’s lived it. Another one for my favorites list.

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    1. Oannes July 5, 2022 at 11:10 pm

      He’s really fantastic. Thank you!

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