Friday 6th September 2013.
Music, what does it mean to you. Music to me opens the rivers of emotions, the pools of love and expression. We can actually talk through music, more or less say anything we wish. If we cannot find a song or a piece of music that says what we want, then we can write our own. No matter whether one can play an instrument we all have the ability to sing or hum or just write a few words to express our emotion of the moment.
A small piece of fun myself and a grand and dear friend of mine use to nominate, in turn, a song and then research it to find how many different versions and artists we could covering the particular song.
Today I challenge you all to find more of this song.. I have included a few fabulous versions.The song is a protest war song, not quite Dylan style.
If you refer to my first paragraph, you will notice the different versions by different artists and can they ignite different emotions in you as well,as they did with me. Even though in reality it is the same song, but different peoples take on it. Please take a little time and listen to all of them and let me know your favourite and the emotion that surfaces. Thank you.
So come on then guys let me start this first small challenge.
Firstly we start with the writer Derroll Adams, 1957
Second is Peter Seeger, well actually Ramblin’ Jack Elliot singing this. Next…
And Finally my fourth and last…Them.
Just a little word of warning my friends, if you do do a research, which I hope you do, beware because there is another song called Portland Town. It a very good song but it is not the same as what I have posted.
Go on go for it.