Friday, February 25, 2011

5 on Friday - Set 55

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Continuing with my series on popular music through the decades, let's dive into the 1960s.

1 - Crazy - Patsy Cline - 1961

Why do I let myself worry?

What in the world did I do?

For thinking that my love
Could hold you

I'm crazy for tryin'
And crazy for cryin'
And I'm crazy
For loving you

- Willie Nelson

2 - Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto - 1962

Quiet nights of quiet stars
Quiet chords from my guitar
Floating on the silence that surrounds us

Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
Quiet walks by quiet streams
Window looking so to Corcovado

Oh! How lovely

- Antonio Carlos Jobim

3 - Route 66 - The Rolling Stones - written in 1946, released by The Rolling Stones in 1964

If you ever plan
To motor west
Travel my way
Take the highway that is the best

Get your kicks
On Route 66

- Bobby Troup

4 - Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles - 1966

Lay down all thought
Surrender to the void

It is shining
It is shining

That you may see
The meaning of within

It is being
It is being

- Lennon / McCartney

5 - Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) - The Doors - written in 1927, released by The Doors in 1967

Show me the way
To the next whisky bar

Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why

For if we don't find
The next whisky bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die

I tell you
I tell you
I tell you we must die

Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
Must have whisky, oh, you know why

- Brecht / Weill


Jamie said...

As it happens I got married in 1962 and on a visit to San Francisco actually got to sit in a small club to listen to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stan Getz. Absolutely beautiful evening of great music. Excellent set.

Julia Smith said...

Jamie - That is beyond cool.

Mike Golch said...

The Stones Route66,I totally forgot abot this tune Thanks for sharing.

Jennie Marsland said...

LOVE Crazy and Route 66, especially Natalie Cole's version. A great set this week!

Travis Cody said...

I didn't think there was much music from the 60s I hadn't heard. I'm pleased to be wrong. The second song was completely new to me.

Akelamalu said...

The 60s were my time, thanks for the memories.

Anonymous said...

Patsy Cline and Astrud Gilberto...great music! Love being able to actually hear and understand the lyrics! Thanks for sharing!

Cherie said...

I am very familiar with Route 66, especially being in the ballroom dance business. But I never knew it was written by Bobby Troop! (Guess I should have looked closer at the composer on my records! lol) I knew that Bobby Troop was a musician, but I'm afraid that I'm most familiar with him as Dr. Early from Emergency on 70s tv. Thanks for the lesson!