Nat King Cole sings L-O-V-E, a song recorded for his album of the same name (1965). It was composed by the German orchestra leader, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, arranger, and composer Bert Kaempfert (16 October 1923 – 21 June 1980), with lyrics by Milt Gabler, the American record producer (May 20, 1911 – July 20, 2001). …
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Yiannis Parios – Thalassa
“Thalassa” is a beautiful song by the Greek singer-songwriter Yiannis Parios. Thalassa \th(a)-lassa, thal(as)-sa\ is a girl’s name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Thalassa is “sea, ocean” the personification of the sea.
Luz Casal sings Piensa En Mi
Spanish pop singer Luz Casal sings “Piensa En Mi”, a 1935 song written by Mexican singer, actor and songwriter Agustín Lara and his sister María Teresa Lara.
Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Élysées
Les Champs-Élysées is a reprise of the song “Waterloo Road” written by Michael Deighan and composed by Michael Wilshaw. It is interpreted by the British group Jason Crest in 1968. The title is adapted from the French lyricist Pierre Delanoë. Here it is sung by Joe Dassin, the American-born French singer-songwriter (November 5, 1938 – …
Inti Illimani Histórico – Llanto de Luna (Crying Moon)
Chilean instrumental and vocal folk music ensemble Inti-Illimani Histórico performs Llanto de luna (Crying Moon), a “bolero” (see notes 1) by the popular Cuban music director, pianist, composer and arranger Julio Gutiérrez (January 12, 1918 – December 15, 1990). Live performance from their 2006 album named “Esencial”.
Saint Privat – Poisson Rouge
“Poisson rouge” is a beautiful song by Saint Privat, a group formed in 2002 by singer Valérie Sajdik and electronica musician Klaus Waldeck, named after the village of Saint-Privat in France, where Valérie decided to live. From the band’s 2006 album named “Superflu”. Paintings by Christian Asuh, the Korean artist.
Vanessa Paradis – Tu si ‘na cosa grande
Tu si ‘na cosa grande (English: You are a great thing for me) is a beautiful song composed by the Italian singer, songwriter and actor Domenico Modugno; lyrics by Roberto Gigli. Here it is sung by the famous French singer, model and actress Vanessa Paradis in her 2013 album titled “Love Songs”.
Tom Waits – Tom Traubert’s Blues (The Old Grey Whistle Test-1977)
Tom Waits performs his song Tom Traubert’s Blues (also known as Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen, sometimes referred to incorrectly as “Waltzing Matilda”, the Australian song from which it borrows) at The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1977.
Veronique (Pink Martini)
Written by Thomas Lauderdale and Gregory Tozian, “Veronique” is a beautiful song from Pink Martini’s 2004 album titled “Hang On Little Tomato”.
Imany – You Will Never Know
The official clip of “You will never know”, a beautiful song from Imany’s 2011 album “The Shape of a Broken Heart”. It is the debut album from former French catwalk model Nadia Mladjao, aka Imany. Produced by Malick N’Diaye (Ayo) its 12 English-language tracks offer up a mixture of acoustic folk, heartfelt soul, and passionate …