Thursday, 18 December 2008

Oh Carole

Here's an early Xmas present:




Now wasn't that a great present? The song was written by Carole King, Gerry Coffin and Jerry Wexler and was a big hit for Aretha Franklin in 1967. King then included it on her hugely successful solo album 'Tapestry' and though I like the Aretha version (and it is on 'The Big Chill' soundtrack) I have to say this version by CK is the one I prefer. I could bore you for hours about songwriter, singer and musician Carole King because I am a BIG fan but I won't. I'm sure you're all too busy with work or Xmas preparations of some kind for a big Carole ramble just now. Maybe another time. Schools break up at lunchtime tomorrow here.

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15 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Schools break up? That means Christmas is really on its way!

BarbaraS said...

That was really beautiful: just what I needed after a busy, busy day.

Our wans have to keep going until next Tuesday (thank goodness!) :))

But I bet your wean goes back before the 6th..?

Rachel Fox said...

Back on the 5th Jan. Small Girl is so tired from all the excitement, Xmas shows etc. already that I'm not sure she'll make it to next week!
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hope said...

Ah, what a nice mental vacation. Thanks!

When they finally put that album [yes, I said album!] on CD, I bought it. One of the few that seems to have all great songs instead of one or two.

Rachel Fox said...

It is a great album. I listened to it today whilst doing stuff in the kitchen and around the house. There is no other album quite like it...

I particularly like it in pop (it is kind of pop - it sold in heaps) because she's the songwriter (or one of them) and not just the singer/star.

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Dave King said...

Top of the Pops - definitely! Next time, though, bore us a bit. Enthusiasm is always worth listening to!

Rachel Fox said...

Permission to bore? OK...next time maybe!
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The Solitary Walker said...

Yes, a truly legendary album. I remember it was the 1st LP my sister ever bought. I always associate it with James Taylor's 'Sweet Baby James' which must have come out around the same time - and which is also another one of those timeless classics.

Talking of 1st records, I remember very clearly the 1st 3 LPs I ever bought were: Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Led Zeppelin 3; and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits.

Plus some classical stuff by Haydn, Debussy and Schubert I was studying for Music 'O' Level.

Rachel Fox said...

What a cool first 3 LPs, SW. I fear mine were more...Swedish...

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The Solitary Walker said...

Who could you be thinking of? Let me guess... Anders Nilsson perhaps? Surely Lars Erik-Larssen is a tad too esoteric? And Sibelius... is Finnish, I've just remembered.

I really can't think who you mean! So, Thank You for the Music... better sign off now before I meet my Waterloo!

Rachel Fox said...

Yes and Small Girl is giving Grandma 'Mamma Mia' for Xmas so I fear it will be more of the same this year too! They both loved the film. I didn't mind the band when I was under 10 but that was plenty!
Joys of family life...
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Ken Armstrong said...

Hope: What a woman you are! Sting singing 'Someone to watch over me' is a splendidly evocative version of a great song. Taken from the soundtrack of the movie of the same name (directed by Ridley Scott). A good movie too - Tagline 'If you ever see me again, you never saw me before. Well done you!!

I don't like Coldplay ('cept for 'Yellow).

Does that help? :)

Rachel Fox said...

Ken's last comment was meant to be on the post above! Pay attention!

hope said...

Do I have to give the compliment back if it's on the wrong post? :)

Rachel Fox said...

Now the pair of you are just trying to confuse people!
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