"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
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Monday, 17 April 2017
I really like the music of Jackson Browne and have been listening to it for many years and have seen him in wonderful live-performance concerts a couple of times. He writes or co-writes most of his own material and is an excellent lyricist.
So, for your delectation and delight I have made links to five of his best songs on You Tube. Just clickon the titles to be taken there!
Next is a song that he has to play in every live show. This live version is out of synch but it is from a unique album which featured all new songs recorded live in various places including backstage and hotel bedrooms but mostly on stage. For this song he always has the road crew on stage gathered around the piano to sing the backing. Enjoy Rosie.
This is a song which my wife Leah really loves and so do I. It's very different from his usual style but I never tire of listening toLinda Paloma.
Next up is a wistful song called Jamaica Say You Will.It has been recorded by Joe Cocker, Tom Rush, The Byrds and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band among others. Lastly one his very best songs: The Pretender. A wry commentary on contemporary life with superb lyrics: