Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 29-Dec-2012
Posted on 12/28/2012 6:10:14 PM PST by AZamericonnie
Its always good to start off with a dignified version of the anthem without the virtuosic flourishes.
I’m here & dealing with low signal from my wifi
|The music page will open in a new window. There is the option of clicking on individual songs or clicking the Jukebox link. If you choose the Jukebox link then the page can be minimized while you continue surfing:
Here is a list of the songs in the Jukebox:
Artist/s - Song Names:
Aldemar D - Peleas
Andrea Bocelli & Sara Brightman - Time to Say Goodbye
Andrea Bocelli - Amapola
Andrea Bocelli - Besame Mucho
Andy Montanez - Antes Que Tu
Angel Canales - Dos Gardenias
Angel Canales - Nostalgia
Angel Enrique Pardo Nunez - La Bayamesa
Ayer La Vi Llorar
Beny More - Como Fue
Campanitas De Cristal
Cheo Feliciano - Amada Mia
Cheo Feliciano - Coincidencia
Cheo Feliciano - Si Mi Dejaras De Amar
El Gran Combo - Falsaria
Frank Ferrer - Eres Todo Para Mi
Gabino Pampini - Mosaico De Boleros
Hector Lavoe - Un Amor De La Calle
Ismael Miranda - La Puerta Esta Abierta
Ismail Miranda - Copas Y Amigos
JR - Senora Bonita
Joe Cuba - Mujer Divina
Lalo Rodriguez - Desilusion
Los Melodicos - Flores Negras
Louie R - Quiereme Y Veras
Lovier - Simplememente Una Ilusion
Luis Miguel - Te Necesito
Luis Miguel - Al Que Me Siga
Luis Miguel - Amarte Es Un Placer
Luis Miguel - El Dia Que Me Quieras
Luis Miguel - Solamente Una Vez
Miltino - Recuerdos
Monguito Y JP - Esto Se Llama Querer
Nelson Y Sus Estrellas - Llora Corazon
No Me Llores Mas
Oscar D'Leon - Longina
Oscar d'Leon - Solo Tengo Un Amor
Perfume De Gardenia
Rita Ribeiro - Ha Mujeres
Roberto L - Perdoname
Rolando La Serie - Sabor A Mi
Rolando Laserie - Hola Soledad
Tito Rodriguez - Mi Ultimo Fracaso
Vitin Aviles - Temes
Willie Colon - Ausencia
Good evening Prof & you betcha that’s a good start! *Hugs*
In all the years Ive worked with people, Ive yet to meet someone whose life was all messed up because he or she kept Gods commands. Yet, in a day when personal freedom is celebrated as an inalienable right, talk of conforming our lifestyle to Gods ways is often viewed as an infringement. And anyone who speaks out in favor of Gods boundaries is ruled out of bounds. But in this frenzy to be free, it should not go unnoticed that our society is increasingly marked with a haunting sense of meaninglessness and despair.
Gods people should have a distinctly different view of boundaries. Like the psalmist, we must realize that a blessed life comes from delighting in the law of the Lord (Ps. 1:2)not in living like those who walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take (v.1 niv). A believer in Jesus will recognize that Gods boundaries are not meant to take the pizazz out of life. Instead, they are divine fences constructed with Gods wisdom to help us avoid the treachery and trouble of reckless living.
Next time you are tempted to break through Gods boundaries, remember His loving purpose in putting up fences. Choose to bless God for the boundaries and for the way they bless you.
Read: Psalm 1
Good American classical stuff coming up shortly.
“Im here & dealing with low signal from my wifi”
Temperature, pressure, humidity and, of course, any metal obstacle between the transmitter and receiver. Otherwise, other radio interference that wasn’t there before.
Did Santa bring you some socks for Christmas? ;-}
Thanks, Connie, for today’s Tribute to Our Troops.
Hope you had an easy commute, little or no traffic, and a good day. *hugs*
I tell you I my computer has been so slow lately & I lose patience!
Before Scott Joplin and George Gershwin, there was Gottschalk. Louis was born in 1829 to a Jewish father from London and a Creole mother in New Orleans. The family was large because it contained six siblings, five of whom were progeny of his father via his black mistress. New Orleans was tres, tres French!
By 1842, at the age of 13, he was already a gifted pianist, and his family sent him off to Paris where he hoped to enter the Paris Conservatory to study under the great pianists of the age. The Conservatory was not impressed, so Louis went off to study privately.
In 1845, at age 16, he played a private recital in the presence of Frederic Chopin, who was sufficiently impressed with the boys technique to predict a bright future for him. Hector Berlioz thought highly of him too.
In 1849, at age 20, Louis programmed his first public recital with miniatures of his own composition and blew his audience away. These short piano pieces were steeped in the African and Creole sounds of New Orleans Congo Square. Shortly thereafter, the Paris Conservatory began to demand that potential students for the piano course be able to play at least one of Gottschalks demanding miniatures.
The reviews in the Paris newspapers were phenomenal.
Victor Hugo: A young bard from America.
Theophile Gautier: He has pitched his tent alongside the masters.
What got these people so excited? The early pieces are solidly written, very demanding, and they are all still in the repertory. The first is a lot of fun. I should note that the accent here is on the last syllable.
The second, The Banana Tree, has some wonderful colors to it.
For the third, once you get past the introduction, youll recognize the famous childrens song, except thats its in a minor key. This is a set of variations.
A mazurka just a bit different from Chopin.
A lot of composers took a shot at writing variations on the folk tune The Carnival of Venice, from Paganini and Chopin, to Al Hirt and Wynton Marsalis. Louis took his own shot at it.
Louis had gone to Spain to play some concerts and ended up receiving the royal patronage of the Queen of Spain. The amazing Cecile Licad plays this early Gottschalk favorite.
Another piece from his Spanish tour.
Louis liked the fame and the money, but he didnt like European musical life. He disliked Franz Liszt, characterizing him as devoured by a thirst for glory. Commenting on Liszts long hair, Louis said, It came to be the symbol of the art for his numerous adepts. There was no romantic who did not wear his hair long, and there are today some who have none of Liszts talents except the hair.
After eleven years in Europe, Louis decided to come home. But that was going to require some adjustments.
A very Good evening to you Gram & thank you for the great music for our Troops & Vets....like YOU! *Hugs*
Good evening Mayor & thank you for our Daily Bread! *Hugs*
Wonderful start, Publius....thanks for our National Anthem. ((HUGS))
Good evening Kathy.
Good news today....looks like FIL has once again turned a corner & is going to make it.
I’m gonna call him the comeback kid! LOL
Hope your day went well & you got some good time off for the Holidays.
Louis didnt like the vanity and egotism of the European musical scene, but he found that America wasnt that much better. New railroads linked the cities of North America, so traveling was easier, but he once commented, New Jersey is the poorest place in the world to give concerts, except Central Africa.
He understood the commercial side of the business quite well. Every piano piece he wrote was arranged by himself for piano 4-hands to take advantage of the home market. He would occasionally write a song or a piece for piano and violin or cello. Later would come pieces for piano and orchestra and two short symphonies.
In 1854, he took off for an extended stay in Cuba, and his piano pieces now took on a Spanish flavor. The first is a Cuban dance.
This is one of his best known pieces, a meditation before dying.
This was one of his greatest commercial successes. In addition to arranging it for piano 4-hands, he arranged this piece for brass band, small ensemble and dance orchestra. In 1854, everyone on two continents was dancing to this.
That makes for the best Christmas ever Bigs!
Thanks for your hard work!
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God bless our troops!!!
Tonight’s music isn’t so much for wallerin’ as dancin’. It’s a glimpse into dance music of an earlier American era.
Hey, there! Dancin’ is a good thing! I’ll have to check it out! :)
Hurrah for FIL!! Woohoo!!
I worked this morning and this afternoon was my Dad’s regular 3 month doctor appointment. Doc was able to get the wax out of his ear (necessary per the hearing aid lady) without going to the water pik....he didn’t like it the last time. His hearing aid hasn’t squealed since....thank goodness. No negatives except for age.
Busy, busy week....lots of appointments kept, but the weekend is here. I have a whole list of my stuff that needs doing this weekend, so I have high hopes. LOL!
You’ll get a chance to do the mazurka, the tango, the waltz and the galop.
Whoa! Where is Arthur Murray when ya need him! :)
In 1855, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, at age 26, began a series of concerts in Central and South America, which he took by storm. Two pieces from 1855 clearly show his new interest.
This little polka gives the listener a look into the dance styles of the era.
This is one of Louis best known pieces, which quotes the chorus from Stephen Fosters Camptown Races at the end. The pianist is Lincoln Mayorga, who worked as a session pianist in Los Angeles during the Fifties as a teenager. For those with long memories, Mayorga played piano on the famous Four Preps tunes Big Man and 26 Miles. Hes carved out a niche as a pianist playing the music of American composers.
This 1857 piece is a lot of fun.
In 1857, Louis decided to settle in Puerto Rico which he would use as his home base for the next five years. This is one of his best and most beloved pieces, with its hint of Indian and Spanish rhythms. Once you hear it, you cant get that tune out of your head.
I believe Arthur is dancing with Ginger Rogers these days.
Darn. Good thing no one can see me dance these unknown (to me) steps! :)
LUV, the link doesn’t work. It took me to the dancing chicken all alone on an otherwise blank screen.
Thanks for letting me know. Trying again......
Another great dance tune to get the feet tapping.
A scintillating little waltz for maidens and ahem! non-maidens alike.
A cute little Cuban tango.
A delightful polka.
Although described as a polka, it is closer to a waltz.
A caprice using mazurka rhythm and rondo format.
This sounds a bit like Scott Joplin, who came along four decades later. You can imagine this being played in saloons all across North and South America.
Another gem from his days in Cuba.
Two short polkas, only recently discovered.
Watch his hands on this nocturne, and youll see how difficult it really is.
A short caprice in a minor key.
Somewhere between Chopin and Joplin.
Do you have “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” by Jimmy Dickens?
I don’t think I do! LOL! There are so many! :)
Thanks for that! I don’t know how I could have forgotten that classic! :)