I just want to switch gears for a moment.
It's kinda hard drifting away from Leonard Cohen but there's
something else I wanted to tackle.
(sorry for the football reference but our Montreal Canadiens hockey team
just got bounced from the playoffs) Thank you, Rangers !!!
I remember as a little boy, BEFORE I ever even saw a KINGSTON TRIO
RECORD, there was an album my Dad kept in the living room.
The title of the LP was: "SOUTH PACIFIC". (RCA Victor, movie version, 1958)
I never really paid much attention to it at the time, but years later, this
movie played on TV. (CBC: Movie Of The Week)
Roger's & Hammerstein's "SOUTH PACIFIC" was very entertaining and had some
great numbers on there, including:
- Bali Ha'i
- Younger Than Springtime
- There Is Nothing Like A Dame <= my Dad's fave !!!
- A Cockeyed Optimist
- Some Enchanted Evening
- Happy Talk
It is this last song that grabbed me: "HAPPY TALK"
It is sung by "Bloody Mary" to the American Lieutenant Joe Cable
about having a happy life. She wants him to marry her daughter Liat.
Y'know Rick, your Thomas Jefferson had something there when he drafted the
United States Declaration of Independence:
=> LIFE + LIBERTY + THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Bloody Mary ~ played by Juanita Hall
Liat (daughter) ~ played by France Nuyen
Lt. Joe Cable ~ played by John Kerr
You've got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?
ps: one of the comments on YouTube was this:
She is stunning, she is fit and doesn't speak English?
MATE MARRY HER ALREADY (hahaha)
HAPPY LIFE !!!
: Very nice Brucester. And very nice Mr. Cohen.
: --Previous Message--
: Greetings Crossroaders:
: The following is an excerpt from the album THE KINGSTON TRIO GOIN' PLACES:
: IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR: This very haunting melody tells one man's idea
: of a full life. Interestingy, the song is built on a series of chords
: characteristic of "Flamenco", which one ordinarily thinks of as a fiery
: type of music.
: Speaking of "Flamenco"....please watch this video of Leonard Cohen.
: Please watch it to the end. Thank you.
: Before I even heard of Leonard Cohen (1967), I grew up listening to the
: best vocal group of all time: THE KINGSTON TRIO
: Bob Shane + Nick Reynolds + Dave Guard + John Stewart will always remain #1
: in my heart and in my soul.
: Note the "Flamenco" style guitar playing.
: Life is short. Let us try to make every day a good day.
: Best Regards + Be Well My Friends,
: - Brucester