Wednesday, August 20, 2014
a musical cul-de-sac (final)
A step away from rock 'n roll for this twelfth and final offering in this series. This is perhaps the widest range of interpretations from an all time classic - Somewhere Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz.
First, Pink, who's voice I really like and she doesn't cut off the lead-in stanzas.
A moving tribute to the late Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and his version. Careful this one can really become an earworm.
Yes, an acoustic rendition from Jimi Hendrix
A solo vocal and guitar offering from Eric Clapton
For a old, old friend this presentation from Barbra Streisand, one of the truly great voices of our time.
Speaking of great voices - Ray Charles
And Judy Garland from the Wizard of Oz (1939).
-painting by Scott Gustafson