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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

like you I love music - i remember once you were making a tape for your journey to michigan. thanks for the 12 blogs. really appreciate it!