Back in the back end of 1980 the incredibly talented Steve Winwood (ex Traffic, Spencer Davis Group and others) recorded a classic album, actually a vinyl LP (!) titled Arc Of A Diver. A wonderful collection of songs and instruments, with Steve Winwood doing the lot, thanks to multi tracking. One of the big songs from the set is Track 1 While You See A Chance Take it
Steve Winwood – ‘While You See A Chance Take It’
Who would have thought that wild Yorkshire rocker Joe Cocker would later tackle the song ! “Tackle the song” !!!, he put out a cracker version in 1999, complete with violins in the band. Joe’s album (very good) is called No Ordinary World. Here is his take of the song. Personally, I love Joe’s interpretation BUT the original still sounds great. Enjoy from IAN’s VOICE OVER THE WORLD
Joe Cocker – ‘While You See A Chance Take It’
One of the many great singing talents whose career and life finished so abruptly and so unnecessarily, was INXS front man Michael Hutchence. John Lennon, Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Harry Chapin, Del Shannon, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny O’Keefe….the list is both impressive and sad
A very inspiring story about being poor, being creative, being passionate about music and doing something about it. Here’s the trailer to the movie…http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=UJrSUHK9Luw
Here’s one from the US, music buffs will just LOVE ! 30 years of the the Top 10 songs, month by month 1955 to 1985. Lots of good grooves here and ‘yes’, most were naturally off vinyl. You’ll LOVE the lists, the labels and of course the full songs. Another ‘IAN’s VOICE OVER THE WORLD’ discovery.