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Valzer per un Amore – A Great Song by…

Valzer per un Amore – I have discovered this song years ago, and every now and than I need to search for it again. Now I have compiled a post about this song to find it better next time.

The song has been written by Fabrizio de André who is one of the most important singers and composer of songs in Italy. You can find the most important information about Fabrizi de André in the Wikipedia.

The melody of this song is based on a composition by the Italian composer Gino MarinuziValzer Campestre. This is a recording of the Valzer Campestre played by the Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri

Valzer Campestre, dalla Suite Siciliana di Gino Marinuzzi.
Qui è eseguito dalla Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri.
Una celebre versione è quella di Fabrizio De Andre nel disco Nuvole Barocche.

Il paesaggio che si vede è quello delle campagne fra Aidone (Enna) e Raddusa (Catania)

The song has been published by Fabrizio de André on his album nuvole barocche in 1969, there are many videos with this recording on youtube:

I have found many videos with versions by other artists. I have compiled the best videos in my playlist below. In this playlist you can also find several videos with the original Valzer Campestre by Gino Marinuzzi.

Read more “Valzer per un Amore – A Great Song by Fabrizio de André – Valzer Campestre by Gino Marinuzzi”

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Sarah Jarosz – New EP – LIVE AT THE…

Sarah Jarosz has just released her new EP LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR – this is the information that I have got in the latest newsletter from sugarhill records:
Nashville, Tenn. (April 19, 2013) – Austin native and folk songstress Sarah Jarosz celebrates Record Store Day with a new live release, LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR. The five song EP was recorded the famed Los Angeles venue and features longtime collaborators Nathanial Smith (cello) and Alex Hargreaves (violin.)
1. Tell Me True
2. Kathy’s Song
3. Mansinneedof
4. Shankill Butchers
5. Broussard’s Lament
In anticipation of the release, four live performance videos were shared exclusively with outlets The Bluegrass SituationCMT Edge, Bluegrass Nation and RecordStoreDay.com. Shot by videographer Alex Chaloff, the four videos beautifully capture the magic of her live shows.
Here are all the videos with Sarah Jaros at Troubadour mentioned in that newsletter – some great performances of Sarah Jarosz together with Alex Hargreaves (cello) and Nathaniel Smith (violin).

Sarah Jarosz – Shankill Butchers – Broussard s Lament

Sarah Jarosz’ career has skyrocketed since she was a teenager with a guitar, incredible songs and a habit of hanging out at her local Austin Texas record stores. And that was all only a few years ago. She’s been Grammy-nominated, had two critically adored releases and worked with legends in the bluegrass/folk world. But she’s never had a live record. Until now. And we’re pretty psyched that her live debut LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR, recorded in August of last year, is itself debuting on Record Store Day. Have a little look at the loveliness in store.

Sarah Jarosz – “Tell Me True”

Sarah Jarosz performs “Tell Me True” from the forthcoming EP – LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR (available April 20, 2013.) The 5-song EP was recorded during her performance at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on August 9, 2012. She is accompanied by Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith.


Sarah Jarosz – “Mansinneedof”

Sarah Jarosz performs “Mansinneedof” from the forthcoming EP – LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR (available April 20, 2013.) The 5-song EP was recorded during her performance at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on August 9, 2012. She is accompanied by Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith.

The last video has been featured on the CMT website, Sarah performs a beautiful version of the  Simon & Garfunkel song “Kathy’s Song”. The video is now also available at youtube:

Sarah Jarosz Makes “Kathy’s Song” Her Own

During her show at the famed L.A. club, Jarosz accompanied herself on acoustic guitar for a lovely rendition of “Kathy’s Song,” written by Paul Simon and originally recorded on Simon & Garfunkel’s 1966 Sounds of Silence album.

Sarah Jarosz on the CMT site:


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Nick Drake Tribute Concert – CBC

Some days ago I found a concert with songs by Nick Drake. Nick Drake was a singer/songwirter who produced 3 albums between 1969 and 1972. He died in 1974 with only 26 years.


  • Five Leaves Left, 1969
  • Bryter Layter, 1970
  • Pink Moon, 1972

Nick Drake Tribute

CBC Concert: no more available

18 Nick Drake songs were performed by different artists during the CBC concert. My favorite song is Fruit Tree. The concert is still available at youtube. I have collected the videos in the following playlist:


Many songs by Nick Drake at youtube are blocked due to copyright issues, but some songs are available. Here the song Day is Gone:

Nick Drake – Day is Done

Here a nice cover of Fruit Tree:

Nick Drake Fruit Tree (Cover)

More Information

Wikipedia about Nick Drake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Drake

Review of the Nick Drake Tribute Concert: