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  1. #221
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    A great musician, Dave Brubeck, died today. These magnificent tunes were never posted because they are well known, and, so, there was no need to promote them. Today, there is.

    Dave Brubeck

    10/21/13 (link repaired)

    Take Five (Subtle, thoughtful jazz.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vmDDOFXSgAs

    And, a musically different tune in a live concert at Carnegie Hall...

    Blue Rondo A La Turk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFLIL...yer_detailpage


    12/15

    Post 170 has great tunes by Al Jarreau. Post 173 has music by Kurt Elling. This post honors Dave Brubeck's music.

    Put all that together and you get a collaboration of both singers that is fun and enjoyable to see and hear.

    Take Five

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=wL2W4UPGUBo
    Last edited by Atypical; 10-21-2013 at 09:18 PM.

  2. #222
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    ‘Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)’ by Bob Dorough & Miles Davis

    By: Kevin Gosztola

    Bob Dorough is a cool bepop, jazz pianist and singer, who collaborated with jazz legend Miles Davis to produce, “Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern).” He is known for working with Allen Ginsberg and he also once performed in between Lenny Bruce sets.

    The song may not be as much of a protest song as previous selections featured this week, however, its lyrics have an anti-commercialism theme.

    Dorough sings about “all the waste, all the sham, all the haste and plain old bad taste” of Christmas. The “sidewalk Santy Clauses” are too fake—”much, much too thin.” And they wear “fancy rented costumes, false beards and big fat phony grins.” The poor are out on the streets and, meanwhile, everyone is like “Gimme gimme gimme gimme” and “fill my stocking up.”

    This is the time of year “when the greedy give a dime to the needy,” but Dorough doesn’t find that to be all that genuine at all. People trade gifts that don’t matter. As far as Dorough is concerned, he doesn’t care for that “fal-de-ral.” There are lots of “hungry, homeless children” and he just does not get the point of spending time addressing “twenty zillion Christmas cards.”

    The final lyric that he sings, “I hope yours is a bright one, but for me it bleeds,” is steeped in cynicism. It depends on interpretation. This could be regarded as a standard expression of, “Bah humbug!” but it seems to be much more complex. Dorough enjoyed Christmas once upon a time, but now he feels engulfed by an ocean of phony Christmas spirit.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqZ1O...layer_embedded

  3. #223
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    “Children, settle down. I want to tell you a story about a man, a very scary man.

    His name is Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. That’s because he screams sometimes. One of the things he does is carry a skull on a stick. Don’t be afraid. I don’t think the skull belongs to anyone we know. He also lies in a coffin but he is not really dead. Anyway, when he screams he makes scary faces. Don’t be afraid. I don’t think he means to hurt anyone. He sometimes has teeth chattering on his piano and a hand severed from a body that moves. I don’t recognize them so don’t be afraid. He has a bone in his nose, too. Now that’s scary, but don’t be afraid. I’m not…at least I don’t think I am?

    Let’s do this. I’ll play something that shows what this man is like. Try not to cry. If you don’t run away, I’ll play another one. Some are funny and some are…well, more for adults. I really don’t want to explain them, so don’t ask.

    Here’s the first one by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. It’s called…

    I Put A Spell On You” (The Screamin’ song that established him as a 'mainstream, family-oriented talent')

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=7kGPhpvqtOc


    Now, here’s one that shows what a nice, sensitive, humble man he was.

    I Am The Cool

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gWQQ...yer_detailpage


    Maybe (Don’t let this frighten you. It’s a love song)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=hTVJF5ORuLQ


    Shut Your Mouth When You Sneeze (Helpful suggestions to avoid health problems)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWJWZ...yer_detailpage


    Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda (A poignant attempt to improve a relationship)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_9km...yer_detailpage


    I’m Lonely (Another sad song that shows how sensitive and caring he really was).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSl9n...yer_detailpage


    Portrait Of A Man (This is…well…great).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HS5EKEo6PRQ

    3/17/13 Tear Drops

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKBAC...yer_detailpage

    3/17/13 Give It A Break

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyi2h...yer_detailpage

    3/17/13 Don't Deceive Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RExov...yer_detailpage

    3/17/13 Alligator Wine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=FqxEXYxvUW8

    __________________

    I love this guy.
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-16-2013 at 01:34 PM.

  4. #224
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    Bonnie Raitt’s father, John Raitt, was a well-known singer and starred in film and Broadway musicals. Some would consider Bonnie a pop star but the core of her music is blues. Her lovely voice, stage presence and slide-guitar are unique and instantly recognizable.

    Her shows have frequently showed respect and appreciation for older blues artists by having them appear with her. Sippie Wallace was one of her favorites as was John Lee Hooker.

    The first tune is from her earlier period and is a cover of a Del Shannon hit from a time when music was frequently playful. The arrangement is great with some blues influences added by the harp player.

    She may be a somewhat underrated performer but it’s clear she’s an important part of our musical scene.

    Bonnie Raitt

    Runaway (Watch her harp player's contributions.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPzcZ...yer_detailpage

    Pride And Joy (Here she shows she’s not just another attractive face)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=6Mylo0piAgc

    I’m In The Mood (With John Lee Hooker)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-Fo...yer_detailpage

    No Gettin’ Over You (With Keb Mo)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0iMadZk9o_U

    At Bonnie’s induction into the RRHF

    Thing Called Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vqrQ...yer_detailpage

    Love Me Like A Man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXVoO...yer_detailpage

    I Will Not Be Broken (This song is very affecting)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_FcA...yer_detailpage

    BB King with Bonnie Raitt

    Night Life

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJN8...yer_detailpage

    12/16/13

    In post 211, Little Milton does Grits Ain't Groceries. Here he does it with Bonnie Raitt. Great.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=tGS2mSx4ags


    Here are a few more examples of great female blues, R&B and soul singers.

    Ann Peebles

    I Can’t Stand The Rain (11/27/13 repaired link).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vPf2-Ha0HOk

    And, a BOGO deal (because I like this tune) that is not necessarily fair to Ms. Peebles studio version because of the energy in a live performance. Otherwise, it's just as good.

    Tina Turner's live version

    I Can't Stand The Rain

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Wct4jXpgkK4


    This one is great!

    Bettye Lavette

    Let Me Down Easy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFpFx...yer_detailpage


    Diane Blue is a wonderful talent. She appears here in a small club in Germany, with Morblus, a great band from Verona, Italy, that can be seen earlier in this thread.

    Diane Blue

    I’d Rather Go Blind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKFDz...yer_detailpage

    And... at an outdoor venue in Europe.

    I'm Tore Down

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLceu...yer_detailpage

    11/19/14

    Muddy Water

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEwcRli9QTc


    Now, get ready for… a woman that is so...damn...

    Cee Cee James

    House Of The Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p89Hh...yer_detailpage

    Can't have only one Cee Cee...

    2/7/13 Black Raven

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=KsouqwDUQCk

    10/24/14

    Done Love Wrong

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuTqzuhZvLw

    11/19/14

    100 Ways To Make Love

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExM6spOT6Ys


    This singer was promoted by Earth, Wind and Fire when she debuted. This is a beautiful song made even better by the arrangement and her soaring voice.

    Deneice Williams

    Free

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=imTDWIZwEDU
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-19-2014 at 08:40 PM.

  5. #225
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    This is a musical mélange without a theme; still (very) tasty - but less filling.


    A reminder of Brazil’s recent Carnival.

    Dende & Hahahaes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pv9vcQQ_huM


    ‘Nawlins’, aka NOLA, is known for food, music and attitude. The music is exemplified by the Nevilles but there are many other representatives.

    6/2/14 Listening to Landreth now and read this in the comments:
    "as great as the neville brothers version of this is, it doesn't touch sonny's. this is so new orleans i'm afraid i'm going to have a hangover tomorrow morning".

    That's clever, funny - and true. LOL

    Sonny Landreth

    Congo Square

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sloap...yer_detailpage

    World Away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGKI5...yer_detailpage

    9/7/14

    John Hiatt & Sonny Landreth

    Riding With The King

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=aGt0uAC9FIE

    9/7/14

    Sonny Landreth & Eric Clapton

    Promised Land

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=MENVyieB8rY


    Amos Lee

    Windows Are Rolled Down

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qDOcbMic6mI


    These sounds are reminiscent of Willie and Natalie.

    The Waifs

    Highway One

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s0sO...yer_detailpage


    A top blues musician/singer who’s great in person. I know.

    Jimmy Johnson

    You Don’t Know What Love Is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dEv94vups2Q

    3/18/13

    My Baby By My Side (No 'gut-bucket' here. Rx prn: Try a dark room and this on a loop).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQeGw...yer_detailpage


    Here’s a fantastic soul singer who’s also great in person. I know this, too.

    Otis Clay

    The Woman Don’t Live Here No More

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=PxYP-kYkwmA

    Since I’ve Been Loving You (Watch out, this is dynamite) 11/26/13 That fantastic song was deleted for copyright reasons. @#$%!

    Here is a replacement by the great...

    Otis Clay

    You Hurt Me For The Last Time

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=z5e0aBSM3do

    11/23/14

    Another powerful performance - which is all he does.

    Otis Clay

    I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlGk3Ea3x84


    Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Little Walter

    My Babe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=q_BNz_B1PNg


    The original by Elmore James is in post 211, but don’t miss this.

    Howlin’ Wolf

    Dust My Broom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ZEgGslcXXL0


    Cannonball Adderley doing a soulful tune that became a classic.

    Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrFW...yer_detailpage


    11/22/13

    What was here previously, Ry Cooder, The Healer, was deleted for 'copyright reasons'. What to replace it with?...hmmm...let's see...a very beautiful Mexican song, that reminds me of a tall, slender, gorgeous, Mexican girl in San Antonio I saw occasionally walking in town with friends on weekends many years ago. We smiled at each other after a while. I stopped one of her friends once to try to meet her. She spoke no English, I learned. I seem to remember her name was Maria.

    This song was popular then as it has been for a long time.

    Nice memory...and therefore, my decision.

    Ry Cooder

    Maria Elena

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=AszqfR6as8k


    Great music with a surprise.

    Buddy Guy with...

    Quinn Sullivan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix4TN...yer_detailpage

    Sometime later Buddy Guy with...

    Quinn Sullivan

    Buddy’s Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4xVk...yer_detailpage


    These are profoundly beautiful songs with incredible arrangements plus a great singer who does them extraordinarily well. Magnificent.

    Jose James

    Little Bird (Stay with this until the end)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=i6CmEcCndGU

    9/7/14 available again. Fantastic

    Desire

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=g22T53OuxIY

    Trouble

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...FuTWB5CoBeauty

    12/10/13 (link replaced)

    The Dreamer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Ctn36m_0Q_c

    9/7/14

    Moanin'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=cZ9XnEDvQl0

    9/7/14

    Beauty

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=qPYwyIQQIng


    Rhythmic guitars played as you’ve probably never heard them. Not what you might expect, especially from the ‘bouncy’, talented, adorable Gabriela. This is beautiful, passionate, stirring music.

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    Tamacun

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE8Qt...yer_detailpage

    Santo Domingo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xi0F...yer_detailpage

    Orion

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfYeS...yer_detailpage

    10/22/14

    Hanuman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENBX_v1Po1Y


    5/30/14

    This one has a great sound - and lyrics that are very ...

    Wet Willie

    Keep On Smilin'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=tg0BNTebcbY



    Heard there’s a great singer at the club. Think I’ll call that doll I met last week, the one whose father is some kind of politician.

    “Hey, baby, it’s me, Tony. Whaddya say, we go to the club tonight. Dress up nice. I’ll get us a good table. I’m tight with the captain. That’s great. I’ll pick you up at eight”.

    “Hey, is Andre there”?

    “No, he’s not here yet. Wait, he just walked in”.

    “This is Andre”.

    “Andre, this is Tony. I’m comin’ by tonight. I’d sure appreciate that table up front. The one by the stage; table 2, I think it is”.

    “I don’t know, Mister Tony. We got a great singer and it’ll be real busy again tonight. I guess Eisenhower’s been good for business. I’m not sure I can”…

    “Look, Andre, I’ll make it worth your while, if you know what I mean. I’m bringin’ a gorgeous babe and I want to impress her”.

    “Okay, Mister Tony, on that basis I’ll see what I can do”.

    “Thanks, Andre. You’re the best. Set us up with Champagne when we get there. The best you got”.

    That night after a $50 dollar tip…

    Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome The George Shearing Quintet with Miss Dakota Staton.

    The Late Late Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am2oK...yer_detailpage

    In The Night

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpY_d...yer_detailpage

    The Thrill Is Gone

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=c5ArOZoBcZg

    The show was great...and so was the Cordon Rouge.
    Last edited by Atypical; Today at 01:28 AM.

  6. #226
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    We just lost another great artist, Richie Havens.

    I have said about others, like Gil Scott-Heron, that to be able to entertain and educate is the most glorious accomplishment a musician can attain. Those in authority rarely tell us what we need to know, but, fortunately, we have others that help us. Havens, when using socially-aware lyrics was one of them. His distinctive voice, style and passion made great songs even better. He will be deeply missed.

    Richie Havens

    Freedom/Motherless Child

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BSJY...yer_detailpage

    This great song was a hit for Havens.

    Here Comes The Sun

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0e9Y...yer_detailpage

    One More Day

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=7Zk1VrU_wPM

    What About Me?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UztdW...yer_detailpage

    Sugar Plum

    10/21/13 (link repaired)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-y6MnB2A5Fo

    And Dylan’s classic…

    All Along The Watchtower

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmEk6...yer_detailpage

    Just Like A Woman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=B5rJmo475aE

    I Can’t Make It Anymore

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfpF...yer_detailpage

    11/23/14

    This is great!

    Hands Of Time

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOqn6DgJcF8
    Last edited by Atypical; Today at 01:01 AM.

  7. #227
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    It's Monday, a night known for being "blues night".

    Many musicians took blues music and adapted it for themselves. One group that admitted it was the Rolling Stones.

    Muddy Waters years ago owned the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago, and one night, the Stones were in town and showed up. Here is a taste of what happened. There were many other well-known musicians also there: Buddy Guy, Lefty Dizz, and Junior Wells (harmonica).

    The complete show is available on YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bpX7OhkWC-o

    Let's see... it's still Monday, so let's have a contest. This clip has some of the most well-known blues musicians in the country. Name all of them and get an award from ... well, see the moderator.

    Sweet Home Chicago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ZEmvBdRLg4k

    So much blues-oriented music...so little time.

    Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton

    Can't Find My Way Home

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=VT-SFgkVlno

    9/7/14

    Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton

    Voodoo Chile Blues

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=zA4TIFS3yzo

    11/1/14

    The great Jimi Hendrix with a song he wrote.

    Little Wing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03yPUlBE5OU

    Derek And The Dominoes version.

    Little Wing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03yPUlBE5OU


    10/23/13

    Staying with the Chicago theme (I live in the Okefenokee) try this for unrestrained funk, joy, and respect for the 'Hawk'.

    Bobbi Humphrey

    Chicago, Damn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Dyf2naIPD9g

    11/15/13

    Ladies and Gents...tonight we have something special. An all-star lineup never seen anywhere. There is a $20.00 cover and well worth it...plus a two drink minimum. It's cheap at double the price.

    So go in, have a good time...and, y'all come back, you hear!

    Why I Sing The Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vnlwxS-36AU
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-02-2014 at 12:54 AM.

  8. #228
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    Leading off are two songs from years past that have incredible hooks. Both have something in common and to another coming up in this post.

    Ace

    How Long (studio version)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=2UwTwZDgT04

    Squeeze

    Tempted (studio version)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=D8LI-XtOlxA

    Tempted (live with David Sanborn and some brief silliness by Jools Holland)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=OrgiQlUeutg


    Ohne Filter is a well-produced German television program originating in Baden-Baden. Through the years they have showcased a number of American bands and some programs are seen in this thread.

    Mike & The Mechanics lead singer, Paul Carrack, was with both Ace and Squeeze. He wrote “How Long”. Here is M&Ms great live version and two other wonderful songs.

    Mike & The Mechanics

    (12/2/13 - Spread the word. If you liked Paul Carrack's organ solo in this song, you might like pg 20, post 197, especially my recent post of Barbara Dennerlein's music. The other music is also great. Try it. If you like it, I get a commission).

    How Long

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sUrDqGjJkFo

    Over My Shoulder

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=6MBa_v8NjGk

    Silent Running

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=DCUmmvWHS2Q


    A sign that you really like a song is that you like almost, or every, version you hear. Or maybe it's not that – maybe it's ...mania. Anyway, here is another version. All are obviously different in some ways. Did I mention that this song has a tremendous hook?

    Paul Carrack/How Long

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=nJX_VRr4F2M

    12/1/13

    The same musicians that performed "How Long" just above at Air Studios in London also did "Over My Shoulder". A great song well done.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pOJ5dDHxLrM

    10/5/14

    It never stops...great music from wonderful artists. Just need to know where to look. The great Paul Carrack with...

    Don't Dream It's Over

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Z7PBxQABebE


    Another artist from Ohne, vibist...

    Roy Ayers

    Sweet Tears (This is SO sweet)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=qPsBQsneKks

    And one for the music AND some fun. A 'competition' between Ayers and Dwight Gassoway, another musician in his band.

    Battle Of The Vibes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oHQb...0CABF71D06C3E0

    10/28/14

    As the seasons change we might need a reminder of something that may be in short supply soon. Try this when that happens.

    Everybody Loves The Sunshine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDONk3FwaOI


    12/7/13

    Pssst!

    Here's a secret. New music added frequently. Find them.
    Last edited by Atypical; 10-28-2014 at 07:40 PM.

  9. #229
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    A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.

    The term, coined in 2003, is generally not applied to events and performances organized for the purposes of politics (such as protests), commercial advertisement, publicity stunts that involve public relation firms, or paid professionals. In these cases of a planned purpose for the social activity in question, the term smart mobs is often applied instead. (Wikipedia)


    What follows are events from all over the world where people have assembled in public places to surprise and entertain.

    They're fun, worth watching, and should be viewed on full-screen which will enhance
    your perspective of the venue.

    Were the world a place where this activity was commonplace we might be the better for it.


    One of my favorite places is the library. It is a great place to think amid the relaxing quiet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=mnCXb6gffwg


    A beautiful, haunting piece that gradually changes as it is repeated.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=IsF53JpBMlk


    From Germany...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=amLsXY4-zP0


    From Hungary...a beautiful and difficult dance in a public square. As usual, the women's moves are the most complex...and lovely.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hltu...yer_detailpage


    From New Zealand...look at this...hey, where'd they go?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=yLzPgBXHAJQ


    From the U.K., a spectacular effort.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=1VDQDtVIir0


    And, finally, one that provides a bit of uplift for those that surely need it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=XoBMJAEOvPA


    8/26/14

    While not a "flash mob" scene I found this impromptu street performance to be interesting and the music lovely.

    Bryson Andres

    Secrets

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=YPYGeELPpno
    Last edited by Atypical; 08-26-2014 at 06:39 AM.

  10. #230
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    These were fun to watch. Thanks for posting them Atyp.

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