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Goin' Back to a Simpler Place and Time

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An aged Gladys Knight singing her big hit from ‘73 while sharing the stage and the song with some kids… you can see how great she is by comparison, there’s just no comparison, really. God bless true talent!

Mind The Wasp

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Big fan of Morcheeba … check out Skye Edwards’ body language… what a voice.

Lost and Lonely

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I dig this cover of what is probably The Cure’s best song. The bassist’s primal roar made me laugh out loud.

Tigers in Tiny Spaces

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I dig these old farts … that lead guitarist is almost exactly my age … the entire band shares my sartorial and grooming style.

Someone Else's Dime

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Jewel from February 1999 … terrible quality but I love this song and her imperfect teeth (fixed once she got big):

Love Me True

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Greek dad, Jamaican mom … not sure why she changes the lyric to “please love me too,” “say you love me too,” but… wow. (Bacharach always thought that Aretha’s version was rushed … and he was right, as this cover proves.)

Also check out: Lianne LaHavas NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Life Without Her

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Terrible quality but there's something special about Gilberto Santa Rosa performing at Centro de Bellas Artes when he was in his early thirties ... choreography with his backing singers always wonderful. Es llorar, amigos, es llorar, indeed. 

Wang Jingwen -- 分不情是非

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看得见完美 and she was 王靖雯 ... I can't remember what year I got this album ... 1998 while living in Hong Kong, if memory serves? My daughter's name is 子雯 so the singer had quite an effect on me when I was a kid: 

You'd Love Me As Long As You Wanted

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The great Linda Ronstadt singing Willie's wonderful song in 1976 ... goosebumps. Many think of Patsy Cline's cover as the best, but dare I say it, Linda's is even better. 

Groot Papa

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This Dutch kid has my sense of humor ... sending up the whole talent-less white rap thing (think Pitbull):