Sunday, April 28, 2013

MattyBRaps │ How To Love

One of the good things about having a blog is the joy of discovering new talent.  As it so often happens, I was looking for something else, and I stumbled accidentally on MattyBRaps cool "How To Love" video.  I should say that it is super cool!  There is just something so special and magical about "How To Love".  In a way it makes me feel nostalgic for my own youth.  In MattyBRaps own words "Me and my friends had a BLAST making this music video. We had never launched a rocket before and I thought the "rocket footage" turned out AWESOME!"  By-the-way, I just love that green rocket.  Well, "How To Love" is evocative, wistful and very haunting.  In general I am not a big fan of RAP or Street-music, though I do admire the music of Coolio, Busta/Guf, Nicky Jam, and Lil Wayne.  MattyBRaps is in a class all of his own.  He was born on January 7, 2003, and lives with his parents and siblings in Cobb County, Marietta, Georgia.  His real name is Matthew Morris.  In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring him in a parody of Lil Wayne's 2011 mega-hit "How To Love".  Matt, with the help of his father, wrote the lyrics of this parody.  MattyBRaps YouTube channel can be found here: MattyBRaps Official YouTube Channel   Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bud and Travis

Very few people remember now-a-days the great American folk duo known as Bud and Travis.  They were only active as a group from 1958 to 1965, but they made a great impact on the American music scene.  Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmondson were accomplished musicians and singers, but unfortunately we will never see their likes ever again.  Bud passed away in 1989, and Travis died in 2009.  In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a retrospective with Bud and Travis.  In the video below they sing the hauntingly beautiful "Florecita De Mi Cielo (Little Flower In My Sky)".  It's hard to believe that this recording was made in 1959, because the sound quality is so good.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Frida Boccara │ Un Jour, Un Enfant

Frida Boccara

I was feeling a bit nostalgic today, so I decided to look through my extensive collection of vinyl recordings and accidentally stumbled upon an album by the late, great, Frida Boccara.  It brought back a lot of beautiful memories to me from the late 1960s.  Shame on me, but I had forgotten completely about Frida and her magnificent voice for all of these years.  Actually, her music served as the soundtrack for a relationship that turned out to be the love of my life.  Frida was born in Casablanca, Morocco, on October 20, 1940.  In 1969 she shared the first prize in the Eurovison contest with her powerful rendition of "Un Jour, Un Enfant (A Day, A Child)", that was composed by Emile Stern, and Eddy Marnay.  She was undoubtedly the greatest female voice of the twentieth-century.  Frida ceased her earthly existence on August 1, 1996, in Paris, as a result of a massive pulmonary infection.  In this edition of Angel Watchers I am proud to present Frida Boccara for your enjoyment.  For those of you who have never heard Frida before, you are in for a real treat.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.


Un Jour, Un Enfant

Un jour se lèvera
Sur trois branches de lilas
Qu'un enfant regardera
Comme un livre d'images
Le monde autour de lui
Sera vide et c'est ainsi
Qu'il inventera la vie
A sa première pa-a-ge.

En dessinant la forme d'une orange
Il donnera au ciel son premier soleil
En dessinant l'oiseau
Il inventera la fleur
En cherchant le bruit de l'eau
Il entendra le cri du cœur.

En dessinant les branches d'une étoile
Il trouvera l'enfant, le chemin des grands
Des grands qui ont gardé
Un regard émerveillé
Pour les fruits de chaque jour
Et pour les roses de l'amour.


A Day, A Child

 The wide eyes of a child look upon a world reborn
See the glory of a rose that never bears a thorn
The wide eyes of a child can invent a laughing moon
And the orange sun leaps high just as a floating toy balloon.

He clearly sees the flower and the bird
Whose thoughts he knows without needing any word
And any child can hear ringing laughter from a stream
Hear the music of the heart, to us a half-forgotten dream.

In sleep he hears the star's distant song
Oh, may its wonder last for his whole life long
If we had vision too, as we stumble on our ways
We could sometimes see our days as through the eyes of a child.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Your Song │ Matt Errs

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring Matt Errs who is from Canada.  In the video below he does for you an outstanding cover of Elton John's "Your Song".  Matt has a cool website at this link: Matt Errs - Official Website  When you have time visit his great YouTube channel that can be found here: Matt Errs on YouTube  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Edward Yudenich

 
In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the amazing Edward Yudenich.  Edward is an incredible conductor for one who is so young.  He is from Uzbekistan.  In the video below Edward conducts the overture to "Die Fledermaus (The Bat)" from the operetta composed by Johann Strauss II.  Edward has a wonderful career in music ahead of him in the years to come.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Trevor Teichmann │ Porcelain Unicorn

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring an incredible video.  "Porcelain Unicorn" is that one-of-a-kind film short, that manages to break the heart in the least amount of time.  It won a first place prize in the "Philips’ Tell It Your Way", film-making contest, for American director Keegan Wilcox.  The plot of "Porcelain Unicorn" was inspired by the real-life, traumatic World War II experiences of Wilcox's grandfather.  It is a true story, and an extremely moving one at that.  Trevor Teichmann is completely stunning, and captivating as the Hitler Youth who discovers a young Jewish girl who is hiding from the Gestapo.  His face tells complete stories of its own.  Trevor is now involved in the filming, and production, of the theatrical version of "Porcelain Unicorn".  Trevor, who is also a model, has a wonderful career as a movie actor ahead of him.  I can watch "Porcelain Unicorn" over and over again with complete enjoyment and fascination.  The conclusion of this film is completely magical, and wonderful.  Trevor has a cool YouTube channel that can be found at this link: Trevor Teichmann on YouTube  By-the-way he is a really good singer, you should check his channel out.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yura Demidovich │ Recherché

 
In this edition of Angel Watchers, I am bringing back, by popular demand, the great Yura DemidovichI have featured Yura on two previous posts on Angel Watchers, and they can be found at these links: Yura Demidovich - The Greatest Singer Of Them All  and Yura Demidovich - Юра Демидович  In the video below Yura does a beautiful cover of the Italian classic "Mamma Son Tanto Felice (Mom, I am so happy)", that was composed by Cesare Andrea Bixio and Bruno Cherubini in 1941.  By-the-way, notice how well Yura's voice is maturing.  It now has a very full rich tone.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Aaron's Party (Come Get It) │ Aaron Carter

 
In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring Aaron Carter in two cool videos.  They are, "That's How I Beat Shaq", and "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)".  You can listen to Aaron's hit album "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" as it streams at this linkAaron Carter on Kids' Music  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

No Matter What │ Boyzone

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the incredible Irish group called Boyzone.  "No Matter What" as performed by Boyzone, is probably one of my most favorite songs in the whole world.  It comes from the 1996 musical "Whistle Down The Wind" written by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman.  You can purchase the MP3 of Boyzone singing no matter what from this Amazon.com link: No Matter What - Boyzone Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Stone Morales and Jude Morales │ The Zots

 
 Jude Morales (left) and Stone Morales (right)

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a terrific new vocal group from San Antonio, Texas called The Zots.  They are made up of brothers Stone Morales and Jude Morales.  The Zots are mellow, and  have a refreshing and different sound unlike a lot of the young artists today in America who seem to be stuck in a street-rap mode, which can get pretty annoying at times.  Well, The Zots have broken that stereotypical model and replaced it with a cool acoustical sound that is sensational.  They have a great YouTube Channel that can be found at this link: The Zots On YouTube  Visit their official website here: The Zots - Official Website  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Andy and David Williams

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a blast-from-the-past, a golden oldie, with the sensational Andy and David Williams.  By-the-way, they are the nephews of the late great Andy Williams.  They sing for you a great cover of Ricky Nelson's classic "Hello Mary Lou".  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Matoustar

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the amazing Matt, also known as Matoustar.  If you are ever having a down day, visit Matoustar's YouTube channel.  It will make you feel better fast.  Matoustar has an upbeat personality that really shines.  Matoustar's YouTube channel can be found at this link: Matoustar on YouTube  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

L'Envie d'aimer │ Valentin, Rémi, Madeleine, Enzo, and Oliana

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring one of the most beautiful songs in the whole world.  It's called "L'Envie d'aimer (The Desire To Love), and it is from the incredible French musical, "Les Dix Commandements (The Ten Commandments)".  This song was composed by Pascal Obispo, and Lionel Florence who have had several number one hits in France, and Patrice Guirao.  "L'Envie d'aimer" is one of the biggest selling singles of all time in France, and was also a hit in other Western European countries.  Valentin, Rémi, Madeleine, Enzo, and  Oliana who were the finalist from the first season of Ecole des Stars, were invited back to the program to perform this magnificent encore during the finale of the show.  I can listen to this song over and over again and it still brings tears to my eyes.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Entre Dos Aguas │ Álvaro, Armando, and Daniel

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring three fantastic flamenco guitarists from Spain.  They are Álvaro, Armando, and Daniel, and they perform a great cover version of Paco de Lucia's 1975 rumba flamenca classic "Entre Dos Aguas (Between Two Waters)".  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Jack Hoffman │ Nebraska Cornhuskers

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the amazing Jack Hoffman and his very special Nebraska Cornhuskers football debut.  Seven year-old Jack, who has a serious medical condition, was chosen to play during a Nebraska Cornhuskers scrimmage game on Saturday, April 6.  It is an extremely heartwarming moment.  God bless you Jack Hoffman.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stand By Me

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the evergreen classic "Stand By Me".  This is a totally unforgettable movie.  What more can I say?  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.