Musical coincidences # 199

March 17, 2012

As I was humming yesterday’s Song of the day (Chris Brown’s “All My Rivals”) to myself, a part of the vocal melody went “ding!” in my brain, reminding me of something else. I spent the next 20 minutes wondering what on Earth that something was until it dawned on me…

Chris Brown – “All My Rivals” (2006) (excerpt)

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Leonard Bernstein – “Maria” (from West Side Story) (excerpt)
(Michael Ball, tenor; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth)

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Here are the full tracks:

Chris Brown – “All My Rivals” (2006)

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Leonard Bernstein – “Maria” (from West Side Story)
(Michael Ball, tenor; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth)

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Song of the day: Chris Brown – "All My Rivals"

March 16, 2012

After the boogie, boogie, boogie of the last few days I thought I’d let this blog relax a little.

Here’s American Chris Brown with the unutterably gorgeous “All My Rivals” (2006):

Chris Brown – “All My Rivals” (2006)

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“All My Rivals” is just one heart-melting song on an album full of them (Now That You’re Fed).

Here’s another song from the album, one that makes me want to look for an emoticon that says “sigh”:

Chris Brown – “I Won’t Ask Why” (2006)

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Song of the day: Chris Brown – "Waiting For Caroline"

November 6, 2009

Here’s American Chris Brown with the exceptionally lovely “Waiting For Caroline” (2006):

Chris Brown – “Waiting For Caroline” (2006)

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Very, very nice.

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