#SoulfulSunday: Roberta Flack "Let It Be"

#Instrumental: Andy Timmons Band “Strawberry Fields Forever”

Andy Timmons (born July 26, 1963) is an American guitarist who has played in the bands Danger Danger, Pawn Kings, and Andy Timmons Band (ATB). He has also released several solo albums and has worked as a session guitarist.

He has released two CDs on Favored Nations, the first being That Was Then, This Is Now and Resolution on May 2, 2006.

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Rock Ballad of the Week: The Beatles “Thank You Girl”

Oh, oh, you’ve been good to me
You made me glad
When I was blue
And eternally I’ll always be
In love with you
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

I could tell the world
A thing or two about our love
I know little girl
Only a fool would doubt our love
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

Thank you girl for loving me
The way that you do (Way that you do)
That’s the kind of love
That is too good to be true
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

Oh, oh, you’ve been good to me
You made me glad
When I was blue
And eternally I’ll always be
In love with you
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh

*Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

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The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With a line-up comprising John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the most influential band of all time.[1] The group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.[2] Their sound, rooted in skifflebeat and 1950s rock and roll, incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways. They also pioneered recording techniques and explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they came to be seen as embodying the era’s socio-cultural movements.

*source: Wikipedia

#Instrumental: The Beatles “Let It Be” (cover by Vesislava Todorova)

Hi, I am Vesislava.
I was born in Bulgaria and I am obsessed by music since my childhood. My first cello competition was when I was 10 years old. During the years I have won different medals and awards at many different competitions. I graduated the National High-School of Dance and Music Art with excellence. In 2013, I became a Master of Arts in Cello after graduating the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, Bulgaria.
During the years I and my cello travelled through the Balkans and the Swiss Alps, the coasts of India and Sri Lanka, the sands of Dubai and Abu Dhabi… We were together in the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, took part in theatre performances, official world-class events, luxury restaurants, corporate parties and fashion events. In addition to the classic music, my song list grew with commercial pop and rock music, US, UK, Italian, Bollywood hits…
I am a strong believer that wherever you go, when people hear good music, they will react to it.
That is why I like travelling. I also like arts, theatre and sports but music is what makes me breathe.
Music is my life.
Music made me who I am.
Music gives me inspiration.
Music makes me believe in myself.
Music has no language, gender or borders. It connects the people.

photo and bio credit:https://www.vesislava.com/

Rock Ballad of the Week: The Beatles “Eight Days A Week”

Oh, I need your love, babe
Guess you know it's true
Hope you need my love babe
Just like I need you

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love, babe
Eight days a week

Love you every day, girl
Always on my mind
One thing I can say, girl
Love you all the time

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love, girl
Eight days a week

Eight days a week
I love you
Eight days a week
Is not enough to show I care

Ooh I need your love, babe
Guess you know it's true
Hope you need my love babe
Just like I need you

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love, babe
Eight days a week

Eight days a week
I love you
Eight days a week
is not enough to show I care

Love you every day, girl
Always on my mind
One thing I can say girl
Love you all the time

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love, babe
Eight days a week
Eight days a week
Eight days a week
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Written by: JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The line-up of John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr led the band to be regarded as the foremost and most influential in history.  With a sound rooted in skifflebeat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form, and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.  They often incorporated elements of classical musicolder pop forms, and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, and in later years experimented with a number of musical styles ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they came to be seen as embodying the era’s sociocultural movements.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of the Week: The Beatles “Do You Want To Know A Secret”

You’ll never know how much I really love you.
You’ll never know how much I really care.
Listen,
Do you want to know a secret?
Do you promise not to tell?, Ooh oh, oh.
Closer,
Let me whisper in your ear,
Say the words you long to hear,
I’m in love with you.
Listen,
Do you want to know a secret,
Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, oh.
Closer,
Let me whisper in your ear,
Say the words you long to hear,
I’m in love with you, Ooh oh oh.
I’ve known the secret for a week or two,
Nobody knows, just we two.
Listen,
Do you want to know a secret?
Do you promise not to tell? Ooh oh, oh.
Closer,
Let me whisper in your ear,
Say the words you long to hear,
I’m in love with you.
Ooh oh oh, Ooh oh oh (fade)
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Songwriters: JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY
Do You Want To Know A Secret lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Do You Want to Know a Secret?” is a song by English rock group the Beatles from their 1963 album Please Please Me, sung by George Harrison. In the United States, it was the first top ten song to feature Harrison as a lead singer, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard chart in 1964 as a single released by Vee-Jay, VJ 587.
“Do You Want to Know a Secret?”, written in autumn 1962, was primarily composed by John Lennon but credited to Lennon–McCartney The 1963 version by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas (a UK No. 2) credited the composition to “McCartney-Lennon”. The song was inspired by “I’m Wishing”,  a tune from Walt Disney’s 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which Lennon’s mother, Julia Lennon, would sing to him as a child. The first two lines of the song in Disney’s movie (“Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell?”) come right after the opening lyrics (“You’ll never know how much I really love you… You’ll never know how much I really care…”). McCartney has said it was a “50–50 collaboration written to order”, i.e., for Harrison to sing,  but Lennon, who always claimed the song as his own, explained in a 1980 interview that he had realized as soon as he had finished writing the song that it best suited Harrison.
*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of the Week: The Beatles “Tell Me What You See”

 

[Verse 1]
If you let me take your heart I will prove to you
We will never be apart if I’m part of you
Open up your eyes now, tell me what you see
It is no surprise now, what you see is me

[Verse 2]
Big and black the clouds may be, time will pass away
If you put your trust in me I’ll make bright your day

Look into these eyes now, tell me what you see
Don’t you realize now, what you see is me
Tell me what you see

[Chorus]
Listen to me one more time, how can I get through?
Can’t you try to see that I’m trying to get to you?
Open up your eyes now, tell me what you see
It is no surprise now, what you see is me
Tell me what you see

[Chorus]
Listen to me one more time, how can I get through?
Can’t you try to see that I’m trying to get to you?
Open up your eyes now, tell me what you see
It is no surprise now, what you see is me
Tell me what you see

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The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history.  Rooted in skifflebeat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania“; as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music’s evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962. Manager Brian Epsteinmoulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding the group’s popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, “Love Me Do“, in late 1962. They acquired the nickname “the Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the next year, and by early 1964 became international stars, leading the “British Invasion” of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band(1967), The Beatles (also known as the “White Album”, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed success as solo artists. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001. McCartney and Starr remain musically active.

*source: wikipedia