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Monday, January 4, 2010


Итак.
Самые знаменитые каверы / a cover versions, or simply - covers.


* располагаю метерьялец беспорядочно, не в хронологическом или ещё каком - алфавитном - порядке. уже нет сил всё "переигрывать" и переставлять. словом - разберётесь*

« Killing Me Softly With His Song »

Замечательное, памятное исполнение - легендарной уже - Ширли Бэсси.

Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937 in Cardiff, Wales), is a Welsh singer who found fame in the late 1950s and has continued a successful career since then worldwide. She is also well-known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). She has sold an estimated 135 million records to date. With 35 hits in the UK Singles Chart plus 37 hit LPs in
the UK Albums Chart, she maintains her position as Britain's most successful female artist of all time, and the artist with the longest span (50 years) of Top 40 hits.


"Killing Me Softly With His Song" - Shirley Bassey - 1973

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8QlhcG9mN8

Дама Ширли Вероника Бэсси (англ. Shirley Veronica Bassey; родилась 8 января 1937, Кардифф, Уэльс) — британская певица, ставшая известной за пределами своей родины после исполнения песен к фильмам о Джеймсе Бонде: «Голдфингер» (1964), «Бриллианты остаются навсегда» (1971) и «Мунрэйкер» (1979). Она единственная записала более одной темы к фильмам о Джеймсе Бонде. Удостоена звания Дамы-Командора ордена Британской империи. В 2003 году певица отметила 50-летие творческой деятельности в шоу-бизнесе.


http://vodpod.com/watch/982554-shirley-bassey-killing-me-softly-with-his-song


Ещё одна американская певица, Королева соул - Арета Франклин.

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist commonly referred to as "The Queen of Soul". Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and Gospel music. In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Franklin #1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time

Арета Луиза Франклин (англ. Aretha Louise Franklin; 25 марта 1942, Мемфис, Теннесси) — американская певица в стилях ритм-энд-блюз, соул и госпел. Наибольшего успеха достигла во 2-й половине 1960-х и начале 1970-х гг. Благодаря исключительно гибкому и сильному вокалу её часто называют королевой соула (англ. The Queen Of Soul) или Леди Соул (англ. Lady Soul). В январе 1987 году она стала первой женщиной, чьё имя было занесено в Зал славы рок-н-ролла. В ноябре 2008 году журнал Rolling Stone объявил её величайшей вокалисткой эпохи рок-н-ролла.

Aretha Franklin - " Killing me softly with his song" - 1973.



Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American vocalist known for her interpretations of jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country and pop classics. In 1992 she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by a live solo album, Live at Blues Alley in 1996. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, DC when she died of melanoma in 1996.

Ева Кессиди (англ. Eva Cassidy) (2 февраля 1963 - 2 ноября 1996) - американская певица, которая получила известность благодаря своей интерпретации проверенных временем песен в стиле джаз, блюз, фолк, госпел, кантри и поп музыки. В 1996 году она умерла от меланомы. Ева была неизвестна за пределами родного Вашингтона. Четыре года спустя после её смерти радио BBC Radio 2 представило своим слушателям версии песен "Over the Rainbow" и "Fields of Gold". Песни пользовались успехом, после чего на телепередаче BBC Two Top of the Pops 2 было показано её видео "Over the Rainbow", записанное в джаз-клубе Blues Alley. Альбом Songbird добрался до вершин британских чартов, что в свою очередь принесло Еве мировой успех.

" Killing Me Softly With His Song " - Eva Cassidy - 1973.

http://attmp3.com/music/eva-cassidy-killing-me-softly_8376ba.html


Alison Moyet (born Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer-songwriter noted for her bluesy voice.

Алисон Моет - английская поп певица-композитор ( 18 июня 1961 г. р.)

"Killing Me Softly With His Song " - Alison Moyet - 1973.


Tori Amos, Singer / Pianist

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. She was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S.


Тори Амос (англ. Tori Amos, урождённая Myra Ellen Amos, родилась 22 августа 1963 года) — американская певица, пианистка и автор песен, соединившая в своём творчестве (согласно Allmusic) элементы альт-, фолк- и прог-рока, джаза, экспериментальной электроники, влияния Джони Митчелл и Кейт Буш. Основным акомпанирующим инструментом для Амос является, как правило, фортепиано. К 2005 году во всём мире было продано 12 миллионов альбомов Тори Амос.

"Killing Me Softly With His Song " - Tori Amos -1973.


Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey, May 2, 1936, Madras, India) is a well-known British popular music singer who became famous internationally during the 1960s and 1970s, after adopting the name of the famous German opera composer Engelbert Humperdinck as his own stage name.

Энгельберт Хампердинк (англ. Engelbert Humperdinck; настоящее имя Арнoльд Джордж Дорси; род. 2 мая 1936) — британский эстрадный певец, широкая популярность которого пришлась на вторую половину 1960-х гг. и 1970-е гг.

Engelbert Humperdinck - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - 1974 .




Прославленный Энди Уильямс.

Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams (born December 3, 1927) is an American pop singer. Andy Williams has recorded 18 Gold and three Platinum certified albums.

Энди Уильямс (Andy Williams, полное имя Howard Andrew Williams, род. 3 декабря 1927 г.) — легендарный американский эстрадный исполнитель и актер, которого отличают мощный голос и непринуждённая, раскованная манера исполнения. Энди Уильямс записал 18 золотых и 3 платиновых альбома.

" Killing Me Softly With Her Song " - Andy Williams - 1974



В репертуаре прославленного Перри Комо эта песня - тоже.

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943. "Mr. C", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for RCA and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. His combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time.

"Killing Me Softly With His Song " - Perry Como - 1973

http://www.downloads.nl/music/Perry+Como+Killing+Me

Перри Комо (имя при рождении — Пьерино Рональд «Перри» Комо, англ. Pierino Ronald «Perry» Como), 18 мая 1912 — 12 мая 2001) — легендарный американский певец и телезвезда 1940-1950-х, лауреат премии «Грэмми» 1958 года, получивший большую известность своим мягким и проникновенным баритоном.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bus_ZVN5RMg


Легендарный Фрэнк Синатра.


Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)[6] was an American singer and actor.

Фрэнсис Альберт Синатра (англ. Francis Albert Sinatra: 12 декабря 1915, Хобокен, Нью-Джерси — 14 мая 1998, Лос-Анджелес) — американский актёр, певец (крунер) и шоумэн. Славился романтическим стилем исполнения песен и «медо вым» голосом.

" Killing Me Softly With His Song " - Frank Sinatra - 1973.




Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began to play classical music on the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.

" Killing Me Softly With His Song "- Alicia Keys - 2008

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

Алиша Киз (также Алиша Кис, Алишия Киз, Алишия Кис, Alicia K eys, наст. имя Alicia J. Augello-Cook, род. 25 января 1981 года, Нью-Йорк) — американская певица, пианистка, поэтесса и композитор, выступающая в стилях ритм-энд-блюз, соул и неосоул, лауреат двенадцати наград «Грэмми».


Morna Anne Murray.

Morna Anne Murray, CC, ONS (born June 20, 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer. Murray has performed in pop, country and adult contemporary styles. So far, her albums have sold over 54 million copies.

Анна Муррей - ( июнь 20, 1945 г.р.) Канадская певица.

"Killing Me Softly With His Song" - Anne Murray - 1973

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpKx1gXkpB4


Итальянская певица Мина тоже не обошла своим вниманием этот хит.

Mina.


Mina Anna Mazzini OMRI (born Anna Maria Mazzini 25 March 1940), known as Mina, is an Italian pop singer with Swiss citizenship. For the great extension and agility of her soprano voice and her image as an emancipated lady, she was a staple of the Italian television variety shows and a dominant figure on the Italian charts in the 1960s and 1970s. During the performances, Mina combined several modern styles with the traditional Italian melody and swing music making her the most versatile pop singer in Italian music. Mina dominated the Italian charts for fifteen years and reached an unsurpassed level of popularity in Italy. Sh e has recorded over 1000 songs, 110 albums, sold 76 million records, and scored 70 singles in Italian charts.[4] She gave up public appearances in 1978, but continued to release popular albums on a yearly basis to date.

Мина (наст. имя Мина Анна Мадзини (итал. Mina Anna Mazzini); род. 25 марта 1940 года, Бусто-Арсицио, провинция Варезе) — популярная итальянская певица.

" Killing Me Softly With His Song" - Mina - 1985

http://www.filestube.com/k/killing+me+softly+with+his+song

Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7 in either 1968, 1967, or 1966) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actress who enjoyed much success in the 1990s. Braxton has won six Grammy Awards and has sold over 48 million records worldwide. Braxton has a contralto vocal range.

Тони Брэкстон (англ. Toni Michelle Braxton, род. 7 октября, 1967) — американская ритм-энд-блюз, поп и соул певица, автор песен и актриса. Известна такими хитами, как Un-Break My Heart, Breathe Again, You’re Makin' Me High, He Wasn’t Man Enough и др. Обладательница 6 премий «Грэмми». Одна из самых успешных исполнительниц 1990-х.

Vicki Lawrence (born March 26, 1949) is an American actress, comedienne, and singer, who was frequently a game show panelist in the 1970s and 1980s. She is best known for her co-starring role on The Carol Burnett Show, alongside Carol Burnett, from 1967 to 1978, and as the sharp-tongued matriarch, Thelma Harper (the main character on Mama's Family, airing from 1983 to 1990, which was spun off from The Carol Burnett Show's The Family sketches). She has also been credited as Vicki Lawrence Schultz.

"Killing Me Softly with His Song" - Vicki Lawrence - 1973.




Прозвучала эта песня и в исполнении индийской поп-дивы, пионера поп. музыки ( как её называют ) -
Usha UthupUsha Uthup

(formerly Iyer) (Tamil:உஷா உதுப்) (born November 8, 1947) is a popular Indian pop singer. She was well known for popular hits in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.


Usha was born in a close-knit family, with three sisters and two brothers. Her Police Superintendent father, Sami Iyer was a strict disciplinarian, and made sure his children were inculcated with good principles and morals. Usha studied in the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Bombay and later at the JJ School of Fine Arts.

Singing popular numbers like ‘Scotch and Soda’, ‘Green Back Dollar’, ‘Beautiful Sunday’, ‘ Jambalaya’, ‘Ding a ling’, ‘White winged dove’, ‘Killing me softly’, ‘Hotel California’, ‘We’ll meet again’, ‘Shai Ra Re’ and ‘Lemon Tree’ etc.



Пели её и шведские и датские певицы.

Lill Lindfors.

Lillemor "Lill" Lindfors (born 12 May 1940) is a Finnish-Swedish/Swedish singer. Born in Helsinki, Finland she has been performing in Scandinavia with minor and major success since the 1960s. She debuted as a revue actress in Uddevalla in 1960 and the following year as a recording artist.



In the most recent decades, Lindfors has been known in Scandinavia for her "one-woman shows" in which she mixes music with a lot of comedy. She was one of the first artists who sang samba in Sweden, and she was also one of the first Swedish performers who did stand-up comedy in her shows.

"The song he sang was my own" - "Sangen han sjöng var min egen" - Lill Lindfors -1973

http://www.torrentz.com/0ebc299c1a1771f364aba5a002b3621ac2da959b


Lotta Engberg.

Lotta Engberg is a Swedish dansband and pop singer, born Anna Charlotte Pedersen on March 5, 1963 in Överkalix, Norrbotten County and grown-up in Laxå, Örebro County. She has also been a TV show host.

"The song he sang was my own" - "Sangen han sjöng var min egen" - Lotta Engberg - 1997.

http://www.torrentz.com/4b0ff38df1d27d74086932a499a1bd90820f40ca


Sanne Salomonsen (born 30 December 1955) is a notable Danish singer. She has been performing since 1975, and various songs by her band Sneakers were on the charts continuously from 1979 to 1985. She was also a member of the Anne Linnet Band.

"Sought my innermost"- "Søgte mit indre" - Sanne Salomonsen

http://www.gucca.dk/musik/track.php?productID=0000000000846338


Исполнили - пародийно - эту песню( замахнулись на святое) датчане, знаменитая группа - Shu-bi-dua.

Shu•bi•dua or Shu-bi-dua is a Danish pop group which was formed in 1973 in Copenhagen with an expansion of the group Passport. Throughout their 30-year history, Shu-bi-dua has changed its lineup many times, however its lead singer Michael Bundesen has been with the band throughout, except for the gap between 1984 and 1987. They have produced many hits in Denmark like Vuffeli-vov, Hvalen Hvalborg, Står på en Alpetop, Stærk Tobak (to the music from The Beatles song Twist and Shout), Familien kom til Kaffe, Sex Chikane, We wanna be free, and many more.

"Kylling med Soft Ice" - "Chicken with soft serve"- Shu-Bi-Dua -(parody)

http://www.last.fm/music/Shu-Bi-Dua/_/Kylling+med+Soft+Ice


Прозвучала она, эта нежная песня, и на греческом языке в исполнении
Алеки Канеллидоу /
Αλέκα Καννελίδου / Aleka Kanellidou.

Aleka Kanellidou is a Greek singer. She was born 29/01/1945 in Plaka, Athens.
She started her appearances in 1965, while having already debuted in discography in 1964 with two compositions by Giannis Spartakos.

"Πόσο γλυκά με σκοτώνεις" - "How sweetly you kill me" - Αλέκα Καννελίδου - 1973

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvSL-f8l2Mw


Спели в своё время её и братцы Джексоны - в знаменитой 5.

The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 (также The Jackson Five, The Jackson 5ive, позже The Jacksons) — американская группа из Гэри, Индиана. Братья Джеки, Тито, Джермейн, Марлон и Майкл Джексоны вошли в основной состав группы, созданной после выступления коллектива The Jackson Brothers, участниками которой были трое старших братьев.
За время своего существования с 1964 по 1989 год группа исполняла музыку разных стилей: ритм-энд-блюз, соул, популярную музыку и позднее диско

"Killing Me Softly With His Song" - The Jackson 5 - 1976

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihmEDtkxR4M

Словом, кто её только не пел . И не поёт.
*улыбнулась*

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