Вот и узнаешь, как было легко
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« Are You Lonesome Tonight ? »

Monday, August 2, 2010

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.

( Rabindranath Tagore )

Отвлекусь-ка я от отечественных ретро-напевов.
А давайте-ка вспомним одну из самых знаменитых песен ( тоже - ретро) ?

« Are You Lonesome Tonight? »

Man goes into the noisy crowd
to drown his own clamour of silence.

( Rabindranath Tagore )

Наверняка, узрев названье песни,
сразу же вспоминается проникновеннейшее и нежное исполнение её -
Элвисом Пресли /Elvis Presley, да?
Он записал эту песню в 1960 году, 4 апреля.
А меж тем, песня родилась заааадолго до того дня,
когда "King of Rock and Roll" вдохнул в неё новую жизнь.
Написана /сочинилась она в далёком 1926.

«"Are You Lonesome To-night?," now often known as "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," is a popular song with music by Lou Handman and lyrics by Roy Turk. It was first published in 1926, and most notably revived by Elvis Presley in 1960.»

Первая же исполнительница этой песни - знаменитая певица 20-х годов - (которую называли "Первой Леди радио") - Vaughn De Leath.
Она записала эту песню дважды - 13 июня 1927 года и в сентябре, 21- того же года.

« Vaughn De Leath (September 26, 1894 - May 28, 1943) was a female singer who gained popularity in the 1920s, earning the sobriquets "The Original Radio Girl" and "First Lady of Radio." Although popular in the 1920s, De Leath is little known today.»

Чуть позже ( в августе 1927 г.) её исполнил/записал ещё один певец , на сей раз - Канадский: Henry Burr (January 15, 1882 - April 6, 1941)

Среди других исполнителей этой песни (уже в 50-х годах) - Blue Barron.

« Blue Barron (November 19, 1913 – July 16, 2005), born Harry Freidman, was an American orchestra leader in the 1940s and early 1950s during the "Big Band" era.»

Al Jolson - Американский певец, комедиограф и актёр записал ещё
одну версию знаменитой песни 28 апреля 1950 г.

« Al Jolson (May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was
an American singer, comedian, and actor.»

Ещё одно бесподобное исполнение.
На сей раз - легендарным трио: The Lettermen.

«The Lettermen are an American male pop music vocal trio.
The Lettermen's trademark is close-harmony pop songs with light arrangements.
( "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" recorded the song as a track on their 1964 album She Cried.)»

Пожалуй - ещё один знаменитый Американский певец с данным кавером.
Неповторимый синеглазый Frank Sinatra.

Достатошно каверов. Остальное - сами-сами-сами ... (с)

Ну, а мы слушаем и любуемся в-любом-и-каждом исполнении, да?

« Are You Lonesome Tonight? » / «Ты одна в эту ночь? »

Music - by Lou Handman.
Lyrics - by Roy Turk.

Эквиритмический перевод - Марат Джумагазиев, 2006.


Are you lonesome tonight?

Ты одна в эту ночь?

Do you miss me tonight?

Не хватает меня?

Are you sorry we drifted apart ?

Ты жалеешь, что мы разошлись?

Does your memory stray to a bright summer day

Твоя память хранит яркий солнечный день,

When I kissed you and called you sweetheart

Поцелуи, слова о любви.

Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?

Кресла в доме твоём одиноки, пусты?

Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there ?

Ты упорно в дверь смотришь и видишь меня?

Is your heart filled with pain ?

Твоё сердце скорбит?

Shall I come back again ?

Мне вернуться, скажи?

Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

Ну, скажи мне, ты одна в эту ночь?



«I wonder if you lonesome tonight.

«Я не знаю, одна ли ты сейчас.

You know someone said that the world's a stage

Знаешь, кто-то сказал, что жизнь – это сцена,

And each must play a part

И каждый играет свою роль.

Fate had me playing in love you

Мне выпало сыграть в любовь

as my sweet heart

и ты моя возлюбленная.

Act one was when we met,

В первом акте мы встретились,

I loved you at first glance.

Я влюбился в тебя с первого взгляда.

You read your line so cleverly

Ты вела свою роль очень точно

and never missed a cue

и не пропускала реплики.

Then came act two,

Потом наступил второй акт,

You seemed to change

Ты, кажется, изменилась

and you acted strange

и повела себя странно,

And why I'll never know

А почему, мне никогда не узнать.

Honey, you lied

Лапка, ты обманывала,

when you said you loved me

когда говорила, что любишь меня.

And I had no cause to doubt you

А у меня не было повода сомневаться в тебе.

But I'd rather go on hearing your lies

Но я предпочел и дальше слушать твою ложь,

Than go on living without you

Чем жить без тебя.

Now the stage is bare

Теперь сцена безлюдна

and I'm standing there

и я стою на ней,

With emptiness all around

А вокруг пустота.

And if you won't come back to me

И если ты не захочешь вернуться ко мне,

Then they can bring the curtain down.»

Занавес опустится».

Is your heart filled with pain ?

Твоё сердце скорбит?

Shall I come back again ?

Мне вернуться, скажи?

Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

Ну, скажи мне, ты одна в эту ночь?

Is your heart filled with pain ?

Твоё сердце скорбит?

Shall I come back again ?

Мне вернуться, скажи?

Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?...

Ну, скажи мне, ты одна в эту ночь?...

Дааааа ...
Такая неизбывная исповедальная грусть звучит
в этих незабываемых напевах.
А к странице - с чудесной этой песней и с проникновенными
поэтическими строками Рабиндраната Тагора -
индийского писателя, поэта, композитора и художника - великолепная живoпись Американского художника Марка Келлера / Mark Keller.

В его полотнах всегда присутствует музыка;
они - его художественные сюжеты - насыщены житейскими страстями:
любовным томленьем, раздраем, страстью, оглушающим одиночеством и печалью ...

« "It's seductive. It's haunting. It affects people", says Sausalito painter Mark Keller. Like painter Ninad Mirkovich, Keller experienced his own little miracle years ago, when a stroll through a 100-year-old Buenos Aires bar presented a scene so moving, he's painted its subjects again and again.

"There was something about them," Keller says in a far-off voice, describing the musicians he saw playing under a stream of light, the paintings and patina surrounding them.

"They had an ashtray for tips. They had a sign that said 'Gracias.' But they didn't care about that.
These guys were in their 60s. They were elegant.
They were playing for the joy of it. It was just beautiful."

While Keller, 52, has been an artist since he was a child, he launched his career as a full-time artist in the year 2000, following the path of his father, who was a cartoonist in the armed services.

"I don't remember not having a pencil or a crayon, and drawing on whatever open surface there was," Keller says.

But genetics isn't the only thing that feeds Keller's art. "I was in a rock band like everybody else," he says with a laugh.

Keller's journey to that stage began as a kid when he picked up his brother's guitar, building an intimacy with music that's infused into his art to this day. Whether he depicts a man cradling an old, beloved violin or a woman dancing in the back of a smoke-filled room, his rich, realistic portrayals breathe a respect for music and its affect on the musician.

"There's always passion when you see a great musician, or even a mediocre musician, if they're putting their heart into it," Keller says. "You see it on their faces; you see it in the veins of their necks that they're giving it all they've got. Sometimes they turn toward me and smile and I think, 'No. Please. Just go back to what you were doing.'"

How does one describe the soul and inspiration of
Mark Keller's art?

I'll start by skipping that early brush with John Law, and how an Oklahoma Senator came to his rescue at the hearing. Mark was, after all, so young.
Let's just say that before becoming known as a painter, Mark had some misspent years, including not a few in advertising.

He garnered international acclaim for art directing fabulous ads for Nocona cowboy boots, Levi's jeans and more. He also illustrated posters for TWA and Sheraton Hotels.

Next, Mark heeded a sensible inner voice and turned fulltime to music. As one of the country's most successful producers, he created music for literally hundreds of television commercials working with music legends such as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, and Johnny Cash.

Now as a painter, Mark's work often reflects how much music has impacted his life. From smoke-filled tango bars in Buenos Aires to jazz clubs in Paris and street musicians in New York subways, his paintings convey an audible as well as a visual emotion.

The use of music as a recurring element in his pictures seems just as universal as personal.

With his wife and two children (all artists) Mark now divides his time between homes in Sausalito, CA and San Juan Island, WA.»

( by Audrey Chapman )

The fish in the water is silent,
the animals on the earth is noisy,
the bird in the air is singing.
But man has in him the silence of the sea,
the noise of the earth
and the music of the air.

( Rabindranath Tagore )

Love does not claim possession,
but gives freedom.

( Rabindranath Tagore )