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Gentle Giant – Three Friends

Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant - Three Friends
Gentle Giant – Three Friends

Studio Album, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

  1. Prologue (6:12)
  2. Schooldays (7:33)
  3. Working All Day (5:07)
  4. Peel The Paint (7:25)
  5. Mister Class And Quality? (5:51)
  6. Three Friends (3:00)

Total Time: 35:08

Bonus Tracks on 2011 Alucard remaster:
7. Prologue (Live) (5:53) *
8. Out-Takes (6:21) :
-a Peel The Paint (Studio Rehearsal)
-b Peel The Paint (Alternative Guitar Solo)
-c Three Friends (Soloed Vocal Chorus)

  • Recorded at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, June 1972

Line-up / Musicians

  • Derek Shulman / lead vocals (3-6)
  • Gary Green / guitars (w/ echoplex on track 4 solo), mandolin (2), tambourine (2,5)
  • Kerry Minnear / piano , electric piano, Hammond (1,3-6), Mellotron (2,6), MiniMoog (1,4,6), clavinet (2,3), electric harpsichord & vibraphone (2), bongos triangle (2), lead vocals (2,6)
  • Phil Schulman / tenor (1,3,4) & baritone (1,3) saxes, lead vocals (1,2,4,6)
  • Ray Shulman / bass, fuzz bass (1), acoustic (4) & electric (5) violins, 12-string guitar (1), vocals (6)
  • Malcolm Mortimore / drums, concert snare & hi-hat & bass drum (2)

With:
– Calvin Shulman (Ray’s son) / boy’s voice (2)

Releases information

Artwork: Rick Breach (US editions on Columbia label use an adaptation of 1st album’s cover)

LP Vertigo 6360 070 (1972, UK)
LP Columbia – KC 31649 (1972, USA) Different cover art

CD Columbia ‎- 31649 (1989, US) Different cover art
CD Alucard ‎- ALU-GG-034 (2011, US) Remastered by Fred Kevorkian w/ 2 bonus tracks

 

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Voices from the Dust Bowl The Three Wishes

Voices from the Dust Bowl Camp

This song is called The Three Wishes

Voices from the Dust Bowl : NPR. Voices from the Dust Bowl In 1940, Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin were hired by the Library of Congress to travel around California and record the lives, stories and music of Dust Bowl refugees.

COLLECTION Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940 to 1941

About this Collection

Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection is an online presentation of selections from a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941.

The collection as a whole consists of approximately 18 hours of audio recordings (436 titles on 122 recording discs), 28 graphic images (prints and negatives), and 1.5 linear feet of print materials including administrative correspondence, field notes, recording logs, song text transcriptions, dust jackets from the recording discs with handwritten notes, news clippings, publications, and ephemera. This online presentation provides access to a selection of items from this collection including 371 audio titles, 23 graphic images, a sampling of the dust jackets, and all the print material in the collection.

Source: Library of Congress - https://www.loc.gov/collections/todd-and-sonkin-migrant-workers-from-1940-to-1941/about-this-collection/
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Three little maids from school are we

Three little maids from school are we
Three Little Maids From School Are We

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school are we
Pert as a school-girl well can be
Filled to the brim with girlish glee
Three little maids from school!

 

[YUM-YUM]
Everything is a source of fun. (chuckle)

[PEEP-BO]
Nobody’s safe, for we care for none! (chuckle)

[PITTI-SING]
Life is a joke that’s just begun! (chuckle)

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!
Three little maids who, all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary
Freed from its genius tutelary —
Three little maids from school
Three little maids from school!

[YUM-YUM]
One little maid is a bride, Yum-Yum —

[PEEP-BO]
Two little maids in attendance come —

[PITTI-SING]
Three little maids is the total sum

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!

[YUM-YUM]
From three little maids take one away

[PEEP-BO]
Two little maids remain, and they —

[PITTI-SING]
Won’t have to wait very long, they say —

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!

[Chorus]
Three little maids from school!

[ALL]
Three little maids who, all unwary
Come from a ladies’ seminary
Freed from its genius tutelary —

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING]
Three little maids from school!

[ALL]
Three little maids from school!

Note: Just as The Mikado has essentially nothing to do with then-contemporary Japanese culture, thus by no means were these ever intended to be actually based on Japanese names. Yum-yum is obviously “tasty”. Peep-Bo is just an inversion of Bo Peep. And Pitti-Sing is, um, a “pretty thing”.

 

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Three Coins in the Fountain Playlist

Three Coins in A Fountain

Story Line

Three Coins in a Fountain Movie
Three Coins in a Fountain Movie

Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy — newcomer Maria (Maggie McNamara), romance-seeking Anita (Jean Peters) and the more mature Frances (Dorothy McGuire) — fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, Maria is pursued by a dashing prince (Louis Jourdan), Anita finds herself involved with a forbidden coworker (Rossano Brazzi), and Frances receives a surprising proposal from her boss (Clifton Webb). All three women vow to one day return to Rome.

History in Rome of throwing three coins in the fountain
The throwing of coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome is a popular ritual that tourists from all over the globe just love to take part in. The practice of throwing coins in to the Trevi Fountain comes from a couple of legends that explains why so many people are so keen on coin throwing.

 

The first is that the throwing of a coin from the right hand over the left shoulder will ensure that you will return to Rome in the future.
The second legend was the inspiration behind the film ” Three Coins in the Trevi Fountain“. This legend claims that you should throw three coins into the fountain. The first coin guarantees your return to Rome, the second will ensure a new romance, and the third will ensure marriage.The municipality of Rome collects the coins from the Trevi Fountain every day to prevent them from being stolen. They have also created a fund in order to finance a supermarket for the poor people of Rome with the help of Italy’s Red Cross charity.The Trevi Fountain is one of Rome’s most well-known monuments; it became even more famous thanks to the film ” La Dolce Vita”. The entire area around the fountain is steeped in history with incredible architecture. The area is a great place for visitors to stay and there are plenty of accommodation options that will suit all budgets. You can stay in a backpacker hostel or a Rome boutique hotel depending on your needs.

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Three Coins in a Fountain by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Vince Guaraldi Trio

Vince Guaraldi Trio ‎– Vince Guaraldi Trio

Vince Guaraldi
Vince Guaraldi
  • Label: Fantasy
  • Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Red
  • VinylCountry: US
  • Released: 1956
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Style: Cool Jazz
Three Coins in the Fountain by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Story Line

Three Coins in a Fountain Movie
Three Coins in a Fountain Movie

Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy — newcomer Maria (Maggie McNamara), romance-seeking Anita (Jean Peters) and the more mature Frances (Dorothy McGuire) — fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, Maria is pursued by a dashing prince (Louis Jourdan), Anita finds herself involved with a forbidden coworker (Rossano Brazzi), and Frances receives a surprising proposal from her boss (Clifton Webb). All three women vow to one day return to Rome.

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Juliana Hatfield Three – My Sister

Juliana Hatfield Three
Juliana Hatfield Three - My Sister
Juliana Hatfield Three – My Sister

Juliana Hatfield, an indie rocker who got her start with the Blake Babies in the late 1980s, has had a lengthy career as a solo artist since the early-’90s alt-rock explosion. But her greatest success came on the one album she recorded with her proper band, called the Juliana Hatfield Three, which scored an alternative hit with My Sister in 1994. (Another song, Spin the Bottle, appeared on the Gen X-approved Reality Bites soundtrack.) Now, the Three is back with a new album, Whatever, My Love, released Tuesday.

Juliana Hatfield Three My Sister

Lyrics

My sister
My sister
My sister.
I hate my sister, she’s such a bitch.
She acts as if she doesn’t even know that I exist.
But I would do anything to let her know I care.
But I am only talking to myself ’cause she isn’t there.
My sister, I love my sister, she’s the best.
She’s cooler than any other girl that I have ever met.
She had the greatest band, she had the greatest guy.
She’s good at everything and doesn’t even try.
She’s got a wall around her nobody can climb.
She lets her ladder down for those who really shine.
I tried to scale it, but to me she’s blind.
So I lit a firecracker, went off in my eye.
I miss my sister, why’d she go ?
She’s the one who would have taken me
To my first all-ages show.
It was the violent femmes and the del fuegos,
Before they had a record out.
Before they went gold,
And started to grow.
I miss my sister.
I miss my sister.
I miss my sister.
I really miss her.
Songwriters: Juliana Hatfield
My Sister lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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One trick pony

One Trick Pony
One trick pony
wait!… I got one more trick… uh… watch the… uh… white ball… yeah… That’s the ticket…

A person or thing with only one special feature, talent, or area of expertise. The first known use of one-trick pony was in 1980.

 

For example: Her boldness in style, prowess and mood highlighted her viability as more than a one-trick pony.— Jason Scott, Billboard, “Carrie Underwood’s ‘Carnival Ride’ Turns 10: How the ‘Idol’ Winner Proved She’s a Country Mainstay,” 23 Oct. 2017


Paul Simon One Trick Pony

Paul Simon One Trick Pony

One-Trick Pony, Paul Simon’s fifth solo studio album, was released in 1980. It was Simon’s first album for Warner Bros. Records, and his first new studio album since 1975’s Still Crazy After All These Years. His back catalog from Columbia Records would also move to Warner Bros. as a result of his signing with the label.


Callan Wink: More Than A One-Trick Pony

Callan Wink: More Than A One-Trick Pony

About the Book:

In the tradition of Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, and Kent Haruf comes a dazzling debut story collection by a young writer from the American West who has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Best American Short Stories.

A construction worker on the run from the shady local businessman whose dog he has stolen; a Custer’s Last Stand reenactor engaged in a long-running affair with the Native American woman who slays him on the battlefield every year; a middle-aged high school janitor caught in a scary dispute over land and cattle with her former stepson: Callan Wink’s characters are often confronted with predicaments few of us can imagine. But thanks to the humor and remarkable empathy of this supremely gifted writer, the nine stories gathered in Dog Run Moon are universally transporting and resonant.

Set mostly in Montana and Wyoming, near the borders of Yellowstone National Park, this revelatory collection combines unforgettable insight into the fierce beauty of the West with a powerful understanding of human beings. Tender, frequently hilarious, and always electrifying, Dog Run Moon announces the arrival of a bold new talent writing deep in the American grain.

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Tom Waits

The Guide to Getting Into Tom Waits

“Well I’ve lost my equilibrium, my car keys and my pride…”-

Tom Waits

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Cardi B Is The Only Rapper With First 3 Singles In Top 10 Simultaneously

The “Bodak Yellow” singer joins The Beatles and Ashanti in Billboard chart history.

By Carolina Moreno

Cardi B

Cardi B is the first rapper to have her first three singles in the Billboard Hot 100′s top 10 simultaneously.

Billboard announced on Tuesday that the Bronx-born artist achieved the feat on the Hot 100 chart with G-Easy’s “No Limit” ft. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B at No. 4, “MotorSport” by Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B at No. 7 and her debut single “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” at No. 10.

The rapper is only the third musical act in history to place her first three charted singles in the Top 10 since the Beatles in 1964 and Ashanti in 2002.

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Claude Debussy’s use of the tritone 

Claude Debussy

Introduction to Debussy’s Pianistic Language

Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy

This is the tritone scale.

Built by pairing two major triads a tritone apart, and then placing those notes in scale order, the tritone scale brings a nice level of tension to your lines that you can use to build energy when soloing over 7th chords in a jazz or fusion context.

Art music in the twentieth century encompasses a wide range of expression, forms, and media. The development of mass communication and easy travel throughout the twentieth-century has linked the world into a global community that allows the collection and blending of many sources. One result of this is that diverse musical sources including folk music, Classical Indian Scales, American jazz elements, and the musical forms of Asia among others, have been assimilated into the Western Musical Tradition.

Debussy-Prelude to a Fawn-Leonard Bernstein

Folk music assimilation began before the end of the nineteenth century as Western thinkers explored previously remote lands and cultures.  An important result of this travel was the use of folk modes, pentatonic scales, and whole tone scales derived from native music in works by composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky, and Debussy.  Non-diatonic scales based on modes and seemingly abstract intervals such as the half step and whole step proved tantalizing to composers during the last part of the nineteenth, and early part of the twentieth century.

See an analysis of Prelude to a Fawn by Leonard Bernstein next.

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Thelonious Monk

You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig?

List of tips for playing gigs. 
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One for the money – Blue Suede Shoes

Elvis Presley

One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go cat go… That was Carl Perkins with Blue Suede Shoes. But where did the phrase come from?

Elvis Presley - Blue suede shoes 1956

The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes and The Phrase Finder cite a horse race poem that is likely the source of the phrase. In horse racing, the winners are termed:

  1. Win
  2. Place
  3. Show

The omission of “place” is noted in The Phrase Finder. This is likely poetic license, to make a short rhyme, used to start a race or event.
Excerpt from The Phrase Finder post:
In “The Annotated Mother Goose” p 259 the following rhyme is included:

“One to make ready

And two to prepare

good luck to the rider

And away goes the mare.”

And origins from Google Books.