Jamaican mento band “The Jolly Boys” sings “Perfect Day”, a song written by the American singer-songwriter Lou Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) in 1972. The official video from their 2010 album “Great Expectation”.
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Italian singer-songwriter Riccardo Cocciante (also known in French-speaking countries and in the United States as Richard Cocciante) sings “Memory of one kiss”, a beautiful song written by him.
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Tracy Chapman’s beautiful 1988 song – Baby Can I Hold You, both live and album versions. It is the third single released by Chapman, the American contemporary folk artist.
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“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”
Here are the Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Connie Evingson versions of “Nature Boy”, a song written in 1947 by the American songwriter and recording artist George Alexander Aberle, commonly known as eden ahbez (15 April 1908 – 4 March 1995).
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American singer-songwriter Tom Waits sings his beautiful song “All The World Is Green”. The song was featured in his 2002 album titled “Blood Money”, and also in 2007 biographical drama film “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (French: Le scaphandre et le papillon). The video below is a beautiful scene from the movie, the song was actually played in the whole scene.
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American singer and songwriter Halie Loren sings “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”, a 1933 hit song by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Harry Warren (music), set in Paris.
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Grammy-nominated American jazz singer Stacey Kent sings “Summer Samba”, also known as So Nice or its original Portuguese title, “Samba de Verão”; a 1964 bossa nova song by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle, with English-language lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
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Grammy-nominated American jazz singer Stacey Kent sings “Comes Love”, a 1939 jazz standard. It was composed by Sam H. Stept (September 18, 1897 – December 1, 1964), the American songwriter who wrote for Broadway, with lyrics by Lew Brown (December 10, 1893 – February 5, 1958), a lyricist for popular songs in the United States and Charles Tobias (August 15, 1898 – July 7, 1970), the American songwriter. It was featured in the 1942 Broadway musical “Yokel Boy”, starring Phil Silvers and Buddy Ebsen.
Paintings in the video: Anna Kincaide, the American artist.
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Italian singer-songwriter, and pianist Chiara Civello sings “Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te”, a song introduced at the 1965 Sanremo Festival by Pino Donaggio – who’d co-written the song with Vito Pallavicini – and his team partner Jody Miller. Featuring: the Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gilberto Gil. A beautiful duet.
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Italian tenor and singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli sings his trademark song “Con te partirò” (literally meaning “I am going to leave with you” in English). The song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Festival and recorded on his album of the same year, named Bocelli.
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