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AdLib On February - 4 - 2011

With the fight for democracy spreading across the Middle East and folks in this country taking on the tyrannical forces that be, it’s time to show our solidarity with those who are willing to fight the power.

So to kick off this theme, here are a few faves of mine, beginning with the namesake of this thread:

Revolution – Beatles

All You Fascists Bound To Lose – Woody Guthrie

Keep On Rockin In The Free World – Neil Young & Pearl Jam

Power to the People – John Lennon

Your turn!

Categories: Music Thread

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. Khirad says:

    Arab Classical sung by Egyptian singers.

    Amal Maher -- Ruins


    Ghada Ragab -- The Narrative of Love


    This type of music moves me in ways Western Classical just never will. Can’t compare the two, but there just seems to be a whole other range of emotions captured in the different tuning, scales and expression. And the drama!

  2. Khirad says:

    Some more Amr Diab.

    Habibi Ya Nour El Ain


    w/ English translation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiIjau-0wWI

    Kalby Ekhtarak لبى اختارك


    Now compare that last one with this. 😉


    Okay enough for ladies. Back to MY favorite Egyptian.


    • kesmarn says:

      Wow…it’s not hard at all to connect the dots from the Middle East to Spain, when it comes to music, is it, Khirad? On numbers 2 and 3, you fully expect a little Santana guitar riff in the middle!

      And I’m sure you are merely admiring Miss Ruby’s…”flexibility,” no?

  3. PatsyT says:

    Do You Hear the People Sing?
    From Les Miserables
    17 Jean Valjeans!



    Sally Field
    Norma Rae


  4. Khirad says:

    Sing-along in Tahrir Square!


    كلنا يد واحدة
    طلبنا حاجة واحدة
    إرحل إرحل
    يسقط يسقط حسني مبارك
    الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام
    هو يمشي…أمشي؟

    Kulina yad wāḥda
    Ṭalabna ḥāga wāḥda
    Irḥalu, irḥal
    Yasquṭ, yasquṭ Husnī Mubārak
    Ash-sha’b yurīd isqaṭ an-niẓām
    Huwa yamshī, mushna amshī

    We all, one hand
    Requested one thing
    Leave, leave!
    Down, down, Hosni Mubarak
    The people want to dismantle the regime
    He is going, we aren’t going.

    • kesmarn says:

      The more I see of the Egyptian people, the more I think I am beginning to fall in love with them.

      • Khirad says:

        And to think I haven’t posted any Amr Diab yet!


        This guy is an Arab pop super star. He’s like SUPER famous throughout the Arab world and beyond.

        And, he’s Egyptian.

        • kesmarn says:

          Thanks, Khirad. A talented guy — and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a cutie, too! Isn’t it amazing that those trills and grace notes in his singing style have been around in traditional ME/Eastern music for hundreds of years? It’s a very distinct singing style, and I think you almost have to be born into it, to be able to do it right.

        • PatsyT says:

          Ohhh He is cool!

  5. KB723 says:

    DropKick Murphys…. The Worker’s Song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTafZRecy2k

    “Dedicated to All working folk, Including Myself”

  6. KB723 says:

    Anniversary Song…. PinHead GunPowder


    • KB723 says:

      Hey Folks… I thought it a Good Idea to type in the lyrics for this tune…. Enjoy…. 😉

      I DROVE A WEDGE BETWEEN THE DAY AND NIGHT
      MY FEAR IS CASTING A SHADOW
      THIS GUILT TRIP’S DRIVING DOWN THE STREET TONIGHT
      MY SPIRIT TAKES ME THROUGH THIS AVENUE

      THE TIME HAS COME TODAY
      BUT I STOPPED TWO BLOCKS AWAY
      SOMEDAY I WILL RETURN
      TO THE ASHES THAT I BURNED
      TO SING A SONG OF LOVE AND SORROW

      I WAS PUMMELED IN THIS HOUSE OF PAIN
      BUT I SURVIVED THE WARS I WAGED
      AND I’VE SCREAMED WITH ALL THE SPIT
      THAT’S ON THIS STAGE
      “THIS OPEN HEART IS BACK TOMORROW”

      THE TIME HAS COME TODAY
      BUT I STOPPED TWO BLOCKS AWAY
      SOMEDAY I WILL RETURN
      TO THE ASHES THAT I BURNED
      TO SING A SONG OF LOVE AND SORROW

  7. AdLib says:

    Two more classics:

    Won’t Get Fooled Again -- The Who


    For What It’s Worth -- Buffalo Springfield


  8. kesmarn says:

    Diana Ross — We Shall Overcome


  9. PatsyT says:

    Peter, Paul and Mary
    Live Washington Peace March 1971


  10. PatsyT says:

    Smothers Brothers


  11. kesmarn says:

    Tracy Chapman



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