Stacey Soloman – What a Wonderful Audition


It doesn’t matter who sings What a Wonderful World, Louie Armstrong’s version will always be the best. According to Wikipedia What a Wonderful World is a song written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1968.”  I am sure it is one of the most recorded and talent-show-performed songs in the history of talent shows. What a Wonderful World is also popular among armature photographers who try to make nature photos look better in slide shows using sound.

In the audition for the X-Factor , The pretty and shy Stacey Soloman does a great performance of What a Wonderful World impressing The X-Factor judges, humans and even Simon.

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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The Shadows – Ghost Riders in The Sky


I posted this from YouTube. I just clicked the button called Share and there it was, on my blog. So, what significance is this song to this blog? None really and I discovered Ghost Riders In The Sky while looking for another song called Good Vibrations from the movie Deer Hunter.  I like Ghost Riders for  the same reason I like cactus flowers and bachac bait. I hope you enjoy this guitar instrumental as mush as I enjoy hoping you do.

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Safri Duo – The Best


Safri Duo

Safri Duo

Safri Duo is a popular percussion duo from Denmark whose most popular songs include Played-a-live (The Bongo Song), Falling High and Samb-Adagio. The two members of Safri Duo are Uffe Savery and Morten Friis. Their music and be described as Techno, European Dance, Jogging Music, or Trinidad and Tobago Zen. To best appreciate the Music of Safri Duo one needs to have a good sound system such as a real iPod with Bose TriPort headphones or good night club.

Falling High is one of my favorite Safri Duo songs and this music video is one of favorites. I think it was recorded in Brazil so the girl should be Brazilian:

Samb Adagio is stunning:

And here is Nike vs Safri Dou with the Bongo Song appearing to a creshendo:

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Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad – Live


The Best Christmas song ever, Feliz Navidad, was written and sung by Puerto Rican Jose Feliciano in1970. Jose Feliciano is an an accomplished guitarist and sings with a distinctive voice and style. Feliz Navidad has become a Cristmas classic and is now impossible to separate from the Christmas season.  Feliz Navidad is one of the top 25 most played and recorded Christmas songs around the world. The melody took a few day for Feliciano to write but the lyrics probably took months to finish.

Feliz Navidad – Lyrics

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of my heart.

[Repeats]

Rihanna – Umbrella – The Song To Change All Songs



Most people would ask why don’t songwriters write good song any more and up to 2007 I was asking the same thing. But out of the blue, without warning, like a bolt of lightning on a cloudless day came the song to change all that. The song was Umbrella sung by the unbelievably gorgeous Rihanna who comes from our not so friendly neighbor, Barbados. I know you might be saying a song that calls itself Umbrella cannot be taken seriously but you only have to listen to it once or, better yet, look at the uncluttered Yahoo and Pepsi video version.

When you think about it, an umbrella is a very romantic device, and like many other romantic devices, it comes in several colors and sizes. Both lovers, and bedfellows can huddle under an umbrella in the rain, or they can use it to sneak a kiss pretending no one is secretly photographing the moment on a cell phone for blog purposes. Umbrellas have also been featured in many romantic movie scenes which I can’t remember the names of right now.

If you remain skeptical about the song just Google umbrella. If you want the lyrics just click this link. If you are in the mood for steamy romance I strongly recommend you try the Step 2 Naturally Playful Umbrella.There is nothing more to say about Umbrella other than just continue singing these infectious lines:

(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)


Something New From mayarobeach.com


Something New From mayarobeach.com

Here is something new from mayarobeach.com.

This is my second attempt at a flash photo album with the first being in 2005 and best forgotten.

Most of the photos in this “something new” album are recent Trinidad and Tobago photos but one or two are about eight months old. Remember, this is just an experiment in entertainment and flash.

Please excuse the music and I will make changes along the way.

I hope you like it :)

Andrés Segovia


I won’t look down at you if you don’t like this Andrés Segovia video with music but I would be curious to know why and your movements by day.

The difference between man and animal is not in man’s ability to bulldoze rain forest and declare war. It is in man’s ability to take real wood and synthetic polymers to make beautiful music on YouTube.

Five For Fighting – 100 Years


The lyrics to the song 100 Years was previously posted on this bog post because I couldn’t think of anything to say in my blog. I still don’t have much to say but I will remove the lyrics because it made my blog post appear too long and also I didn’t write the lyrics so I could technically be sued for copyright violations or something sounding like that. Please enjoy the video and it’s being hosted on YouTube, the greatest invention on the Net since the Blog, and the people to take any legal action against.

Sweeta Sweeta


Now for a musical interlude from Trinidad and Tobago. More specifically, by a girl who lived (or lives) in St. Augustine just couple hundred meters measured in a straight line from the keyboard that this blog entry was typed. Well, almost.

I would say this Sharlen Boodram music video was probably taped (not filmed) at Maracas Bay, Trinidad.

When I’m Sixty-Four


And now for a musical interlude but the Fab-Four.

When I’m Sixty-Four was written by Paul McCartney in 1966 as a tribute to his father and the music of the thirty’s. Sir Paul McCartney is now sixty-five and strangely divorced. He now has four grandchildren and is a vegetarian who loves lambs. He is one of Britain’s wealthiest men and could possibly have his way with most women.

The song When I’m Sixty-Four first appeared on the Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band Album, which was later rated as the most influential album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Please note that Rolling Stone is a magazine, The Rolling Stones is a band and rolling stones is something people do in Bedrock, and sometimes in bed.