Ray's Mood (Old Harlem)

Former user wrote on 6/19/2014, 7:08 PM
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Hi Good Folks:

Here are some vintage photos from a Harlem of a much earlier period.  I thought that these images would best be presented with my arrangement of a Gospel tune, "Ray's Mood", by, Miles Black.

Thanks for listening...

Griff

 

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DanielsAnimations2014 wrote on 6/19/2014, 7:37 PM

What a beautiful one...

tgfmusica wrote on 6/20/2014, 1:37 PM

Bel video, con luoghi e personaggi che ho amato, come il cotton clab e il grande Louis Armstrong, e bella la musica che accompagna il tutto, complimenti, 5* da tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao

Piazzini wrote on 6/20/2014, 2:12 PM

Hi Griff

cool blues style
The work on the Keys is very convincing.
Absolutely fine piano solo ..... with matching pictures, this is a true pleasure.

en liebe gruess vom

sandro

Former user wrote on 6/20/2014, 2:17 PM

Hey Griff

What a cool way to present  those vintage pix and also to highlight the song.  The song is great. The pix are great.   I hope you put this in the video section too.  The Reader's Digest condensed version of American history
 

I do not know your political leanings (at the moment, there is not much to lean against, if you get my drift) but on the Rachel Maddow Show last night, I learned that it is the 50th anniversary of the death of 3 kids who took it upon themselves to go to the South in order to assist blacks in getting registered to vote, so they could make a difference in the political arena.  Of couse the 3 kids were part of a much larger group. I and many others consider them heros but the vandalism that was done to the young man, Chaney's (first name   is enough to turn the stomachs of most descent folks. That is my take on the story (and I'm stickin' sith it!)  Chaney is, of course no relation to the " #@&*%" who was VP. Spelled differently anyway.
I'm sure you know more about that story than I do.

Loved what you just presented  and I hope others do as well!!!

TRISH

Maboe wrote on 6/20/2014, 3:08 PM

Woooow, I love the video and these wonderful old photos, accompanied by your fantastic piano play.

Bravo Griff!

Mathias

Former user wrote on 6/20/2014, 4:41 PM

Bravo Griff, ottimo brano blues.
Mi sono informato su questa canzone e ho scoperto che è molto vecchia
 

Former user wrote on 6/21/2014, 4:08 AM

video with very old photos, put together with care and refinement.
musically, what can I say, great interpretation, that if there was still a need proves your great musical training.
Today I start to send you some tracks
Hello Franco

Trommel-Herbert wrote on 6/21/2014, 10:11 AM




Ich liebe diese Musik.

Beste Grüße Herbert
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Starless friend

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Starless Friend Ich kommentiere vorrangig nur Beiträge, meiner Freunde und Kontakte.
Sorry, aber sonst bleibt mir keine Zeit mehr um Musik zu machen.
Grund: Zeitproblem (6 Tage 12-14 Stunden Job).

pinodisola wrote on 6/21/2014, 10:16 AM

Grande amico mio bellissima esecuzione complimenti ciao Pino

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PINO D'ISOLA Pino d'Isola (al secolo Pino Maiolo) nasce artisticamente negli anni '60 ad Isola Capo Rizzuto (KR), suo paese natio. E' il cantante e il batterista del suo primo gruppo "THE LOVERS"con la sua chitarra già scrive e compone le sue prime canzoni come "Sabrina", "Ritorna l'estate", "Non lasciarmi" ed altre. Trasferitosi a Milano, nel '66 entra a far parte del gruppo "I MAD BOYS"
Nel '82 esce il suo primo LP dal titolo"UNA SERATA SERENA" Edizioni LA PALMIERAMA di Milano
Pino incontra Giuliano Taddei (autorevolissimo autore di testi per Sanremo, Castrocaro, Zecchino D'Oro) con il quale nasce un sodalizio musicale eterno e molto produttivo: dal singolo DONNA AMORE
"DONNA AMORE" del 1983 (che riceve il premio da "La lega delle casalinghe"), passando per la produzione di diversi successi, fino ad arrivare alla scrittura di numerose canzoni per bambini. In questi anni sono frequenti le sue apparizioni come ospite su radio e TV locali. La sua popolarità cresce così come il suo impegno come cantante in giro con I FOLK 2000. "SENTIMENTO D'AMORE"
Nel 1987 esce l'album " LA MIA MUSICA con un pò di bon...gusto" Edizioni CARAMBA di Milano Come hanno riportato giornali e settimanali del settore, Fred Bongusto così come Bruno Martino sono sempre stati per Pino D'Isola dei punti di riferimento poiché molto vicini al suo modo di cantare "confidenziale". Da questo momento in poi sono sempre più frequenti le apparizioni di Rino accanto a Pino: la presenza del figlio nei suoi spettacoli gli permette, infatti, di interpretare al meglio i suoi brani fondendoli con le nuove tendenze musicali.
La grande occasione arriva per Pino nel 1990 quando ha l'opportunità di pubblicare un suo disco con la prestigiosa Casa Discografica "Fonit Cetra". Il titolo del disco è "CIAO":
PINO D'ISOLA & RINO Il 21 Aprile 1990 può essere considerata la data di nascita del duo musicale, riceve un significativo premio dall'Assessorato al Turismo e Cultura del comune di Isola di Capo Rizzuto. Il premio, intitolato "OMAGGIO A UN CALABRESE ILLUSTRE"
cita: " A CHI CON IMPEGNO E PROFESSIONALITA???HA RAGGIUNTO AMBITI RISULTATI, PORTANDO OLTRE I CONFINI DELLA CALABRIA, IL MESSAGGIO E LA CULTURA DELLA NOSTRA TERRA ???. Nel 1997 Pino riceve dal comune di Milano una medaglia per la sua canzone "TRAMMINANDO PER MILAN", originale dedica alla città che lo ha adottato.
Come autore Pino continua a scrivere canzoni incontrando nuovi personaggi in particolare: uno a livello internazionale, Carlo Alberto Rossi,
E....la musica va..................grazie a tutti Pino

DEPO57 wrote on 6/21/2014, 4:00 PM

fantastic video and sound....j adore vintage

great griff....bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo

Former user wrote on 6/21/2014, 9:18 PM

Hola Griff,esto es fantastico y tiene mucha nostalgia.

Ese Piano es verdaderamente especial y Grandioso y el Video tambien.

Saludos mi Amigo

stuallan wrote on 6/22/2014, 9:28 AM

Hi Griff,

Very soulfull song, loved it.

Great pictures, wonderfull history lesson depicting some of the great artists and venues that shaped the North American music scene and influenced others around the world.

Great idea, skillfully played, Super Super lob.

Cheers,

Stu

Farstom wrote on 6/22/2014, 9:53 AM

COOL Coool COOOL

and jast COOL

nice music and photos

i like it

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I know nothing about music. Only listened .. Using technology also makes possible for me to be able to make music.

  I am also into photography amateur.

I'm not here for stars score but coment with advice for improvement of my music.


at my coment on music of others, I remain honest. this must be mutual .

I give my voice just as public and not as someone who knows something from music.

 I'm open to all criticism. I want to learn something

greeting

farstom

gerrycix wrote on 6/22/2014, 11:14 AM

Wow... Griff !

Excellent sound and video ,

Ciao David

emacor wrote on 6/23/2014, 4:05 PM

Hi Griff:

Well about your playing... i don't think that i have any more adjectives to define your amazing sound... trully, i have no words, i could listen your playing for hours specially in these style of music, but also in some others you do.

It's cool, is a sound that has life in it, is not very common to hear that soul, that, life  in music.... when it happens is magical, and you my friend have that magic! A great, great respect for that.

About Harlem....well i have been there, i rent an apartment there and i stood there, is so nice, and to see those photos from the great years of Jazz and Swing, To see the magical places like Cotton Club or the Appolo, in your amazing collection of photos, just let a guy dreaming with those places and imagining how cool it sould have been those times....

 

All The best my friend

Emanuel

GBTraveller wrote on 6/24/2014, 12:41 AM

Hi Griff,

fantastic playing  with very nice video  ! You a great player and musician. Here I can only pull my hat!

Big points my friend !

Best greetings Freddy

VisionART wrote on 7/19/2014, 4:19 PM

I have a dream...

Now it is real and we have to keep it, in the near because  2014.

Black or white. This is a package of history we have to tray.

Do you remember, how surprised Nelson was, when he got out of prison after so many years, how many white people came to the demonstrations to give him respect and thousands of peacefull wellcomes?

Millions by now.

Sue

neonron wrote on 7/23/2014, 9:55 AM

Nice video, even nicer playing. The music fits, or makes, the mood.

Nickillus wrote on 10/16/2014, 5:52 PM

Hang on - how did this gem from yu slip thorugh under my radar?  Beautifully done Griff.  Wonderful playing of a great song.  Absolutely no need for any clever mixing or effects.  Your sheer talent and the years of hard work do a job no amount of technological tinkering could match.  Sublime.

gospelbj1 wrote on 11/22/2014, 12:10 PM

Ok...this is up my alley.  Love it...LOve it...LOVE IT!  This brings to mind Ray Charles and "Georgia On My Mind." 

 

I embrace everything about this piece, the outstanding piano performance, the video, the feeling that just rises up from it.  Griff, what a gift and talent you have been blessed with.  I am honored to be able to listen to your music and be blessed by it.  You are tremendous!  In my favs this goes.

BC

m.enz wrote on 2/17/2015, 2:52 AM

That's absolutely wonderful..