Friday Tunes 76: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

Here we go: part 76 of Friday Tunes featuring a selection of Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali taken from various albums.

Eatin’ And Drinking With You (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: CyberRock

Odin’s Daughter (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: CyberRock / 21st Century Viking Song

The Kiss Of Cyberdreams (by Mirakali); Genre: Electronica

Miss The Mississippi And You (Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers); Genre: Country

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Movie: Sunset Ride – from Mirakali’s Movie ‘Touched by the Magic of Love’; Lyrics, music & movie by Mirakali

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Image above: Michel Montecrossa in between at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri (Italy), this year the Festival will take place from 25th – 29th July 2018 (www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com)

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CyberRock Tuesday, part 79 – Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan, part 29

Michel Montecrossa's Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2009

Today’s CyberRock Tuesday presents the second song selection from Michel Montecrossa‘ ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2009’ – read here about the CD-Box and download it here from iTunes

Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Eatin’ And Drinking Together With You (Michel Montecrossa)

Red River Shore (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan)

Miss The Mississippi And You (Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers)

The French Girl (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan)

Connect with Michel Montecrossa on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Sounds on Thursday 6: Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers

Album: Country Roots – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers

Continuing the Sounds on Thursday blog post series with a song selection from Michel Montecrossa’s album ‘Country Roots’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers and related artists

The Mira Sound Germany Audio-CD ‘Country Roots’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Roders and related Artists features 10 Jimmie Rodgers songs including ‘My Blue Eyed Jane’, ‘Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes’ and ‘Jimmie The Kid’ as well as songs of related artists: Michel Montecrossa will be presented with the songs: ‘Lonesome’, ‘Another Lonesome Cowboy’, ‘Littel Bit Of Lovin” and ‘When I Hold You In My Arms’ and Bob Dylan with the songs ‘Dignity’ and ‘Lay Lady Lay’. In addition there are three treasures of Stan Jones, Lonnie Donegan and Robert Johnson: ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’, ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Loose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Over Night’, and ‘Come On In My Kitchen’.

‘My Blue Eyed Jane’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers

 
‘Dreamin’ With Tears In My Eyes’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers

 
‘Dignity’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan

 
Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa
 
You can download the album from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/bn/album/michel-montecrossa-sings-jimmie/id4616893

Michel Montecrossa’s song-collection ‘Country Roots’ is about Jimmie Rodgers the ‘Singing Brakeman and Blue Yodeler’ and ‘Father of Country Music’, as he was called later, and some of the artists who are part of the great stream of music’s mystery Jimmie set free, like Bob Dylan and his Visionary Music, Cowboy Songwriter Stan Jones, Skiffle Man Lonnie Donegan, CyberRocker Michel Montecrossa and Jimmie Rodgers’ contemporary, the Blues-Legend Robert Johnson. Michel Montecrossa presents them all in his own essential style singing from the heart of their individuality. It is the direct, unlimited realness of 10 of Jimmie Rodgers’ songs that forms the core of Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Country Roots’.

The Jimmie Rodgers songs are: ‘Jimmie The Kid’, an autobiographical song reflecting Jimmie Rodgers’ way up from water carrier to brakeman when he followed his father into the Mobile and Ohio Railway, enjoying traveling the country, hearing the music of different areas, observing the social conditions and making his way to the top. ‘Any Old Time’ is one of the many songs delivering Jimmie’s message, as Bob Dylan says “like nectar that can drill through steel”. ‘Prairie Lullaby’ in its tenderness is as charming as is the playful and joyfully dynamic ‘Pistol Packin’ Papa’ or the direct talking ‘Looking for a New Mama’. ‘Frankie and Johnny’ is a well known folk song Jimmie Rodgers too performed in his unique way. Michel Montecrossa presents it as ‘Frankie and Johnny Alive’ giving the story of loss and finding a special turn. ‘I’m Lonesome Too’, the heartbreaking ‘Dreamin’ With Tears in My Eyes’ and the yearning ‘My Blue Eyed Jane’ as well as the scary ‘Gamblin’ Bar Room Blues’ are four more masterpieces of Jimmie Rodgers’ genius and power to “get into the mystery of life and death without saying too much”, as Bob Dylan puts it. Jimmie Rodgers has been, is and will always be a force of inspiration for unnumbered musicians through his living individuality, his seriousness, his humor and his Blue Yodel Trademark because he is, as in the Warren Smith ballad, the man who “… held your hand and sang you a song.”

Songs by other artists:

The Bob Dylan song ‘Dignity’ was chosen by Michel Montecrossa as the opening track. “It reflects the quest of Jimmie Rodgers’ life”, says Michel Montecrossa, “as much as it reflects the meaning of every true life sensing and looking for the inmost reality. It is thus a fitting prologue to Jimmie’s songs. In the same way is Bob Dylan’s ‘Lay Lady Lay’ a salute to Jimmie’s art of giving the message between the lines, ‘like the smell of flowers’ as Bob says.”

‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’ the cowboy-myth by Stan Jones, the hilarious Lonnie Donegan skiffle song ‘Does Your Chewing-Gum Loose Its Flavor on the Bedpost over Night’ and the profound Robert Johnson blues ‘Come On In My Kitchen’ are included by Michel Montecrossa “as three examples of artists and songs of different times and backgrounds who share that stream of expressiveness which you can’t kill by defining it, because it will overflow every circle you draw around it.
It’s the same energy that Jimmie Rodgers knew.” The bitter-sweet ‘Lonesome’, the 12string blues ‘Another Lonesome Cowboy’, the heartfelt ‘Little Bit of Lovin” and the intense ‘When I Hold You in My Arms’ are Michel Montecrossa’s own contributions.

He says: “They are sap of the roots. They are from the place where I can easily see Jimmie Rodgers. And I see him as the root and most precious flower of country music because he embodied that rare soul-power which by its innocence brings new light. Jimmie Rodgers had that innocence and his music and personality radiate it: touching and naked.”

Due to tuberculosis his life was short, beginning in poverty but it was crowned for a few quickly fading years by an immensely creative career. Born on 8th September 1897 in Pine Springs, Mississippi as the son of a railway foreman he made his way through as brakeman with little to loose and all to win. In 1924 he turned to songwriting and performing. In 1927 his music rose to popularity and from then on he bravely fought the battle against death with one song after the other, right to the end. His body died on 26th May 1933 in a New York hotel while working on his last recording. But his soul is ever present in his music with the freshness of self-renewing life, the simple mystery.

– Michel Montecrossa & Mira Sound Gemany 2001

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Hot Tracks 44: Cyberrock & Electronica Song selection (including songs from the ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2009)

This week’s Hot Tracks features a CyberRock & Dance-Electronica song selection by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali – it also includes the following 3 songs from Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2009’ album:’The French Girl’ by Bob Dylan, ‘Bizzness Ain’t Dead’ by Woody Guthrie and ‘Miss The Mississippi And You’ by Jimmie Rodgers

Download ‘Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2009’ from iTunes
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Sunlight Dance

Eatin’ And Drinking Together With You

Dreams In The Sky (by Mirakali)

The French Girl (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan)

Bizzness Ain’t Dead (Michel Montecrossa sings Woody Guthrie)

Miss The Mississippi And You (Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers)

 
Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

Mirakali Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Michel & Bob Fest 2009, vorne.indd

Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2015 on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download

Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2015 is released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download.
Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2015 which was recorded live on Tuesday 28th July 2015 during the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, begins with Michel Montecrossa’s straightforward ‘We Play The Shit We Like – We Play The Shit We Love’, followed by the Bob Dylan songs ‘Beyond Here Lies Nothin’’, ‘This Dream Of You’, ‘4th Time Around’ and Michel Montecrossa’s ‘What You Wanna Do, Do It Now’. Jimmie Rodgers, the Father of Country Music, is one of the artists covered by Bob Dylan and Michel Montecrossa therefore sings Jimmie Rodgers’ ‘I‘m Lonesome Too’. The Michel Montecrossa original ‘God Is A Girl’ leads to Bob Dylan’s ‘Silent Weekend’. Michel Montecrossa then goes on with his ‘She’s The Great Morning, The Wonderful Day’. The Bob Dylan song ‘I’m Your Teenage Prayer’ connects to Michel Montecrossa’s 21st century style ‘Teen’. The finale are the traditional ‘900 Miles From My Home’ as arranged by Bob Dylan and ‘I’m A Fool To Want You’, one of the Frank Sinatra songs which Bob Dylan also performed.

We Play The Shit We Like – We Play The Shit We Love

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan)

This Dream Of You (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan)

4th Time Around (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan)

What You Wanna Do, Do It Now

The Songs (Click the song title to read the Michel Montecrossa lyrics. For the Bob Dylan lyrics go towww.BobDylan.com):

  1. We Play The Shit We Like – We Play The Shit We Love
  2. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
  3. This Dream Of You
  4. 4th Time Around
  5. What You Wanna Do, Do It Now
  6. I’m Lonesome Too
  7. God Is A Girl
  8. Silent Weekend
  9. She’s The Great Morning, The Wonderful Day
  10. I’m Your Teenage Prayer
  11. Teen
  12. 900 Miles From My Home
  13. I‘m A Fool To Want You

More about Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan:www.Michel-BobDylan.com

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Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2015 on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download

Michel Montecrossa says about his Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2015:
“My Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2015 is made of songs that have learned not to ask questions while breaking into the wonder-garden of love’s romantic relations. The songs I sing say something good about human nature even if this nature can’t get off sexually unless she knows that she is betraying the object of her desire.
They are slender songs, they are fluid, their age is difficult to guess, they are stateless satellites, some are blond and some are soft-voiced, but all are fragments of a glass-walled gift shop longing for your smile.

Such songs themselves smile without showing their teeth, highlighting a girl’s small hard breasts while smelling like:
We Play The Shit We Like – We Play The Shit We Love • Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ • This Dream Of You • 4th Time Around • What You Wanna Do, Do It Now • I‘m Lonesome Too • God Is A Girl • Silent Weekend • She’s The Great Morning, The Wonderful Day • I’m Your Teenage Prayer • Teen • 900 Miles From My Home • I’m A Fool To Want You.”

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers – Country Roots

Album: Country Roots – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers

 

The Mira Sound Germany Audio-CD ‘Country Roots’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Roders and related Artists features 10 Jimmie Rodgers songs including ‘My Blue Eyed Jane’, ‘Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes’ and ‘Jimmie The Kid’ as well as songs of related artists: Michel Montecrossa will be presented with the songs: ‘Lonesome’, ‘Another Lonesome Cowboy’, ‘Littel Bit Of Lovin” and ‘When I Hold You In My Arms’ and Bob Dylan with the songs ‘Dignity’ and ‘Lay Lady Lay’. In addition there are three treasures of Stan Jones, Lonnie Donegan and Robert Johnson: ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’, ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Loose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Over Night’, and ‘Come On In My Kitchen’.

‘My Blue Eyed Jane’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers

 
‘Dreamin’ With Tears In My Eyes’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Jimmie Rodgers

 
‘Dignity’ – Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan

 
Michel Montecrossa’s song-collection ‘Country Roots’ is about Jimmie Rodgers the ‘Singing Brakeman and Blue Yodeler’ and ‘Father of Country Music’, as he was called later, and some of the artists who are part of the great stream of music’s mystery Jimmie set free, like Bob Dylan and his Visionary Music, Cowboy Songwriter Stan Jones, Skiffle Man Lonnie Donegan, CyberRocker Michel Montecrossa and Jimmie Rodgers’ contemporary, the Blues-Legend Robert Johnson. Michel Montecrossa presents them all in his own essential style singing from the heart of their individuality. It is the direct, unlimited realness of 10 of Jimmie Rodgers’ songs that forms the core of Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Country Roots’.

The Jimmie Rodgers songs are: ‘Jimmie The Kid’, an autobiographical song reflecting Jimmie Rodgers’ way up from water carrier to brakeman when he followed his father into the Mobile and Ohio Railway, enjoying traveling the country, hearing the music of different areas, observing the social conditions and making his way to the top. ‘Any Old Time’ is one of the many songs delivering Jimmie’s message, as Bob Dylan says “like nectar that can drill through steel”. ‘Prairie Lullaby’ in its tenderness is as charming as is the playful and joyfully dynamic ‘Pistol Packin’ Papa’ or the direct talking ‘Looking for a New Mama’. ‘Frankie and Johnny’ is a well known folk song Jimmie Rodgers too performed in his unique way. Michel Montecrossa presents it as ‘Frankie and Johnny Alive’ giving the story of loss and finding a special turn. ‘I’m Lonesome Too’, the heartbreaking ‘Dreamin’ With Tears in My Eyes’ and the yearning ‘My Blue Eyed Jane’ as well as the scary ‘Gamblin’ Bar Room Blues’ are four more masterpieces of Jimmie Rodgers’ genius and power to “get into the mystery of life and death without saying too much”, as Bob Dylan puts it. Jimmie Rodgers has been, is and will always be a force of inspiration for unnumbered musicians through his living individuality, his seriousness, his humor and his Blue Yodel Trademark because he is, as in the Warren Smith ballad, the man who “… held your hand and sang you a song.”

Songs by other artists:

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