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Sam Smith – Talent of 2014

21-year old Sam Smith, a British singer-songwriter, who made his breakthrough with two tracks, both a featuring: Disclosure’s Latch and Naught Boy’s La La La. Starting off the new year Sam Smith got named BBC Sound of 2014, a poll that highlights the best new artists.

Release dates:
Money On My Mind EP:  February 14, 2014.
In The Lonely Hour: May 26, 2014. (Debut album)

Links:
Sam Smith’s official website
Sam Smith’s Youtube channel

Jacques Brel – La ville s’endormait

Jacques Brel, with all the air he has left in his one lung, he records his last record. A record with this chanson on it, ´La ville s´endormait´, the city was falling asleep. Cancer had already took down one of his lungs, while the audio technicus in the studio tries and take away all the sighs and gasping of Brel. And after the recording, Jacques joked and asked, looking under the piano:  if anyone had seen a lung. A wonderful song, though, a song about death.

“Et la fatigue plante (And the tiredness sticks,)
Son couteau dans mes reins (it’s knife into my lower back.)”

Jacques Brel ~ La ville s'endormait

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Rodriguez searching for sugar man

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary about Rodriguez, a singer who you could compare to Bob Dylan. Noone bought his records (’70/ ’71), untill his music landed on South Africa, where Rodriguez, without knowing it himself, became a legend.

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