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I just came across this cover.  I hadn't heard of Lissie before but I absolutely love her voice & style... I love the original, but this one is just as good. I've also included an original of hers, In Sleep.  What's great is that these are both live! Very talented..
Friday's playlist! Makes me wanna get up and sing, dance & let loose.  I defer credit for reminding me of this great song to someone who shall remain nameless :)
I was an early Onerepublic fan, and immediately fell in love with their first hit song Apologize.  As a cellist, I loved the fact that this band has a cellist as a permanent member and in the song Apologize, the cello is front and center in this piece.   I also love the melodies Onerepublic comes up with, especially the interplay between piano and cello. 

Since I've just recently returned to the US after about a year and a half away, I haven't been as intimately linked to Billboard charts and I happened to miss Onerepublic's latest hit All the right moves.  But since I have also recently been reunited with my cello, it seemed like an appropriate song to post.  The cello part in this song is really beautiful, especially around the 2 minute mark. And the solo at around 3:50.. And the fact that the song ENDS with the cello! Ok, enough of my overhyped cello shout out. Here's the song...
Yesterday as I was driving home I happened to catch an amazing tribute to Jackie Wilson on NPR.  The program is part of their 50 Great Voices program and I'm looking forward to catching more of this series.  I literally caught the program from the first line, which is amazing because all too often I'll catch an amazing radio program or documentary right in the middle. 

I'll be honest.  I had no clue who Jackie Wilson was before listening to this, but the opening line of the program caught my attention immediately.

"You could, if you were so inclined, sort the top pop singers into two groups. There's the fairly small club of singers who consistently produce hits. And then there's an even smaller elite, the singers that the other singers look up to. Jackie Wilson was one of those: a singer's singer."

ften I'll catch an amazing radio program or documentary right in the middle.  After listening to a few of his songs, I can definitely see how he has influenced so many singers that came after him, including Michael Jackson. He has an electric stage presence and a feel good voice.  And if you see some of these videos below, you can definitely see some Jackie Wilson in Michael Jackson's dancing.