Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Morgan James - Valentine's Day Love Songs, Home Concert, New York City, 2-14-2021

As I write this, the coronavirus pandemic situation is improving, but it's far from over. In terms of music, some artists have resumed performing concerts, presumably with social distancing precautions in place,  but many have not. So the home concert trend continues. There aren't nearly as many as there were in the middle of 2020, but much of that is because the musicians who got serious about doing them decided to monetize them, offering pay to listen/view performances in lieu of having traditional concerts in front of audiences.

Morgan James is a case in point. She posted a lot of free material on YouTube in the first months of the pandemic (which I haven't gotten around to posting here yet, but I will). Then she switched to posting one concert a week that one has to pay for through StageIt, with each one having a different musical theme. I don't want to hinder an artist's effort to make a living through such things, so I won't be posting any of those (except perhaps way afterwards, when they've long stopped being offered for money). However, two days ago she posted one of her weekly shows for free on YouTube, so I consider that fair game.

This show took place on Valentine's Day, so it has a love songs theme. There's not much else to say, except that the sound quality is excellent, and all the songs are performed with just the voices of Morgan James and sometimes her husband Doug Wamble, plus a single acoustic guitar played by Wamble. I included all the music, but I cut out a few minutes of the banter between songs. I removed bits that I didn't think would have replay value, such as a complaint about a spammer or some thanks to specific people who donated some money while listening.

This album is 54 minutes long.

Here's a list of the original artists that made these songs well known:

01 L-O-V-E [L Is for the Way You Look at Me] - Nat King Cole
03 Let's Stay Together - Al Green
05 Feel like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack
07 Your Song - Elton John
09 Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
11 Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
13 I Will - Beatles
15 The Very Thought of You - Ray Noble with Al Bowlly
16 The Nearness of You - Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle
18 Love Is Here to Stay - George & Ira Gershwin / Gene Kelly
20 My Funny Valentine - Rodgers & Hart / Chet Baker
22 Oh Me, Oh My [I'm a Fool for You Baby] - Lulu / Aretha Franklin
24 Sara Smile - Hall & Oates
26 God Only Knows - Beach Boys
28 Love Will Keep Us Alive - Eagles

And here's the usual song list:

01 L-O-V-E [L Is for the Way You Look at Me] (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
02 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
03 Let's Stay Together (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
04 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
05 Feel like Makin' Love (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
06 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
07 Your Song (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
08 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
09 Make You Feel My Love (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
10 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
11 Knocks Me Off My Feet (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
12 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
13 I Will (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
14 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
15 The Very Thought of You (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
16 The Nearness of You (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
17 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
18 Love Is Here to Stay (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
19 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
20 My Funny Valentine (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
21 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
22 Oh Me, Oh My [I'm a Fool for You Baby] (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
23 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
24 Sara Smile (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
25 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
26 God Only Knows (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
27 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
28 Love Will Keep Us Alive (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)
29 talk (Morgan James with Doug Wamble)

https://www21.zippyshare.com/v/rxpREvlg/file.html

I made the cover from a screenshot of the YouTube video of this concert.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks
    You got me hooked on Morgan...now I can't get enough! Great work as usual.

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