Today I have a great interview with Mark Knopfler from around the time of the release of Sailing to Philadelphia. I think you’ll like it (sorry about the Finnish subtitles)! Let’s listen………..
James dueted with Mark on Sailing to Philadelphia singing the part of Charlie Mason while Mark sang the part of Jerimiah Dixon. As described on Wikipedia, Charlie and Jerimiah are…..
…the two English surveyors who established the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia in the 1760s. The border later became known as the Mason-Dixon Line and has been used since the 1820s to denote the border between the Southern United States and the Northern United States.
I truly love the song and the voices of James and Mark sound great together. As always……let me know what you think.
As it turns out there was another great duet on the Sailing to Philadelphia album. This one between Mark and Van Morrison on a great song called The Last Laugh. Let’s listen…..I think you will really like it!
I knew Mark was a man of many talents but until recently I didn’t realize that one of those talents was composing film scores. In celebration of this discovery, today’s Two’fer Tuesday post highlights a couple of beautiful songs from Mark’s film scores. Enjoy…..
The Long Road (from Cal) – thanks to griz225 for this great video featuring Scotland
Going Home (from Local Hero) – thanks to DiscoBar80 for this great video featuring the Basque region of Spain
This is the eight in a long running series of posts that highlight rock songs featuring someone interesting sitting in on the recording session. For this series I post the song on one day and identify who is sitting in the next couple of days. I hope you enjoy the concept and maybe learn some interesting music history in the process.
My selection for today’s post is Sailing To Philadelphia by Mark Knopfler. The song is about the drawing of the Mason-Dixon line in the United States. I love history so this songs is one of my all time favorites. Let’s listen………
The answer will be posted tomorrow along with some additional background information.
Send in your guesses and I will identify the the first person who gives the correct answer in tomorrow’s post.
It has been a few weeks since I have offered up a Sunday Session post. I think you will like this one from Mark Knopfler. It’s a 2005 concert from Florence, Italy and it’s excellent. Here’s the setlist:
1. Why Aye Man
2. Walk Of Life
3. What It Is
4. Sailing To Philadelphia
5. Romeo And Juliet
6. Sultan Of Swing
7. Done With Bonaparte
8. Song For Sonny Liston
9. Donegan’s Gone
10. Boom, Like That
11. Speedway At Nazareth
12. Telegraph Road
13. Brothers In Arms
14. Money For Nothing
15. So Far Away
If you’re a Mark fan stay tuned…….I’m working on a series of posts about his music for this week. If you aren’t a fan of Mark I have to ask “Why the hell not!”.
This is my second of four Friday Word of the week posts focused on the root word “dream”. I like the songs in this post a lot…a little spacey, a little moody, and a great duo. Who could ask for more? As always let me know what you think.
Daydream – Robin Trower
Rainy Day, Dream Away – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Your Wildest Dreams – Moody Blues
Beyond My Wildest Dreams – Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Still dreaming of a second term for President Obama! How about you?