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Old 02-06-2017, 10:13 AM
Shakester Shakester is offline
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I saw this bloke live recently, fantastic singer, sings in his native Yolngu, an Australian Aboriginal language from Arnhem Land in the NT. This is his best known song so far, very moving.

Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu - Ratja Yaliyali

There's a studio version, but I feel it's overproduced, he's much better live.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:57 PM
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The first thing that came to mind (and I'm surprised that it hasn't been posted yet) is this one.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:39 PM
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My first was Kabutomushi, by aiko. I originally discovered it as an MP3 track (of the studio version) on some random guy's personal web site back in 2000 or '01, and was immediately hooked on aiko. She sold the emotion so well that I was able to more or less figure out what the song was about long before I finally found an English translation.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:15 PM
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Ten Foot Pole - ZZ Top

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDgXDTZl3xU
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:00 AM
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This is an unusual song from a Bollywood film; it's very Western, uptempo and jazzy.
(Eena Meena Deeka) Ha! I knew before looking it would be either this or Jaan Pehechaan Ho. Both of which I adore. I never get tired of silly dancing to either one of them.

I have two favorites, one pop, one hi-falutin'.

Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu (Italian) from the 50's. One of the first three records I ever owned, I have loved this song since I was eight. Still do.

Anges purs, anges radieux (sung in French) from the finale of Gonoud's opera Faust. First heard this when I was fifteen (my Dad sang in the San Diego Opera chorus). Ever since, this piece easily moves me to goosebumps and tears of undefined emotion. It was 20 years before I finally read the English libretto, which only made it even better.

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Old 02-07-2017, 06:39 AM
Les Espaces Du Sommeil Les Espaces Du Sommeil is offline
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... Even if you don't understand the words.

I'm American - I don't speak or understand french - but this song really resonates with me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDcgOpUp2nc
If it's her voice that resonates with you (a lot of people seem to like it very much), you might be partial to this one, too : ZAZ - Gamine

Mine, off the top of my head:

Spanish:
Jeanette - Porque te Vas (one of my earliest musical memories, actually more of a powerful but vague impression than a real memory).
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan

Italian:
Lucio Dalla - Caruso.
Gianna Nannini - I Maschi
Renato Carosone - Tu Vu Fa' l'Americano
Amedeo Minghi and Mietta - Vattene Amore (some serious cheese, but that chorus is glorious)

German:
Einstrzende Neubauten - Haus der Lge / Epilog
Einstrzende Neubauten - Seele Brennt
Falco - Rock me Amadeus (mostly in German)
Kraftwerk- Das Modell

Swedish
Bo Kaspers Orkester - Svrt att Sga nej

Brazilian:
Chico Buarque - Essa Moa t Diferente
Stan Getz & Joo Gilberto - O Grande Amor
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz - Insensatez

Arabic:
Dahmane El-Harrachi - Ya Rayah

Hindi:
Lata Mangeshkar - Thoda Resham Lagta Hai(talk about an earworm...)

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Old 02-07-2017, 08:19 AM
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I saw this bloke live recently, fantastic singer, sings in his native Yolngu, an Australian Aboriginal language from Arnhem Land in the NT. This is his best known song so far, very moving.

Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu - Ratja Yaliyali

There's a studio version, but I feel it's overproduced, he's much better live.

Oh, thanks for the reminder Shakester - Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is fantastic as well. I particularly love Djarimirri
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:43 AM
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I'm not a huge anime fan, but I do like Attack on Titan, and I realized a big part of that is the music.

The original overarching theme is bold, and an odd amalgam of Japanese and German opera.
The theme from the second half of Season 1 is even grander, I think.

Along those lines, there's the Gunbuster March from what some consider one of the greatest anime scenes ever, and also the Theme of the Undersea Battleship from Super Atragon.

"Akuma to Tenshi no Kiss" ("Devil and Angel Kiss") sung by Kinuko "Priss" Oomori from episode four of the original Bubblegum Crisis gets in my blood... always makes me want to drive faster! That probably has something to do with my memories of that episode. Its plot has nothing to do with the other seven episodes, but has some of the more exciting songs.

I still get a tingle inside when I hear the opening chords of "Asu e Touchdown" ("Touchdown to Tomorrow") from episode three. The first video of the second Hurricane Live! music compilation is a live version!
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:56 AM
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I've long been very partial to Taeko Ōnuki and, well, all of her work, really, but the song "若き日の望楼" from her album Romantique (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeU38uq0fJI&t=787s) is just amazing.
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:55 AM
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Part of it is likely that I associate it with the video, but still:

Praan
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:01 PM
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How could I forget this one: Ievan Polkka - Loituma
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:28 PM
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Some foreign songs that don't necessarily "move" me, but I at least like the sound of:

Sentimental Journey
by Yuki (largely for the video.)

Had Gadia by Chava Alberstein

Kaze no Toori Michi by Horishita Sayuri.

Under the Blue Sky by The Indigo

Gentle Feelings by Chara

This song from the movie Naisu no Mori (around 1h02m into the movie, if the direct link doesn't work--but watch the whole movie.)

(There were others I wanted to post that YouTube has apparently made a concerted effort to scrub away.)
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:39 PM
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"El Gran Varon" by Willie Colon.
At the time I first heard the song in the late 80's, I was still learning Spanish...
I actually looked up the lyrics and was happy that I was correct in my understanding of the song.

All these years later, my wife and I still listen to it from time to time.

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Old 02-07-2017, 08:55 PM
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Plaisir d'amour, here performed by Nana Mouskouri. There are many recordings of this song, and my favorite is by Jean Redpath (in a medley of similarly-themed songs), but I can't find it on line anywhere. The melody of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based on "Plaisir d'amour."

guas de Maro in the original Portugese by Elis Regina and Tom Jobim.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:45 AM
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Olvidala - a duet in Colombian Vallenato style. The title translants as "Forget her!"

It is an upbeat yet plaintive song, with the lead pining for his lost love and his friend urging him to forget her. I first heard it when I first met my own Colombiana, the now Mrs Iggy. She was a bit horrified that I so liked the song and took the role of the lead when singing it.

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The song seems routine enough until the next to last verse when the countering voice starts....
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                       Spanish                          Translation
Mira que t jugaste a dos amores      Look, you played with two loves
Cuando lo eras todo en sus miradas    When you were everything in her eyes
 ...
It's a song sung by a lead who is a two timing cheat lamenting that his girlfriend dumped him and moved on to another guy.


My Spanish has much improved since then.

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:05 PM
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On the album Rock en Espaol, Vol. 1, Los Straitjackets teamed up with Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos and Big Sandy for Spanish covers of classic rock songs. My favorite, which gives me goose bumps when I hear it is Dame Una Sea.

Also great are Hey Lupe and La Hiedra Venenosa
It's an awesome album all around.

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:14 PM
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Peaceful, calming and beautiful, Flower Duet.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:08 PM
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Some personal favourites:

To nie ptak - Kayah & Bregovic (Polish)
Velha chica - Dulce Pontes & Waldemar Bastos (Portuguese)
A csitri hegyek alatt - Oi Va Voi (Hungarian)
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:47 PM
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I recently uncovered these two and sent them to my sister, who agreed that they have stupendous voices, so I'll share them with you.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l8g...4046A4B9425E66

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx3k...4046A4B9425E66
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:48 AM
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guas de Maro in the original Portugese by Elis Regina and Tom Jobim.
Jobim's been mentioned in a few posts since I introduced him in post #12. Amazing talent.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:15 AM
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Let me introduce you to Marie-Jo Therio. She's French-Canadian, from Moncton, New Brunswick, about 200 miles east of where Maine ends. (I used to live there, and probably knew her family, but I was long gone before she was born.) She does her own thing. She sits at the piano and sort of lays out whats on her mind, it goes where it goes and ends when it ends. No musical structure, a refreshing unpredictability. There's a pretentious cafe in Moncton called Cafe Rodinson, on Robinson Street, where old ladies eat quiche, and she tells us that a guy invites her to lunch there, but she's a free spirit, and "Holy Shit", this is not the life for her. "I want to draw birds that come from places you don't even know." This song was a landmark in the development of my appreciation for music. I love it, I love her. Holy shit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC3eUxbMsrc

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Old 02-14-2017, 01:15 AM
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https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...un_portal&tt=b

La Mer

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Old 02-14-2017, 03:44 AM
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[Purposefully misuderstanding "moves"]
I can DJ, show me your moves!
(Hopefully these aren't singing about torturing puppies, I really couldn't tell for sure.)

Borhesia - Ni Upanja Ni Strahu (No Hope No Fear) Slovenian

Mueran Humanos - El Crculo Spanish (Argentina)

ИБВЖ – Ты Называл Это Место Домом (demo)(IBVZh - You Call This Place Home (demo)) Russian

Xarah Dion - Sillage Et Caprice French

Klan Mikla - Kalt (Cold) Icelandic

Dissidenten - Telephone Arab Moroccan Arabic dialect

1984 - Tu Nie Będzie Rewolucji (???) Polish

Grauzone - Eisbaer (Polar Bear) German

P-Model - Pinky Trick Japanese

Roberto De Simone - Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie (Second Chorus of the Washerwomen) Historical Neapolitan dialect?

Wumpscut - Your Last Salute (Datom remix) Catalan

Musta Paraati - Romanssi (Romance) Finnish

Olho Seco - Nada (Brazilian) Portugese

Crossover - Phostographt Gibberish made up to sound like German?

And if you made it this far:
Doctor Kissinger's Homemade Chocolate Penises - Schn! English Google-translated to German, sung guessing at German pronunciation

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Old 02-14-2017, 04:59 AM
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Thought of another interesting example that qualifies as "moving'.

Dead Can Dance - Avatar I've heard the Lisa Gerrard sung parts are phonetics forming an imaginary language.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:05 PM
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There is a huge repository of Russian music, virtually unknown in the west, with many beautiful and moving songs. Maya Kristalinskaya was one of the most popular singers of the Soviet era, and considered a national hero in post-Soviet Russia for her renditions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FevA9n_5ZRE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGFpwZngFVI
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:26 PM
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No idea what language it's in:

Eweroun by Falkenbach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA5nN65B_eg
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:35 PM
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No idea what language it's in:

Eweroun by Falkenbach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA5nN65B_eg
I tried to find out, but the best I can get is Wikipedia saying "Most of Falkenbach lyrics are in English. They also write lyrics in Old Norse, Latin, and Old German". It's probably not Latin, and Old Norse and Old German are probably very similar anyway.
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