Showing posts with label petula clark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label petula clark. Show all posts

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pet Is Back

petula clark has released a new cd. at 80 years young there is just no stopping this legend. thank the gods.
here is  'cut copy me' from 'lost in you'. the voice is still there.

and it's already been remixed

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Song of the Day: 'Don't Give Up'

a musical moment with petula clark

'don't give up' the extended version 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Song of the Day: 'Don't Sleep in the Subway'

you probably figured out by now that i love pet.

extended version


the original version live


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Song of the Day: 'Elusive Buttertfly''

'elusive butterfly' had a haunting quality about it when bob lind released it in  1966. it's been covered by any number of artists each one adding to it well. it's one of those standards that will remain popular for years to come. simply put it is a 'beautiful' song where melody and lyric are perfectly joined together.


petula clark added her own 'naturalness' to it with her cover. pet always had the ability to make her cover stand on it's own alongside the original if not rising above it. in this case her cover surpassed the original by miles.


the nicest surprise came a decade ago when jane olivor covered it. her voice and the arrangement recaptured the 'haunting' feeling it had seemingly lost over the years. thank you jane. she made the butterfly elusive again.


Monday, November 29, 2010

For Mom

my mom's name was caroline but was called dolly since she was a kid. so this one's for you mom.


(thanks pet)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Song of the Day: 'On the Path of Glory'

'on the path of glory' recorded by petula clark and harry belafonte caused quite a stir when the duo performed it on pet's tv special in 1968. while performing petula dared touch harry's arm. the network execs went nuts. a white woman touching a 'negro'? oh lord that was too much for the lily white cowards of the day. eventually brains won out and the anti-war song written by petula was performed and seen as intended. one would think we might have come far from this mentality but with two wars raging and the 'birthers' front and center i sadly believe we have not.

as originally performed live


as recorded by pet on her 'petula clark: these are my songs'" cd


Happy Birthday Petula

'with one look'

'i dreamed a dream'

'as if we never said goodbye'

Friday, November 12, 2010

Song of the Day: 'San Francisco'

scott mckenzie's 'san francisco' became the anthem of a generation and the background music of the sexual revolution of the late 60's and early 70's.


and as luck would have it the anthem was recorded by the always wonderfully pet clark


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Song of the Day: 'Eternally'

'eternally' was written by charlie chaplin for the film 'limelight' and was recorded by petula clark at his request as she had already had a hit recording with his 'love this is my song' from his film 'a countess of hong kong'.

'Limelight' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with an appearance by Buster Keaton.  it's film score was composed by Chaplin as well as this theme song.

The film was released with much scandal, as it was while touring to support the film that Chaplin was refused re-admittance to the United States, which was in its intolerant McCarthyist phase. The film was subsequently passed over by many theaters. In 1972, the film was given a wide U.S. release and honored at the Academy Awards.

today i dedicate the song to jill clayburgh. it is a fitting and personal tribute to her from me her biggest fan


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Song of the Day: 'San Francisco'

scott mckenzie's 'san francisco' became the anthem og a generation and the backgriund music of the sexual revolution of the late 60's and early 70's


and as luck would have it the anthem was recorded by the always wonderful pet clark


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Song of the Day: 'Wishin and Hopin'

dusty's smash hit


as much as i love her pet's cover came nowhere near dusty's original. but hell it's pet so here you go...


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Song of the Day: 'Cherish'

'cherish' by david cassidy


i unashamedly admit i love petula clark and 'cherish' her gift of music she has shared with us as a singer and song writer


the original by the association


Saturday, September 4, 2010


i'm on a well needed solo vacation so i'm leaving you with the wonderful petula clark to add some sunshine to your life today.

La chanson de Marie Madeleine'

Medley from 1996

'kiss me goodbye'

the italian version:

with bobby darin:

my love

never on a sunday:

fool on the hill

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Remembering Peggy on Her Birthday


'i'm a woman/wedding bell blues' with petula clark

'when johnny comes marching home' with petula clark

'is that all there is'

'one more ride on the merry-go-round'

'he's a tramp'