It’s Thursday again. You know what that means. Uncle Bardie’s Weekly Music Pick. Uncle Bardiie gives a double thumbs up to this week’s selection. “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Footprints in the Snow” by Emerson Lake and Palmer.
I don’t usually post two songs for this post But I just had to do this one. We lost Keith Emerson last March. I got to tell you that we lost one of the great musicians of our times. With Keith on keyboards, Carl Palmer on guitar and vocals and Greg Lake on drums, they played music on a high level. Emerson Lake and Palmer were unbelievable in what they could do as this version of an American classic, Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”, shows. For a British band, they sure did one heck of an interpretation of it. They explored classical, folk, jazz and rock. And always left us wanting more. For those of you who have never had the benefit of hearing the band, they were something. Just take a listen and see what I mean.
Thank you, Keith, for your music. You are missed but I am sure you’ve been welcomed with open arms to that great band upstairs.
Carl’s “Footprints in the Snow” is a fitting farewell to his fellow band mate. This one sent shivers up my spine. It’s that beautiful.