Watch Noel Paul Stookey Sing 'Impeachable' For The Demagogue - Noise11.com
Noel Paul Stookey

Watch Noel Paul Stookey Sing ‘Impeachable’ For The Demagogue

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 16, 2017

in News

There have been many angry and pointed songs written about Donald Trump over the last year but not many that fall into the realm of “gentle standard”.

Noel Paul Stookey has taken an American classic, Unforgettable, and given it new words to express his displeasure with Trump as president.

Stookey is, of course, Paul of Peter, Paul and Mary and has been an activist for his entire career, singing many of the angry and pointed songs that others have used against the current president but here he has decided to go quietly.

Unforgettable was written by Irving Gordon as Uncomperable in 1951 and originally recorded by Nat King Cole with an arrangement by Nelson Riddle. He rerecorded it in 1961 for the album The Nat King Cole Story.

Cole’s daughter, Natalie, released a new version of the song in 1991 that utilised her late father’s voice in a virtual duet. It went on to win Record of the Year at the 1992 Grammy Awards.

vvnmusic.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

The-Rolling-Stones-Ros-OGorman-photographer-Rod-Laver-Arena, Noise11,com, music news
The Rolling Stones May Have Another Album In Them

The Rolling Stones had yet another big hit on their hands late last year when they released their all-blues album Blue & Lonesome.

7 hours ago
Mavis Staples photo by Ros OGorman
Mavis Staples Inducted Into Blues Hall of Fame

The Blues Hall of Fame has named seven new members for 2017 along with inductees for albums, singles and literature.

14 hours ago
John Lee Hooker
Celebrations Begin For John Lee Hooker 100th Birthday

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22, 1917 in Tutwiler, MS and, to celebrate the 100th year of his birth, Vee-Jay Records (a division of Concord Bicycle Music) is releasing a brand new compilation of some of his best music.

1 day ago
Leon Ware
R.I.P. Leon Ware 1940-2017

Veteran producer, songwriter and performer Leon Ware died on Thursday (February 23) at the age of 77. The cause of death has not been announced.

4 days ago
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen’s Family Debut Unseen Footage In Traveling Light Video

Adam Cohen, the son and producer of the late Leonard Cohen, has created a video for his dad’s song ‘Traveling Light’ featuring unseen personal footage of the late star.

4 days ago
Ringo-Starrs-All-Starr-Band-Festival-Hall-Photo-By-Ros-OGorman
Paul McCartney Was In The Studio With Ringo Starr This Week

For only the second time this decade, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have entered the studio together.

February 21, 2017
Lisa Marie Presley
Police Confirm Presley Family Investigated For Child Abuse

Police officers in Beverly Hills have confirmed they received child abuse allegations relating to Lisa Marie Presley's family last summer.

February 20, 2017