Magic Event: The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour – Kenny Rogers

On my way to the Heineken Music Hall a Dutch guy smacked his bag in my face and laughed at the start of the travel and at the end a female British Kenny Rogers-fan smacked the door in my face. Does this wonderful wake-up-trick means that I can expect more good things this evening?

Just in time after some train delays I entered the Heineken Music Hall and the Security guy laughed when he checked my bag. Guess he expected more than only an agenda full of crap.

I had a seat at the Black Box, but what does that mean? Just the whole floor where I already was told a HMH-staffmember with a smile as I was a bit worried that it was “a very stupid question” and I told her about my fear.

Than I focus my eyes on the chairs and did I hear a warm welcome from someone of the press? My seat was next to a guy, which make a report for”Lust For Life Magazine” ( http://lflmagazine.nl/concertrecensies/kenny-rogers-in-de-heineken-music-hall ) and a lovely elder couple from Amsterdam are our supportact. The lady told such a funny fanstories about Kenny Rogers that I could not wait to see the biggest living legend in Country Music.

At 8.10 PM (the Next Country Superstar) Charlie Worsham starts his show with a few songs that makes you going to think “he is going to get HUGE” with songs like “You Can’t Break What’s Broken”, “Lawn Chair” and the song that was in the Bones TV series, season nine “Love Don’t Die Easy”.

After his 30 minute show, fans could meet him at the Merchandise stand and The responses where very good although the lady behind me was talking to all his songs that it was just “terrible” from the start to the end.

9.10 PM Kenny Rogers starts his 1,5 hour show with the help of (A grandmother you’ve never seen before) Linda Davis and make a shocking start as a robot. Gladly the way he walked was due to a recent knee-operation, where the wrong knee was replaced according to Stand-up Comedian Kenny Rogers which has a overwhelming appearance as the granddad we always wished to have (gladly I had the luck to have 2 perfect ones) and starts his show with “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town” and told us how Kenneth Rogers becomes Kenny Rogers.

We wish that people like Sheena Easton and Dolly Parton are included at his farewell show “The Gambler’s Last Deal”, but Linda Davis did a very good job with her very expressive appearance as the “alternate”, but Dottie West stays Dottie West. She passed away a few years ago and you see in the eyes of Kenny that she was very special for him. Her voice from the past mixed very well with the incredible live entertainer Rogers and the beautiful “All I Ever Need Is You”, which does not reach a specific tone anymore, but who cares? (some who expected that he is NOT 78 years old).

In case you think the favorite duet is a song with Dolly Parton… it is NOT! It’s Sheena Easton’s “We’ve Got Tonight”.

Besides Lionel Richie’s Lady, a very psychedelical version of “Something’s Burning” from his sixtees period my favorite part of the show (much better than the Original Version). The vibe was so wonderful, that you wish Kenny did not stop singing for another 43 years and make another 75! Albums.

At the final of the show, he sang “You Can’t Make Old Friends” with a beautiful videoclip with fantastic snippets of his incredible career. That was a beautiful flashback and a german fan comments “Kenny Is(t) Cool” and I must admit. She was so right!

Listen 2 Kenny Rogers – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

Listen 2 Linda Davis – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

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Number Ones – Album 03/28/2006

Rubberband – Album 08/16/2013

My Amazing Grace – Single 05/24/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Dutch Entry Eurovision Songcontest: Trijntje Oosterhuis AKA Traincha!

She started in the band Total Touch and is a member of Ladies Of Soul. Most of all she is a succesful solo-artist. Trijntje Oosterhuis will be participate next year at Eurovision Songcontest featuring Anouk as a Backing Vocalist. The song “Walk Along” she will perform is written by the just mentioned Anouk, we all know her from …

The first time “Walk Along” was on the radio was one day before its release December 11 at Radio 2 and after one week of discussion her artist name won’t be “Traincha”, but just “Trijntje Oosterhuis.

Take a look of her music before she will steal your heart in Austria! (Click On The Image to access AMAZON)

TOTAL TOUCH – DISCOGRAPHY

Total Touch – Total Touch 05/06/96

This Way – Total Touch 02/06/98

Trijntje released lots of Solo material with collaborations with other artists. These are the most of the enormous amount of music.

TRIJNTJE OOSTERHUIS – DISCOGRAPHY

Ken Je Mij – Trijntje Oosterhuis & Leonardo Amuedo 06/23/2008

(CDSingle)

DVD

Never Can Say Goodbye 12/04/2009 – Album – Trijntje Oosterhuis & Leonardo Amuedo

For Once In My Life – Album 12/03/1999


(CD)

(MP3)

Oosterhuis – Trijntje 03/10/2003

(CD)

(MP3)

Nu dat jij er bent – Single Trijntje Oosterhuis, Carel Kraayenhof & Janine Jansen 11/12/03

Strange Fruit – Zingt Gershwin & Billie Holiday – Trijntje Oosterhuis & New Sinfonietta – Album 04/12/2004

(CD)

(MP3)

See You As I Do – Single 19/08/2005

Merry Christmas Baby – Single – Trijntje Oosterhuis Featuring Candy Dulfer 11/28/2005

My Angel / Merry Christmas Baby (Featuring Candy Dulfer) – Single 12/12/2005

See You As I Do 02/20/2006

(CD)

Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Trijntje Oosterhuis & Metropole Orchestra Single 08/07/2006

The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach Songbook 11/20/2006

Who’ll Speak for Love: Burt Bacharach (16 Track) 12/03/2007

(MP3)

Who’ll Speak for Love – Burt Bacharach Songbook II (15 Track) – Burt Bacharach 12/03/2007

(CD)

Face In the Crowd – Single Lionel Richie & Trijntje Oosterhuis 07/14/2008

Best of Burt Bacharach Live 11/27/2009

(CD)

(Korea CD) (2010)


(MP3)

Brief Aan Jou – Single The Opposites & Trijntje Oosterhuis 04/09/2010

This Is the Season 11/19/2010

(CD)

(Korean CD)

(MP3)

Bloedgabbers – Lange Frans Featuring Trijntje Oosterhuis 10/14/2011

Sundays In New York 11/03/2011

(CD)

(MP3)

Good Day – Single 11/11/2011

Wereldwijd Orkest (feat. Edsilia Rombley, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Leonie Meijer, 3JS, Jennifer Ewbank, Ruth Jacott, Paul de Munnik, Giovanca, LA The Voices, Hind, Glennis Grace, Karin Bloemen & Lee Towers) – Single (o.l.v Vince Mendoza) – Het Metropole Orkest 11/18/2011

(CDsingle)

Wereldwijd Orkest

We’ve Only Just Begun 12/02/2011

(CD)

Wrecks We Adore 04/13/2012

(CD)

(MP3)

Knocked Out (Sam Sparro Main Mix) – Single 08/24/2012

Walk Along – Single 12/12/2014

The Official Videoclip released on March 12th, 2015!

Traincha is Trijntje her International Artistname and some of her former work has already released under that name! Originally Traincha should be also her name for Eurovision Songcontest, but lots of people complaint about it, so Traincha become Trijntje after the critism.

TRAINCHA – DISCOGRAPHY

The Look Of Love: Burt Bucharach Songbook (Korea) – Traincha (2007)

(CD)

Strange Fruit – Traincha 09/11/2007

(MP3)

Look of Love: Burt Bacharach Songbook 07/08/2008

(CD)

Who’ll Speak for Love – Burt Bacharach Songbook II – Traincha 07/08/2008

This Girl’s In Love – Single 06/15/2009

This Girl’s in Love (U.K.) – Traincha 06/01/2009

(CD)

Sundays In New York – Traincha 06/14/2011

(CD)

This Is The Season – Traincha

(CD)

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, Trijntje Oosterhuis are member of the group “Ladies Of Soul”, formed by her brother and Total Touch-fellow Tjeerd Oosterhuis featuring longterm friends Candy Dulfer & Berget Lewis. Her sister in law Edsilia Rombley and Glennis Grace.

LADIES OF SOUL – DISCOGRAPHY

I’ll Carry You – Single 11/22/2013

Up Till Now – Single 10/09/2014

Live At the Ziggodome 04/11/2014

(MP3)

BUY @ MAGIC MUSIC MAGAZINE: New Album: Partners (Deluxe) – Barbra Steisand

Barba Steisand has an collection released of old and new duets with 16 famous men, like Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Babyface (2x or 3x if you count his backing vocals on “The Way We Were” with Lionel Richie as well) , Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Jason Gould, John Legend, Josh Groban, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bryan Adams, Barry Manilow and Barry Alan Gibb.

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Partners (Deluxe Version) – Barbra Streisand 08/12/2014

Partners – Barbra Streisand – CD 09/16/2014

Favorite “Endless Love” Version – Diana Ross / Shania Twain & Lionel Richie vs. Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross vs. Kenny Rogers vs. Nianell & Dozi vs. Stay-C & Doenja

Due to popular demand, I am wondering, what is your favorite version of the legendary ballad “Endless Love”?

Watch the songs, buy the songs (Click on the pictures) and vote!

ENDLESS LOVE – DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE August 1,1981

ENDLESS LOVE – MARIAH CAREY & LUTHER VANDROSS August 29, 1994

ENDLESS LOVE – KENNY ROGERS January 3, 2006

ENDLESS LOVE – NIANELL & DOZI 2009

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ENDLESS LOVE – SHANIA TWAIN & LIONEL RICHIE February 7, 2012

(CD-SINGLE)

ENDLESS LOVE – DOENJA & STAY-C May 6,2014

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BUY @ MAGIC MUSIC MAGAZINE: New Album: 85 BPM – Alannah Myles (Review)

Incredible comeback of the legendary nineties rockstar Alannah Myles. Her album “85 BPM” sounds as strong as in her glory days.

A mix of old songs like “Black Velvet”, “Leave It Alone (85 BPM), “Comment Ca Va” and “Lover Of Mine” (with Liny Wood) in a new version. In 2008 she recorded an own version of “Faces In The Crowd” (Tom Petty and famous by Lionel Richie) and”I Can’t Stand The Rain” (Ann Peebles) with Jeff Healy, this version is also amazing and Jeff returned in “Anywhere But Home”. That is one of teh brand new songs. You really needs to take a listen to “Only Wings”, this sounds like an incredible rockballad, that should be in the Top 10 charts all over the world.

Really recommended this album (deserve awards!) with 13 tracks and an acoustic version of “Trouble” and 2 remixes of “Black Velvet” by Terry Brown & Veronica Ferraro.

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