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These Foolish Things – Japanese version and Chinese version

These Foolish Things

“These Foolish Things” is a standard Jazz number. There are many versions. The image on the left show a Japanese interpretation, which is very good.

This one is another Japanese version, which is actually in Japanese. (But it is not as good as the first Japanese lady’s version).

I therefore translated it into Chinese:

So, why it needs to be translated into Chinese then? You may not know that the original English lyrics was written by Anna May Wong’s lover, and dedicated to

Anna May Wong. The song writer found the lyrics, got inspired and added in the music part. Continue reading

Download Youtube video in Mac

Download Youtube in MacFor those Mac users, who still don’t know how to download the Youtube video and view them locally. Here is how:

The video format for Youtube is FLV format. It is Flash Video Streaming format.

a. Download RealPlayer 11 or above. While installing it to your Mac. You will be asked whether you’d like to install ‘Real Download Agent’. Say and select ‘Yes’ to that. After that you will see the icon show in <1>.

b. If you click <1>, you will open <2>. When you watch Youtube video, once the video finish you will see a selection for downloading it in <2> window. Click ‘download’ to download it.

c. The downloaded files are located in a dedicated folder. Click <3> to open that folder. You will be able to play a video file locally with RealPlayer by double clicking it.

d. You can put the youtube video files you normally play inside a RealPlayer playlist, like shown in <4>. You can open <4> by press “command + Y” while you are in RealPlayer.

c. The image shows a list of Piano solos I normally listen. most of them can be found in here

d. While downloading Youtube video, make sure you are downloading the high quality video option. button <5> let you choose the HQ – high quality option. If you don’t see the HQ button, you can try type ‘&fmt=18’ or ‘&fmt=20’ at the end of the website page address in the address bar and reload.

7notemode replied on all my comments

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Youtube Jazz Piano mega star 7notemode replied all my comments on him. He seldom seldom replies his comments, which is humongous in quantity. Am I just very so lucky? Well, all my comments were just two comments in total though. 😉 There is a week or so time difference of the two comments though.

7notemode’s Youtube channel is here

If you don’t know who is 7notemode in Youtube. Listen to his interpretation of ‘My one and only love‘. Or ‘A house is not a home’ in my previous post.

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Rum and Coca cola



The top Swing Jazz number is known to be ‘In the Mood’ by Glenn Miller. So do you know what can top that? That’s right, of course, Andrews Sisters singing ‘In the Mood’.

The video clips from left to right: ‘In the Mood’, ‘Rum and Coca Cola’, and ‘Andrews Sisters with Dean Martin’.

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Gershwin – ‘Bess, you is my woman now’

Gershwin - Bess you is my woman

Gershwin - Bess you is my woman

Gershwin - Bess you is my womain

Gershwin - Bess you is my woman

Gershwin - Bess you is my woman

Gershwin - Bess you is my woman

Gershwin - Bess you is my woman

‘Bess, you is my woman now’ is a classical American Jazz masterpiece from George Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’. There are two extraordinary renditions. One is piano, one violin.

The piano rendition is from Dave Grusin’s Gershwin Collection album CD, called ‘Medley – Bess you is my woman / I love you porgy’; The violin rendition is from Issac Stern’s Violin Encore CD. The violin version of this piece was originally arranged by famous violinist Heifetz, however his recording is not as high quality as Issac Stern’s maybe due to the limitation of the recording technology at Heifetz’s time. Both piano and violin rendition of this piece are incredibly intriguing.

Piano Rendition of Bess, You is my woman now:

and Violin rendition here:

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Piano + Jazz

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXK_Vx-T0wY 320 240] Piano Jazz: (A Houst is not a Home). Roland (RD-700SX) more…

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