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Gods Gift of Music: Linda Ronstadt - Then & Now


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"Linda Ronstadt abridged broadcast film interviewed musicians or others involved in Ronstadt's life and career. They include Linda Ronstadt, Peter Asher, Karla Bonoff, John Boylan, Jackson Browne, Patricia Casado of Lucy's El Adobe restaurant, Ry Cooder, Cameron Crowe, David Geffen, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Bobby Kimmel, Kevin Kline, Aaron Neville, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Petie Ronstadt, Joe Smith, record executive for Elektra/Asylum, J. D. Souther, and Waddy Wachtel. The music documentary was originally televised on January 1, 2020. In addition, The Muppets, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Nelson Riddle, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Don Lane, Glenn Frey, Johnny Carson, Rubén Blades, and Ringo Starr appear in archival footage. The CNN Films production of Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice 2019 ends with the performance of When Will I Be Loved at The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, and Stevie Nicks (46:02)." from video introduction


Linda Ronstadt was called the "Queen of Rock" in the '70s, but that title misses the mark. Ronstadt has recorded and performed in almost every genre during her career, rock & roll, ,vocal jazz, country, and Latin. She was a ten-time Grammy Award winner and has worked with musicians from all across the globe, rockers like Neil Young and Frank Zappa to bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs and composer Philip Glass. Of her 30 studio albums, she has placed 38 songs in the Billboard Hot 100.

I grew up watching Ronstadt's development as a person and an artist. She has like the rest of us lived through a period of relative success. And also like the rest of us she begins to see as time progresses she will not be here must longer. each one of us is at the center of an unfolding story, overseen by God. He awaits us on the other side. I hope you enjoy these videos! - Andy


Linda Ronstadt What's New 1984 Complete Concert with Nelson Riddle

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"1 I've Got a Crush on You (George Gershwin) 2 What's New (Bob Crosby and His Orchestra) (3:40) 3 Keepin' Out of Mischief Now (Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra) (4:38) 4 I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry (Jule Styne) (8:17) 5 Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It) (Marlene Dietrich) (13:18) 6 Someone to Watch Over Me (George Gershwin) (17:11) 7 Hey Daddy (22:35) 8 Mr. Sandman (The Chordettes) (25:28) 9 I've Got a Guy (Girl) in Kalamazoo (27:35) 10 Dream (When You're Feeling Blue) (29:58) 11 Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (33:47) Take Me Right Back to the Track 12 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You (Bing Crosby) (36:28) 13 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (Billie Holiday) (40:36) 14 Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) (41:40) 15 End Credits (46:41) The above traditional pop and jazz standards song setlist is from Linda Ronstadt live with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra in concert at Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA in March 1984. Out-of-print What's New (video enhanced) was only released on VHS tape, not DVD. Musicians: Don Grolnick: piano John Guerin: drums Bob Magnusson: bass Bob Mann: guitar Plas Johnson: saxophone Liza Edwards, Elizabeth Lamers, Red Young: vocals Nelson Riddle: conductor All arrangements by Nelson Riddle Linda Ronstadt's studio album What's New was released in September 1983 and spent 81 weeks on the US Billboard 200 album chart. What's New was RIAA-certified Triple Platinum for sales of over 3 million copies in the United States alone. Global sales surpassed five million. The album also earned Linda Ronstadt another Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female." from video introduction


Linda Ronstadt The Pirates of Penzance

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"7. Oh Sisters, Deaf to Pity's Name 8. Poor Wand'ring One (0:53) 12. Hold, Monsters (4:46) 15. Oh, Dry the Glistening Tear (5:15) 17. When the Foeman Bares his Steel (6:22) 22. Stay, Frederic, stay ... Ah, leave me not to pine (6:52) …Oh, here is love, and here is truth (10:22) 23. No, I'll be brave (11:54) 23a. Sergeant, approach! (12:20) 28. Finale, Act II Now what is this, and what is that? (13:38) ...Poor wandering ones! (14:22) Based on the smash Broadway Musical, this compilation is all Pirates of Penzance movie song scenes featuring multi-talented Linda Ronstadt starring as Mabel, the soprano. Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera in the musical numbers include other film cast members Rex Smith as Frederic, Kevin Kline as the Pirate King, Angela Landsbury as Ruth, and George Rose as Major-General. 40 years ago in 1980, Linda Ronstadt opened on Broadway in the opera “The Pirates of Penzance.” Linda Ronstadt's sole prior acting experience consisted of flirting with Kermit the Frog on "The Muppet Show". She went on to earn a Tony nomination in 1981 for her role as Mabel in "The Pirates of Penzance." The romantic musical comedy film version was released in 1983, produced by Joseph Papp." from video introduction



Singer Linda Ronstadt Reflects on Her Hoots in New Book

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"Singer Linda Ronstadt sold millions of records, performed for over four decades and made history as the first woman to have three consecutive platinum albums. Her new book, “Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands,” offers a different window into her life as she reflects on her roots. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Ronstadt for our arts and culture series, "CANVAS." from the video introduction




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