Jan 14

Two classic songs in thirty seconds to make you smile

Today’s very brief piece of upbeat music brings together melodies from two classic American songs, almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face:

1- The 1922 blues classic ‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do’, written by Grainger and Robbins and popularized by Alberta Hunter, Bessie Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon. Other notable versions: Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Willie Nelson, and Hank Williams, Jr.

2- ‘This Land Is Your Land’, written by the great Woody Guthrie in 1940, is one of the United States’ most famous folk songs.

I don’t know how I got the idea to put them together, but here they are!

Dedicated to Bob S and Wendy Lee.


Dr. Weiss

Bosendorfer piano sound – For this recording I’m playing a Yamaha Clavinova – which has the same keyboard action as a traditional acoustic piano, but there are no strings. Pressing a key activates (in this case) a sound which was sampled from a Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand piano. Try listening to it with a good set of headphones! It sounds better than any piano I’ve ever owned!!