tuesday songs

performed by Kai Widmann

It's been my new year's resolution for 2011 to spend more time making/recording/mixing music. To force myself into doing so, I decided to put up this page and post one song I recorded every tuesday.
After eight months I couldn't go on with this. Having a stressful job and a family leaves not enough room to post on a weekly basis. But I will continue posting songs every once in a while. If you don't want to miss a song, you can follow me on SoundCloud or twitter or subscribe to my RSS-Feed.
There's also a YouTube channel with some stream concerts.
You can find older recordings on the page of my old band HEY NONNY NONNY.

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Song 35: Comes A Time (Neil Young)

8 May 2012 - After months of silence finally a new tuesday song. I have some days off and recorded a few tracks today. That's my take on Neil Young. It's an uncommon way of singing for me. Way too high. But it got better than expected, so I think it's worth sharing.

Kai Widmann: vocals, guitar, blues harp, bass

recorded and mixed on 8th May 2012

written by Neil Young

originally released on Neil Young - Comes A Time (October 1978)

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Song 33 + 34: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / White Christmas

16 December 2011 - Finally new stuff on tuesday songs, even though it is on a friday.
I've been busy during the last few months, and even if I wanted my professional and/or my personal life kept me from posting new songs every week. And I got tired of posting old stuff.
I surely won't find the time to post on a weekly basis again any time soon, but I hope that I can at least post a new recording every once in a while. The two songs today are not new, but there's no better time to post them than mid December, so here they are. These recordings were done with a colleague who played the piano. You might find "White Christmas" a bit strange. Well it is, it was meant as a joke. Fortunately it's so short, it's over in no time ;)

Kai Widmann: Vocals, Editing / Marcus Renner: Piano

recorded and mixed in December 2002

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - music by Ralph Blane, lyrics by Hugh Martin
White Christmas - music and lyrics by Irving Berlin

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - originally performed by Judy Garland in the musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" in 1944
White Christmas - originally performed by Bing Crosby on his NBC radio show "The Kraft Music Hall" on Christmas Day, 1941


lauren - 27 March 2012, 12:17:49

This is cool!

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Song 32: What A Wondeful World (Louis Armstrong)

3 August 2011 - I'm in Switzerland right now, so at least this and the next week songs from the archive will have to do (if I manage to upload new tracks at all). Luckily there's a WIFI internet access I can use about 20 minutes from my appartment.
I'm in the Valle Maggia area, a region I've known since I was born. So I feel quite at home. All the huge mountains, forests, meadows, trees, cottages, waterfalls are quite beautiful to look at. It's a wonderful world.

Kai Widmann: vocals, guitar

recorded in 2006

written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss

originally released on Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (October 1968)


Mac - 14 October 2011, 04:44:24

Hey Kai!

It's a public note to ask you something:
Please do not drop this project!
It's indeed a wonderful thing to find some new song from time to time - even if it's not every week.

Kai - 14 October 2011, 07:11:33

Hey Mac,

I don't intend to drop it. I want to post every week and it makes me sad that I don't get to. It's just busy times. My private and professional life keep getting in the way.
But I now have two songs partially recorded. So there will be new songs some time in the future, hopefully soon. I will go on recording tonight, maybe I'll have a finished song by next tuesday.
As Madonna said: You'll see ;)

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Song 31: Desert In The Sun (Hey Nonny Nonny)

26 July 2011 - After all that stuff from "Die kaputten GØTTER" here's one from my later band "Hey Nonny Nonny". This song was originally released on a sampler we shared with some other bands, but we were not allowed to publish it the way we wanted. We are quoting the trumpet and a verse of Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" in the middle part, so we requested permission to put it on a CD that way, but our request was denied. Since this was not our CD alone and we didn't want to risk not being allowed to sell it, we had to edit the song and get rid of "Ring Of Fire". The result was a very strange backward-part after the second chorus. Anyway, here's the unedited version with kind regards to Johnny Cash and his wife, who wrote that song ;)
During the next weeks I'll be travelling and offline most of the time. So there may be some weeks without any tuesday songs. But I'll practice some new songs in the meantime, so I hope I'll be able to finally post new recordings in some weeks. In the meantime: have a nice summer.

Kai Widmann: vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin / Holger Geißler: electric guitar / Amin Jan Sayed: bass, backing vocals / Handrin Fahmi: drums

recorded in 1995

music by Holger Geißler, lyrics by Holger Geißler and Kai Widmann

edit originally released on the sampler "Salad Bowl" (1995).
The full version was on a Hey Nonny Nonny best of CD Handrin and I compiled in 1998, but that's hardly a "release" since no one has this CD ;)


Cornelia Schölch - 09 May 2012, 01:17:32

Hey Kai,
I am listening to your old and new songs together with my 15 year-old daughter here in Texas. We are enjoying your music!
Yours Cornelia

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Song 30: Here It Comes (Doves)

19 July 2011 - This one was recorded with and is dedicated to my dear friend Philipp. I guess congratulations are in order!

Kai Widmann: vocals, melodica / Philipp Weis: guitar / Handrin Fahmi: drums

recorded on 19 January 2002, mixed in January 2002

music and lyrics by Williams, Goodwin and Williams

originally released on Doves - Lost Souls (2000)
cover version originally released on Weis / Widmann - Phile y Kaili Frankfurt 2002 (2002)

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