Jonas Fjeld (born Terje Lillegård Jensen; 24 September 1952 in Bodø, Norway) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known in the English-speaking world for two albums recorded by Danko/Fjeld/Andersen, a collaboration with Canadian Rick Danko of The Band and American singer-songwriter Eric Andersen. Fjeld also recorded two albums with the American bluegrass group Chatham County Line.
He is 60 years old today!
We celebrate him with a collection of his finest songs.
The Bells are ringing for you now (1985):
Paying Back (with The Chatham County Line):
Engler i sneen/angels in the snow (norwegian and english) (with Chatham County Line):
And the same song with Rick Danko, Eric Andersen and Jonas Fjeld:
Blue Hotel (Rick Danko, Eric Andersen and Jonas Fjeld, audio only):
We end this little tribute with the lovely, Mary I’m coming back home (Danko/Fjeld/Andersen):
Ok, so where do I start? Do I pick one from each of his ten best albums, or do I divide his career into 10 year periods and pick equally from every period? Or do I simply let my emotions decide, and pick what feels right today? That’s what I ‘ll do, like I allways do, I go with what feels right at this particular moment.
Springsteen is a fantastic songwriter and a formidable performer, for me he is easily in the top 3 both as a singer/songwriter and as a performing artist.
To pick 10 songs from the hundreds he has written is not easy, but here we go.
It came out a few days ago so iy isn’t brand new, but it is so good I just had to present it here. Mixing good pop and nostalgia for the Jim Henson generation.
The Official Music Video for “Do It Anyway,” the first track from Ben Folds Five’s much anticipated album THE SOUND OF THE LIFE OF THE MIND…featuring the Fraggles from Jim Henson’s “Fraggle Rock”! Also starring Rob Corddry, Anna Kendrick & Chris Hardwick.
Just a fun video to start the weekend, and so cathcy, you’ll hum along in no time, this is perfect pop.
Directed by Phil Hodges, Ben Folds Five – Do it anyway: