Category Archives: Leonard Cohen

Videos: View “I’m Your Man” and “Famous Blue Raincoat” From Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin

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Note: Find all the video and audio tracks released to date from  Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin plus the promo photos and official press release in one place: Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin Update

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013

Christmas Carol Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Silent Night With Jennifer Warnes – Brighton 1979

Christmas Miracle Redux

DrHGuy has performed his annual Christmas ritual, digging through his box of cyber-decorations to find the 1HeckOfAGuy.com holiday centerpiece, the video featuring Leonard Cohen & Jennifer Warnes singing Silent Night with Raffi Hakopian on violin, a duet performed and recorded at the December 15, 1979 Brighton, England concert.

There is no film of the performance itself; consequently, I’ve constructed a video montage of photos of Cohen and Warnes, drawings by Leonard Cohen, and a clip of a very young Leonard and his sister Esther skating to complement the music.

Leonard Cohen – Silent Night
Brighton: December 15, 1979
Video by Allan Showalter

Download Silent Night by Leonard Cohen & Jennifer Warnes

The audio recording of Silent Night by Leonard Cohen & Jennifer Warnes used in the video is the same MP3 available as a track on the Another Other Leonard Cohen Album. Information about those songs and download instructions are available at the link.

Credit Due Department: The photo of Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes is by Claude Gassian and was contributed by Dominique BOILE. The shot of violinist Raffi Hakopian and Leonard Cohen is a screen capture from a video of Leonard Cohen singing “The Guests” that was originally broadcast on French TV on December 15, 1979 (see New Video – Leonard Cohen Sings The Guests, 1979). The image of the 1979 Brighton concert ticket was found at Ticket Collector.

Leonard Cohen On Parade – Thanksgiving 2014

Because of Thanksgiving, the Heck Of A Guy and DrHGuy sites will on holiday hiatus until Dec 1 2014.

Today, however, DrHGuy & The Duchess offer our traditional emblems of the season – two special Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. (click on images to enlarge)

Now Online: Cohen Seeks Spiritual Solace, Not Perfect Love (1984) By Marianne Ackerman

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Cohen Seeks Spiritual Solace, Not Perfect Love
By Marianne Ackerman
Review Of Book Of Mercy
Photo by Dominique Issermann
The Montreal Gazette: April 14, 1984

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Now Online: Beck Tailors Jenny’s Raincoat (1987) By Jim Maloney & Sussman’s Cypress Spreads Its Roots (1987) By Lawrence Henry

Note: These are companion pieces to Lenny Plays It Cool (1987) By Bud Scoppa and Jennifer Warnes On Leonard Cohen, Her 7 Year Incarceration At Arista, & Connecting Americans To Their Bodies With Pop Music.

Beck Tailors Jenny’s Raincoat
By Jim Maloney
Music Connection, April 6-19, 1987

Contributed by Dominique BOILE

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Sussman’s Cypress Spreads Its Roots
By Lawrence Henry
Music Connection, April 6-19, 1987

Contributed by Dominique BOILE
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Jennifer Warnes On Leonard Cohen, Her 7 Year Incarceration At Arista, & Connecting Americans To Their Bodies With Pop Music

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Now Online: Jenny Takes A Ride
By Bud Scoppa
Music Connection, April 6-19, 1987

Note: This is a companion piece to Lenny Plays It Cool (1987) By Bud Scoppa and Now Online: Beck Tailors Jenny’s Raincoat (1987) By Jim Maloney & Sussman’s Cypress Spreads Its Roots (1987) By Lawrence Henry.

Introduction

I confess, with some chagrin, prior to reading this article, which triggered further research, I had only a superficial knowledge of Jennifer Warnes’ career. I suspect this is a widespread phenomenon among those who, like me, are primarily fans of Leonard Cohen. I knew, of course,  about her studio work and touring with Cohen, her Famous Blue Raincoat album of Cohen covers, her stint on the Smothers Brothers TV show, her role as the female lead in the LA production of Hair, her duet with Joe  Cocker on “Up Where We Belong,” and her recording of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” with Bill Medley. Somehow, however, I had developed the notion that this had all been accomplished in a straightforward, linear manner that had been relatively smooth. Jenny Takes A Ride disabuses me of this naive illusion and reveals the passion and dedication of Jennifer Warnes. It also goes a long way toward explaining Leonard Cohen’s admiration for her.

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Credit Due Department: The photo atop this post was contributed by Jennifer Warnes. The article itself was contributed by Dominique BOILE.