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Eden Ahbez

Data de nascimento: 15. Abril 1908
Data de falecimento: 4. Março 1995

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Eden Ahbez foi um compositor de canções e musico americano dos anos 1940s-1960, cuja vida na Califórnia foi influente para o movimento hippie.

Ahbez compôs a canção "Nature Boy" que se tornou um sucesso no primeiro lugar durante oito semanas, em 1948 para Nat King Cole e desde então tornou-se um standard de pop e jazz.

Viveu uma vida bucólica pelo menos a partir dos anos 40, viajou de sandálias e usou o cabelo pelos ombros e uma barba, acampou por baixo do primeiro L do Sinal de Hollywood, em Los Angeles e estudou misticismo Oriental. Dormia ao ar livre com a sua família e comia vegetais, frutas e nozes. Dizia viver com três dólares por semana. Era vegetariano.As suas canções foram interpretadas por artistas como Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Caetano Veloso,Doris Day, David Bowie com Massive Attack, Cher, Celine Dion, Sam Cooke, Django Reinhardt, Grace Slick & The Great Society, Don McLean, George Benson, José Feliciano, Shirley Bassey, Aaron Neville, Oscar Peterson, Sun Ra, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Peggy Lee, Jackie McLean, Stephane Grappelli, Leonard Nimoy, Art Pepper, Paul Sullivan, Joe Pass, Grover Washington Jr., The Ink Spots, Chuck Brown, Kate Ceberano, Eartha Kitt, Kurt Elling, Earl Klugh, Abbey Lincoln,Ike Quebec Frankie Laine, Dick Haymes e Bobby Darin, Lady Gaga e Tony Bennett, Aurora Askenes entre outros.

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Citações Eden Ahbez

„What I mean by the Principle of Oneness is this:
That we must learn to realize
that there's nothing separate or apart.
That everything is part of everything else.“

—  Eden ahbez
Context: What I mean by the Principle of Oneness is this: That we must learn to realize that there's nothing separate or apart. That everything is part of everything else. That there's nothing above us, or below us, or around us. All is inherent within us. Like Jesus said, "The Kingdom is Within." Tape recording to Joe Romersa (1992)

„All is inherent within us.
Like Jesus said, "The Kingdom is Within“

—  Eden ahbez
Context: What I mean by the Principle of Oneness is this: That we must learn to realize that there's nothing separate or apart. That everything is part of everything else. That there's nothing above us, or below us, or around us. All is inherent within us. Like Jesus said, "The Kingdom is Within." Tape recording to Joe Romersa (1992)

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„Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters“

—  Eden ahbez
Context: Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters. As quoted by Joe Romersa (c. 1992)

„I am a being of Heaven and Earth,
of thunder and lightning,
of rain and wind,
of the galaxies,
of the suns and the stars
and the void through which they travel.“

—  Eden ahbez
Context: I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies, of the suns and the stars and the void through which they travel. The essence of nature, eternal, divine that all men seek to know to hear, known as the great illusion time, and the all-prevailing atmosphere. And now you know my background. Tape recording declaring how he recited one of his poems in response to a question "What is your background?" (1992)

„And now you know my background.“

—  Eden ahbez
Context: I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies, of the suns and the stars and the void through which they travel. The essence of nature, eternal, divine that all men seek to know to hear, known as the great illusion time, and the all-prevailing atmosphere. And now you know my background. Tape recording declaring how he recited one of his poems in response to a question "What is your background?" (1992)

„The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.“

—  Eden ahbez
Context: While we spoke of many things Fools and kings This he said to me: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return." "Nature Boy" (1948) The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved, just to love and be loved. His assertion to Joe Romersa, of how his lyrics should be corrected, saying that "To be loved in return, is too much of a deal, and that has nothing to do with love."

„There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy...“

—  Eden ahbez
"Nature Boy" (1948) - Nat King Cole performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw - Pat Boone and Nat King Cole duet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NaWYZI2Nzo

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