here is a sample of a few songs that I enjoy, although many, in many different ways, I would not ever be without my music
Here we go then, here's mine.......
Love Shack B.52's Bette Davis Eyes Kim Karnes. Billie Jean Michael Jackson. Woman and Just Starting Over John Lennon. Actually quite a few of Michael Jackson earlier ones as well, mainly for the rhythms........
Chris Rea's New Light Through Old Windows - especially Ace of Hearts, Fool, Driving Home For Xmas......(I get so homesick and sad for my mother country with this song)
but I still love this song..............
Some Brenda Lee, some (very old Patsy Cline tracks, like Three Cigarettes in a Ashtray)by the way, I cut my teeth on Patsy Cline being bought up by my Grandmother:)also Kay Starr singing Half a Photograph (my grandmother would always play this over and over many times, I knew it by heart by the time I was three)!!
Randy Travis, quite a lot of his earlier tracks... mainly On the other Hand and Send My Body Home on the Freight train....and one CD in particular called Heroes and Friends made with Clint Eastwood and many of his youger day heroes who are now his (Randy Travis) friends! A lot of Johnny Cash but one in particular I have which was banned , I think .stateside "The Cherokee Alphabet". There has never been words of more meaning in any song anywhere in
the whole world. Well, thats how I see it anyway.
Natalie Cole and Dad, Unforgettable. Natalie on her own, Nom Domenticar, and the most beautiful version of Darling, Je Vous Aime Becoup, then I start to feel very very lonely.... also Someone To Believe In, seems to have the same "bluesy"effect, and you feel like another one eh?
and many other others of course........in similar vein, (not the shouters and screamers I mean): Natalie swings along nicely.............
Kenny Burrell. Georgie Benson. The Boss who is called Wesley...(Wes Montgomery) Barney Kessel,
Django Reinhardt, Stefan Grapelli(violin) and of course.......Chet Atkins. They all really, really swing............
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers also Chico Hamilton, they really swing........
I was so upset when the world lost Gerry Mulligan not too long ago. He was my favourite guy for the way he would play My Funny Valentine, in particular. I would listen to it, over and over, just picking up such sensitivity from it. As well as Bark For Barksdale (that was usually his introduction tune).
On a less sad note, the Golden Oldies of the 60's, you know, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Big Bopper, Duanne Eddy, Eddie Cochran, some of Buddy Holly, many, many of Elvis of course.
Am I out of date? I go by the rythms of music, also soul, feeling, words and timing, and I don't care if it is Bach out of the 17/18th century, as LONG AS IT SWINGS..................baby:)
I don't ever say there's something I hear I don't like, becaseu there's something out there, pleasing somebody somewhere, I simply say, it may not actually be for me