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Music Can Soothe The Soul

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

For me the best way to unwind is to play music. I happen to like Doo Wop but you'll also find me listening to great songs from any music era including the music of today. As an example a friend recently introduced me to Regaeton which I was totally unfamiliar with. The rhythms are interesting and it's growing on me.

Depending on my moods, I might listen to Prince's Purple Rain or Chris Izzac's Wicked Game or Journey's Faithfully or Lonestar's Amazed. Or I might pop on Barabara Striesand or even Perry Como. I may play Bobby Hatfield's Unchained Melody or The Flamingos' I Only Have Eyes For You.

I listen to Italian Music, Spanish Music, Celtic Music, and sometimes music from other cultures and lands. I do not need to understand the words. I can feel the songs.

I can float away with Instrumentals to any place or time. Frank Chacksfield's original Ebb Tide transports me to the sea, while Vangellis Chariots of Fire send me to a marathon race or the Olympics.

Whenever I am down or lonely, I listen to music. Whenever I need to relax and unwind I listem to music. And whenever I need a spiritual lift I listen to music.

Music is better than a food fix and a lot more satisying.

My songs for tonight are Crimson and Clover and Crystal Blue Persuasion both by Tommy James and the Shondells. If you want to listen along go to Youtube and type in the names of the songs.

Take me away Tommy. "Look over yonder; what do you see? The sun is arising most definitely. A new day is coming; people are changin. Ain't it beautiful Crystal Blue Persuasion? ...

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    Hi, I am on your Retired Seniors Team. I like music too - all types. It looks like you haven't been too active on SP just lately. Hope you are OK. Time to get back with the program. Good LUck.
    3920 days ago
  • MBRJN1
    Ah yes African Rhythms and Bollywood. It's all good as they say.

    Tommy James was in his day terrific and some of those songs are still fab to listen to.

    In the late 70s and early 80s I was really into Disco. I even learned to Hustle LOL. Yes picture me doing a John Travolta imitation from Saturday Night Fever right down to the Bell Bottom Suit. Actually I weighed a 155 pounds back then, Geez!

    My favorite all time Disco Song was Nice and Slow by Jesse Green but there were many others that were quite good lie You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls.

    My first love remains Doo Wop. I have over 5000 songs froom hat era. And some of the more obscure stuff was really good. It's the harmonies and lyrics especially the slow songs that move me.

    And in the distant past I actually had a singing voice and was part of a group. I sang both Baritone and Bass parts and soloed on Babalu's Wedding Day and Dream Lover. Ah if we could only go back in time.
    3991 days ago
    I love music! Ninety-plus percent of what I listen to is Irish, but I enjoy a lot of other types as well. Like you, I enjoy doo-wop (going to a doo-wop show near me in January). I also enjoy a lot of pop, light rock, and I'm developing an appreciation for the music of Africa and India (I'm getting a taste for Bollywood).

    Good Heavens, another Tommy James fan!
    3992 days ago
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