8/11/07

Music

I'm in the mood to share some favorites, so here goes:

1) Amazing Grace - Lari White.
I'm not really much into country. I'm not predisposed to religious music. Still, I don't know if it gets any better than hearing Lari White sing this tune - it's like she was born so we could all hear how great this song can be. I remember when I was in the Navy I saw that she gave a concert in Florida (her home state) for the sailors there. The commanding officer said she brought grown men to tears with this song. Enough said.

2) Paper Bag - Anna Nalick.
Listen to it. Maybe you'll get it. I don't think she's that well-known but this song should be far more popular than "Breathe (2AM)" - which is good in its own right. Something about the whole 'wearing masks" theme strikes me right to the core.

3) Long Tall Sally - Little Richard.
Great song. Even better when used in the movie "Predator". From the man who invented Rock & Roll as we know it, there's just good fun to be had in this song.

4) Colorful - Rocco DeLuca.
Some great acoustic guitar, decent lyrics & a playful - almost hinting at soulful - pace make this a must listen. For the guys: the video ain't 1/2 bad, either.

5) Vehicle - Ides Of March.
Whoa! Now this is a song. I don't care who you are, if you don't get into this classic piece of rock music, you're un-American. There, I said it!

6) Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison.
A classic by any standard. You have a great song that lifts the mood, lets you have fun & is a "happy wistful". "Down in the hollow / Playing a new game". Heh.

7) Return To Me - Dean Martin.
Props to Joey Gian for a good cover but this version takes the cake! Beautiful in every way: from hopeful longing to yearning for a lost love - I'd seriously fall in love with the girl who danced with me to this song. (Geez, that was SO sappy of me!)

8) Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group.
Ah, yes. Fun, fun, F-U-N!!! I love this beat, these lyrics, this feeling! It's a song that you can't help but be happy to. Enjoy it for all it's worth!

9) It's All Right - Huey Lewis & The News.
A capella - a lost art form. I've seen this group perform it live & it could NEVER get old. They nail it every time. Of all the bands I've heard, these guys love the work, love the music & nail the notes better than anyone. A friend once went to a concert when they were "big" & said the group stopped by a bar to have drinks with some of the fans. Huey & the boys earned top dog status in my mind.

10) Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something.
I don't know why but I sing to this song every time I hear it. I know it's not the most cheerful song but I do think it's optimistic at least. It's light, enjoyable & the group really had a hit with this. Sadly, they didn't have much else...


No meme here. If you want to do the same, just do it! I figure there's fun to be had in hearing what other people like to play.

2 comments:

Richmond said...

Vehicle and Colorful are two favorites of mine...

HapKiDo said...

Vehicle is just a classic. Colorful is not only a good song but (for guys) the video is great! ha ha

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