I have liked many of Nana Mouskouri’s recordings over the years, but this particular one only came to my attention quite by accident and very recently. I love her vocal tones and her very clear pronunciation of the English lyrics. Put that together with a sensitive story-line and a lovely melody, and that is why she is here now! Enjoy. 🙂
I had a number of songs to choose from for today but, while looking for YouTube videos of them, I accidentally came across this! I am not a great fan of Country music and, while Dolly Parton has done a few songs which I really liked, I do not have much of her work in my music library. I do however always appreciate a celebrity who can/does behave like a normal human being rather than elevate themselves as a result of their achievements. Dolly Parton? Who could not love her!
Note: If you get a “Video Unavailable” pop-up message, the issue is resolved if you select the YouTube link offered!
Sandy Denny was a well known singer in the UK Folk/Pop scene in the 1970’s but, very sadly, died in 1978 after a fall down some steps. “Her death was ruled to be the result of a traumatic mid-brain haemorrhage and blunt force trauma to her head.” (per Wikipedia) She would have been 31 years old. I always loved her vocal tones and the way she used them.
For anybody interested, a search on this Blog for Sandy Denny will produce two more of her songs that I really like – “Solo” and “Full Moon”. Meanwhile, enjoy “Who Knows Where Time Goes”, recorded when she was the lead singer with Fairport Convention.
I have recently had a few dialogues about singers who left us rather prematurely, and that topic would be incomplete without mentioning Sandy Denny. Continue reading
I have developed a very broad taste in music over the years, but Country music was always rather elusive. Continue reading
Looking over my personal music library, one cannot miss the fact that so many popular songs are relationship based. Either the relationship is separated by distance, or there is a new romance stirring the emotional waters, or (the more likely scenario) there is a total breakdown in the relationship for any number of reasons. Given how important relationships are to our species, this should be no revelation. Continue reading
John-Michel Jarre’s album “Equinoxe” was released in 1978, and made full use of the electronics of that time. Continue reading
I love this song from 1977 for a number of reasons however, a major one is the story line. A day in the life of a band on tour seems such an unlikely topic, but Jackson Browne did a remarkable job with it! Continue reading
I really don’t know how to introduce Bridget St. John and “Silver Coin”. It is just a lovely gentle, sensitive song from the early 70’s (my mid 20’s). Continue reading
Hunter Muskett was a group that I saw live at our local Folk Club in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and subsequently bought their “Every Time You Move” album … on which “Snow” is the last track. The attraction of their sound was mainly being totally acoustic at a time when the electric guitar was being explored by the likes of Jimi Hendrix. Continue reading