August 11, 2017

Moody Blues

The Moody Blues are one of my favorite bands. They have been around for over 50 years making great music. There is a lot to say about this band, but you should research that yourself. Here are a few of their songs. Check out their music.

                                                       The Story In Your Eyes

                                                                 You and Me


August 10, 2017

Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973). A multi-talented singer, actor, and musician. These are just two of his many big hits.

"Beyond the Sea" is a 1946 contemporary pop romantic love song by Jack Lawrence, with music taken from the song "La Mer" by Charles Trenet. It has been recorded by many artists, but Bobby Darin's version released in 1959 is the best known.

                                                             Beyond The Sea

"Mack the Knife" was introduced to the United States hit parade by Louis Armstrong in 1956, but the song is most closely associated with Bobby Darin, who recorded his version at Fulton Studios on West 40th Street, New York City, on December 19, 1958. Frank Sinatra, who recorded the song with Quincy Jones on his L.A. Is My Lady album, called Darin's the "definitive" version. Hundreds of artists have recorded the song.

                                                             Mack The Knife

August 9, 2017

Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading was born in 1950 in Basseterre on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts, the third of six children. She left school at the age of 15 to support her family. Her mom bought her an inexpensive guitar and Joan taught herself how to play. In a career spanning 50 years she has many awards and is an MBE. In addition to her music career, in 2001, after five years of studying, Armatrading gained a BA (Hons) degree in History from the Open University, of which she is now a trustee. Here is one of her hits from 1976.

                                                            Down To Zero

August 8, 2017

Unchained Melody

"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret.   It has since become a standard and one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, most notably by the Righteous Brothers. According to the song's publishing administrator, over 1,500 recordings of "Unchained Melody" have been made by more than 670 artists, in multiple languages. By far, this 1965 recording by the Righteous Brothers is the most popular. The Righteous Brothers ( Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley) had many great hits.

August 7, 2017

Lovers Concerto

                                                               The Toys
                                  Barbara Harris - Barbara Paritt - June Montiero

 "A Lover's Concerto" is a pop song, written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded in 1965 by The Toys. Critic Dave Thompson wrote of the Toys' version, "Few records are this perfect."

August 6, 2017

John Williams - Yoda's Theme

                                                            John Williams
He learned from the masters of music and he is better than them. The amount and quality of music Mr. Williams has produced is astonishing. Just listening to his portfolio of music will give you a full course in music appreciation. 

August 5, 2017

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis. A unique voice. The best of the romantic singers.
The song above is "Wonderful Wonderful." The song below is "It's Not For Me To Say." Mathis was the most popular singer of his time. A time when good singers were abundant.
His voice just fit romantic songs. I have to admit he is one of my favorites. You have to check out his music to have any appreciation for what music was in the 1950's and 1960's. Romance was the culture at the time.