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HAVE A ROCKING RED MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I hope everyone has a merry, merry Christmas!

By: Lewis Medlock on December 19, 2013 in Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

TAKE A LOAD OFF, LEVON HELM

By: Lewis Medlock on April 20, 2012 in Music | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

ANATOMY OF A TEAR-JERKER

Here's an article on the science of why Adele's Someone Like You makes so many people emotional and even cry.  

It's a very cool analysis and I like the song and the performer a lot.  But I think there's more to its appeal. One obvious thing is that nearly everyone has a "someone like you" in their past.  And I love the beautiful melody with the soft piano.  It's perfect.

Don't go by me though. I still get choked up when the F16s do a flyover at a Titans game.

By: Lewis Medlock on February 14, 2012 in Music | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

For your Christmas listening pleasure, here is Ray Charles version of Spirit of Christmas. Keep your loved ones close. I hope everyone has the best Christmas ever!

By: Lewis Medlock on December 22, 2011 in Music | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

PEOPLE GET READY

Some songs stick with us for a lifetime.

People Get Ready Is one of those songs for me.  It came out in the sixties and I'm a child of that era so it's a natural thing for me.  Forty plus years later and it still moves me.

Most people don't realize it but it's a gospel-based song that sprang from the March on Washingon in 1963 led by Martin Luther King and highlighted by his I Have a Dream speech.  Two years later Curtis Mayfield wrote People Get Ready.  It's lyrics go far beyond its original basis.

The song has been covered by hundreds of artists including Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart.  I have several versions of the song on my ITunes but my favorites are by Al Green who sings it with Heather Headley. Youtube won't let me embed it so here's link. Check it out: People Get Ready

By: Lewis Medlock on September 16, 2011 in Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

For your Christmas listening pleasure, here are the Eagles, circa 1993. I hope everyone has the best Christmas ever!
By: Lewis Medlock on December 24, 2010 in Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

The lyrics below are from Where Have I Been All my Life, a song written by Sherrie Austin and currently on George Strait's new album here.

I saw Ms. Austin perform this song when I was in Nashville earlier this month.  I've listened to his version but I think she did it better.

These lyrics seem to fit me very well at this time in my life.

Been down the road to work and back
Been in what I thought was love a few times
But every once in a while I stop and ask
Where have I been all my life?

These days broccoli don't taste so bad
And neither does swallowing my pride
And I'm agreeing more and more with my old man
Where have I been all my life?

Some years are clear and some a little blurry
Man how they fly by
Mom and dad sure got old in a hurry
Where have I been all my life?

Been learning that forgiveness is as much for myself
As it is for the other guy
And I read the good book these days and believe it
Where have I been all my life?

I heard "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
It brought a tear to my eye
After all these years I finally get that song
Where have I been all my life?

By: Lewis Medlock on October 21, 2010 in Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

LUTHER

Here's Luther Vandross and his singer/dancers for your viewing and listening pleasure.  One of the best R & B singers ever.  RIP, Luther.

By: Lewis Medlock on July 29, 2010 in Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

YOU LOST ME

I happened to catch the American Idol finale a week or two ago. 

I used to watch every AI episode but I haven't watched it for at least two years.  When I flipped the channel to Fox Christine Aguilera had just begun to sing.  That's when I figured out it was the finale.  I have to tell you that I have never been a fan of Miss Aguilera.  In fact I probably only knew of her from her skimpy outfits.  I certainly didn't listen to her music.

That changed last night.  She blew me away with her performance of You Lost Me.  Everything just worked for me in that performance.  The lights, the costume, everything. It's a haunting song for anyone who has loved and lost. And that's everyone.   Apparently it's a new song being released next month.  I'll be picking that one up from ITunes or Amazon.  Check it out below.  I hope you like it as much as I did.  The lady has some pipes.

By: Lewis Medlock on June 3, 2010 in Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

YOU'RE NO GOOD

I've been watching the Masters live on-line today as I worked. 

As a child of the fifties and sixties, I continue to be amazed by our current technology.  Watching the Masters today made me think about growing up in the fifties and sixties without the technology.  Back then I felt lucky to hear the music I liked once a day on the radio.  And I never knew when it might be playing.   

Now I can get any music and videos anytime and it's free more often than not.  All because of the net.  I continue to be amazed at the amount of free music and videos that are available on the web. Keep your eyes open because I'm going to start reminiscencing with some of the music and videos.  There's a whole generation that's missed out on some great music.  Like this one. That guitarist looks very familiar...

By: Lewis Medlock on April 9, 2010 in Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack
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