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This is my selection from this great man’s back catalogue…what a fantastic backing band. Pure soul.

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  1. A nice left punch too! 🙂

    Of course, it could never be a RIGHT punch.
    I will check out your link. Thank you 🙂

    I know I may get slaughtered for this music recommendation but does anyone else LOVE Christy Hennessey! I adore him! ( Well not as much as Otis Redding, but I think Hennessey is a brilliant song-writer and I love hs voice -it is so unique).

  2. Pinky, look, they’re playing OUR SONG!

    Great, + thanks. How did you get David to play it?
    Sheer masterpiece.

    BTW, if you have a way with David, pls get him to play Roberta Flack and "The First Time ever I Saw your Face".

  3. Pinky, look, they’re playing OUR SONG!

    Great, + thanks. How did you get David to play it?
    Sheer masterpiece.

    BTW, if you have a way with David, pls get him to play Roberta Flack and "The First Time ever I Saw your Face".

    Noel, David kindly put it there this evening for us. It is such a classic, everything Otis sings is awesome, but this one has very special memories for me:-)

    Roberta Flack is another of my favourites. Unbelievable singer.

    ‘Killing me softly’ is another of my favs, and I loved the fugee(?) version of it about 7 years ago.

    My taste in music is very diverse. I am a HUGE Mario Lanza fan- have everything he ever recorded I believe, but the standput is ‘Because" It was sung at my wedding by a lovely tenor during Holy Communion- my husband’s suprise gift to me.

  4. Folks,

    I love to see you all so passionate about music.It’s one of my passions too so link all you like and I am glad both selections on the ATW jukebox were well received.

  5. I’m not an opera fan Pinky. Classical gets me going, especially in the winter for some unknown reason.

    That was a nice share Pinky! It’s wonderful when art moves a person’s soul.

  6. David,
    I one mentioned to you the Henry Purcell opera. Dido’s lament is probably one of the most beautiful pieces of musci I have ever heard. It is sung just before she throws herself on the Pyre.

  7. Daphne,
    I like lots of music, and my taste/knowledge in opera is very amateurish, but the operas that I love, I LOVE! I have seen La Boheme 5 times, and it never fails to floor me.

  8. David well done. After your book on NI is published ("Why Everyone Should Listen To Me And Start Fighting Again") may I suggest a book on rock n roll.

  9. Pinky,

    I’ve been a McLean fan since the beginning, have all his stuff, have seen him live several times,a great singer songwriter in a fine American tradition.

  10. Sweet share Pinky!

    Don McLean – of American Pie? He wrote Killing Me Softly? You know too many things David.

  11. Daphne,

    The song was inspired by a poem by Lori Lieberman, "Killing Me Softly with His Blues", which she wrote after seeing Don McLean perform the song Empty Chairs live! I know loads of obscure musical facts!!!

  12. >>David well done. After your book on NI is published ("Why Everyone Should Listen To Me And Start Fighting Again") may I suggest a book on rock n roll.<<

    mahons, that would no doubt be called: "Why Everyone Should Stop Fighting Again and Listen to Elvis Costello"

    I wonder did anyone think of putting that mad Muslim girl’s "beheading" poem to the music of "Killing me Softly"?

    Pinky, seeing as you’re into old stuff. Do you know a beautiful old song called "The Rosary". I heard an old recording by some baritone on the radio once and don’t know who it was.

    The Hours I spent with thee, dear heart,
    Are as a string of pearls to me;
    I count them over, every one apart,

    Perry Como, who as I’ve just remarked elsewhere, proved that a Catholic can indeed be Queen, also recorded it, but please don’t listen to her version.

  13. I didn’t know the song that did it.

    Is it possible to hear American Pie while driving and not increase one’s speed? Has to be one of the top songs ever.

  14. In all this music talk, how can anyone forget ‘The King’ himself. When he sings( yes I still believe:-)) gospel, I just cry with joy, and I am not even that religious.

  15. Pinky: Elvis had that Southern thang for Gospel Music. Good Call. If you get a chance ever check out early Sam Cooke.

  16. The Rosary

    By Robert Cameron Rogers (1490)

    THE HOURS I spent with thee, dear heart,
    Are as a string of pearls to me;
    I count them over, every one apart,
    My rosary.

    To still a heart in absence wrung;
    I tell each bead unto the end and there
    A cross is hung.

    Oh memories that bless—and burn!
    Oh barren gain—and bitter loss!
    I kiss each bead, and strive at last to learn
    To kiss the cross,
    Sweetheart, To kiss the cross.

  17. Pinky, You are so hooked on ATW! Welcome to the club.

    Here’s Marvin Gayes absolute best…Distant Lover…ohhh myyy.

    Who should I dedicate this to?

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