The Impressions – “Gypsy Woman”

  Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images A beautifully written song that is a fantasy that one can't help but see in their own imagination as the lyrics lay out each detail of this man's love and desire for the woman of his dreams.  I love the Impressions version, but it is Bryan Hyland's version that I remember … Continue reading The Impressions – “Gypsy Woman”

Tower of Power – “So Very Hard To Go”

Photo credits:Yahoo.com/images There are so many things you can say about this sad, say goodbye love song.  When you pay attention to the lyrics and Lenny Williams's voice, those R & B vocals along with the collaboration of the instruments tend to make this song a timeless piece. There are other songs out there expressing … Continue reading Tower of Power – “So Very Hard To Go”

Laura Nyro – An American Singer, Songwriter, and Pianist

Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images Laura Nyro (/ˈnɪəroʊ/ NEER-oh; born Laura Nigro, October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid … Continue reading Laura Nyro – An American Singer, Songwriter, and Pianist

John Lester Nash Jr. aka “Johnny Nash”, The Texas Born Singer, Songwriter & First Non-Jamaican Artist to Record Reggae Music in Kingston!

Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images The music of the 70s & 80s were a huge part of growing up and hanging out with friends or attending sock-hops with class mates for many.  Johnny Nash's music is part of the generation that I grew up listening to and appreciating its cleanliness. Adding Reggae to his music was such … Continue reading John Lester Nash Jr. aka “Johnny Nash”, The Texas Born Singer, Songwriter & First Non-Jamaican Artist to Record Reggae Music in Kingston!

Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen – The Man Behind the Band, “Van Halen” & One of the Greatest Guitar Players of All Time

    Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images The band "Van Halen" was a huge part of my teenage years. I don't have cool stories of going to any of their concerts as most people do, but I can say with all honesty that they were a huge part of the teen years, not only of mine but … Continue reading Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen – The Man Behind the Band, “Van Halen” & One of the Greatest Guitar Players of All Time