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”
My precious child, please do not moan or weep.In this life, all material things will fade away fast.Sleep my child, allow your mind, and heart peace.Take comfort in knowing that this storm shall pass.
Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming to town! Get that truck a running, and the engine humming, to hall those pumpkins to town. Hook that trailer up, the hitch is good and tuff, the hay is neatly stacked with kiddos in the back. Happily, they ride, hay, and pumpkins by their side, … Continue reading “Halloween Is Coming” – A Poem
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”
Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images May each hole in your heart is filled with the goodness of love, and every hurtful thought you ever had will diminish. Oh, how I wish nothing but positive things for you, and you will strive to be your best from start to finish. It will not hurt you to acknowledge … Continue reading “Spread Your Wings” – A Poem
Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images This cute poem was written by one of my 9-year-old grandsons and myself. He doesn't like vegetables and was having a hard time one weekend day eating some broccoli that his dad, which is my son wanted him to eat. After struggling to take a bite of broccoli, he stated, "I don't … Continue reading I Don’t Like Veggies – A Poem
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
Barbra Streisand scored her second Top Ten hit in early 1971 by treating Laura Nyro's recording of her song "Stoney End" as a demo and copying it practically note for note. "Mama, let me start all over," she sang, and her wish was granted.
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!
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