The Marmalade – “Reflections of My Life”

Each time I listen to this song and hear Dean Ford's voice, and the music, it is so soothing. He had a heavenly voice that was meant to sing ballads such as this one.  The music just takes me back to my younger years. This is such a beautiful song.   "Reflections of My Life" … Continue reading The Marmalade – “Reflections of My Life”

Curtis Mayfield – “Freddie’s Dead”

Curtis Mayfield was a gifted and talented American soul, R&B, funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. Through his songwriting skills he had the ability to use his lyrics to paint a clear picture of the social injustices of that time. Once the music was composed and both merged together, the songs would deeply capture the … Continue reading Curtis Mayfield – “Freddie’s Dead”

Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”

The 70s was an era of great music of all genre's, and in 1975 this song set the airways on fire. Every guy who was or even thought they were a playboy I'm sure listened to this song and shivered, wondering if they too would fool around and fall in love?  Mickey Thomas' voice is … Continue reading Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”

Player – “This Time I’m In It For Love”

The band Player has to be made up of some of the greatest singers with some of the most incredible, smoothest voices in the business. Their voices will make you fall in love over and over again with their songs. Nothing is over mixed, the lead singers vocals are smooth, he is not screaming and … Continue reading Player – “This Time I’m In It For Love”

Chris Clark – “Love’s Gone Bad,’ “I Wanna Go Back There Again,” & “I Like Everything About You!

"Soul Sounds," is the debut album by soul singer Chris Clark, released in 1967 (catalogue number MOS 664). As a white artist on a label for which artists were predominantly black, the album made Clark a cult heroine. The album is considered one of Motown's most collectable. Christine Elizabeth Clark (born February 1, 1946), is … Continue reading Chris Clark – “Love’s Gone Bad,’ “I Wanna Go Back There Again,” & “I Like Everything About You!

Morrie Morrison Orchestra – “Goodbye Little Girl Goodbye”

I do not own the rights to this song, but would love to know where I may find the song lyrics. There is another song out there by the same name, but the lyrics are different. This is such a sad, yet beautiful song.  I have searched high and low and haven't been able to … Continue reading Morrie Morrison Orchestra – “Goodbye Little Girl Goodbye”

James Baldwin – The Giver (for Berdis) – A Poem

If the hope of giving is to love the living, the giver risks madness in the act of giving. Some such lesson I seemed to see in the faces that surrounded me. Needy and blind, unhopeful, unlifted, what gift would give them the gift to be gifted? The giver is no less adrift than those … Continue reading James Baldwin – The Giver (for Berdis) – A Poem

The Mamas and the Papas – “I Saw Her Again”

This has to be one of the most memorable songs of the 60s. It rings 60s, and I absolutely love it, and this group!  They had such great voices, but with many bands there was also drama. This song was written by John Phillips, the leader of the Mamas And The Papas, about the affair … Continue reading The Mamas and the Papas – “I Saw Her Again”

Thin Lizzy – “A Song For While I’m Away”

"A Song for While I'm Away" was released on September 21, 1973 on the album "Vagabonds of the Western World."  I love these songs and can't get enough of Thin Lizzy.  They were an incredible band! On October 23, 2020 a Documentary was released about Phil Lynott, titled "Songs for While I'm Away!"  he story … Continue reading Thin Lizzy – “A Song For While I’m Away”