Phoebe Snow – “Poetry Man”

This song will always be a favorite top 10 of mine. Phoebe Snow's voice is amazing and sings this song as though her heart is aching for the man she was so in love with.  In an interview with listen.com, Phoebe Snow explained: "That was the second song I ever wrote in my whole life; … Continue reading Phoebe Snow – “Poetry Man”

Sylvester – “Mighty Real”

Sylvester James Jr. (September 6, 1947 – December 16, 1988), known by his mononymous name, "Sylvester," was an American singer-songwriter. Primarily active in the genres of disco, rhythm and blues, and soul, he was known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s and 1980s. Born … Continue reading Sylvester – “Mighty Real”

Bread -“Make It With You”

  Bread has to be one of my favorite bands. David Gates' songwriting skills and beautiful voice just adds spice to each song and are amazing! This soft rock classic is a little saucy. Written by lead singer David Gates, it finds him propositioning a girl with his dulcet tones: And if you're wondering what … Continue reading Bread -“Make It With You”

The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man

  Bob Dylan wrote "Mr. Tambourine Man," which was originally released on his fifth album Bringing It All Back Home on March 22, 1965. His version wasn't released as a single, but when The Byrds released their cover later in 1965, it was a transatlantic hit, topping the charts in both the US and UK. It's the … Continue reading The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man

The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa

Gregg Allman spoke at length about this song in an interview with the San Luis Obispo (California) Tribune on November 30, 2006: "I wrote that song in 1967 in a place called the Evergreen Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. By that time I got so sick of playing other people's material that I just sat down and … Continue reading The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa

Elizabeth Barrett Browning – How Do I Love Thee? – A Poem

We all need and deserve a little love right now. Enjoy! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of … Continue reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning – How Do I Love Thee? – A Poem

The Moody Blues – “Question”

This band emerged from the "British Invasion," and has been an influence on music since making their debut in Birmingham in May of 1964, and were noticed and earned the services of manager Tony Secunda. Although they're best known today for their lush, lyrically, and musically profound (some would say bombastic) psychedelic-era albums, the Moody … Continue reading The Moody Blues – “Question”