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 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 Helen Maxine Reddy (25 October 1941 – 29 September 2020) was an Australian-American singer, songwriter, author, actress, and activist. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, to a show-business family, Reddy started her career as an entertainer at age four. She sang on radio and television and won a talent contest on the television program, Bandstand in 1966; her prize … Continue reading Helen Reddy – Remembering a Legend, “Queen of ’70s Pop” & “Feminist Icon!
Mac Davis, a singer-songwriter who parlayed a string of hits for Elvis Presley into a varied career as an actor and recording artist, blending country and pop in chart-topping songs such as “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” and playing a quarterback in the football movie “North Dallas Forty,” died Sept. 29 in Nashville. … Continue reading Mac Davis – Remembering His Life and Legacy
Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images One of the most beautifully written songs. The instruments that make this such a masterpiece and a classic. Written by the Fench composers André Popp and Pierre Cour, this song was originally Luxembourg's entry in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest sung by the Greek singer Vicky Leandros. It finished in fourth … Continue reading Paul Mauriat – Love Is Blue
Photo credits: Yahoo.com/images The great hits of Motown! It truly had to be a great feeling to be a part of the Motown experience. Even though there were many turmoils back then, the singers were still finding a way to enjoy performing and making a name for themselves. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas were … Continue reading Martha Reeves & “The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run”
Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images This is such a beautiful song that brings back many special memories for me. Guitarist Henry Garza wrote the lyrics as a prayer. When he was 18, his son died of sudden infant death syndrome (S.I.D.S). It's about the pain he felt and wanting to escape this world and see … Continue reading Los Lonely Boys – “Heaven”
Photo credit: yahoo.com/images This is such a beautiful, yet sad ballad. If I had to describe the guitar riffs in this song, I would say they are intense in a way that you can close your eyes and the guitar riffs make you feel as though you are floating on air, maybe out … Continue reading Boston – “A Man I’ll Never Be”