Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images I have always loved Minnie Riperton in fact my friends and I have tried numerous times to train our voices to match her five-octave coloratura soprano range. Ha Ha...I will never be able to sing as she did, and none of my friends were successful either, but we sure do enjoy her … Continue reading Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You

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Brenda Russell – “Piano In The Dark”

Photo credit:yahoo.com/images I fell in love with this song the first time I saw it on MTV.  When the music begins to play and Ms. Russell starts singing the first verse of the song, it immediately transports you to a time and place in another world. A world where it’s you and the one you … Continue reading Brenda Russell – “Piano In The Dark”

Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poney’s – “Different Drum!”

Photo credit: ?p=Linda+Ronstadt+and+the+stone+phoneys+photos&fr= Linda Ronstadt is a great singer with a strong voice that will give you chills. Mike Nesmith wrote this song in 1964, two years before he joined the made-for-TV group The Monkees. At the time, he was developing his skills as a folk singer - a far cry from the Hollywood-enhanced shenanigans … Continue reading Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poney’s – “Different Drum!”

Thunderclap Newman – “Something In The Air!”

  Photo Credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images I really love this song and I like the fact that it fits in perfectly with the times we are living in right now. There is way too much going on in this world, and we all have got to get it together now,  because there is truly something in the … Continue reading Thunderclap Newman – “Something In The Air!”

Thin Lizzy – Roisin Dubh (Black Rose)

Photo credit: Bing.com/image "Black Rose - A Rock Legend (Roisin Dubh)" is the title track of the 1979 album by Thin Lizzy. It is both an original song and a medley incorporating traditional Irish songs and allusions from the poet William Butler Yeats to the soccer player George Best, a drinking pal of bandleader and … Continue reading Thin Lizzy – Roisin Dubh (Black Rose)

Keith Whitley – “When You Say Nothing At All!”

Photo credit: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images This was originally recorded by Country artist Keith Whitley in 1987. It was written by two leading country songwriters, Paul Overstreet, and Don Schlitz. The latter also wrote and previously recorded Kenny Rogers' American #1, "The Gambler." Keith Whitley was one of the country music artists to break out in the 80s.  … Continue reading Keith Whitley – “When You Say Nothing At All!”

Little Richard – His Life, Death, Legacy and “Long Tall Sally!”

Photo credit: Yahooimages.com I think many people can say that Little Richard's music touched them in one way or another. The man had a fast moving mouth and to this day, it is hard to keep up with him while singing his songs.  I have often thought about how many of the artist's that started … Continue reading Little Richard – His Life, Death, Legacy and “Long Tall Sally!”

Chi Coltrane – “Thunder and Lightening!”

Photo credit: Yahoo.com I can't say anything but good things about this song. When Chi Coltrane wrote this song, she must have poured all of her energy and every feeling she ever had for someone she was in love with into her writings. You can't help but feel that energy and fall in love with … Continue reading Chi Coltrane – “Thunder and Lightening!”

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – “Where Is the Love?”

Photo credit: Yahooimages.com This song has to be one of the most beautifully written and respectful songs of all time. It is a song about love lost and having to wait on love, but also respectful and not trying to make one or the other give in to love if they aren't ready at that … Continue reading Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – “Where Is the Love?”

The Righteous Brothers – You’re My Soul and Inspiration!

Photo credit: Songfacts.com It's hard to believe this song was released in 1966 and is still has the ability to bring butterflies to my stomach and make me fall in love with it over and over again! This song takes me straight back to my childhood, teen age years and growing up in a small … Continue reading The Righteous Brothers – You’re My Soul and Inspiration!