Another weekend gone in the blink of an eye. Why must Monday make its arrival so quickly? At least Monday’s means great music, so there’s at least that redeeming quality. Let’s get to it, shall we?
This week’s theme was chosen by one of our inimitable co-horts in crime, Callie from JAmerican Spice, who suggested we choose songs our parents used to listen to when we were a child. Even if we hated them/loved them. And to share and how they made us feel.
This was quite the challenge, since my parents weren’t really music lovers (at least not that I can remember). For whatever reason they didn’t even listen to the radio (unless it was a talk show or weekly programming type of thing). One of these days I should probably ask them about that, but we’ll go with the music I do remember them listening to.
First up is a Christian group my parents loved to pieces – they’ve been around forever and are still going strong. They are a multi-award-winning gospel group consisting of a husband and wife and longtime friend. They’ve been awarded 2 Grammy’s and 10 Songwriter of the Year awards – and were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1999. They were also nicknamed the masters of gospel “feel-good music”.
Just to keep things interesting/current, I found a more recent video amongst their thousands – here’s the Bill Gaither Trio with “I Played in the Band and Sang in the Choir” (Live):
I shared a couple of weeks ago how my dad loved to belt out Johnny Cash songs All. The. Time. So it should come as no surprise to you that Johnny is up again this week.
Here’s a fun one for you – give a listen to Johnny Cash with “A Boy Named Sue”:
Let’s change things up, shall we? I love my parents dearly, but they really need to update their taste in music. I suspect Princess Nagger and Little Dude will be saying the same thing about me 30 years from now, too. Ahem.
I’ve introduced this artist fairly recently (a couple of weeks ago) – but that was for the sad song theme, so this week you get to enjoy a happy tune from an amazing artist. She is ultra talented (I mean really – she started playing piano at age 5, songwriting at 8 and playing guitar at 13 – if that’s not ultra talented, I don’t know what is.)
And now a picture of the next artist:
See? They could totally be sisters. It’s even more uncanny when I watch Yael perform in her video after having had the honor and privilege of meeting Denise in person. They’re like the How I Met Your Mother’s Dopplegangers. I’m just sayin’. So, without further ado, here’s Denise… I mean, Yael Meyer with “Used To Be”:
Last, but certainly not least, do you remember when TV shows used to have awesome music during their opening credits? Not many shows have ‘theme’ music anymore, though there are a few series that are keeping the theme alive. Most notably, one of my favorite comedies on ABC, Malibu Country, boasts a traditional opening tune.
Here’s one of my favorite artists, Reba, performing “Goodbye Looks Good On Me” on GMA:
Have a great Monday!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):