Friday, January 28, 2011

24 Hours At A Time - Marshall Tucker Band

Yeah, I've got Marshall Tucker on the brain tonight. There are so many songs. Let's start with 24 Hours At A Time. Really nice song with Charilie Daniels playing fiddle, and how about this line,
But woman you're always on my mind
Twenty-four hours at a time
So my woman I'm hoping you feel the
Same Way
Yes, a woman can occupy a man's brain 24 hours at a time for days on end. This is really a great song. Why can't they make like this anymore?

It was hard finding a video for this song. I picked one that had good sound instead of others that showed a live performance. I find it interesting that the album art used to be so cool.

I Can't Quit Her - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Two mornings in a row I have woke up with this song in my head. I figured I should post it so maybe I can move on to something other than Blood, Sweat & Tears. Maybe there's a message there for me. The Youtube video isn't anything special, just the album cover with the music playing. I've also posted some partial lyrics of the chorus.
I can't quit her
She got her hand on me
She got a hold on my soul
I can't quit her

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Miss Halfway - Anya Marina

This song popped into my head shortly after waking up. I'm glad it was not a Blood, Sweat & Tears song which has been in my head too long. I first came across this song on the Grey's Anatomy Vol.2 Soundtrack and have enjoyed it. It is disappointing to me that they stopped making Grey's Anatomy soundtracks after vol.3. I don't really know why that is other than they must have a fat contract with iTunes now which prohibits the compiling of additional volumes. Does anyone know? I for one would have kept on buying CD's, but I'm not going to iTunes to get my Grey's Anatomy music fix.

I will say that I think I might need to get some CD's with more Anya Marina. She has a beautiful voice and I like her playing.

There are a few videos available on YouTube. This one is rather plain, only a picture that I don't relate to, but the sound is good; this video is definitely for the music and the music only.

Monday, January 24, 2011

For my wife on our 25th Wedding Anniversary

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary. To me it is quite significant, sort of a milestone. My wife and I have spent over half our lives together. In my mind it is like we have always been together and always will. It is a really a very good feeling. I can think of no one I'd rather be with.

I have had Blood, Sweat & Tears on the brain the last few days as you may have noticed from the previous two posts. Today is no exception. In recognition of our anniversary today's song is You've Make Me So Very Happy which can be found on the Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits CD.

Last night this other song popped into my head, You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker. I was having trouble remembering who the artist was, but I found it this morning. A beautiful song for a beautiful woman. It amazes me that while I get older my wife just gets more beautiful; I am blessed. She is truly the most beautiful woman in the world. It was difficult deciding on a video. I finally decided on this one. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

God Bless The Child - Blood Sweat & Tears

I've had a lot of Blood Sweat & Tears songs in my head the last few days. This song has been in my head since 4:00 am this morning. I've always enjoyed listening to this song. But, today I'm wondering what it really means. Look at these lyrics:
And rich relations may give you, a crust of bread and such
You can help yourself, but don't take to much
Mama may have, and papa may have
God bless the child that's got his own,
That's got his own

What is it that Mama & Papa may have? And, what exactly is got his own? What is own? I don't know, but I sure am wondering.

Another song that goes along with this theme, at least the child theme, is And When I Die. I thought that I would include a video of that as well since I'm on the Blood Sweat & Tears thing today.

The first video is not the study version of the song and the audio could be a little stronger, but it's a nice version, a little more jazzy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know - Blood Sweat & Tears

This is a nice song to wake up to although it doesn't get my body moving. I didn't think much about it at first but then it seemed very appropriate because my wife and I are about to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I guess it's not too unusual for a person to feel that the object of their desire doesn't know just how much they are truly loved.

I recently bought a group of used CD's to see what kind of value there was. This CD was one of them and is probably the reason I had this song in my head to start with. I'm glad I bought the CD as it has a lot of nice songs on it, but that probably dates me a bit.

To my wife...I Love You!

I've decided to include a few YouTube videos for this song. The first is a live performance. It is actually pretty good considering the time. The 2nd video has a good sound quality and sounds like the album version, and the slideshow is pretty good too. The 3rd is a Gary Moore cover, a slightly different interpretation. Of course I don't think anything could beat the original.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Erotic Lounge 5 - Secret Affairs

I have almost every CD in the Erotic Lounge series. Most of the CD's make good background music. Each album in the series features two CD's. CD 1 is labeled Soft and Lazy and CD 2 is labeled Quick and Dirty. Erotic Lounge 5 is my favorite album in the series; it is good listening with good beat and rhythm. I have included a few Youtube videos for examples. The first, Fall In The Water is more of a relaxing song. The second, Nube De Agua is more representative of the tracks on the album. The third, Midnight is quite mesmerizing.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sweeter Love - Blue Six

It's been a little while since I last posted. I still wake up with songs in my head, but lately they disappear or all the songs just mix together and I get lost. This morning was really no exception. I didn't know the name of the song and I didn't know which CD it was off of. I ended up selecting this song by Blue Six. When my son was away at college and he would come home this song would always be playing in the car when I picked him up from the airport. At first it was just a coincidence, but then I made sure of it. Hearing this song would make sure he was in a good mood. I like the song and the CD, nice upbeat music and a good way to start the day. The video is a slideshow with some nice photos of exotic locations. Sure would be nice to visit some of those places. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Generation - The Who

I watched a movie the other night, Pirate Radio. It was a cute movie about rock radio in the UK during the 60's. I enjoyed the movie and recommend it. This song has been in my head all night and morning. I didn't know this, but apparently all the UK had for radio was the BBC. The BBC only played rock music for 2 hours a week. In order for people to get any more rock music there was pirate radio which played rock around the clock. I remember there being lots of rock radio stations here in the USA and that was during the days of AM radio. I also remember listening to Beaker Street which was a radio program airing late at night from KAAY Little Rock known as The Rock of the South. It would only come in late at night and it had to be a clear night at that. They always played the best rock.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Got To Have You Be My Man - Rory Block

I've been sick for the last week so there hasn't been much music in my head. The other day I had this song in my head and it was there again this morning. I couldn't find any YouTube videos of her doing this particular song.

I once saw Rory Block live when I was living in Boulder, CO. It was a good show and I have bought several of her CD's over the years. She is a great guitar player playing mainly delta blues and I think her song writing is creative. It's not something I like to listen to all the time. That being said, the other day I listened to almost everyone one of the tracks that I have of her in my music library. Give her a try.
For your video pleasure I have included the video below of Rory performing Crossroad Blues for a sample of delta blues.