Here's something new I thought we could try


As many of you know I love music of all sorts and have a wide variety of different types I enjoy


Usually if I am on the computer I am also listening to my music as well


It just so happens that right now Ready for you- Michael bolton..........is playing


It doesn't have to be Michael Bolton it can be anybody by the time I finish typing Anne Murray and Kenny Rogers are singing If I ever

fall in Love again

Happy new year

 

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Eva Cassidy-"Songbird"

Lady is a Tramp

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga :)

Love Dianna xxx

Kenny Rogers: "Let it be me".

Ivana :-))

Hi everyone, I’ve never taken part in this thread because listening to music  while I’m on the computer keeps me from hearing my screen-reader program properly, but I thought maybe I could share music I enjoy, something I’ve heard today or something that’s been stuck in my head for a while. This song I want to share today is called “Perkiomen” by Daryl Hall with Fitz & the Tantrums:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4tPC1hmH4E

The song is a vintage Hall & Oates song from the 1970’s. It’s named after a town in Pensylvania. I couldn’t find the original on YouTube, but heard this one on the new televised version of the on-line show .Live from Darayl’s house”. It’s a fabulous show where Daryl welcomes mostly contemporary and upcoming artists. My eldest daughter had me hear their “Picking up the pieces” album and I loved it! They have great voices, a great sound and an old school soul feel to their music, hope you enjoy it. Take care all. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

P.S.: I’ve read this entire thread and want to thank you all for sharing your music so far!

Thanks sylvie,

I never thought about that of cause you couldn't listen to music and hear the screen-reader.

Usually if I am on the computer I have music playing.

Thank you Sylvie I enjoyed that very much, I haven't heard of the show but am going to have a listen today

Thanks for joing our thread

I like this thread because if some one writes a song I haven't heard I go looking for it and listen LOL!

It's a great way to apprieciate more singers.

Personally I am not a Lady Gaga lover although I love her voice I think she has a beautiful voice if she sang my sort of music I would own her cd's

I loved her singing with Michael and the new one with Tony Bennett shows just what a beautiful voice she has

Of cause this is my opinion

Thanks again

Love Dianna xxx

 

Hey Dianna, thanks for allowing me to branch out a little, I’m glad you liked the song! You can find episodes of the show on livefromdarylshouse.com, but they do have a YouTube channel too. I don’t watch it every month because I don’t think about it, but if you’d like to check it out, watch for episode 22, if I remember correctly: it was with Smokey Robinson  and simply fabulous! I’ve been following H&O since the 70’s but being so close to the subject, I never realized the impact they’d had on young artists, it’s just wonderful to hear! I completely agree about new music discoveries. For me, Michael got the ball rolling for so many artists I never would have considered listening to before. Oh I can’t wait to get the new Tony Bennett CD and I agree Gaga has a great voice and she’s crazy talented. I don’t love all her songs, but I love her energy  and the fact that she can sing. Well, before I get off, I’ll share one more for today. This song is from Jason Mraz and his backup guy named Toca Rivera and the song is called “Life is wonderful”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgeVerGplEU

Just great voices, great lyrics, I just love this song! This is the live version, which I find is much nicer than the studio version. Dianna, I’ll tell ya,although I love Jason’s voice, his backup guy’s voice reminds me so much of Orrin… I’ve heard him by himself though and much prefer Orrin’s voice, but the harmonies with Jason are truly amazing. Well, you be the judge! :D Take care Dianna, goodnight for me and good morning for you! Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

Sylvie your so right Great lyrics,great song :)

Thanks again

Love Dianna xxx

You're very welcome Dianna, glad you enjoyed it. I'm off to check out Tony and Gaga, have a great day! Take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

I'm listening to "Baby, Baby" by Amy Grant.  It's a wonderful song...and this is coming from a jazz fan. :)

 

Audrey

aka the Quiet One

Hi Audrey, oh I love that song! I guess you do listen to some AC radio none the less. Out of curiosity, may I ask how you came to know of Michael, being a jazz fan, or did you get into jazz after Michael? Just wondering. Have a great day quiet one. :D Take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

Hi Sylvie,

   My path in music is a strange one.  

my teenage years (the 80's), it was mainly heavy metal and new wave, but it was also when I discovered Kenny G (1986).  Kenny opened my eyes to instrumentals anyway, and not necessarily jazz.

In the 90's, after most of my favorite metal bands broke up, that's when I discovered Michael (1991).  He was different from all the other singers, which is what attracted me to his music.  He's the biggest reason why creative writing is my hobby.  Also, I discovered a couple more saxophone players in Boney James and Dave Koz.  It was Boney James who opened my eyes to jazz.  

 

So to answer your question, even though I discovered Kenny G in 1986, it wasn't until 1992, when I discovered Boney James, that I became a jazz fan, so it would have been a year after I discovered Michael, that I got into jazz.

Hi Audrey, thanks for your response! Life is funny, isn’t it? You’ve had a very interesting musical path indeed. I don’t know much about jazz myself but do enjoy some jazz/pop old school singers, especially Tony Bennett. I’ll bet that in ’86, you never thought you’d become a jazz fan only a few years later. For me, it was opera. My mom hated it so as a child I had pre-conceived ideas. A friend of mine introduced me to it in ’91, during an impressionable time in my life and I slowly warmed up to Luciano Pavarotti because there was something warm and familiar about his voice. Now in ’95, when Michael sang with him, that kicked my interest in high gear and after I heard “My secret passion”, I even decided to attend the opera and never looked back. I love that Michael helps us discover so many genres and artists we wouldn’t have considered before. Would you say he helped you discover one artist or genre Audrey? Just curious.  BTW, that’s wonderful that Michael has inspired you  with your creative writing! Thank you so much for sharing Audrey, take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

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