While trekking through posts of years past I came across one I’d written about music – which means a lot to me; melodies, songs that cause me to recall special moments in my life.
Once started, I’m afraid my list is endless - and diverse...but I won’t burden you too much....I will give you a few of my favourites.....
The list below is only the tip of the iceberg. Actually, the iceberg has not even formed! The “Titanic” is safe....it has nothing to worry about at this stage....
Concierto de Aranjeuz by Rodrigo…by classical guitarist Julian Bream (or any other, for that matter)
Clair de Lune by Debussy….
I always imagine drifting across a calm, peaceful lake in a punt, with me dressed in a long, white flimsy dress, with soft green embroidery adorning it…trailing my hand in the cool waters, with a warm sun shining and a gentle breeze blowing.
Dancing With the One You Love…The Amazing Rhythm Aces
It brings back haunting memories of a special time.
A Soft Place To Fall…Allison Moorer (On the soundtrack from “The Horse
The Last Farewell….Roger Whittaker
I’m always reminded of one romantic night sitting on the deck around the pool on Hinchinbrook Island after all the guests had retired for the evening and being serenaded by a certain someone who was to play a special role in my life for a couple of years. He played guitar and had a wonderful singing voice. Our first unofficial “date” and a sure-fire way to a girl’s heart!
The Closest Thing To Crazy…Katie Melua
Always On My Mind…Willie Nelson
Filled with emotions...
Spirit….the whole CD by Willie Nelson
The first time I heard the whole album it immediately resonated with me…I was going through a difficult time and somehow this music helped.
West Texas Heaven…the whole CD by Kimmie Rhodes (Same comments apply as above and I always play the two CDs together…or rather, one after the other!)
Breathless…the whole CD by Kenny G
Every time I play this CD reminds me of wonderful weekends I spent in a little cabin that sat on the foreshore of the beach at Rose Bay, Bowen. When I was working out at Collinsville my escape to the cabin called, “Laguna” was a highlight. It looked out across the turquoise water to Gloucester Island. Bowen has some of the most beautiful beaches in Queensland, if not Australia. I have very fond memories of those times I spent at that cabin.
London Homesick Blues…Jerry Jeff Walker
This always reminds me of a friend I made when I was managing the motel in Cardwell. He introduced me to a load of very good music. We spent many hours listening and recording while sipping on a wine or three.
Me & Bobby McGee…Kris Kristofferson, harmonica by Jackson Browne
Sunday Morning Coming Down…
Help Me Make It Through the Night
Loving Her Was Easier
All of the above by Mr. Kristofferson! For that matter...anything by Kris.
Defying Gravity & One Endless Night…Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Still Feeling Blue….Gram Parsons
Streets of Baltimore…Gram Parsons
You Still Move Me....Dan Seals
Everything That Glitters...…Dan Seals
Meet Me in Montana....Dan Seals
I Could Go On Loving You….Kieran Kane or Alan Jackson
Kickin’ Back in Amsterdam…Kevin Welch
You Needed Me…Ann Murray
A Bushman Can't Survive...Tania Kernaghan and Lee Kernaghan
The Universal Soldier….Buffy Sainte-Marie
Dark End of the Street…The Flying Burritos Bros
When I Dream....Jack Clement
I've Been To Bedlam.....Jack Clement
Sign of the Times....Harry Styles (Let nothing about me surprise you!)
Stardust....Nat King Cole
Nessum Dorma....Luciano Pavarotti (anything and everything sung by the
Ain’t Misbehavin’....Fats Waller....(along with the rest of Fats’ catalogue
Blueberry Hill....Fats Domino...and the rest of his catalogue, too!
Annie’s Song, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Calypso, etc. etc. et al....John Denver
Heroes......David Bowie...David Bowie...will always be a hero to me.
Three Times a Lady....The Commodores
Hello......Lionel Richie – along with others by Richie
Moon River....Mancini....and Andy Williams
Moonglow....Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw...and various others.
Hallelujah....Leonard Cohen, k.d. lang...and various others
Sing, Sing, Sing....Gene Krupa & Benny Goodman Orchestra...I love Krupa!!!
Bohemian Rhapsody....Queen with the marvellous mercurial Freddie Mercury
could do no wrong in my eyes and ears.
We’re All Alone....Rita Coolidge..
Bridge Over Troubled Waters,.....Simon & Garfunkel, Josh Groban
Sounds of Silence....Simon & Garfunkel
You Raise Me Up....Josh Groban
Hello, It’s Me....Todd Rundgren
I’ll Never Find Another You....The Seekers
If You Could Read My Mind.....Gordon Lightfoot
On the Beach....Chris Rea
Harvest Moon....Neil Young
One Fine Day....Madame Butterfly...Maria Callas
One Fine Day....Madame Butterfly...Maria Callas
See…I warned you! This list is not even close to being complete!
I could go on forever and ever and a day...and It's still have more to add to my list.....