Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simon and Garfunkel -- and a little bit of Ray

One of the saddest days in my personal music history was the day that Simon and Garfunkel broke up in 1970. Although they each went on to perform alone, they were just never as good apart as they were together. Art Garfunkel's voice cannot be matched, and paired with Paul Simon's lyrics and music, well it was just heavenly.

"The Sounds of Silence" rocketed them to fame.

If you've ever listened closely to the words, you can't help but get shivers. 
It was written after President Kennedy's assassination. 
This performance is from 1966.

I just read that "The Sounds of Silence" has become one of 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress. 
How cool is that!!

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

performed at the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert, 2009

and just for fun....

a studio rehearsal cut of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for their TV special "Songs of America" in 1969
Art is such a cutie!!

"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"

absolutely nothing will make you feel happier!
performed at the "Concert in Central Park" 1981

I don't know of a Simon and Garfunkel song that I didn't like! 
I have several albums, but now I listen to their greatest hits on CD!
(my albums will probably end up with my daughter who actually has a turntable!)

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

I missed last week's "R" post so I'm going to leave you with 
Ray Charles!

"Georgia on My Mind"

hands down, my favorite Ray Charles song....
performing on "The Midnight Special" in 1976


♥♥♥  linking Simon and Garfunkel -- and Ray -- over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter S.

Jenny Matlock


Evil Mr. Potato Head ~ Wordless Wednesday


straight to the potato peeler for you!

Linking here:
Create With Joy
In Him We Live and Move


Thursday, March 14, 2013


One day I caught Queen on cable. 
Although knowing all of their most popular songs, I had never actually seen them.
Had no clue.

Didn't even realize that Freddie Mercury was the lead singer.
Knew his name, but had never connected the man to the band.

How I wish I had before he died.

"Bohemian Rhapsody"
from the 2012 cinematic film Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in Budapest
Love the piano in this.

"Love of My Life"
with Brian May on guitar

"Another One Bites the Dust"
To me, the drums and, of course, the bass are what make this song!
I love drums
but oh so glad neither of my kids played them!

"Somebody to Love"

"We Will Rock You" and "We are the Champions"
If you don't know these, you've been living under a rock!

40836 queen lego 700x393 Lego Queen

You know a band's great when Lego makes them!
Only that should have been a sleeveless shirt on Freddie!

♥♥♥  Linking Freddy and Queen over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter Q! 

Jenny Matlock


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Peter, Paul, and Mary.... and Puff

Do you know Puff the Magic Dragon?  

Whether the song, a book, the original movie, or an updated version, I think everyone must know Puff and little Jackie Paper.  I remember watching the movie with my kids and, of course, singing the song -- which was written by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and made popular by that group.

This is a performance where they are singing "Puff....." 
and the audience is participating.
I love the expression of the little girl they show at the first -- her look when she recognizes the song is so sweet!

and here's the original movie if you'd like to see!

Originally written and performed by Bob Dylan in 1962, "Blowin' in the Wind" was covered and made famous by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963. 

"If I Had a Hammer" was originally written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949 in support of the progressive movement. Peter, Paul and Mary recorded it in 1962.

Although Mary passed away in 2009, Peter and Paul (now going by his full name, Noel Paul) are still touring and singing those wonderful folk songs.

♥♥♥  Linking Peter, Paul and Mary.... and Puff.... over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter P.

Jenny Matlock



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