January 31: Lady peaceful, lady happy… “Maybe This Time” sung by Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret” and written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Here’s wishing peace and happiness to Sue Vaccaro, Doreen Poruban & Ellen Rosen Keller on their birthdays. LYRICS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
January 30: Far beyond these restless swells… “The Maryanne” written by Douglass Lubahn and performed by Dreams. Thanks to Martha for the suggestion! The lyrics do not appear to be available online. SPOTIFY
January 26: Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!
“Hair!” from the soundtrack for Hair sung by Galt MacDermot (who also wrote the song with Gerome Ragni and James Rado) & Tom Pierson. Happy birthday, Leslie Lucier Marino; thanks for helping to keep our collective hair so beautiful. 🙂 LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
January 25: Where is the shepherd for this lost lamb? “Someone To Watch Over Me” written by George & Ira Gershwin and sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. This is my favorite version of the song (from the album: “What’s New” from 1983), but there are many other wonderful versions which have lyric videos, including one by Amy Winehouse and one by Patti Austin. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
January 23: Wi n’ de ya ho Cherokee Morning Song sung by Walela, a trio of singers named for the Cherokee word for hummingbird. The group was founded in 1996 by sisters Rita Coolidge and Priscilla Coolidge, with Priscilla’s daughter Laura Satterfield as the third member. LYRICS SPOTIFY
January 22: A beautiful site… “Black & White” written by Earl Robinson and performed by Three Dog Night. TODAY is the real National Day of Racial Healing; I said it before, but I’ll say it again: singing is the least we can do…