Sunday, August 13, 2017

SONGS OF MY YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD

I talked about Len's great baritone voice.  One song I remember him singing was "On the Road to Mandalay?   I've always regretted we never had the technology to record some of Len's singing.

Here is that song sung my Australian Peter Dawson.   Did you know that way back then that the road to Mandalay was the Irrawaddy River?  I only learned that fact when I listened to this the other day.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

SONGS OF MY YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD

As I mentioned mum and dad enjoyed musical comedy and in particular that of Gilbert and Sullivan.  I'm not quite as enthusiastic about it as they were but they you have to remember they were both born in the 19th century....dad in 1885 and mum in 1897.

This is a real bit of nonsense from Pirates of Penzance....The Major General's song.  Fortunately the provide the lyrics as I certainly can't make out the words he sings.  I wonder what the youth of today would think of this?


I won't think less of you if you don't watch it through to the end.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

SONGS OF MY YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD

I know mum and dad always enjoyed the singing of Gracie Fields and this one I know was one of their favourites.   Here she sings "When I Grow Too Old To Dream".  This was recorded in 1935.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

SONGS OF MY YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD

This song was one of my favourites and hearing it again beings back so many precious memories.

Here is Josef Locke singing "I'll Walk Beside You".

My mum was always there for me through her life (all 87 year) and at times I still feel she is there trying her best to guide me.  Love you mum. xx


Sunday, July 16, 2017

SONGS OF MY YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD

As you may remember I often scroll through YouTube and of late I've come across some music that reminds me so much of my younger days.   My mum and dad enjoyed 'good' music and also musical comedy.

Each Sunday I will add a song or tune that has special meanings for me from long ago.  To begin with here is "Love's Old Sweet Song" which was one of dad's favourites.  This was sung my John McCormack and recorded in 1927.  I remember playing it on the piano when I was about 12.


Oh yes, the piano.   My mother had some piano lessons as a youngster and, although she had been without a piano for many years, she found she had the ability to easily sight read music and many happy hours were spent by the family singing favourite tunes to mum's piano accompaniment.

My brother Len had a magnificent baritone voice (he could have gone far had not decided to settle down and marry Jean) do some of the music on here will reflect songs he sang so well.


Friday, June 23, 2017

FRIDAY FAVOURITES

Phil and I enjoy the music of Don McLean and this one is a particular favourite.

"Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" with some of Van Gogh's beautiful paintings.   We have a print of "Sunflowers" on our bedroom wall.




Friday, June 16, 2017

FRIDAY FAVOURITES

This song has always brought tears to my eyes but I love its so much and had to share it with you.

Bobby Goldsboro singing "Honey".