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.


10 comments:

  1. My mother used to sing that. Very nice song from that era.

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  2. Hari Om
    Oh yes, this was one of father's "party songs" - he too had a fine voice, much ravaged now by the Parkinsons, but he still tries, bless 'im... YAM xx

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    1. I imagine it was popular with everyone...back then and so glad your dad still sings his party songs. xx

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  3. Lovely to see you in the blogosphere. I hope you are all well.

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    1. I felt this was one way of coming back....ever so gradually.
      We are all doing reasonably well, thanks.

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  4. So nice to see you here and echoing EC, hoping you and Phil are well.

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    1. Thanks so much and yes, Phil and I are keeping our head above water...only just at times. lol

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  5. I like John McCormack, have some songs of his at home. I can play piano a little bit, am not expert but do it for fun. Am self taught as well :)

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  6. He has a very pleasant voice but I have no recordings of his unfortuantely. I played the piano when younger but doubt my poor old fingers could move fast enough now.
    Thanks for paying my blog a visit.

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