Friday, January 27, 2017

The Sweet Love of Music that Never Grows Old

It’s sad to grow old but nice to ripen.” 
– Sharon Lechter



I remember when I was just this little girl turning on the radio and singing along to whatever was playing. I can tell you in truth that I had a million favorites back then and still do.

Now, I don’t only listen along and sing, but I cover many songs as well.  I have about 200 or more songs in my repertory that spans over many different genres and perform many of them when I am blessed with the opportunity to. I guess you can say, I have a very eclectic musical taste. I can thank my mother for that who had me listening to John Denver, Donna Summer, Nana Mouskouri, Placido Domingo and Tabou Combo. She would sing them too while cooking and I think the seed for it landed in the patch of soil where I was planted. 


My dad sang and would always make sure to flex his tenor voice at church and I would be impressed hearing him sing with force, the classical hymns that the musicians would play on the cool pipe organ that was at our church. My older sister liked to sing and dabbled in rapping. She was so cool, she would put on music and have little dance parties with us while growing up and it always felt so wonderful and fun. Love for music was born and still resides here but I think way more proportioned than I would have ever imagined. 

This week, a singer who my older sister used to listen to a lot when I was growing up that I fell in love with listening to known as the songstress, Anita Baker, celebrated her birthday.

I was excited last night to be able to do a little tribute to her, covering a song that never seems to get old in my heart, though I am getting grayer and more frail as the days go by. The song was “Sweet Love.”

I love the lyrics. I love the melody. I loved how she sang it with so much passion and soul. And so, on my way back from a recording session I had in West Haven, CT, I stopped by The Living Room II where Malika Mo and her band were hosting a wonderful night of music and she opened up the stage and allowed me to do a song and there, I got to vocalize and share my interpretation of that cool tune.

I hope you will indulge just a bit and check it out on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/1KsOLyKE6ik


Thank you for checking out my blogpost everybody. Have a pleasant weekend! 

70 comments:

  1. I agree with you - music becomes apart of us. I have enjoyed your music and I hope you continue creating more music. You are so very talented. I hope you have a great weekend too! Sing on!

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    1. Awww I love your response so much. You have a fantastic weekend as well. Much love!

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  2. Music heals even the worst of wounds. I love the song and i feel it is as soothing as it is refreshing.

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  3. Although I don't sing myself, then I can't imagine life without music. I like listening to music.

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  4. I can not imagine my life without music. We always have it on in our house and/or car!

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  5. Over 200 songs you can call upon to sing is wonderful. Something for everyone to enjoy and be uplifted

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  6. Music is a classic experience. It is true that it never gets old. My daughters and my parents all love music. It's impressive that you know so many songs.

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  7. Music shaped my childhood, and it's shaping me everyday too! I love it. I turn to it when I'm in a mood, it brings back certain memories when I hear certain songs, etc. Music is just great!

    Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com

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  8. Music does become such a part of us. I remember knowing about a million songs too and having about a million favorites. I would "tape" the songs from the radio and then listen over and over until I knew all the words :)

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    1. I remember taping songs off the radio. Those were the good old days. LOL!

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  9. I love music too and just like you, I usually jammed when a song is on on the radio.

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  10. I love music but dont keep up with as much as used to. Loved your Anita Baker selection, so talented.

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  11. I love all different types of music and always have since I was a child. My grandfather used to listen to every kind of music even rock. I love this song. Thanks for sharing your tribute to her.

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  12. Music simply soothes my soul! I love that you were able to Cover anita's song on her birthday week!

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  13. Music is everything. I was 16 when my mom passed away and I swear music healed me. Its so amazing. Life without music just wouldn't be the same. - Jeanine

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  14. I grew up with music. My dad had a band and it always made me feel better listening.

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  15. Music is my first and only love. I grew up in a bad time for rock. I was born in 80, so I started hearing music around 85. It just wasn't good. Then I discovered the 60s and 70s. I never looked back.

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    1. Yeah> The older music always makes me smile.

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  16. We always have music on, whether at home or in the car! There is just something soothing about a good tune or two.

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  17. My music and I had are music fanatics...we always have music playing (since they kids don't watch a lot of TV!).

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    1. Oh okay. yeah! When I was younger, we weren't allowed to watch television on the weekdays.

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  18. There are so many songs that take me back to some amazing memories in my life. I wouldn't give that up for anything!

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  19. Music is such an art form. I loved my choir days and continue to sing whenever and wherever I can.

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  20. I used to listen to music all of the time. I think when my heart was breaking was the time that it helped me out the most. I love Anita Baker.

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  21. Music is very much apart of my life. It's amazing how a song can bring me right back to my childhood, teen years and twenties. I think I will always love music. I hope my daughters feel the same way.

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    1. Awww that is a nice memory. I hope so too!

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  22. I still have Anita Baker on a couple of my playlists. Her stuff never gets old.

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    1. It doesn't that is what is so great about it.

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  23. I love listening to a wide range of music. It helps me when I am sad and anxious. Music is powerful.

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  24. Music is my therapy when I'm feeling low. It's the only thing that gets my mind off everything.

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  25. Simply beautiful. As a music lover I truly enjoy your post and coming over to hear you sing. I would love to download your album if you have one.

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  26. You have a beautiful voice! That's great you have been able to pursue your love of music and singing. It is impressive for you to be able to perform so many genres of music, but just goes to show how versatile you are.

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    1. Yeah. I listen to so much music. So it makes it easier to love so many genres.

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  27. I love Anita Baker! My dad thought she was the finest lady ever and would play her music all the time. I enjoy music so much and can appreciate you having the courage to continue to pursue your dream! God bless!

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  28. Your rendition is beautiful! I am not familiar with Anita Baker, but after listening to you belt that out, I want to check her out.

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  29. You sound amazing! Your version is absolutely beautiful and soulful. I loved Anita's but I actually think I like your voice better. WOW!

    This is Deborah Cruz. The comment as would not let me sign in.

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  30. It's awesome that your mom exposed you to a great variety of music when you were young. Knowing all those covers is awesome!

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  31. Thank you for sharing your singing - you have a very nice voice! I don't really have a lot of time in the day for music, so this is a nice change - I listened and enjoyed the melody and your voice so much! Thank you for your talent - keep at it!

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    1. I am glad that you were able to enjoy it.

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  32. Music is tied to so many moments and memories in my life. I can hear a song and almost always tell you a story. You continue to amaze me with your talent!

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  33. I love, love love to sing and used to perform too. I feel you. Congrats on your sisters birthday. The best memories are made with music. Keep singing.

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  34. What a wonderful post! I'm not much of a singer, but I consider Joni Mitchell's music to be the soundtrack of my life. I wish I could do one of her songs justice, but I can't even try.

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    1. Wow! How cool. Chaka Khan once said that Joni Mitchell was her biggest inspiration. And she sounds like her a bit. You have good taste.

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  35. I love how music can be a theme throughout life whether good or bad music can always play a role...

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    1. Yeah! I love music a lot. Always makes me smile. Greatest thing about it.

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