So this from several months ago caught my eye.
In honor of the streaming music service Spotify relocating to the rebuilt World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, the Governor of New York released his Spotify playlist earlier this year.
What kind of songs did the Governor include in his playlist? Here's a small selection. Hint: not all of them are by New York artists or about New York.
Billy Joel - The Downeaster "Alexa". A New York artist singing a song about the New York fishing industry, I just love this video.
Bruce Springsteen - Erie Canal. Bruce is from New Jersey, but the Erie Canal is 100% New York.
Simon and Garfunkel - America.
Art Garfunkel is a native of Queens and Paul Simon is from New Jersey, and they've come to look for America. This song is a fond memory of my high school years, as I dreamed of walking off to look for America one day. I loved Simon and Garfunkel. I would listen to their albums in my room, over and over.
Two New Yorkers (Tony Bennett is from Queens and Lady Gaga from Manhattan) performing the standard "Cheek to Cheek" live.
And finally - I didn't research the New York connection, but I spent many happy hours listening to this album (on vinyl!) back in 1971. I so love the keyboard playing on this.
Here's the entire playlist, if you are interested.
Connecting today with Music Moves Me, a blog hop and Music Train run by Marie at X-Mas Dolly. The other Conductors Callie of JAmerican Spice, and Stacy Uncorked♥ and Cathy from Curious as a Cathy . Come hop to other blogs now and see what music they are playing on this Freebie Monday!