Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year in upstate New York.
I remember, in early elementary school, being given assignments to pick up autumn leaves that had fallen on the sidewalks of my native New York City and bring them to school.
Later, as a Mom, I took my son for walks. We would collect colorful leaves and press them between sheets of wax paper.
That's why, when I decided to take part in the Music Moves Me challenge for today, asking for songs of autumn, I immediately thought of the song Autumn Leaves.
Researching this song, covered by so many artists (the first song on my playlist is a version sung by Nat King Cole), I discovered that this song, which I thought was written by Johnny Mercer, was actually (originally) a French song called "Les feuilles mortes". Well, I guess autumn leaves are dead, but why think of them that way?
This is the first song on my autumn playlist.
Here are the other songs on my playlist:
2. More Than This, by Roxy Music. From 1982, perhaps this isn't totally a song about autumn, but it does mention falling leaves. So why not? (Plus, I love love love this song, especially how Bryan Ferry stops singing and the music keeps on going.)
3. Autumn in New York, here sung by Billie Holiday. The song itself was written in 1934, and was covered by many artists. I had thought about linking to the cover by Frank Sinatra, but decided to feature Billie Holiday's cover instead.
4. Harvest Moon, by Neil Young
5. And finally, from 1966, Leaves That Are Green, by Simon and Garfunkel.
What music moves you today?
P.S. I hurt my back and may not be online much today. But I will come visit you soon!
Day 9 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost
I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge .
Join this #MusicMovesMe blog hop every Monday - here are the people responsible for it:
X mas Dolly is the Conductor of this trip, and the other Conductors are her fellow bloggers Callie of JAmerican Spice, ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ and Cathy from Curious as a Cathy.