Monday, January 22, 2018

Colorful Songs - Music Moves Me

Today, on the blog hop Music Moves me, I'm caching up with last week's theme of Songs with Colors in the Title, suggested by our "spotlight dancer" Mary Burris of the blog Jingle Jangle Jungle.  I've read Mary's blog for years (I "met" her years ago in a blogging challenge) and I guarantee that the 4Mers may well outdo themselves today.

A brief intro to Music Moves Me:

The Head 4M'er is XmasDolly.  Her co-4Mers are:  Callie of JAmerican Spice, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥   The Rockin' elf Cathy from Curious as a Cathy .

And now for some colorful music!

A Whiter Shade of Pale, which has been covered by many artists since its May 1967 release by the British band Procul Harum.  I love the intricacy of the music and the lyrics just as much now as I did back when I first heard it in 1967.

Behind Blue Eyes by the Who.

Paint It Black (also known as Paint It, Black), by the Rolling Stones, released in 1966.  It has become associated with various Vietnam themed movies and TV shows.  This is another song that has been covered over and over again.
 Yellow Ledbetter, by Pearl Jam.   This song has a fascinating backstory and the band will change the lyrics from time to time when performing it live.   But, in general, it is said to be a story about a young man who died in the Gulf War.  His brother receives the news of the death and takes a walk - and what happens during that walk.

And finally, Greensleeves, performed here by the King's Singers.  Yes, this isn't rock.  But the human voice, after all, is the ultimate musical instrument, and this song, hundred of years old, is a song I have loved since I was a child. 


13 comments:

  1. I liked the entire selection. Although I am more than bored with the endless versions of Greensleeves that permeate the airwaves.

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  2. Great classic songs. I enjoyed all of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love these songs and the theme. It's never too late for color songs!

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  4. Alana,

    Great songs! "Greensleeves" is a pretty song. The King's Singers do a fabulous job! Thanks for joining us on the dance floor, my friend!

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  5. Great selection of color theme songs. I love them all, well not so much Pearl Jam but all the others! I really enjoy the old videos. Running in the field?

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  6. Love the old memories that these songs carry.

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  7. Great song selection, Alana! Loved listening to each of them today. Seems quite a few people extended the theme for an additional week.

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  8. Well, look at you! I know today was a FREEBIE & you can post what you like & girl you have rocked the house, but you made me go check to see what the theme was I thought I was mistaken cuz another gal did the same think!!! hahahaha hey to each their own right. Luvin' all your choices. THANKS Havin' the flu you need some smoother tunes to listen too ya know!!! hugs

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  9. A nice selection of music - we must have similar tastes in rock (I also listen to a lot of jazz and classical). I've seen three of those bands live here in Colorado :)

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  10. Hi Alana,
    Great selection of songs. I wasn't familiar with Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter" so that was interesting to hear.
    I too love the "Greensleeves" song and especially enjoyed the King's Singers performance. Fabulous vocal harmonies. I recognized the melody right away but never knew of the song as Greensleeves. I've always associated it with the Christmas song "What Child is This?" so it was very cool to discover that it's actually an old English folk song.

    Isn't this color theme fun? I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one doing a color post today! :)

    Have a great week,

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  11. I haven't heard a whiter shade of pale in a long long time! I have loved that song.
    Thanks for rocking!

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