Soundtrack of my Life…revisite

(I wrote this piece a couple of years ago, and since I am at this moment moved by a swoony version of Eric Satie’s Gnossienne No 1… very very swoony in any of its versions.    In fact I just this morning found a great version of the tune in a Buddha Bar version…   erik satie gnossienne no.1 (buddha bar remix) I’m not sure if that’s the right link.)

 

If there were a movie about my life, there would be a certain song or instrumental for each segment.
Childhood: Itty Bitty Fishie in the Itty Bitty Pool
Mares Eat Oats and Does Eat Oats, and Little Lambs Eat Ivy

Teen: Vaughan Monroe, Ghost Riders in the Sky
Mabelline
Bill Haley and the Comets, Thirteen Women…on the flip side of Rock Around the Clock.
Third Man Theme
Peg O’My Heart

Work Era: Bizet, Carmen
Mario Lanza, Song Angels Sing
Be My Love
David Carroll’s band, In a Persian Market
Scherezade
I Love Paris
Song of India

CCR, Heard it on the Grapevine
CCR, Bad Moon Rising
CCR, Green River

Stevie Nicks, Edge of 17
Knights in White Satin long version

Roberta Flack, Sometimes…all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you

I Think I love you

Juke Box Hero

Neil Diamond, Holly Holy

I’m Saving my money to Buy You a rainbow

Johnny Horton, Battle of New Orleans

Beatles Yellow Submarine, Eleanor Rigsby

Rock Music…come by that obsession honestly, the Beatles hit the stage in 19whatever along with Elvis Presley. Then the kids came along and when they were teenagers (in the 1970s and 1980s the house and car were filled with pop music of those years.

Sing, Sing, sing (Jimmy Dorsey, I think)

Drumsville

These are some of the songs and instrumentals that I love. Some, like Grapevine and Knights in White Satin, the long instrumentals that I would sit in the car listening in rapture until the song ended. That was in the days when the car radio was the only portable music maker we had, and unless we had the music on a record (45 rpm, or 33 rpm) at home, and a phonograph, that was about it.

That list dates me, I suppose. But this is my list of favorite music.

8 thoughts on “Soundtrack of my Life…revisite

  1. Such great songs to have chosen! The zither song from The Third Man is great. So is Scheherazade–arch-storytelling in music. And “Sing, Sing, Sing”–fantastic rhythm! Also, I have to thank your for writing out the “Mares eat oats” lyrics. I could never make out what they were!

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    1. my grandfather had a zither…he didn’t play The Third Man Theme though. He may have been gone by that time. I recall the movie by the same name, Orson Welles, I think, was real dark…hard to make out what was going on…though it may have been our old TV. 🙂

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