I know, I'm late again but I have to contact Employment Insurance, the plumbers, I saw a friend, which was really nice, take care of my husband who was dealing with the pain from his kidney stone surgery, talk to a nurse for my own pre-op and bring my husband for his hernia surgery which was yesterday. His surgery went well and he is now convalescing. It is very difficult to keep a man with severe ADHD from doing anything. I have to write these up way ahead of time and I plan on doing that. Now on with the show..er...music.
Jingle, Jangle, Jungle has given us 3 more themes to find some great music.
A SONG WITH PLEASE IN THE TITLE
A PROTEST SONG
A SONG WITH FALL IN THE TITLE
1. PLEASE, PLEASE ME SUNG BY THE BEATLES-1963
Of course, this was the first song that came into my head and it's a good early song by the Beatles who became a huge sensation around this time before coming to North America. I believe this was the name of their first album, but correct me if I am wrong.
2. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND SUNG BY PETER, PAUL AND MARY-1963
This is the version I first heard from this great trio who harmonize so well. It was written by Woody Guthrie back in 1940 because he was sick of hearing Kate Smith belt out "America The Beautiful." Obviously this song got a life of its own as it was written just before the States entered WW2 plus had just been through the great depression so Woody, seeing the plight of the average Joe and Joanie, decided to make his own mark.
3. LET'S DO IT, LET'S FALL IN LOVE SUNG BY PEGGY LEE-1941
I know, it does not start with "birds do it" or "Bees do it" but the original, very offensive lyrics at the beginning at a time when it was thought it was OK to say these words. Take it as a history lesson and realize Peggy Lee and many others would be offended by the lyrics later...hell, I bet Cole Porter, who wrote the song, would have liked the changes done later. I know it more with the birds and bees but I am a stickler for history, good and bad...and this is bad but I hate censorship because, how can we learn what is right and what is wrong if we censor? Porter wrote this song in 1928 for the Broadway hit called "Paris". It has been sung by many, many others over the years but I like Peggy Lee's performance.
Sorry, again, for being late. Which songs come to your mind?