1. IF YOU'RE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO SUNG BYSCOTT MCKENZIE-1967
This was written by John Phillips ( from the Mama's and the Papa's) at the heyday of flower power and peace out, smoke a doobie, far out etc... I always think of that famous Life Magazine photo of this blond mam putting daisies into the head of the rifles that were pointed ag him and others.
2. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE SUNG BY LENA HORNE-1943
I always loved how Lena Horne sang this song when I first heard it from a movie that was just a showcase for the MGM stars. The sad thing is she could be clipped out of the film when it was shown in the South. Disgusting but true and this is often how Lena was shown in films except for films like Stormy Weather, you couldn't see her much which was a shame. This song was written by Fats Waller in 1929.
3. DESERT ROSE SUNG BY STING-2000
I never cared for The Police and that one song, " Roxanne" really grates on my nerves but I do like this song by Sting with the Algerian Rai singer Mami creating an Arabic touch to this song that Sting also wrote.
For fun, I had to put this clip in from a musical I still have to see Watching Bobby Van bounce like Tigger all around the neighborhood just leaves me speechless. I tried doing this once and only did 3 jumps. I was not feeling well after that because just look at where he places his legs..all the way back...thus made my mouth drop open.
Feeling like spring is in the air by seeing all the pretty flowers? What songs grab you?