Each one of us has songs that are significant to us for one reason or another and that when played can transport us to the where and when they first wove their magic or recorded the tragic. If you know exactly what I’m talking about it would be great to know what music does this for you whether or not you want to share the reasons why. This first one is from 1994 and is a classic track from the Stax label.
From 1971 we see what might have been the start of my Reggae period because of the wording of this particular song.
On the same lines, from 1972 a giant of the Reggae scene who unfortunately passed away in 2020. Amazingly, Nash was born in Texas and started his life singing in a Baptist choir. Jamaica’s loss was Americas gain.
From 1969 now a song that had a profound effect on me from a group I barely knew. This was a bit of a perspective on the Vietnam War. The model Lesley Hornby or Twiggy did a later cover of this.
From 1965 comes a track that had been written by Idris Davies and Pete Seeger and covered by a group that was perhaps one of the most influential of this period and who had started out with a hit provided to them by Bob Dylan, Mr Tambourine Man. This track is another folk rock song that just reminded me of home. In Welsh we say Hiraeth for that longing you get to be where you’re happiest. On the other hand, this is actually about a mining disaster.
As a bonus here is a track from 1968. The singer is Graham Bonnet one of the finest voices in pop music with an early hit as The Marbles. Graham and Trevor Gorden were only together 1968/69 but they had two hits that were brilliant Here’s one. Please forgive the dancing in the background.
Have a fantastic week all and share the Hugs, someone needs them.