Awe…some Mondays/Monday’s Music Moves Me

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The youngest granddaughter is pictured here with her parents. Saturday afternoon and evening the local high school celebrated the new school year by having “Tiger Pride”. The event is held at the football stadium. All of the fall sports teams go through fifteen minutes of scrimmage and all of the spring sports teams are introduced. This spring the ladies track team won the state championship. Our granddaughter was the conference champion and runner-up at the state meet in high jump. That is her state championship ring that was presented to her and other members of the team at Tiger Pride.

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Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week is an open week and I am torn between two choices. I could pick up where I left off with the female country vocalists or I could reveal a bit more of my edgy side from the late sixties. What to do, what to do. Maybe a couple of each.

It is no secret that Linda Ronstadt and Trisha Yearwood are my two favorite female vocalists from a country background. Although Ronstadt crossed over into folk rock similar to the Eagles, her roots were firmly planted in country. The first song that Don Henley and Glenn Frey wrote together was covered by Ronstadt and like all of her arrangements, she made it uniquely hers…Desperado. 

Trisha Yearwood, like Ronstadt, can sing anything and like Ronstadt, her voice is timeless. She can take any song and put her stamp on it. There is no mistaking that voice when it comes on the radio…I mean, Everybody Knows!

As a child of the sixties I grew up with The Beatles, Mowtown sound, and The Beach Boys. Near the end of the decade the music had taken on a more serious lyric and complex sound. I’m sure the Vietnam war and other national events contributed to the influences on the music of the day. I listened to Cream, Blind Faith, Santana, Steppenwolf and bands like Emerson Lake & Palmer, but I also liked Sir Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival and groups with a bit of blues in their soul. The story of Cream is all wrapped up in this video and their most famous song, “Sunshine of Your Love”.  For me the most special thing about Cream was Eric Clapton…nuff said.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer continued the tradition of great instrumental play and complex arrangements to move rock forward into the decade of the 70’s. One of my favorite bands. “Lucky Man”

Carlos Santana has been a rock/blues legend since the mid-sixties. Along with Eric Clapton he has always been one of the premier guitar players of all time. Santana’s inital mega hit was Black Magic Woman. The very first time I heard this song, I was hooked.

Now you know about my edgy past. Have a blessed week.

23 thoughts on “Awe…some Mondays/Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Awe…some on your granddaughter and her state championship ring. Well earned.

    Love the videos. Cream I’ve not heard in a long time. Love Santana too.

    Have an Awe…some Monday. 🙂

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  2. Edgy? Not sure – if you remember it…. Seriously, great minds, as I am going to have one of these songs (for a different reason) on my Music Moves Me post. Incidentally, I lived in Northwest Arkansas (three places in Washington County) for some five years back in the 1980’s. When I returned in 2013, I was amazed at the growth, and really enjoyed my overnight stay in Bentonville.

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  3. Driller,
    I’m boogieing on the go this morning. Mewsic from the 60s & 70s is pAwesome. Not being the kind of person who took note of band or artist names from my youth I didn’t know some of the ones you mentioned but your song choices I did know after the song hit my ears. I really like your edgy selections. Thanks for hitting the dance floor with the 4M gang!

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  4. Kudos to your grand daughter for her accomplishments and to her school to recognize her in such a great way.
    Love the music, you have some diverse roots. I love all the bands and singers you feature. They all developed over their careers (except I don’t know about ELP).

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    1. I still have a fondness for the letterman’s sweater or jacket with the school letter and the sport logo along with the bars for each year a letter was earned, but a championship ring is pretty awesome.

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  5. Lovely ring and what an awesome accomplishment! I’m a child of the 60s and teen of the 70s so I remember all those bands….and had the 8 track tapes to prove it!! 🙂 Thanks for the music trip down memory lane.

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  6. Mary Burris

    That’s pretty cool about your granddaughter. I really enjoyed your selections for today. Brought back some great memories.

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  7. greyzoned/angelsbark

    I love your edgy past Driller! That’s my music for sure. But I appreciate being introduced to new and new-to-me music and artists which is one of the reasons that I really enjoy the Monday’s Music Moves Me gang. You’ve now introduced me to Trisha Yearwood. What a voice! I’ll definitely have to check into more of her music.
    Loved the Cream video. And Lucky Man is my favorite ELP song. Is that from their Brain Salad Surgery album? I think that’s the name of it…
    Santana…Wow, well, who doesn’t like and admire Santana?!

    Great set today Driller. Thanks! It’s Saturday already. Sorry it took me all week to get over here. It was a crazy one. But I made it!
    See you on Monday for the next 4M post…

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. “Lucky Man” came from ELP’s debut album. Glad you enjoyed the tunes. I have a few things in mind for open weeks coming up, so stay tuned. November is special. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, I play an insprirational/Christmas song every day until Christmas day. I’ve been know to extend it ’til the New Year. Anyway, most of the songs are new to folks who don’t play a lot of Christian Music and day one always begins with Trisha Yearwood.

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