Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me


Aww Monday

These two give a whole new meaning to the “Dog Days of Summer”. I am linking to Sandee at Comedy-Plus.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

I am a little behind in my post preparation. Last week week we had a cousins reunion and spent four days at the lake. It took a couple of days of rest to recover from all of the activities, but everyone had a great time. Time spent with family is priceless.

Now on to the business at hand. It is Labor Day and that is the theme for this week at 4M. Our honorary hostess Mary from “Jingle, Jangle, Jungle” has challenged us to build a playlist that spells Labor Day. Let’s get on with it shall we!

The first song not only starts with the letter “L” but begins with the word Labor. Regular readers of this blog know that I have a passion for inspirational music, especially Southern Gospel and the Hymns of the church. My few regular readers also know that I do a Christmas Music Marathon every year from Thanksgiving through Christmas day. One of my favorite groups in the Southern Gospel/Bluegrass genre is The Isaacs. This song is new to me, but I am sure I will be using it again during my eleventh annual Christmas Music Marathon.

Next up is a blast from the past with a little country/bluegrass twist. The group is Pure Prarie League and the song is “Amie”.

Country music is filled with songs about love lost and early rock ‘n roll had plenty of country musicians crossing over into this new genre. Out of that blend came the beginnings of hillbilly rock. One group with classic harmonies and all the tools to become rock ‘n roll legends were the Everly Brothers and for the “B” in Labor, I give you Bye Bye Love.

As long as we are stuck in classic rock ‘n roll and country cross-overs, we might as well pick “Only the Lonely” as the “O” in our Labor Day play list.

Labor Day always falls on Monday and sometimes it rains so let’s finish up the first word in our theme with “Rainy Days & Mondays”.

For many of us Labor Day has always been the official end to summer. Back in the stone age our summer vacation from school would begin the Friday before Memorial Day and end the Tuesday after Labor Day. During those lazy, hazy days of summer, we spent a lot of time day dreaming. While the Monkees were the first to release Daydream Believer in 1967, I personally preferred the alto voice of Anne Murray.

Okay, it is no secret that Dwight Yoakam is one of my favorite country artists of all time. For the “A” in day I have chosen a song that blends a little bit of Western Swing, a little bit of Do-Wop, and a a whole lost of classic Yoakam in “Always Late With Your Kisses.”

And that brings us to the final song in this tribute to Labor Day playlist. I began this post with an inspirational song so I think I’ll end it with one as well. One of the hottest artists in Christian music today is Lauren Daigle. Her most popular song to date is, “You Say”. Well, I say, “That’s a wrap.” Have a blessed week.

25 thoughts on “Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Awww on those two cute pups. I want them both.

    You really went all out with the videos today. Great meme for a music lover like you to participate in.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and Labor day. 🙂

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  2. Marie Chamberlin Moody

    I cannot believe I lost my other reply. Let’s try this again… Luvin’ the tunes you picked. These kinds of songs are from my era & my brother’s too. My brother was six years older than I and tunes from the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison that was so him. I lost him much too soon, he was only 44 & died of a heart attack. Anyway, the rest is my high school… well not the rest, but most of them. YOU ROCK! Happy Labor Day my friend!

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  3. Driller,

    I’m playing catch up but I’m here finally ready to boogie with your LABOR DAY theme tunes. I’m thinking a little about doing a Christmas song marathon this year but haven’t totally committed myself yet. I love the idea and am looking forward to your mewsic each day from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Did you use The Issacs last year? I can’t recall but sure did enjoy this beautiful song ‘Labor of Love’. I most certainly will visit YoutTube to check out more of their tunes. I enjoyed your entire song set this morning. Thanks for joining the great dance party in cyberspace. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

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    1. I had a “senior moment” and forgot that I did indeed use “Labor of Love” in my last Christmas Marathon. You can scroll through the posts to get an idea of how mine works. I post a photo and at least one Christmas song each day between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. I post a few old favorites, but mostly songs about the true meaning of Christmas and the birth of our Savior. I try to find a few new ones each year and a few new-to-me artists. It’s the only true commitment that I make to blogging each year. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week.


  4. You hit some songs I love here – Annie, Daydream Believer (although I do prefer the Monkees, Anne Murray does the song justice), the Everly Brothers, and, best of all, the Carpenters. Lauren Daigle does have a beautiful, beautiful, voice. I’m late to the party and will probably be late to this week’s post, so I hope you had a great week.



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