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.