Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

Raise The Bar!!!

Yes, our college freshman grand daughter has won her second straight high jump competition and raised the bar one inch over her previous victory. At this rate, she will be jumping between 5′-7″ and 5’9″ by the end of the outdoor season. She is ranked No. 1 in the conference. Yes, Papa is proud. We’re not talking major college, NCAA championships or Olympic Trials here, we are just thrilled that she has been able to continue her athletic career in college after what COVID did to her senior year in high school. We are excited about her success as a freshman and how athletics has enhanced her college experience and brought her new friends. The great news is that we will be traveling to see her compete later in the season and yes, I am loading the camera, my lenses and will try to find a reasonable place to sit and capture the moment. Stay tuned for further developments.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

Our hostess at 4M for the month of March has been Marie at XmasDolly. For the final installment of the month she has chosen to honor her mother with songs by Dean Martin, Glen Miller, and Frank Sinatra. My mother was a big band Glen Miller fan and she loved Dean Martin’s voice and dad liked him for his sense of humor and roles in western movies. She was never a fan of Ol’ Blue Eyes. When Martin and Sinatra were in their prime many songs were not recorded by a single artist. A song might be written and several vocalists would record it at the same time. You might find different arrangements of the same tune on the top 40 in the same week. I thought I might try to find a couple of lesser known Dean Martin numbers for your enjoyment. Dean’s acting talents landed him co-starring roles in several western movies, including The Sons of Katie Elder, and Rio Bravo. One Dean Martin you probably have never heard comes from a scene in Rio Bravo, My Rifle My Pony, and Me.

In 1965 Dean had a hit with “Houston”. While the song was written by Lee Hazelwood, it sounds as if there is a Roger Miller influence.

Speaking of Roger Miller, here is Dean doing Roger justice with a unique arrangement of King of the Road.

World War II gave us the Big Band era of music and the Glen Miller Orchestra was among the biggest of them all. Big bands is where a lot of recording vocalists started their careers. One of Glen Miller’s lesser know hits a number with a patriotic feel and title to it, “American Patrol’.

Arguably the biggest hit and signature song for Glen Miller was “In the Mood’.

Well, since neither of my parents were big Sinatra fans, I’m going to let the other blog hoppers post the music of the Chairman of the Board. Have a blessed week.


Among Christians this is Holy week. It was Christ’s last week on earth prior to his crucifixion. Yesterday was Palm Sunday marking Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Today is the day that Christ cleansed the temple by throwing out the money changers. Tuesday Christ taught in the temple and was confronted by the religious leaders of His day. Wednesday, Judas met with authorities and betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver. Thursday, Jesus prepared to celebrate the Passover. On Friday He was arrested, tried and crucified. Our Lord spent Saturday in the tomb and Sunday morning He rose from the grave and declared victory over death. All of this was done that you and I might have access to eternal life in His presence in Paradise. Please consider finding a place of worship this Easter Sunday and celebrate the Good News.

22 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Great shot of that bird heading to the feeder. Wow.

    I’m so proud of your grand too. She’s most talented.

    Love your play list. Now this is the music I was raised with.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. 🙂

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  2. Nice photo capture and congrats to the grand daughter on her athletic achievement. “Rio Bravo” is a great old western. There were some fine musical performances in it by Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson. Your picks for today’s theme were great. I loved the recount of Christ’s last week on earth – great reminder for all and I love the accompanying music. Thank you for letting your light for Jesus shine in this world that sometimes seems hopeless. Christ gives hope to all. Have a blessed week and thanks for joining the 4M gang on the dance floor, my friend. Have a boogietastic day!

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  3. Alana Mautone

    I’m happy your granddaughter is continuing her successful athletic career in college, especially in these times. The only Dean Martin song I knew was his cover of “King of the Road” and I agree, I enjoyed it every bit as much as the original. I knew Glenn Miller’s American Patrol but not it’s title – now I know. Nice, nice selections this week.


  4. Congratulations to the granddaughter, making her grandparents proud!!!

    Mom was a huge Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller fan. Dad liked Dean Martin with his sense of humor. We never missed a Matt Helm movie, kind of a riff on the James Bond genre.



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