There is a song by the O’Jays with the opening lyric of “I Love Music, Any Kind Of Music” and that pretty much describes me. I don’t care what genre of music if it is done well I love it.
My musical taste run from Classical, Big Band, to Pop rock and dare I say COUNTRY MUSIC? Dare I say I enjoy some RAP AND HIP HOP!
I do consider Rap to more of a performance than music but when done well I kind of like it.
I grew up in a house that loved to sing, my sisters and I would sing along with anything. One sister played the soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” and made the younger ones (including me) sing along.
Singing and dancing to Motown was a great way to spend an afternoon.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to go to several concerts and even at time get to introduce the acts from the stage. The first time I did that was in Alexandria La. It was the Oak Ridge boys and Steve Warner.
Some other favorites I had to privilege to intro from the stage are 3 Dog Night, Charlie Daniels, Steppenwolf, Garth Brooks, Styx, America and The Beach Boys.
So as you can see there are perks to my job, but no matter what I would still love my music.
There is one musical act that I love to listen to that most people don’t know about and that is the band CROW. A couple of minor hits in the late 60’s with Cottage Cheese and “Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll” Honestly I love the music these guys recorded but the story of how I came to know Crow is a little unusual.
My family drove to Paris TN. To attend the wedding of my Cousin Brenda. While there her brother Randall ( he is my cousin too I guess LOL) put in an 8 track of an album “Crow By Crow” I spent most of the weekend listening to it over and over again. That included Randall and I ditching the reception and driving north to Metropolis Ill to see Superman’s hometown.
Ever since that weekend Crow has been one of my favorites. Here is a favorite of mine and if you are a Beatles fan you might remember it recorded by the fab Four. This is “SLOW DOWN”
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