Monday, November 2, 2009

Special Voices And Special Songs


One of the music activities I really love is to spend time developing playlists. To the novice this may seem like an easy project and it is if all one does is put 15 songs they like on a playlist and then burn a CD. However, the real pleasure of coming up with an outstanding playlist is to not only pick singers and songs that fit with a theme but also make sure that all the songs work well together. It's like painting a picture, just a whole mess of brush strokes in different colors but when it all works together a masterpiece is born.

I have several playlists that I think really work, and I will share some of them with you from time to time. This is my first playlist of what I believe are Special Voices and Special Songs. Enjoy!

A Song For You, Leon Russell

Have I Told You Lately, Van Morrison

Georgia On My Mind, Steve Tyrell

The Long And Winding Road, Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra

I Wanna Be Around, Peggy Lee

I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, Elton John

Tightrope, Leon Russell

Moondance, Van Morrison

Lover Man, Patti LaBelle

Since I Lost My Baby, Michael McDonald

You've Changed, Eva Cassidy

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Ray Charles & Elton John

Somebody's Baby, Jackson Brown

Baby I'm Amazed, Paul McCartney

Feel So Bad, Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra

How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, Michael Bolton

Bright Side Of The Road, Van Morrison

You Don't Know Me, Ray Charles & Diana Krall

Hold On My Heart, Genesis

These songs run for 1:17:22 total time and will fit on one CD.

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