Friday, March 21, 2014

Exceptional Musicians Name Their Top Ten Songs, Chapter One: Johnny Morris

Johnny Morris Shares His Top 10 Favorite Songs

I always had an interest in knowing the top 10 songs of my favorite musicians. I knew it how difficult it was going to be for them to put together a list of their favorite songs. You should try and then you will appreciate how difficult this task can be.  The problem everyone has is picking only 10 songs from their personal list of hundreds. I thought it would be interesting to ask some of the best musicians I know to choose their top 10 songs. 

I asked several world-class musicians to imagine what if they were limited to hearing and playing only 10 songs for the rest of their lives, what songs would they pick. This blog is the first of a series of posts that will let us see the top 10 favorite songs of some outstanding musicians. I hope you will share your comments with me.  Also, if there is any musicians who I have not contacted, as yet, who would like to publish their top 10 favorites, please let me know.

Most of my readers know Johnny Morris as one of the most accomplished pianists performing today. Johnny is a Steinway artist and one of the most caring people you will ever meet.  Anyone who has heard Johnny perform knows that he has a deep love for the songs from the "Great American Songbook". Johnny has the ability to play hundreds of great songs from memory including singing the lyrics. I expected Johnny's list to include some of the greatest songs ever written, and I was not disappointed.

Johnny is currently performing Mondays on the terrace at Backstreet Bistro from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  Having dinner with Johnny playing many of the great songs from his personal list is about as good as it gets.  Johnny is also scheduled to perform with his trio at the Steinway Society Jazz event on April 12, 2014 at So Cal Piano located at 74111 Hwy. 111 in Palm Desert. This is the second Jazz concert Johnny has performed for the Steinway Society, and it's sure to be sold out. Call 760-341-4130 for reservations.

                                   Johnny Morris' Top 10 Favorite Songs

1. How Do You Keep The Music Playing
2. Stella By Starlight
3. My One and Only Love
4. All The Things You Are
5. Here's That Rainy Day
6. Spring Is Here
7. Invitation
8. Emily
9. Skylark
10. The Way You Look Tonight

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