Showing posts with label gifts for music lovers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gifts for music lovers. Show all posts

01 August 2019

Women in History : The Story of Santa Lucia

Awesome find resulting from my “one thing leads to another” Internet travels. Searching for HUBs written by fellow freelance writer and blogger, Susan Duffy on HUBPages, and clicked the link on her profile which led me to her website, Senior at Large In a Sicilian Kitchen (published at susanduffy.com).  Her writings are impressive.  And … she’s from  Australia!  Never been there.  It’s on my bucket list.  But have crossed paths online with some really cool people who live there.


Image credit:  Lucy Before the Judge By Lorenzo Lotto, 1523–32 - Self-scanned, Public Domain, Link


Have you ever heard performers sing the song "Santa Lucia"?  I have heard it performed but never knew who the woman or that she was, in fact, a real person.  Just read a horrific story about a woman who is now honored as Santa Lucia.  Her remains were finally laid to rest in Siracusa (Syracuse).  “Venice was home to her for so long that the gondoliers’ song “Santa Lucia”, originally from Naples, has become part of that city’s identity.”

Santa Lucia












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14 May 2019

Harp Music: Sacred, Classical, or Jazz?

At one time there was a debate about whether or not the harp was solely a religious musical instrument. But thanks to breakthrough musicians like Jeff Majors ... 

The question mark is now a period!


Harp music will always be used as religious music, but it is no longer used only FOR religious music.  That's because talented harpists like Jeff Majors uses his instrument to play all of the genres:  sacred, classical, jazz and gospel.

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07 February 2019

Jackie Evancho - YouTube Channel

Just subscribed to this music channel. Yeah, I'm late to the party.  Should have done it ages ago.  But better late than never!



It is such a pleasure to see her continue to blossom and grow.  I know the mention of this flower likely provokes another cherished memory in your mind ("Sound of Music"), but it would not that far of a stretch to compare her to edelweiss






Here is another magical performance. It's on her album Awakening.

Jackie Evancho - The Rains of Castamere



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● The Sound of Music : What Became of the Von Trapp Children?

It's 2017; approximately 2 years since these events occurred. I missed the entire 2015 Oscars Awards and the next day's entertainment news reports had nothing but praise for Lady Gaga who delivered a flawless performance of songs from The Sound of Music which were first performed by Julie Andrews.

25 July 2017

Music Lovers : Bobby McFerrin & Richard Bona Collaboration

In America we call Nat King Cole “the man with the velvet voice”. Well! If the late Mr. Cole's voice is velvet. Then the voice of Richard Bona is as smooth as silk. He hails from the Cameroon. Whoever thought to pair him up with Bobby McFerrin for a duet was a genius!  McFerrin's voice is satin.  Silk and satin.  You can't beat that! 






Excellent collaboration and stellar performance by two consummate artists. Men who know their music and can share its beauty with the world. Amazing voices.




Medicine Music : Bobby McFerrin (Album)









Dina Lam : Richard Bona (Album Version)





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Gifts for Music Lovers: Duke Ellington Album: Far East Suite

A duke is like a sovereign prince or a nobleman. What an appropriate nickname for him. Calling this man "mister" or "sir" just seems so inadequate and uncomplimentary for one of America's most influential jazz ambassadors. "Ellington was an outstanding composer.

Gifts for Music Lovers: Duke Ellington Album: Far East Suite

A duke is like a sovereign prince or a nobleman. What an appropriate nickname for him. Calling this man "mister" or "sir" just seems so inadequate and uncomplimentary for one of America's most influential jazz ambassadors. "Ellington was an outstanding composer.


Gifts for Music Lovers : Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics

"As of 2016, Aretha Franklin still holds the record for the most hits on the Billboard Hot 100 ... she is still on the road and performing in her 74th year." (Even though her doctors advise her to take it easy.) * * Quote source: "FUV Essentials: Aretha Franklin." WFUV.

Gifts for Music Lovers : Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics

"As of 2016, Aretha Franklin still holds the record for the most hits on the Billboard Hot 100 ... she is still on the road and performing in her 74th year." (Even though her doctors advise her to take it easy.) * * Quote source: "FUV Essentials: Aretha Franklin." WFUV.


Gifts for Music Lovers: Artists Collaboration | Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville

There are so many male tenors in the entertainment industry and no doubt if one is mentioned by name, somebody will readily respond with an alternative or comparable singer and say ~ Yeah, he's alright but I just love _________. Nevertheless I am going to resort to name-calling because this guy's voice even impressed Linda Ronstadt .

Gifts for Music Lovers: Artists Collaboration | Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville

There are so many male tenors in the entertainment industry and no doubt if one is mentioned by name, somebody will readily respond with an alternative or comparable singer and say ~ Yeah, he's alright but I just love _________. Nevertheless I am going to resort to name-calling because this guy's voice even impressed Linda Ronstadt .


Gifts for Music Lovers: Carlos Santana: Ultimate Guitar Hero

Jingle Jangle Jungle is a fabulous music entertainment blog that publishes interesting tidbits about music, artists and the stories behind them. Per JJJ: " ... the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. ..."

Gifts for Music Lovers: Carlos Santana: Ultimate Guitar Hero

Jingle Jangle Jungle is a fabulous music entertainment blog that publishes interesting tidbits about music, artists and the stories behind them. Per JJJ: " ... the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. ..."

21 November 2014

“Mary, Did you Know?” - incredible acappella version by the Pentatonix

Diary Note: Today is November 21, 2014. Woke up this morning, charged up and ready to face the day. Checked my eMail and my husband's aunt had sent me this. Gotta admit, it made me slow down, take a deep breath, and START MY DAY ALL OVER AGAIN!!!  Ever heard of this website. GodVine? I never heard of it. Know it now! :)

Blessings to all!!

http://www.godvine.com/This-A-Cappella-Version-Of-Mary-Did-You-Know-Is-So-Beautiful--6355.html


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That's Christmas To Me ~ Pentatonix

Pentatonix
Glittering Xmas tree from glitter-graphics.com




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