Category Archives: Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes: Surf’s Up!

. It wouldn’t be summer without some surfing tunes: . .

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Tuesday Tunes: Kick-Off to Summer, 2021

. . Many folks consider Memorial Day Weekend to be the “official” start to the Summer season. There is the annual running of the Indy 500, the men fire up their grills, and the fashionable ladies are “allowed” to start wearing white shoes. I figured I … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess

Now that it’s summer, what better song to share than the haunting “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess“? Here is Harolyn Blackwell’s ethereal performance (Paula Ingram plays the role of “Clara” in this 1993 “American Playhouse” staging; her voice is dubbed … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Music: “Come Ye Thankful People”

. Whenever I think of Thanksgiving, this is the song that comes to mind – and this is a beautiful arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: . .

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Tuesday Tunes: “Simple Gifts”

. There are plenty of videos with this beautiful song out there, but I absolutely LOVE the photography used in this one – it’s full of the people and things that make America such a great country: . . (“Simple … Continue reading

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On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

. Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 38th birthday.  Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best. One of the things … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “If I Needed You”

. Something pretty for an October day: . . This beautiful arrangement of Towles van Zandt’s original is from Lyle Lovett’s “Step Inside This House” album (available in CD or MP3 format). .

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Tuesday Tunes – “Claire de Lune”

. If you ever have a stressful day, this tune is a wonderful tonic… This is a lovely arrangement of Claude Debussy’s hauntingly beautiful “Claire de Lune” performed on a 10-string guitar – I heard a version of this on the “Falling … Continue reading

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“Over The Rainbow” (Eva Cassidy)

. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . (“Over The Rainbow” by the incomparable Eva Cassidy – available on CD or MP3) .

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“Hallelujah” – k.d. lang

. . There are so many wonderful versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” out there – originally covered by John Cale, the version performed by the late Jeff Buckley is perhaps the most well-known of them all (the song has also … Continue reading

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