MUSIC THE FOOD OF LOVE

And the Band Played On

Dear Readers,

I am thankful that my father shared his love of music with me.  Music flowed throughout our house every day, all day, Jazz, Blues, Rock N Roll, Blue grass, and Country, yes I said Country. My father loved Charlie Daniels, Roy Roger, and the men in black Johnny Cash. My father introduced me to classical music and opera, but my favorite is Big Band music. I love the sound, groove, and the energy of the Big Bands. Every time I hear the sound of swing music, I remember sitting in the living room with my dad and watching people dance with jubilation to big Band music.

My top Ten List of Big Band Leaders.

  1. Glenn Miller
  2. Duke Ellington
  3. Benny Goodman
  4. Louis Armstrong
  5. Count Basie
  6. Tommy Dorsey
  7. Artie Shaw
  8. Buddy Rich
  9. Cab Calloway
  10. Lionel Hampton

 

Top Ten of Big Band Songs

  1. Sing, sing, Sing
  2. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  3. Take The “ A” train
  4. In The Mood
  5. Mack the Knife
  6. Star-dust
  7. Lover man ( oh where can you be)
  8. Begin The Beguine
  9. White Christmas
  10. I’ll Never Smile Again

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