Nourishing Food For Encouragement

 

Music is the most important food in my life it satisfies an appetite for contentment excitement and fills mind body and soul with nourishment.

The Moonglows – Sincerely (1954)
This song was recorded in Chess records the same year I was born. The Kentucky harmony group had paid their dues at this stage touring and releasing records for Alan Freed with little success. Chess got behind them and that made the difference. The Moonglows would also feature on background vocals for Chuck Berry and Etta James. Marvin Gaye joined the group 1959 and became a lead vocalist as various founder members went their separate ways in search of a solo career. Their unique blow harmonising style became a big influence on the birth of Rock & Roll and for me the tasty understated rhythm guitar is infectious.
Amy Winehouse – He Can Only Hold Her (2006)
My read on this song in hindsight puts poor Amy’s life into focus in that she was haunted by demons and addictions  from her past. Sometimes addictions have no logic and all the support and love available still can’t penetrate the mind to change the behavior. Two lives pulling in opposite directions within one body can be to much for this world to comprehend.The tragedy is not that things are broken but in the sad realisation that they are never mended again.
Chris Farlowe – Out Of Time (Live) (1995)
The Small Faces – Collibosher (1969)
Gerry Rafferty – Waiting For The Day (1978)
The late fantastically great Gerry Rafferty
Alex Puddo – Hot Mouth (2014)
Johnny Cash – One Piece At A Time (1976)
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1980)
Rumplestiltskin – Rumplestiltskin (1970)
This group had the makings of a classic rock band with top session musicians in  Alan Parker Guitar, Herbie Flowers Bass, Alan Hawkshaw Keyboards, Clem Cattini Drums, Peter Stirling Vocals aka Danial Boone with Shel Talmy (The Who) at the buttons in the Studio. These guys were also in the engine room of Blue Mink. The record company let them down and the Rumpelstiltskin project never got off the ground.
The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. 
John Martyn – Over The Hill (1973)
Chris Cain – I Still Want To Believe (1997)
Alan Stivell – Foggy Dew (1993)
Tony Joe White – Run With The Bulls (2008)
Medicine Head – Pictures In The Sky (1971)
Linda Ronstadt – Tumbling Dice (1980)
Yo Yo Ma & Allison Krauss – Simple Gifts (2008)
Cannonball Adderley – Autumn Leaves (1958)
Rory Gallagher – 20/20 Vision (1973)
Lynn Tait – Love Is Blue (1968)
Joe Vitale – Sailor Man (1981)
Weatherman – Stormy Daze (2016)
Bobby Goldsboro – Summer The First Time (1968)
Ike & Tina Turner – Early In The Morning (1969)
10CC – Mandy (1974)
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Last Of My Kind (2017)
David Porter –  I Don’t Know Why I Love You (1970)
Cash Box Kings – Sarah (2003)
Herbie Mann – Claudia Pie (1969)
Joan Osborne – Bold As Love (2002)
George Martin – Theme 1 (1967)
Halpin & Kaley – Glory Daze (1997)
Sonny Landreth – I Know You Rider (2009)
Charles Bradley – Changes (2016)
The Who – Love Ain’t For Keeping (1971) feat Leslie West
AC/DC – Overdose 
 

Your future self is watching you right now through memories.

Nature’s Saying Let’s Party

Spring Is Natures Way Of Saying Let’s Party – Even If You Have To Hug A Tree. 

Albert Hammond – I’m A Train  (Greatest Hits LP)
Willie Mitchell – Prayer Meetin’
Yvonne Elliman – I Can’t Explain (feat Pete Townshend)
Tony Joe White – Storm’s Comin’
Streetwalkers – Mama Was Mad (Vicious But Fair LP 1977)
Jackie Mittoo & Soul Brothers  – Home Made
Tom Principato Band – They Called For Stormy Monday
Dr Feelgood – Another Man
The Style Council – You’re The Best Thing
Richard Thompson – Beeswing  (DADGBE Tuning ) (Mirror Blue Album)
Pete Townshend – And I Moved ( Empty Glass LP)
Leo O Kelly – Blew My Clouds ( Proto CD) www.leookelly.ie
Donald Byrd – Black Byrd (7″ Single Version 1973)
Teddy Pendergrass – Don’t Leave Me This Way Pt 1 & 2)
Grin (Nils Lofgren) – White Lies (The Music People 3 LP Sampler 1972)
Little Green Cars – My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me
Jackie Moore – Precious Precious Baby Of Mine
Rosanne Cash – Modern Blue
George Thorogood & The Destroyers – High Heeled Sneekers feat Buddy Guy – (2120 South Michegan Avenue Album)

When we accept that the night is just part of the day, we cease to argue with the dark moments in our lives

Summer Sunshine In Sound

May your life be as beautiful as a summer day with just enough clouds to make you appreciate the sunshine.

J Geils Band – Angel In Blue
Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
No Sinner РBoo Hoo Hoo (www.nosinner.com)
Freddie King – Wash Out
Dave Edmunds – Bad Is Bad
The Shadows Of Night – I Got My Mojo Working
Royal Southern Brotherhood – Brotherhood
Candi Staton – Suspicious Minds
Mik The Who – Thank You For Being You (www.mikthewho.com)
John Lennon – How
Tommy Tutone – 8675309 Jenny
The Who – Magic Bus
Bread – Everything I Own
Nils Logfren – I Go To Pieces
Eric Clapton – Rock N Roll Heart
J J Cale – I’d Like To Love You Baby
Johnny Rivers – You Can Get It If You Really Want
Tony Joe White – Rainy Day Woman
Joe Higgs – Hard Times Don’t Bother Me (Reggae Master)