My Kind Of Music III...Barbra Striesand

Here Comes Another One

Okay, I'm enjoying this a bit too much. I hope you are too, because I can't seem to stop. If you haven't checked out my prior two articles of this series, please go back and do so now. They are "My Kind of Music, and My Kind of Music II."

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls was born Louis Allen Rawls in 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. Rawls was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra said of him that he had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 70 albums, and sold more than 40 million records. And if you have a chance to listen to more of his work and you'll begin to see why Sinatra said what he did. Lou Rawls died in January 2006, at age 72. For more on Mr. Rawls check him out on Wikipedia under Lou Rawls.

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

There are so many of these very beautiful songs by Johnny Mathis that I didn't know where to start. Please go over to YouTube and take a listen, and when you do, you'll see why he's one of my all time favorite male performers. Mathis was born Johnny Royce Mathis in 1935, in Gilmer Texas, he grew up in San Francisco. His music genres are, pop, soul, and easy listening.For more info, check out his website using this link, Johnny Mathis.

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle was born Patricia Louise Holte, in 1944 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA. Ms LaBelle began her career in the early 60's as part of a girl group, (The Bluebells). She went on to form another girl group, this time using her own last name, LaBelle. Now she's known only as Patti LaBelle, very appropriate. Patti's performance is a must see, it's like nothing you've ever seen, unless you've seen her perform. For more information on Ms. LaBelle follow this link.

Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood

Okay, I didn't know where to put Mr. Winwood. He's been performing since the 60's, but his work I appreciate the most is from the 80's onward, this song for instance is from 1997, and "Back in the High Life" is from 1986. Winwood was born Stephen Lawrence Winwood in 1948, in Handsworth, Birmingham, England, UK. His genres are,rock, blue eyed soul, blues, and psychedelic rock. The blues aspect came as a result of playing the organ and guitar as back up for some of the legendary blues greats, such as Bo Diddley, B. B. King, Howling Wolf, T Bone Walker, Chuck Berry and more. This probably explains why I find his music so appealing. Check out his bio on Wikipedia, under Steve Winwood.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand was born Barbara Joan Streisand in 1962, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Ms Streisand is a singer-songwriter, actress, film producer and director. A few Streisand facts are, she's won, two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, An American Film Institute Award and A Peabody Award. Whew! What accomplishments for someone who's said to have stage fright. She's said to hold the record for the most top ten albums of any female recording artist. I not only appreciate her singing, her acting is not too shabby either. There's so much more information on this most talented lady that I urge you to go over and pick up where I left at, Wikipedia, under Barbra Streisand.

The End, Not Really

This is the end of this installment, but not the end of the series. As I said before, I'm having way too much fun with this. Stay tuned.

If you missed the first two installments, follow the links below and, go over and take a look and a listen.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Another good one Freta, though I never really cared for Streisand. Peace!! Tom


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Nice hub, Freta. Interesting selections. I liked the videos...thanks


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Tom and alekhouse for checking out this installment,I'm glad you enjoyed it. More to come, stay tuned. See you both soon.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

fastfreta, You have listed some of most favorite singers. They don't make music this good anymore. Great hub.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Pam, you're right they don't make music like this, however I've found a few that run a close second. Be on the lookout for that hub. See you later.


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mega1 5 years ago

Thank you! I'd vote this up for reminding me about Lou Rawls, alone, but I love all those other people too! Music brings back some really good memories for me. Bless yoU!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks mega1 for the vote and for stopping, please come back there's more to come.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

I love your selection, apart from Streisand, and well written information of the artists.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Hello, hello, my friend. These are easy hubs because I like the subject matter. There's more to come.


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Veronica Allen 5 years ago from Georgia

Great choices you have here Fastfreta. I thoroughly enjoyed my listening session.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Oh I have more. Come back!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

fastfreta! Let's get some Bailey's Irish Cream and turn on some Lou Rawls! I love your taste in music!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Why, thank you, Micky Dee, for the compliment. See you later.


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Kosmo 5 years ago from California

I also like Babs Streisand and Steve Winwood, especially his big hit "Holding on." What about Billie Holiday? Later!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Kosmo, you're right about Billy Holiday, however I was only doing the entertainers of the 60's and 70's. But I might just go back and do some of the older ones, which I do have some of the 40's and 50's that I like. Thanks for the heads up.


3cardmonte 5 years ago

What a great hub. You can not beat a bit of Lou Rawls!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

I agree 3cardmonte. Thank you very much for the encouragement.


trusouldj 5 years ago

Something really special about the songs of the past ... Just heard a snippet of a song by Neil Diamond at church called, "Turn on Your Heartlights". This was in preparation of a sermon series coming up about couples and marriage for Valentine's Day. I'll have to find the whole song.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

So right trusoulj, songs of the past are special. Hey I've never heard that one by Neil Diamond. Great to hear from you.


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Awesome list many of my favorites listed here. Mathis and Rawls top my all time greats. Listened to both from while on my parent's knee. Voted up, marked awesome and beautiful.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Pam, my kids listened to them while on my knee, LOL. So that tells me you're not as old as I am.


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yesminister 5 years ago from Planet Earth

Great Selection All Good Memories !


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks, yesminister, for stopping, please stop again.

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