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These are a few of my favourite songs
Singing is Fun
As long back as I can remember I associate spending time with my mother with singing. There was always the sound of music in the house. No matter where we were posted.
The thrill of having evening guitar cum song sessions is still one I look forward to. We didn't watch much TV those days. Considering that we had only one channel and that too in the evenings from 6 to 11pm only. We did not miss it.
There was always so much more to do. Personally a musical evening tops my list of fun things to do even today. Just a few like minded, some what musical friends getting together and making music is great.
The key to singing a song was learning the lyrics. Getting the lyrics was tough. We had no internet to download them from. I remember playing the cassette back and forth about five times to write down the lyrics of one song. I have song lyrics written in old notebooks that I began two decades ago.
When the first karaoke mics made their appearance it was magical. You could sing with music any time you wanted. There was no need to play the guitar. It was the kind of fun that would set a party swinging. The sing along is still one of the most popular musical activities.
The oldies were made to be resung. Unlike songs today which sound so flat without the accompanying music. The oldies just were musical all by themselves. Hum a tune and you will see what I mean. I still prefer singing the oldies at events today.
My favourite artists are Jim Reeves, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley and Cliff Richards. In fact I made my best friend in college because she knew and liked Pat Boone numbers. I may not have seen all the movies, but I sure loved their songs.
These days I'm giving my son exposure to the oldies. I don't want him growing up with out hearing all these fantastic numbers. Have put together a small collection of these amazing artists for you. Tell me who your favourite artist is.