Where the Music Takes Me
I wasn’t looking for it, but somehow it found me. I played coy at first, like I wasn’t interested. That’s out of my league. Not my type. Way too old for me, I’d tell myself. My mother would never understand. I had no business there. What would my friends think? I couldn’t tell anyone about this. It didn’t take long but I was hooked.
Wait. Listen. Did you hear that? There it is again. It happened to you too? It stopped me dead in my tracks.
Maybe I need to warn others. I owe it to them.
Don’t be alarmed. It’s okay. I’m here to walk you through it. Take my hand. Go whereever the music takes you ~ Just let go. It's okay.
I felt the same wathing before. This is how I felt the first time I fell in love with Smooth JAZZ
Here is just a meniton of a few greats. . . I close my eyes and go there!
Wynton & Branford Marsalis
I gave in and allowed my ears to rest softly on the melody. I followed wherever the Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, and rhythm took me. It captured me in a way that was mesmerizing.
It wasn’t until my late teens I matured enough to appreciate it.
This Genre opened my world to Beethoven, Mozart, and who can forget Bach’s Brandenburg ~ the classics!
Willi B and Kevin Marcus ~ Black Violin took the classics of the violin and viola, added a dose of jazz, and a hint of R&B, sprinkled with hip-hop… the possibilities are endless.
Question for all my fellow writers and authors, do you listen to music while writing? I do, but only when the mood hits me.
Here are a just few songs that left a mark on me over the years and takes me to that special place to reminiscent of good “happy” times:
Ribbon in the Sky ~ Stevie Wonder & Intro
Just Once ~ James Ingram
Adore ~ Prince
Respect ~ Aretha Franklin
What’s Love Got to Do with It? ~ Tina Turner
Better Days ~ Diane Reeves
You Remind Me ~ Mary J
Aint Nobody ~ Chaka Kahn
Time After Time ~ Cyndi Lauper
Oye Como Va ~ Carlos Santana
Total Eclipse of the Heart ~ Bonnie Tyler
Lady in my Life ~ Michael Jackson
Easy ~ Commodores
My Eyes Adored you~ Frankie Valli
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree ~ Tony Orlando & Dawn
In the Brown Eyes of Avon, many of the melodious titles sprinkle a little insight into the lives of Charay and Desiree.
What’s that ONE song that takes you to that happy place from long ago? Please share –
~Love Ms. Zipporah