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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Santo & Johnny, Sleepwalk, 1959

Recently a person from my high school sent an email that talked about music,a poem actually.
 It got me a pondering music,again.
I love  new, old and ancient music from the Beatles to Bach and back again..the thing about music for me  is that  it is a time tunnel and when i hear some selections, i travel back in my memory to where i was, who was there, what i thought about dis and dat....and just for a moment my skin fits nicely once again.
"Sleep Walk" is one of those wonderful tunes that i love. it gives me chicken skin when i hear the first notes.  It must be the steel guitar that gets to me.And that haunting melody.  The steel guitar is so loved by Hawaiian musicians .
While i am in a musical mood,
Today was the birthday of jazz musician Louis Armstrong ( august 4,1901),  also known as "Satchmo."
Armstrong's most famous, and enduring, song is "What a Wonderful World" (1967), and claimed as his favorite. It is another wonderful song that almost seems to me  to be a prayer of gratefulness.
I love this song .I have  a post with that youtube if you check in my labels, down the right column with those wonderful quotes i so love, you can pull it up.
Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World
  or you can just goggle it!
Happy Birthday Louie!
be well,


Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing this!

sonja said...

thank you for reading and listening.

Jan said...

Oh yeah, great song! Do you subscribe to the Writer's Almanac too? That is where I read about "Satchmo" just a day or two ago.

sonja said...

Yes Jan i do. I consider it vitamin Garrison, taken daily!
last year i put the Satchmo youtube singing "it's a wonderful world " in my post.
For me music is such a rich source of art, memories,emotions and joy recalled.

Sherrie Spangler said...

"Sleep Walk" is such a great song! Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories.

sonja said...

Sherrie, how can anyone in the middle of our old age forget Santo and Johhny and the music we grew up with! Wower!!