Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dinah continued,Cassandra Wilson and Randy Crawford got me through!

Good Morning Jazz Lovers, another beautiful day in Bahrain.
Thank you to all my friends for your feed back and loving comments, you all are important to me and my life. You are all my music individually and collective you are my beat, my tempo, and my favorite song.

Yesterday continued with Dinah Washington her name just kept coming up in conversation,Kalid and I listened to her while working in his Studio Kalid, (Check him out on Face Book Kalid Swaid Designer) we made it Dinah day. It was just wonderful to allow her to create her mood, what a wonderful voice, she died so young. But lives on. We listened to the "Mad About the Boy" and "Low Down Blues" Cd, check it out if you don't already have them. I need to find away to add cuts to this blog, (remember I am a novice to the net) in order to play some of my favorite artist.

Later in the evening I had a conversation with my sister in Texas and once more Dinah Washington's name came up she was listening to "This Bitter Earth" and commenting on how it brought memories of our childhood. So we had a great discussion on music in our lives(thanks Mom) and the laughter of singing off key. We have all done that! Come on smile it is OK. There will be more on Dinah as I find my voice and where I am going with this meandering down music’s lane.

Now for how Cassandra Wilson and Randy Crawford with Joe Sample got me over you, or Music knows how I feel. It is not about the new transit new hit, for actually that has no meaning except to take you out of yourself. Music if allowed will take you inside yourself to experience true feeling not just pushing down emotions and adding more baggage to the emotional luggage we are already carrying around . And Jazz Lovers I have carried my share of baggage and added other peoples baggage on top of that! What a weight. This is still about music though.

I will attempt to explain, by telling you a story ,(There will be lots of stories here) a personal story. I recently broke up from a very torrid and wonderful love affair (my choice). In the past when this happened I chose music that helped me feel my pain, ( you know what I am talking about) to help me push it down ,wallow in it, to go as low as I could go! Imagine giving someone that much power over your life, as Prince says on the CD “ Come” to go “So low that the curb looks like a skyscraper”! Been there got the t-shirt!

This time was different, I was different, my music was different. To Quote John Lee Hooker “ Blues is the Healer” I had Cassandra Wilson and Randy Crawford with Joe Sample…Cassandra Wilson” I Will Dance to The Drummer Again” and Randy Crawford “ Feeling Good” ……To be continued…


  1. Hi JazzLovers testing comments section, some friends stated that they were having problems, but it seems to be working, so try once more.
    DW JazzLover

  2. THE WORD IS "Thanatopsis" ...

    by William Ernest Henley; 1849-1903

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate;
    I am the captain of my soul.

    from Sweet-Goings
    ... MADAM OF 'BLOG' & 'BLAB'

  3. OH ... Today was a "WALKING IN SPACE" Day with Quincy Jones and then I'm moving over to "NANCY WILSON SINGS THE GREAT BLUES BALLADS - SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME".

    No sun ... no rain ... still a great day!