Thursday, June 25, 2009

Feeling Good

I adore blues and jazz and always have since I was a child. My mom introduced it to me when I was a kid and now I couldn't imagine not listening to it. I listen when I'm cleaning, when I'm relaxing, when I'm cooking and while we eat dinner. I am listening to it right now. Jon always says, "You're listening to this again!" I can't help it, this music touches me in so many ways and makes me feel fantastic. So much history and feeling. They don't make music like this anymore. Here are just a few, listen and enjoy.

Ella Fitzgerald- Summertime

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
This song gets me every time.

Frank Sinatra - That's Life

Louis Armstrong - A Kiss to Build a Dream On

Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night

Nina Simone - Feeling Good

Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald - Dancing Cheek To Cheek

Peggy Lee - Why Don't You Do It Right

Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes

Billie Holiday - The Very Thought of You

Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife

Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine

Ella Fitzgerald - Cry Me a River

Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine

BB King - How Blue Can You Get

Etta James - Sunday Kind of Love

Peggy Lee - Fever

I hope all have a wonderful Thursday, Friday is one day away!!


Kaci said...

It's my Friday today...woo hoo! :)

Great choices too! XOXO

valerie said...

You're right....they don't make 'em like this anymore.

I'm with you on "What a Wonderful World." That has to be one of my all time favorites.

Thanks for sharing.
It's neat how you listed the songs and we can so easily click on them to get the videos. :)

I've got so much to learn to make my posts more interesting. How long are you going to be here in Dec.? Long enough for a tutoring session? Just kiddin'!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

great music!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

All the songs you listed are amazing!!!!

Courtney said...

I'm 100% with you! Love this music. Our fist dance was to "In the mood" by Glen Miller! Love me some swing!! ;)

Mrs. Realife said...

What a FANTASTIC list of music! I love when people share their "what they're listening to" -- it gives me so many new ideas for my iPod!!

Unknown said...

Ya know, before I got together with Robert I could appreciate this style of music in the right moments, but Robert loves this stuff as well! The more I am with him the more I know why he likes it and am really enjoying it too. Its very real and just takes you back to a better time. Robert even has old records framed and hanging in our dining room:p I love to cook with a glass of wine having this music floating in the back ground...Very relaxing...I also don't mind to much when Robert inturrputs my cooking for a quick slow dance in the middle of our kitchen:p

JG said...

Great list! LOVE the Rat Pack!

Lindsey said...

You have great taste, love all of these songs!!

Katie said...

the great thing about jazz is that anyone can enjoy it!

Grand Pooba said...

My husband loves his Frank Sinatra too!

Candice said...

I love so many of these songs too! Thanks for sharing:)

Lisa said...

Mmm I love all of those! I especially like the Nina Simone "Feelin' Good!" A friend of mine put that on my "Driving off into the Sunset" mix two years ago when I moved, and I've loved that song ever since!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

great list, so fun!!

Megan said...

That's a good list of music! Sorry I have been absent from your blog, i'm baccck! It was really annoying losing my blog roll :)

In This Wonderful Life said...

thanks for the list! you have GREAT taste! :)