Higher Love

Birmingham, England’s Steve Winwood has been a fixture in my musical history. However, I don’t have any records of his — just a couple of singles, including his hit, “Valerie,” which is on the three-CD set, Island Life: 50 Years of Island Records. Many of his songs have received extensive airplay, and I have alwaysContinue reading “Higher Love”

Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór

When my sweety and I started our relationship, money was often tight. To continue satiating my appetite for new music, I joined one of those eight-ten-or-twelve-CDs-for-one-cent clubs. I only stuck around long enough to make the minimum commitment of purchases. (Two such clubs, Columbia House and BMG, merged in 2005 but filed for bankruptcy inContinue reading “Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór”

The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

Shel Silverstein is perhaps best known for his book, The Giving Tree, but I learned when looking up “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan” that he wrote it for the 1970s band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show. (Anyone here remember them?) He also wrote “A Boy Named Sue” for Johnny Cash, “The Unicorn,” which wasContinue reading “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan”