The Monday Music Medicine Show – THE 42 – Songs of Yesteryear

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Welcome to the Monday Music Medicine Show – THE 42!

When I was young, the first music I heard was what my mother and father played. We mainly listened classical  music on the radio at breakfast. I know that was my father’s want, though my mother also loved classical. But she also was quite eclectic in her own interests. Much of the music I came to love was from her.

One of her favorite artists was Frankie Laine, and one of her favorite songs he had recorded was Granada. For me, what I love about this song begins with the musicality; the arrangement and instrumentation, which is passionate and sensual. It stirs the romance of my heart, and might be one of the few songs I can sing, and I think it is actually recognizable as Granada, and we’re talking acapella, here.

Frankie Laine was many things, if you look at his ‘resume.’  He was well known as a singer, songwriter and and actor. For me, he was the voice that painted the picture of the kind of place, as the lyrics claim, “I’m falling under your spell.” This is exactly what I did with the song, as well. This was one of the records which was on my playlist well before playlists became all the rage. So I offer you today the version of this song I grew up with, and fell in love with.

8. Granada – Frankie Lane

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, if it pleases you to play, share with us: songs which you have  carried with you from your youth? What songs of your yesteryear remain part of the soundtrack of your life? You know I want to hear it! Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

Singing Smiley

21 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Faraday's Candle
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 22:23:09

    Never heard of him before so thank you🎶

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  3. badfish
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 22:25:43

    I remember Frankie Lane, and Granada, but never knew quite what it was about…until I visited Granada decades later. And saw the Alhambra…and the room Washington Carver (wasn’t it him?) who stayed there and wrote one of his books.

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  4. calensariel
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 01:12:05

    I LOVE Frankie Laine! I grew up with his music. Dad used to sing all his songs. This is one of my favorites, though.

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  5. calensariel
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 01:14:38

    Oh geez! And who could forget THIS one!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Bernadette
    Jan 24, 2016 @ 15:10:27

    I haven’t thought of Granada and Frankie Lane in a biz zillion years. I always liked how he built up to a crescendo in that piece and as a little girl who dreamt of traveling the world, it took me to the rare country of Spain which I was sure was still populated by Moors. Glad you found me so that I found your blog.



    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jan 25, 2016 @ 12:27:06

      Greetings, Bernadette! Welcome to the Monday Music Medicine Show. So glad you’ve come by for a visit.
      I just love it when I suddenly get to hear a song from yesteryear. How it brings me back. I love that when you listened, that you were sure Spain ‘was still populated by Moors.’ I’d have thought the same, had I known then what I didn’t know now! 🙂
      I’m glad I found you as well. I love the idea of your Senior Salon.
      I hope you enjoy your visit here at Quantum Hermit. The doors are always open.



  7. JoHanna Massey
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:19:55

    Hands down…yellow plastic radio high on shelf in the kitchen of my growing up home.
    I’m sitting at the table with oatmeal and orange juice listening to:

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