Thursday, January 17, 2013

I can’t go traipsing off to Thailand Yorkshire Pudding or create exquisite paintings of cherries like Katherine DeChevalle or cross dangerous gorges like Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe, but I can spend a quiet evening at home, sitting in front of the fireplace, listening to music from years gone by....

Care to join me?

1. “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” performed by Billy Butterfield with the Ray Coniff Orchestra (2:36)

2. Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust” performed by Billy Butterfield with the Artie Shaw Orchestra (2:50)

3. Nat “King” Cole singing “When I Fall In Love” (2:56)

4. Andy Williams singing “Moon River” (2:45)

5. Roberta Flack singing “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (4:42)

There, now, wasn’t that relaxing?


  1. Are you getting any snow in your area yet? Please keep it in the mountains and out of our valley.

  2. Thanks for more trips down memory lane, RWP. I'd rather be listening to your kind of music than traipsing off to Thailand. If I'm going to traipse off, I would rather go to -- mmmm. I have to think about that. At present, all I can do is traipse off to the cardiologist, a mere 50 miles, round trip.

  3. It was indeed relaxing and I own two of those tracks, but can you guess which ones?

  4. Mary Z, no snow yet, but the temperature has begun to drop. Others are expecting snow, but I'm thinking we'll get icy roads instead.

    Pat, besides musical tastes, we also have in common that 50-mile round trip to the cardiologist.

    Shooting Parrots, given your comparative youth, I'd say Andy Williams and Roberta Flack.

  5. you must have had a beautiful baby by billy butter worth and my favorite ray condiff

  6. Putz, Putz, it's you must have been a beautiful baby, not you must have had a beautiful baby. Pay closer attention!

  7. i read in the ephraim emptyprize today that the national extreme high was georgia and the national extreme low was utah{jensen utah} <>you are more fun to tease than katherine<>she called me reprobate

  8. Interesting mixture. Ebb Tide and Beyond the Sea are two more that you might consider if you decide to enlarge the list to ten (or more). I like one or both of them by so many people that I don't know who I would single out as being best, but some possibilities would be Frank Chacksfied, Percy Faith, Robert Goulet, Matt Monro, The Boston Pops, and Henry Mancini. I would like a whole album of each song, and have been meaning to create one on the iPod.