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Old 05-09-2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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Songs for Mothers Day

With tomorrow being Mother's Day, I think it's appropriate time for me to post another favorite song of mine (and I have thousands!). It's "Mamy Blue", first recorded by the Pop Tops, a Spanish group. The song was a hit in Europe but was not well-known in the US.



But I discovered the musical arrangement by Paul Mauriat first. It led me on the search for the song. I loved the tune, and needed to know the lyrics.



Julio Iglesias covered it in English and in French.




If you are not tired of the song yet, here is the Italian version sung by Dalida, the Italian-Egyptian singer living mostly in France, a "Grande Dame" who was well-known throughout Europe as she sung in French, Italian, Arabic, German, Spanish, Hebrew, English, Dutch, and Greek. She killed herself in 1987 by an overdose of barbiturates. Curiously, her first husband and two of her later lovers also committed suicide. I knew of Dalida since my early teenage years.



Here is Ricky Shayne in a German version.



I will spare you the Spanish version, which I thought was fairly good, rendered in Flamenco style.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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Mothers Day

If you are lucky enough to still have your Mother, I hope everyone "Just Calls to Say I Love You"(Stevie Wonder). I wish I could.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #3
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If you are lucky enough to still have your Mother, I hope everyone "Just Calls to Say I Love You"(Stevie Wonder). I wish I could.
Me, too, "hello, central."

Anyone observe the tradition where you wear a pink carnation if mom is living and if not, you wear a white carnation?

This one starts at :50

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My mom is in my heart, my head, and is very deeply ingrained in who I am. She is no longer with me physically, but she is always with me, every step of the way. Of that I have no doubt.
I honor her on Mother's Day by doing something she would have done herself.
Some of that was zany , some of it was serious, but it was always done with love.
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Yeah happy moms day to you mothers.
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Well, it's not close to Mother's day, but I've been thinking about this song lately....

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Oh, that is pretty, bbb.

I really like this song, but don't know about if it is appropriate for Mother's Day or not. It is a lullaby, though. Not that I've ever put any sort of human infant to sleep or anything.

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Ewwww, Carly Simon is better heard, and never seen.

The song was originally on Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, which I have on vinyl from back then. Much better with JT doing it alone.

I also like Machine Gun Kelly from that LP... a warning to men about women...

Quite a few good songs on that LP.
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I have Mud Slide Slim...on album as well. Will have to check it out. I actually like the duet, but I'll be honest and say I'm only checking out JT in that video. Whew! Pure hotness.
My fave JT album is Sweet Baby James.
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