Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Song for the Holiday: Get Here

With the Thanksgiving Day holiday almost upon us, and being the busiest travel day of the year, it always reminds me of those trying to get home. When I think about my family and the holiday, being home for it means a great deal to me. As it does for others who have to travel to make it happen. Whenever my wife and I roam anywhere, it is my mate who the kids and I follow to our destination. She is the sightseeing one between the two of us, and loves getting us there. Me? While I have a fondness for journeying with the gang, it's my role for getting us home, together.

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14 comments:

  1. Oleta Adams - I just admire the way she approaches each song, digs out the emotion and then expresses it. And then of course, there's that voice.

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  2. Oh, did I forget? I hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  3. That's a beautiful song and if I'm not mistaken it was Roland Orzabal [Tears For Fears] who essentially discovered the talent of Adams.

    Orzabal and Smith pulled her on board for the epic Seeds Of Love CD where you can hear her amazing input on a song called Woman In Chains.

    Off she soared on her own for a time.  A lovely talent indeed.

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend. bless.

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  4. I very much agree!

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  5. Thank you. Same to you, my friend. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Excellent point, SFF! That's another stirring song featuring Oleta, my friend. My thanks and best to you and yours for the holiday.

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  7. This is one of my favorite songs and yet never knew it was written and first recorded by Brenda Russell.  Oleta's voice is just so rich!  Do you recall the version of this song during the Gulf War where they spliced-in snippets from service men/women serving and their families awaiting their return?  That always got me a bit teary.

    Excellent choice, Michael!  Thank you.

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  8. I do recall that version with those snippets, Christine. You're right, it was quite moving. And as much I enjoyed Brenda's original cut, Oleta's voice and rendition simply stands head and shoulders above it. Thank you very much.

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  9. One of my favorite songs. I like Oleta Adams version too.
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  10. Thank you very much, Bev. I hope yours went well, too.

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  11. It was bittersweet. Last year my sister and her family were here~~I think you may know this, but I am also Moondancer. (don't tell anyone:0)

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  12. I didn't know that you two were one in the same. My best to you and your family.

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  13. Music is poetry and the way this song is sung by both artists is beautifully poetic.

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  14. Welcome, Jim. I appreciate your comment very much. Thanks.

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