Those Oldies But Goodies Remind Me of You: Top 8 REALLY Old School Artists
I've made an executive decision. The month of June is hereby officially deemed Music-Related Top 8 List Month here at One Feisty Blog.
I know I made tantalizing references to creating a Top 8 List of the more modern music that I enjoy, but I've decided to save that for last. I've decided to go back before I go forward.
This list takes me back to the days when we were kids, sitting in the back seat of the trusty old Dodge Dart with the brown vinyl bench seats, held captive by my fuddy-duddy Dad's music selections. We thought we were being deprived because Dad wouldn't let us listen to KISS--we didn't realize then that our horizons were being broadened. We didn't realize that listening to the The Platters or The Inkspots instead of Guns n' Roses or Whitney Houston would give us something to talk about with a generation we'd have nothing in common with otherwise. We didn't realize that listening to Hank Williams and Benny Goodman would help us understand part of our history. It might not have made me cool to listen to the Beach Boys and The Righteous Brothers in High School, but I'm glad I chose them over The New Kids on the Block.
I know most of you may not have heard of some of these artists, but trust me when I tell you that they're worth checking out. You may not enjoy every single artist on the list, but if you fall in love with just one song that speaks to you and becomes part of the soundtrack of your life, it's worth it. Broadening your horizons is a Good Thing, especially where music is concerned.
1.) Nat "King" Cole
2.) Glenn Miller
3.) Buddy Holly
4.) The Everly Brothers
5.) Patsy Cline
6.) Roy Orbison
7.) The Mills Brothers
8.) Etta James