Let’s start the week with a wonderful little guided meditation From the Blessing that is Wayne Dyer.
A fabulous little mix of some of the loveliest upbeat soulful funk.
So much soul 🎶💜💜💜🎶 it always lifts my vibrations.
With the brilliant Betty Write, Jean Knight, Rufus Thomas, the Isley Brother.
Funky Nassau and Since you’ve been gone, are stillr two of those songs that I can get lost in no matter how often I hear them, I never get tired of hearing them.
So we can add them to my pile of most loved songs.
Hope the week treated you kindly and that the weekend does too.
All my Love, Big Heart. xxx
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I had no idea that there are so many versions of this song ! Though it should not be much of a surprise as it is one of my favourites.
I absolutely Love LEADBELLY in general, but hearing him, you can understand what inspired all those that followed, to give this song a go.
I think he would have loved the WANDA DAVIS version perhaps? I do have to say though, that each and every cover has its merits. Each one has most definately made it there own, so much so that they almost sound like a different song they all sound so different.
The NIVANA version is another one of my all time favourite songs, also on my personal favourite album’s of theirs, the fabulous NIVANA UNPLUGGED. I have a feeling that they would have liked the last one by LENA HALL. Such pain in every note it’s wonderful.
Plus a version i had not known called BLACK GIRL by LEADBELLY which I think is the first recording.
And IN THE PINES which i believe is an American folk song.
So amazingly this song derives from two songs which is brilliant in itself isn’t it.
Sometimes know as either IN THE PINES, MY GIRL or WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT. Actually came from the songs, IN THE PINES and THE LONGEST TRAIN.
Sadly the author of neither songs are known, but have been known to date back to Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and Kentuky and North Georgia from at least the 1870’s.
Which blows my mind, but only serves to proove that great songs are great songs and that they will always endure the test of time.
Even a very Blu Grass version by BILL MUNROE
But this one is still something speacial
I can’t explain the joy I feel just walking around at the moment with everything in full bloom. The hope and promise of death and rebirth fulfilled.
My eyes scanning back and forth and back again for each and every bursts of colour no matter how surreptitiously hidden it may be , no matter how tiny. Each pretty little face peeping out, popping through, looking towards me shouting out to be seen and admired.
I love all times of the year because each has it’s own undying splendour to enjoy. But there is something about spring and all the flowers that feeds my souls inner rainbow. My need for colour coupled with my awe of every one of nature works of art makes this one of my favourite times of the year.
Even in the quite often grey that is Britain or perhaps because of it, the colour blows, every year. I miss it on all those gloomy spectrum-less day, which is quite a bit of winter too. So for me spring somehow annually sates my souls need for colour.
I plant as many flowers wherever I live because I realise that I love to spend time looking at them, willing and waiting for them to grow. Each tiny petal and expectant bud brings me joy pure and simple.