A Musical Timeout

I like to think we all need a musical timeout from time to time. I have a rock and roll heart but I realize there are days when something more soothing is appropriate.
That’s what I try to do every Sunday with these “calming” medleys of songs from the old days when music was, you know, music. In these troubled times, we all need an escape from the bickering and political divide, even if it’s for only 20 minutes or so.
Let the music take you back. You won’t regret it.
PEACE

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

A “Take Me Back” Medley
Jerry Butler – Nat King Cole – Frankie Laine
Bobby Vinton – Sam Cooke – Ray Charles
Bobby Darin – The Platters

Comments (16)

  1. Barbara

    Thanks for always making the day brighter Ray …. another great set to listen to and remember the world when it seemed gentle and kind …. hope you Rock this Day! So glad you decided not to retire …

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Barbara.
      I’m very glad I didn’t retire. 🙂
      Rock The Day!

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    2. Sandy Gaither

      Ray, this is such a wonderful medley that you’ve chosen! I could’ve listened for hours. These kinds of songs always take us back to simpler times, with a little care. I always try to think where was I when I heard this song. And how many of these have I played over and over again as a younger person. Thank you thank You!! You did it again.

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      1. Ray (Post author)

        Thank you, Sandy. You know I COULD make these medleys last longer but I never want people to get bored so I hold back. I’m thrilled they bring back wonderful memories for you. 🙂

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  2. Penny

    great medley to set the pace for the day Ray ……….. music has been and will always be my escape. Like Barbara said above … I too am glad you didn’t retire! 🙂

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Penny.

      Music is the one place we can always turn to … Always. 🙂

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  3. Fred

    Ok you got me thinking!! Did the Ice Man make the Hall of Fame? And I can imange you introducing Francesco Paolo LoVecchio!! Wow Bobby Darin with a little soul in his voice!! Ok I did look up Frankie Laine (I knew he had a reason for changing his name!! All great songs this am!! And MY Prayer is we get our country back!! Nice two cup of coffee day!! Peace brother!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Fred.
      Yes, the Iceman made it into the Hall with rest of The Impressions in 1991. 🙂

      Love YOUR prayer … Peace and Amen.

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    2. Marty

      Lawn mowed and trimmed and now a cool drink and some cool “old school” tunes. Perfect!
      Relax knowing you have given many of us a needed break from the craziness. Thanks

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      1. Ray (Post author)

        Thank you, Marty.
        It is a very small role I play but I appreciate the kind sentiment.

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  4. Donna

    Ahhhh Sunday. A day of rest and gratitude. I am grateful that you remind us of times when life seemed simpler and kindness was everywhere.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Donna … I’m just trying to restore a little sanity in the world. 🙂

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  5. Patty Bassett O'Neill

    Wonderful soothing and special music. Your time and effort in preparing these for us is so appreciated. Thank you Ray.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Patty. The fact that you listen is very much appreciated by me.

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  6. Pat Conant

    The past week has been very trying for me, so didn’t get to listen yesterday. All of these songs are beautiful and full of love. Thanks Ray, for cheering me up and bringing back wonderful memories.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Pat. I’m sorry it was a difficult week for you and I do hope the music helped, at least a little.

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