13 On The 13th!

Who says Friday the 13th means bad luck? Maybe it does in the movies but my name isn’t Jason and I don’t even own a hockey mask.

This week, 13 “lucky” people are having their requests played. Eleven of them posted the songs they wanted to hear on my Facebook page, and the other two sent their requests in via private message.

If there is one constant in this group of songs, it’s the fact that there is nothing constant about them. We have rock and roll, pop music, country songs, and, as a finale, a jazzy/bluesy cover of a 1938 recording by Blue Lu Barker.

13 songs for Friday the 13th … Ain’t nothing unlucky about it!

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play buttons are on the left … Volume sliders are on the right

Friday The 13th Medley

The Cure – Eagles – Jim Croce
Otis Redding – Three Dog Night – Left Banke
Bob Lind – Carlos Santana & Rob Thomas
Michael Martin Murphey – Donna Fargo
Troggs – Beatles – Maria Muldaur

Comments (18)

  1. Donna Tillson-Bass

    What a wonderful medley! Thank you, for putting this together! You are the best! I can’t wait to see what Fred, has to say about this one! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Donna 🥰
      I’m very glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for being part of the “request crew”!
      Rock The Day!

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      1. Donna Tillson-Bass

        Thank you, for adding my request!You ROCK! Take care of yourself!

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          ❤️

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  2. Jim Waters

    This was fun listening to. You ask why?…Because I felt like I was actually listening along with others in the group that have such a diverse interest in music.
    Again, you prove to me the professional ability that you were gifted with…from taking such an assorted list of songs and putting them into a sequence that flows. You also have the ability to give credit to the writer’s of the songs. I did not realize that Maria Muldaur’s song was actually a cover from a 1938 song!
    Thank you Ray! You’ll have to do this again some time. Perhaps give preference to those that have not already given you a request. Gives a good insight into this audience!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Jim. You could not have possibly paid me a bigger compliment. Coming from someone I so highly respect makes it even more pleasing.

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  3. Penny

    OMG .. what a fantastic and diversified medley!! Shows the different tastes everyone has BUT the common denominator is the love of music!! Perfect medley for lucky Friday the 13th 🙂
    The best thing that makes this so special is you taking time to listen and put together this wonderful medley as well as all the other medleys over the years ……… you are AMAZING!! I, as well as the others (I am sure) appreciate you more than you know.
    Love you my friend and hope you are doing well!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Penny 🥰
      The love of music is THE key and the diverse requests proves that!
      For the record, I appreciate you more than could ever know.
      Love you 🥰

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  4. Sandy Gaither

    This was the greatest medley! With all of the variety, and the way that you put it together was very pleasing. I feel such a strong bond and connection while listening to this knowing that all the people in the group were tied together by you Ray, and our appreciation of the thing that you do best, select and broadcast outstanding music. Everybody In this group has a huge passion, for their song. Almost every song has such a strong sentimental message. I just thought it was great I would love for this to happen again. But I do want you to go back to your resting like you’re supposed to be, and hoping that your PT is coming along good. Fondest wishes for you, and enjoy your weekend! Thank you so much for this wonderful Accomplishment. Ray, you’re the best!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Sandy 🥰
      I may have recorded and mixed the medley but the real credit goes to the people who requested the songs … people like YOU. By the way, resting is overrated 🙂 I’m much happier when I’m working so I think another all request medley needs to happen again next week!

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      1. Sandy Gaither

        Again next week, that sounds awesome! I know what you mean about the resting and it being overrated. My daughter-in-law has been all over me, because I have course have had four Covid shots in the last year and a half and of course the whole point of having a shot so that your body can go to work and build antibodies. Well you’re supposed to rest so that your body can do just that, because it does make you very tired as it saves all of your energy to build up the antibodies. I’m sure I’m rambling here but the point is I can’t sit still, I’m just not that kind of a person. So I identify completely with you. Just be careful! Again thank you thank you so much.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          You never ramble. You speak from your heart and that is something entirely different. 🥰

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  5. Hawthorne Mary Helen

    Well that was fun and included a few I might have requested
    Thank you for banishing the triskaidekaphobia blues with the greatest salve, music

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Mary Helen 🥰
      It was a lot of fun putting it together. I felt whole again! 🙂

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  6. Fred

    Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the # 13!!) As usual Ray has The Cure only a man with great insight realizes we are in love with Fridays!! Did you know that an Eagle can see 3 miles?? That’s how Ray was able to see up ahead in the distance a shimmering light!! There a girl stood in the door way saying welcome to the Hotel California!! Oh boy the only thing I remember I was running to the door I just wanted to get back to the place I was before!! I was wishing I could save time in a bottle so I could send time with you!! So I beg of you please do the things you want to do they are not hard to find!! Think about sitting on the dock of the bay watching the morning sun and watching the tide roll away wastin’ time!! Wow just a mornin in May!! We knew in April we had no time for sadness we are livin in a time for us!! Yes it’s just another day in May! Just walk away Renee’ has it’s own story will just listen to the song Not sure if she walked away on the 13th!! Ray I never tire of chasing that Butterfly of love but when you let us know it’s a hot one like seven inches from the mid day sun you stay so cool you remind us it’s just like the ocen under the moon!! Man are you smooth!! Ray I think we all have been feeling a Wild Fire we all need to get the hard times out of our minds!! Funny face will never leave us!! We all love a funny face!! Ok a wild thing now we are making everything groovy!! How can we dance with another?? I will always remember being seventeen!! And we did dance through the night!!(George on the guitar)And Ray my heart did go boom!! Man oh man what an exit!! This is one of the best songs I have ever heard!! And she is right we all have the same thing in mind!! Ray I told you not to feel her legs!! This was a hard one Ray!! We all need to remember every day is a gift and it’s just not another day in May!! But all great choices that’s why we have such a great group!! Streamingoldies is the best!! love ya(These songs remind me why I fight so hard to make another Friday!!) Keep resting Drs. orders!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Well, well, well, Fred, that made my jaw drop! Unbelievable! Your contributions to these medleys always give me (and quite a few others) so much joy. 🙂
      It’s not just another day in May up here in northern New England … 88 degrees and brilliant sunshine in New Hampshire!
      You’re 100% right about the members of this group. Their requests were the engine that drove this medley. That’s why I can’t wait to see what they want to hear next week because…
      Monday, you can hold your head
      Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
      Or Thursday, watch the walls instead
      It’s Friday I’m in love

      Love Ya!

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  7. Nancy

    Thank you Ray♥️You are the best. I saved this playlist for the end of my workday. My co- worker asked me to turn up the volume!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Mrs. M! 🥰
      I’m glad you all enjoyed it. Get ready for next Monday morning when I ask everyone to do it again! ❤️

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