Music Monday: “Harper Valley PTA”

Hi, everyone. You may remember that, in last week’s post, I talked about how when I was little I liked country-western ballads: songs that told a story. Here’s another favorite from my elementary school days. Please enjoy this performance of “Harper Valley PTA” by Jeannie C. Riley.

Music Monday: “Carroll County Accident”

Hi, everyone. As I mentioned last week, I’ve embarked on a series of songs I loved in elementary school and junior high.

During my elementary years, my preferred genre was country-western. I particularly liked ballads: songs that told a story. Porter Wagoner’s “Carroll County Accident” was one of my favorites.

Music Monday: “She’s a Lady”

Hi, everyone. I thought it would be fun to do a series wherein I share songs I loved in elementary school and junior high. So, here we are.

When I was a little kid, we didn’t have much money. It was a huge treat to go to Abbey’s Pizza Inn every couple of months. There were windows where kids could watch pizzas being made in the kitchen (to this day, I’m mind-boggled by those who can stretch pizza dough by tossing and spinning it), and a jukebox on the wall that gave you three songs for a quarter. If a quarter was available, and it was my turn to choose, this song was almost always one of my selections. Please enjoy Sir Tom Jones’ 1971 hit, “She’s a Lady.”

Music Monday: “Take A Hand”

Hi, everyone. I decided to go into the Wayback Machine today, so that I could share one of my favorite songs from my junior high years. While most people associate Rick Springfield with his 1980s hits like “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything For You,” he’d been a star in his native Australia for a while by then. This was a hit of his from 1976. Enjoy this live performance!

Music Monday: “Superstar”

Hi, everyone. We’re midway through March 2021, and have passed the one-year mark since our world-wide pandemic lockdown started. Vaccinations are being rolled out, and I’m gratefully waiting my turn.

I had a hard time coming up with a song for today, but then this one came up in a Youtube sidebar. I loved the Carpenters when I was growing up, and this song was a particular favorite. Enjoy!