Sunday, March 27, 2016

Songs for spring

This week I came across a quote by Sarah Vaughan, "When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice."

Music has the power to empower mankind personally, socially, environmentally. In this way, with the change to spring, I wanted to share some music to help us all have a fresh, empowering start to the season.

Sarah Vaughan

Songs for spring

1. Limehouse Blues

Listen to John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley play, "Limehouse Blues":

2. It Might As Well Be Spring

Listen to Sarah Vaughan sing, "It Might As Well Be Spring":

3. I'll Remember April

Listen to Clifford Brown play, "I'll Remember April":

4. It's Only A Paper Moon

Listen to Nat Cole sing, "It's Only A Paper Moon":

5. April In Paris

Listen to Count Basie and his orchestra play, "April In Paris":

Final Thoughts: 
With this new start to a new season I hope we all feel motivated to accomplish our goals! My goals for spring include focusing on gratitude, positivity, and personal health as well as learning more about animal rights, environmentalism, and social issues. 

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