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#ZZTop #music #AprilA2Z

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! The #AprilA2Z challenge went by like a zip, but it was full of zing! I’m gonna end thingz with one of the best bandz in history. Get to your feet for greatest hits of ZZ Top!


What’s your favorite ZZ Top song? I gotta tell you mine is Legs. It’s a fabulous song, but DH calls me Legs, so anytime I hear the 1983 Billboard Top 100 hit totally makes me think of that darling sweet man of mine.

Thanks for dancing with all month and following along with other zealous bloggers taking part in this zany A2Z challenge! I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for #BoTB May 1st round!

Follow the to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road #AprilA2Z fun! #music

I interrupt the regular program  to bring you this special announcement…. I preëmpt all routine posts to bring you my contributions to this month’s largest blogging event. Don’t worry, normal posting will resume next month like clock work (I hope). Meanwhile, I invite you to stick around to enjoy and follow the to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road #AprilA2Z fun!

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! Obviously, I could have gone with Weird Al Yankovic this morning, but I featured him on a recent Sunday Sillies this month. Yeah, I didn’t plan so well. That’s okay. All is good, I’m sure to find an assortment of yammering tunes

Yanni’s finest tunes are good to relax and unwind to while surfing the net. However, I want to take a fresh approach with a new discovery. What do you get when you throw a banjo picker, mandolin loving, bass player, guitar strummer together? Why the Yonder Mountain String Band!


You can’t compare Yanni with YMSB ~ different sound & style. Hate ’em or love em?!

Coz, I Want to be Your Everything


I aim to please on Curious as a Cathy, yes?!  Come on, get to your feet and dance with me to the mainstream synthesizing modern sounds from this YouTube playlist an oldie 70s group. I give you the Best of YES!

I’ll leave you with another new group I stumbled upon, Young Rising Son. They might climb High on the music chart, if this sample of their music is any indicator.

What famous or not-so-famous “Y” artists can you name? How about a popular song title that begins with the letter “Y”?

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X marks the spot in #music #AprilA2Z

I interrupt the regular program to bring you this special announcement….  I preëmpt all routine posts to bring you my contributions to this month’s largest blogging event. Don’t worry, normal posting will resume next month like clock work (I hope). Meanwhile, I invite you to stick around to enjoy the #AprilA2Z with X marks the spot in #music!

There are few songs and fewer still artists that begin with the letter “X”. I could have bombarded you with some of my favorite Xmas songs, but then you just hate me for that. So, instead I’m featuring two new-to-me X-bands that I found (Bands Beginning with “X”) this morning.

The first group perked my interest with their 70s band sound, if you like that sort of music then give a listen to the rock band, Xguru!




The next x act to follow is a female R&B quartet from the Atlanta, Georgia area that had 6 Top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 list during the ’90s. Let’s give it up for,  Xscape!


Songs that start with “X” aren’t many, either. I did stumbled upon a few familiar artists, but only one song I liked enough to share. I give you Debbie Harry performing the 1976 song cut, X Offender!


What “X” song title or groups can you share with us today?

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Why Can’t We Be Friends #music #AprilA2Z

The end of the A2Z challenge is waning and I was wondering, why can’t we be friends?


Why Can’t We Be Friends?” is a song by the band War. The song has a simple structure, with the phrase “Why can’t we be friends?” being sung four times after each two-line verse amounting to over forty times in under four minutes. It was played in space when NASA beamed it to the linking of Soviet cosmonauts and U.S. astronauts in 1975 for the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project. “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” charted at number six in 1975. Billboard ranked it as the No. 23 song for 1975. ~Info borrowed from Wikipedia.com

Are we friends? If not, then let’s connect now! In my side menu, you’ll find a couple ways of becoming my newest friend and I’ll be happy to return the favor.

What song by War do you remember?

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Luther Vandross #music #AprilA2Z

#s-ART-urday project 2

#s-ART-urday project 2:  Moon and tree images are my property. I lifted the image of the bear in the right bottom corner from the web and thanks again to Obsidian Dawn for providing the cloud brush tools.

The light at the end of this very long A2Z tunnel is shining. Can you see it, kittens and dawgs? Hallelujah, that sweet victory is almost mine (maybe yours, too)!

This month, I preëmpted my routine posts, for the most part, to share my daily submissions to the largest Blogosphere party ever. I promise things will resume to normal next month. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll stick around to enjoy this morning’s #AprilA2Z fun!

Allow me to present the beautiful R&B style of

Luther Vandross!


Image source credit


Vandross is new-to-me in name, but his voice is oh so familiar. You know how I am with placing an artist with his/her music. I really like his style and enjoyed listening to the below YouTube video while I composed this post. So, I invite you to minimize my blog in the background, click play, and listen to the soulful sound of today’s featured artist while you’re cruising the A2Z playing field this morning.



In R&B music, Luther Vandross ranked with Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson as one of the most successful singer/songwriters and producers of the ’80s. Amazingly, unlike those peers, for the most part he did not cross over to widespread pop appeal, a situation that finally began to change at the end of the ’80s.

Vandross had an elastic tenor that made him a natural for backup singing and commercial work in the early ’70s, when he became a top session vocalist. In the second half of the ’70s, he recorded under a variety of guises, cutting two albums for Cotillion under the name “Luther,” recording with the session groups Roundtree and Change, and singing on hits by Chic.

In 1981, Vandross signed with Epic and released his début album, Never Too Much, which topped the R&B charts and sold two million copies. The title track was also an R&B number one hit single and reached the pop Top 40.

Vandross went on to produce albums for Aretha Franklin and other female singers, while maintaining his own career through the ’80s. His albums Forever, for Always, for Love (’82), Busy Body (’83), The Night I Fell in Love (’85), Give Me the Reason (’86), and Any Love (’88) were all million-sellers that spawned major R&B hits, but Vandross’ pop success was spotty until 1989, when Epic released The Best of Luther Vandross…The Best of Love, a greatest-hits album containing the new track “Here and Now,” which became Vandross’ first Top Ten pop hit. That proved his breakthrough.

Vandross’ next album, Power of Love (’91), another million-seller, featured two pop hits, “Power of Love/Love Power” and “Don’t Want to Be a Fool.” He returned to the pop Top Ten in 1992 with “The Best Things in Life Are Free” from the movie Mo’ Money, a duet with Janet Jackson. His next album, Never Let Me Go (’93), marked a slight falloff in sales, but Songs (’94), an all-covers album, restored his commercial standing, featuring a gold-selling pop Top Ten remake of “Endless Love,” a duet with Mariah Carey. This Is Christmas (’96) and Your Secret Love (’97) were million-sellers. One Night With You: The Best of Love, Vol. 2 (’97) compiled Vandross’ hits from 1991-’96. He returned in ’98 with I Know. Smooth Love followed two years later and a self-titled release on J Records appeared in spring 2001.

**The above Vandross info borrowed from findthefun.com**

If you want an in-depth account of Vandross’ life, then you can read about him on Wikipedia.  Have you heard of Vandross before now?

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U is in yoU, which makes you, U #music #AprilA2Z

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! I’m Under a dark Cloud (The Bangles) and I feel like climbing Under the Sheets (Ellie Goulding) till the crisis is over, but there’s no place to hide. Not Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters) or Under the Sea (Disney) or Under the Moonlight (Grayson Kessenich) or Under the Stars (Morning Parade). I just gotta get out there Under the Sun (Michael Weatherly) to get from out of the sense I’m Under Attack (Abba).

Why the urgency? Up until now, I kept ahead of the daily #AprilA2Z prompt, but it finally caught up with me and now I’m feeling Under Pressure (Queen) to get my mojo juices working. U inspired me!


Now, forget understanding this little ditty because it’s simply a fun, catchy number and in my book that makes it a winner! U inspire me (like yoU always do) and this morning, I want to say…U is in yoU, which makes yoU, YOU.

What makes yoU, YOU? For me, it’s mUsic! Throughout this challenge, I shared with yoU my daily mUsic choice. This is my utopia!

The first group I thought of was U2. I was pleasantly surprised when in October 2014 Apple launched the global rock band’s Songs of Innocence (click the link to listen) newest album to 500 million iTunes users for free. How utterly insane is that? I loved it! There are a couple of good tracks (The Miracle is my fave) on this cut and I hope yoU listen to decide for yoUrself.

Now, let’s flashback (coz I can’t forget my Flashback Friday edition) wayback!

DH and I were dating. He was a senior and I was a freshman in high school. I vividly remember this song coming out and no doubt played at DH’s senior prom. Do yoU remember it?

O’Day described this tune as a Nocturnal Novelette. It was put out without fanfare in February 1977. Four months later, it was the #1 song in the country, and certified gold.

As A2Z unwinds, just know I’ll be keeping the mUsic alive on my blog three days a week and I hope yoU will continue to join me. Before you go, tell us, what song describes yoU (or your life) in a nutshell?

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Long Train Running #music #AprilA2Z

I interrupt the regular program  to bring you this special announcement…. I preëmpt all routine posts to bring you my contributions to this month’s largest blogging event. Don’t worry, normal posting will resume next month like clock work (I hope). Meanwhile, I invite you to stick around to enjoy the #AprilA2Z fun!


Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! This month we spent a lot of time in the mountains of western North Carolina and I tripped across this picturesque train depot in Old Fort.


Do  you like hearing the sound of a train in the distance? Would you like to sleep or take a trip on a train? Do you think trains are mysterious, adventurous, romantic, or what?

Now, follow me while I visit these triumphant bloggers who have shown a lot of tenacity taking part in this sometimes tiresome A2Z blogging challenge!