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Review of Bob Dylan’s Tempest – 5 Stars

Dylan is OK, but I never bought any of his albums – until now.  Tempest is a fantastic album and will probably make it on to my all time favorites list.  Bob’s voice is only a growl, but growl he does as his voice becomes just another instrument in these sad and reflective songs.

Duquesne Whistle –  My favorite song on the album. I listened to it on a walk along the river and it has the perfect rhythm for a nice walk.  I guess Bob thinks so too because the video for this song is Bob and a scraggly group walking around a city.

I wonder if they’ll know me next time around
I wondered if that old oak tree’s still standing
That old oak tree, the one we used to climb
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
Blowing like she’s blowing right on time

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Prayers for YsabellaBrave

I’m not a very religious person, but I do believe in prayer and positive thoughts. I find YsabellaBrave to be a very inspirational person and hope that she can recover from her illness.

From a post on her website:

MaryAnne will be going back into the Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 24th for more tests, again!! Her health has deteriorated to a worse condition. She does not know what they well be doing for her, nor how long she will be in the hospital. But, MaryAnne’s Spirit is very strong. Her Faith In The Lord is always with her.

Folks, it does not look good for MaryAnne. She is in dire need of all our prayers.

In the last few months Ysabellabrave (MaryAnne) was laid off from her job at Yahoo, had Youtube freeze her channels and then remove most of her music videos, and became hospitalized with a serious illness. I pray that YsabellaBrave receives our prayers of love and strength and is able to recover from her illness. We need this young woman!

Folks, I only know what I have read on YsabellaBrave’s site. She did post a few months ago about having fibromyalgia, so I have no reason not to believe that she is very ill, but this is the Internet and all I have to go by is what has been posted. I do know that she has given many of us a lot of pleasure with her music and talk videos. Some funny, some serious, but all very special. A small donation for all the work she has done and the pleasure she has given us is in order.

YsabellaBrave’s Web Site

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Slow Dancing in The 60’s (Part 2)

Two of the greatest vocal groups of all time – Little Anthony and the Imperials and The Righteous Brothers had hits in 1965. I can remember sitting in Penn’s Restaurant (the only place still open) late on Friday nights playing the Righteous Brothers on the jukebox. I think it was 1 song for 10 cents and 3 for a quarter. What a great lost pleasure – going up to the jukebox and flipping through all the music and then selecting the perfect song for the moment.

The British Invasion, Psychedelic Rock, and Bubblegum helped push slow dancing songs off the charts.  Doo wop died and we are all the worse for it.


Little Anthony & The Imperials – Hurts So Bad

Little Anthony & The Imperials – Hurts So Bad

The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody


Aaron Neville – Tell It Like It Is

Percy Sledge – When a Man Loves a Woman


The Casinos – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

The Tremeloes – Silence is Golden


Otis Redding – Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

The Vogues – Turn Around Look at Me


Classics IV – Traces

Agree?  Disagree?  Any others you think I should add?