Daily Prompt: Papa Loves Mambo

Published March 20, 2014 by suejansons

ImageImage

My dad didn’t listen to music very often, but when he did, it was loud and for a looooong time.

He loved listening to Russian Folk Music. That is the only thing I ever remember him listening to. I remember one song in particular. I called it the birdie song because there w as a lot of whistling in it and it sounded like a bird singing to me.

I also remember my parents taking into the city (NYC) to see them dancing and performing live. I cannot remember how old I was, but I am certain I was under 10. If you are interested, you can see a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjVVg_26KIY

 

My mother, on the other hand, loved Tom Jones. She also liked Engelbert Humperdink and some other pop singers of that time.

Here was the Tom Jones song that I liked when I was little: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdSqk78nHw

Now, I am supposed to tell you how their musical taste influenced me…….. I would say NOT AT ALL! LOL I like a wide variety of music, but what I like most is rock music. Whether it is alternative, grunge, metal. All of it. My all time favorite bands through the years are: U2, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, and Genesis. There are several others that I consider favorites, but those 4 were my go to bands.  I don’t think my parents taste influenced me at all. I believe my friends had more influence on what music I like.

What kind of music really gets you going?

Advertisements

6 comments on “Daily Prompt: Papa Loves Mambo

  • I was just telling my wife about an hour ago that my father didn’t like music at all. He thought it and sports were a waste of time and people should work hard. This I was sneaky and always listening to music. Loved the eighties as that was my time. Cousin brucie and his video music show lol.

    Like

  • My dad also loved ethnic music but it included Hawaiian slide guitar, Jamaican steel drums and french music too. I Love french music. They’d watch a program called Hymn Sing on Sundays too, we’d mostly sit thru it reluctantly because Disney came on right after, LOL.

    I do enjoy the four bands you’ve mentioned but I’m more into Singer/songwriter type artists. Like Ed Sheeran, Hannah Georgas, Lisa Hannigan, Tin Pan Orange. I listen to everything really, Show tunes like Chicago, Opera, Keith Urban. The only thing I don’t listen to is Rap and Hip Hop….kind of makes me a little crazy 😀

    Like

  • Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s

    Me 'n' Henry Lee

    Musings, photographs, opinions and a whole lot of other stuff!

    chronicleofellen

    life, the universe and crafty goodness

    Curly Q

    Quilts

    Christa Quilts

    Make it yourself. Make it your own.

    writing in north norfolk

    Writer of children's literature, short stories and poetry

    Behind the Willows

    ...where the ladies are headstrong and the man is outnumbered.

    thecraftycreek

    Making and creating

    Factotum of Arts

    Idea, Design, Create

    Tim Latimer - Quilts etc

    Hand Quilting, Vintage and Antique Quilt Top Restoration, Gardening, Floral Design...etc

    Skinny and Single

    Single and Over 40 and Not Suicidal About It

    Travel Much?

    Never cease to explore and tell!

    NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    Master Gardener, amateur photographer, intermediate quilter and lover of day trips around New England

    Farm House Quilts

    a blog about my quilting life...mostly

    Lisa H Calle's Blog

    Quilting, Kids and Life…

    Lisa in Port Hope

    Quilting, sewing, and fun about town

    Night Quilter

    I grab a needle and thread once the kids are in bed

    %d bloggers like this: