Ok, so here’s the deal. This site is intended to talk music. Various aspects of music, old and new, as well as the music business. It’ll be updated as I have time and inclination. Hope you join me for some music appreciation and introspection and maybe even a few laughs.
To kick things off, let’s take a look at that fantastic Soundtrack “A Star is Born”.
One of the first “musical” movies I ever experienced, A Star is Born, was a diversion during a summer visit to my grandfather and his wife…yes, my step-grandmother. She had grandkids (my step-cousins) who were a little older and a LOT cooler than me. Thankfully, they took me in and treated me kindly. Two of them took me with them to see Streisand and Kristofferson on a HOT summer day in 1976, between our swimming at the local public pool and obscessing over Leif Garrett — hey, I was 12, OK? When we sat in the dark and dank theatre that was roughly 50 years old, complete with broken chair arms and sticky floors, the cool air was a welcomed respite from the humid air of that small South Louisiana town.
Shortly, I was mesmerized by Streisand’s compelling voice and the wonderfully raspy Kris Kristofferson. Rumor has it that he actually worked the oilfield in South Louisiana in the early ’60’s, therefore a sort of “home boy”. The music in this movie is so fitting and so natural that I rarely realized that the story was being played out in song. From Watch Closely Now to the finale of Evergreen, the songs of this movie draw you in and have you rockin’ along.
First, if you haven’t seen this movie, get thy self to Net Flix and order — pronto! You’ll thank the Music Maven, I promise. Second, the soundtrack is still available on iTunes, so check it out. I should mention that most of the songs on this soundtrack were penned by the prolific songwriter, Paul Williams. Shame that most people remember him as “Little Enus”.
Here’s the playlist….
Watch Closely Now
Lost Inside of You
The Woman in the Moon*
I Believe in Love*
With One More Look at You/Watch Closely Now*
*denotes Music Maven favorite
Here is the classic, Evergreen….beautifully done sans over production:
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