Colette’s Corner: Sweet, Comic Valentine

14 Feb


From the Music Maven, here is one of my favorite Valentine songs:

My Funny Valentine, Frank Sinatra

More importantly, Colette weighs in after a long absence with a special Valentine treat. Take it away, Colette….

Sweet Hearts & Hot Kisses

Happy V-Day! Valentine’s Day is all about love, love, love — and so is popular music. But love is a happy and sad experience, kisses are sweet and bittersweet, hearts are aglow and broken. So here’s a yummy sampler box of Valentine’s musical treats — think of it as Godiva’s chocolate for the ears, and the soul.

Starting out sweet, with a big smooch from Satchmo:

A Kiss to Build a Dream on — Louis Armstrong

And enjoying those giddy memories of kisses that swept you off your feet, from Mary Chapin Carpenter (singing a song by the great Lucinda Williams):

Passionate Kisses — Mary Chapin Carpenter

Sometimes, a big delightful, big ol’ paper valentine comes your way, like this one from marvelous Marvin:

Take this Heart of Mine — Marvin Gaye

But not all love is requited, as we well know. And if anyone can get the agony of that across, it’s the divine “Love Man,” Otis R:

“Pain in My Heart” — Otis Redding

Sometimes love is a prison, and you’re desperate for a jail break, as Joe Cocker can tell you (in this Ray Charles tune):

Unchain My heart — Joe Cocker

Sometimes love is a search, with no end in sight, as Neil Young knows:

Heart of Gold — Neil Young

But as Cesaria Evora, the great Cape Verde singer makes abundantly clear in this sweet-and-sour rendition of “Besame Mucho” (“Kiss Me a Lot”) once you find that great love, revel in those smooches:

Besame Mucho – Cesaria Evora

And sometimes, when times get really tough, heart and soul are all you need to get by:

Heart and Soul — Taylor Hicks


Posted by on February 14, 2008 in colette's corner, frank sinatra, holidays


7 responses to “Colette’s Corner: Sweet, Comic Valentine

  1. Shrewspeaks

    February 14, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Maybe it’s the flu, maybe it’s being alone on Valentine’s Day…maybe it’s the combination of both…but I feel more like this…

  2. Shrewspeaks

    February 14, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Okay…took some meds…feeling more optimistic

  3. music maven

    February 14, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Oooh, Shrew, one of my mucho favoritos. Etta, baby.

    Here are a few other favorites…maybe one day I’ll write about why.

  4. Shrewspeaks

    February 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Another moment of hope inspired by your list

  5. ivoryhut

    February 18, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Woohoo! Cesaria Evora! Love her voice. Thanks for the reminder, MM. Now I have to go dig out my old CDs and find some of her albums that I haven’t listened to in ages.

  6. Digital Capacitor

    December 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    during valentines day, i always give my girlfriend a very warm hug that she enjoys ,`*

  7. Pankaj.goti

    February 14, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Happy velentine


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