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Friday, December 17, 2010

Music Pink Saturday





















This week our hostess, Beverly, at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog, suggest we feature our favorite music for Pink Saturday. This will be a lot easier for me than movies for last week.

Since I am a country girl, I naturally enjoy country music. I really appreciate what we heard years ago as opposed to some of it today. However, I do have favorites of the artist today. To me, Carrie Underwood's "Let Jesus Take The Wheel" is a great song.

Back when Elvis performed was a great time frame.

It was so much fun to drop a coin in the jukebox and select your favorite tune. Some of the Christmas songs I picked would be "The First Noel, "Blue Christmas" and Silent Night" all by Elvis of course.


There is nothing prettier to me than piano music. I have always wished I could play. The lady in our church each Sunday just makes your skin crawl with her playing.

I love most hymns, but my favorites are: "How Great Thy Art", Love Lifted Me" and "When He Was On The Cross, I was On His Mind".

Elvis was not the only star back in my young days I liked really well. I thought Dean Martin was just the best for his style of singing. Especially, "Let It Snow" and "Silver Bells".

49 comments:

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays, dear LaVoice.

I love all of your favorites, too. My mother has an Elvis Christmas cd, and she has always loved him. I love all of the traditional holiday hymns and tunes.

Tracy said...

Well, of course, my favorite day being that it is pink...love anything pink!
Since you love piano music have you ever listened to George Winston or John Tesh? both lovely pianists...
Also, Carrie Unerwood is one of my favorite singers...good taste you go there my dear!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

LV,
I too love the songs you mentioned. My Dad was a big Dean Martin fan and I grew up listening to many of his songs and I especially love the Christmas ones he sang! Thanks for reminding me of some great memories!!

Merry Christmas,
Debbie

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

Hi LV, I am old enough to ditto everything you said. You have very good taste in singers and in songs. Love Lifted Me has always been one of the top on my list of hymns. Gerry

Cathy said...

Hi LV.

I'm not a big Elvis fan (probably because he passed on the day after my Mother), but I enjoyed your Pink Saturday post very much.

I hope you are enjoying every moment of this holiday season.

Have a great Pink Weekend,

Cathy

Marydon said...

LV ~ I love Elvia, too ... heart throb! I love traditional but there is some lovely 'new' songs, too.

Have a beautiful winter's eve ~
Happy Pink Saturday ~
Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Rebecca said...

I like that Carrie Underwood song too-love your pinks today

Grace said...

Oh my goodness what a fun Blog post! Happy Pink Saturday. I love love Elvis. That record album is so pretty in Pink. Grace xoxo

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I'm not that into Elvis, but Carrie Underwood sings beautifully. I like "older" country music too. Anything by Patsy Cline and Crystal Gayle is fine for me.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

This reminds me that my grandmother recently told me she has some Elvis dolls she wants me to research to see how much they are worth. I'm just kind of shocked that I know someone who collects that stuff.....we have never seen it displayed in all these years.

However my mom liked Elvis and like you she wishes she knew how to play the piano. She knows enough to play a few hymns, but not to really play. As much as she dreammed to have a daughter that played, that was her dream, not mine. I hated it and quit after a few years.

I love that song by Carrie too.

Elaine said...

So many favorites you have... I loved Dean Martin.. Perry Como .. All the stars use to have family christmas shows ...long gone are they

Jessey V said...

Oh I love Elvis! Happy Pink Saturday.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I love hearing you talk about favorite music ----from years back and recent. Isn't it amazing that someone over 80 years old can enjoy Dean Martin, Elvis AND Carrie Underwood!!!!! WOW---that's awesome...

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sares said...

Dean Martin's voice is as smooth as butter! Love him. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

elwoods49 said...

LaVoice, I was just hearing Blue Christmas by Elvis today...i just love all the old Christmas Carols.....have a beautiful day. Linda

bj said...

I love your pretty Pink post, LV. I feel like I grew up with Elvis. Every girl I knew at that time was in love with him, including me.hahaa
But, I was MORE in love with Dean Martin. Oh, he could sing sooo good, and could act and had such a great sense of humor. So funny. I didn't miss his tv shows.
Happiest weekend.
xo bj

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas LaVoice! Hope it's a wonderful year for you!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Hélène GLEHEN said...

That's a lovely post, LV.
I wish you a very Happy Christmas with your loved ones.

Susie Jefferson said...

Pure nostalgia - love all your song mentions! Also, Mario Lanza singing O Holy Night - I put a Mixpod player on the blog with a load of different songs on it (only plays when you click on it so it doesn't freeze or slow the blog) plus a really wintry background set.

It's really snowing hard as I type (10.43am Saturday morning) so looks just like my blog outside the window! Happy Pink Saturday, LV.

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Great song choices. I love Elvis music too. I remember as a child begging for money to drop in the juke box. Wonder why we don't see those any more? It was such fun.
Happy PS!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Had not heard Jesus Take the Wheel. Listening now on Pandora Radio. Like it!
deb
linens lace and lattes

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I have to say, LOVE Elvis! And I have a Dean Martin story for you. In the early 1990's, I was 21 years old, and attended a wedding with my dad. I kept saying to him that the man at the other table looked exactly like Dean Martin to me. He kept saying things like, Sure, Right, OK sweetie ... well, dinner finished and all of a sudden, the band announces with a big grin: "Someone very special would like to sing a song for you all." And yes, it WAS Dean Martin!

Jan n Jer said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Those days of the juke box were some of the happiest to me. I always wished I could play the piano. My two oldest grand daughters are taking lessons and doing very well. If I had room for a piano in my house, you can bet I would be taking lessons right along side of them. Merry Christmas to you and yours LV.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Well, of course. Elvis was the best and that is why is the KING! Don't you still get a kick out of that pink Caddie?
Have a warm and wonderful Merry Christmas!
Jil

Tea Duchess said...

Thanks for stopping by. HPS!

Rose Brier Studio said...

I like Elvis too. He really could sing! Your photo of him in front of that big ole pink Cadillac is perfect. Thanks for visiting me.
Happy Pink Saturday
~Marilee

racheld said...

Just dropping in to wish you the happiest of this Holiday Season---I hope your days are bright and warm and that you enjoy all the blessings of this wonderful time.

Loved the Pink Caddy---I actually SAW him driving it once, and I think the picture is a little bit of an anachronism---he'd moved on to quite a few later models before he took up that white jumpsuit.

The funniest part was that my friend with me was disappointed in the color, which we'd heard so much about. I can remember plainly that she said, "Couldn't he afford something better than that old PANTY pink?" We all thought it was hilarious.

Thanks for the fun memory, and Happy Christmas!!

rachel

Jean Hart said...

Happy Pink Satuday,
What a wonderful collection of favorites.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Ahh Elvis, My sister would swoon! We were 10 years apart and shared a bedroom, so I am very familiar with him ...and love him too ♥♥
Happy Weekend LaVoice!
*hugs*deb

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

There is a reason he is called the King of RnR...I grew up on Elvis year round as my mother is a HUGE fan...I even had his "nursery rhyme" album as a tot lol

Thank you so much for stopping by to see Sara's tree...Happy Pink Saturday

Blessings Kelsie

claudie said...

Hello LV
My fav is Dino too. Elvis was cool, but Dino was cooler. I miss him, but always have his music on.
I'm coming to wish you a Happy PS and Merry Xmas to you my friend. It's been awhile.
Love Claudie from Canada
xoxo

Pam said...

Oh the Elvis Christms album was one of my favorites. Wonder whick of my sisters got that golden oldie. Thanks for aharing on Pink Saturday.

Donnie said...

That was just lovely. I really want that pink cadillac. Happy Pink Saturday.

Kerrie said...

YOUR BLOG IS GREAT!! I enjoyed visiting very much!

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family..Thank you for sharing HPS!

Jeanne said...

I love each song you named today. I loved Elvis and we were listening to his Christmas album just this morning. Dean martin, Bing Crosby and Perry Como are some of my favorite oldsters. We think alike for sure.
Wishing you Merry Christmas blessings.
Hugs, Jeanne

Gail said...

I loved Elvis, and still love hearing his music. Happy PS, Merry Christmas

Dena E's Blog said...

Such FUN LV...~~~Celebrating in this CHRISTmas Season with my Sister's in Blogging , and Thankful that you are 1 of them~~~Hugs Dena

Pat said...

fun, fun, fun! Terrific PS blog - thank you!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Oh goodness, lots of great songs - you have really good taste!

Happy Holidays from Sally Lee by the Sea!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi LV...this is such a fun blog post for Music Pink Saturday. You mentioned so many of my favorite songs and singers. Dean Martin had such a wonderful voice and I loved hearing him sing Christmas Carols. Of Course Elvis, too...great picture with the pink Caddy! I hope your Holidays are filled with Merry Merry Times!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you too! I love Elvis' voice too and Dean Martin. What a fun post you put together, especially Elvis and the pink car. Wow, I hadn't seen that before. Fun Christmas memories for sure.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Perfect post LV - I love all the same ones, too! Blessings, Nancy

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so delightful and fun! Thanks for sharing and very Merry Pinks to you and your family!

pinkkandy said...

Have a very MERRY and BLESSED CHRISTmas....we have many things to be thankful for...I just feel overwhelmed with Gods goodness and grace...

Mary said...

Many of share a like for your favorites. Your post was perfect for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I adore Elvis and have many of his albums. I loved it when he sang gospel! Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!
Hugs, LisaKay

jo said...

Hiya LV,
Just noticed you stopped by the other week.
I've come to wish you a happy mid-winter.
And this Elvis picture reminded me that we had one of those. C. Fleetwood '57 it was. Sadly, it never occurred to us to paint it pink. If only.... it would have been even greater fun. We drove through Europe in it as well, and getting it through the narrow canal sides of Amsterdam required a professional chauffeur :-)

Maison Mutt said...

Hi LV, Boy have I had a week....Pink Saturday has turned into Pink Monday...where has the time gone? I love love love anything by Dean Martin but I think my fav Christmas tune, by him is, Baby it's Cold Outside. So sweet of you to stop by. Merry Christmas!
Licks & Wags, Niki