Music hasn't escaped my passion for vintage either.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I've recently started doing a series called Music break.
You can read those posts 'here', 'here', 'here' and 'here', along with me waxing poetic about music on blogs 'here'
I have no idea where my love of old music initially came from, but I have loved Big Band from the beginning of my life and even during my"rock phase" in the 80s and 90s, I still turned to it. In fact, I was the oddball in my group of friends. The only thing I can think of is that my grandparents listened to it and it must have entered my brain at a young age.
I can still picture my grandmother, Bonnie, wagging her finger along to music as it played and my grandfather, Ox, singing along to music that didn't have words on some AM station that I can't recall, or on k-earth101, which was an oldies station in L.A., back when they actually played "oldies".
Some of them were:
(yes, they were brothers)
and my personal favorite, Glenn Miller
Then there was the 50s and 60s that had me listening to...
The Big Bopper
(they "belong together" if you know what I mean)
(I've since fallen in love with his older material)
The Beach Boys
And of course The Beatles
Quite eclectic huh?
Most of the latter music is because of my mom :)
Much later I discovered music from the 20s and 30s. I'm officially hooked and it's what I'm planning on sharing more of in upcoming posts, because I consider it forgotten music that needs to be brought into the light.
Be careful though, some of that music back then was quite racy and although it doesn't bother me, I know quite a few of you would blush.
'Shave me dry' Lucille Bogan is a good example, but there's much, much worse.
Rap music has nothing on the music from that era, trust me!
Nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes ;)
I seriously could go on and on with this post, but I don't want to bore you, so next I'll be going to another old love of mine.
To be continued...