Sunday, June 7, 2009

I love this music

Once again, I have been enjoying the PBS series on TV entitled "Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop." This is the music which influenced me as a young person and still "rocks" me today. How I love Jay Black when he signs "Cara Mia." We were fortunate, two years ago, to see Jay Black in person. He put on a tremendous show, has a wonderful sense of humor, has aged-maybe not so beautifully- but still a very likable man.

I think when you hear this early 1965 recording of "Cara Mia" it will bring back memories. Mind you, this was recorded almost 45 years ago and he still has that beautiful falsetto voice and can hit the notes and hold them the full time. I absolutely love hearing this sung by Jay Black!!

Blogger will not let me get the youtube video up for you to click on, but this will take you to it. Enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFy5_kmEi4

6 comments:

  1. I'm on my way to hear it, Susan. I remember Cara Mia Mine. I was going to wince, but it's more important to remember - right?

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  2. That really took me back too. I'll have to watch it next time it's on PBS.

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  4. Dave K.3:41 PM

    Ah, Jay Black of Jay and the Americans! Even today "Cara Mia" is a great song! I believe I still have the single 45 hidden away in a closet. It peaked at number four on June 19, 1965, according to The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. You cannot beat the oldies!! Hmm, I just might have to look for it today and play it over and over!!

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  5. Dave, wish I could join you listening to this great song! Wish you could have seen him in person. He has gray hair down to his shoulders, a little heavy, but the voice is still there.

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  6. Susan, We have a friend who has a Doo Wop group and they perform Cara mia Mine all the time. The friend grew up singing Doo wop on the streets of NY. I love that music. And I love the PBS special.

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