21 May 2010

5 On Friday - Crimes of the Heart

Our buddy Travis of Trav's Thoughts has created a wonderful meme called "5 on Friday". The rules are simple:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
2. Go to Playlist.com to make your play list of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on Playlist.com. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.
3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky so everyone can visit your Set.
4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Unfortunately, Playlist failed me again .... How can they not have a single song by Amanda McBroom.  I hope it is a matter of copywrite because otherwise they are NUTS!  I assume everyone and their cousin knows of Bette Midler's version of "The Rose".  Then there is Barbara Cook on her Live From London CD singing several of Amanda's best. My favorites on that CD: Make Me A Kite, Sweet Dreams, and Ship In A Bottle.

I'll kick this off with the Title Song.  The ladies are meeting for cocktails and the over 40 is confiding about her newest love:  Crimes of the Heart

Amanda at her empowered if once disillusioned womanly best with "I Loved"

Daddy's and daughters do have their problems. This is her composition about her B +++ actor father and the toll his career took on their relationship:   Errol Flynn  (There is a lot of truth here even if you daddy wasn't an actor).

Near the beginning of her career, Amanda McBroom was in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in New York. Here she is with Brel's "Chanson De Vieux Amants".

Lest you think she is all tears and angst, I'll close the set with her comedic, "Martha"

It almost doesn't matter which of her CDs you buy or songs you download from ITunes.  Something about Amanda McBroom will stay with you.


Linda said...

I've noticed that Playlist.com is often lacking in the songs that I'm looking for and I've yet to figure out if it's possible to upload something of one's own to the website. Thank goodness for YouTube, though!

By the by, love your Doctor Who widget over there on your sidebar! Amanda has become quite enchanted with the new Doctor and I must agree that Matt Smith is doing a smashing job at filling David Tennant's shoes.

Back to Five on Friday - for mine this week I was inspired by my daughter to use a set list based on a song about "giving up on love this time" but used in a completely different context!

Julia Smith said...

Lovely set with clips that really let us get to see her as a performer. Simple and powerful. I do have to say that Martha was my favorite!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Did not know here before...she is talented indeed

Thanks...and I have linked you from The Couch so I remember to come here every day

maryt/theteach said...

Gee, Jamie, I know that song "Errol Flynn" it's so poignant! Thanks for playing it! :)

Travis Cody said...

This is a great choice. I really enjoy her voice.