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.