Valentine's Day Sing-a-Long

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:55 AM

We celebrate Valentine's Day not with flowers or chocolate, but with song. Celeste shares some of her favorite (and least favorite) melodies, while Air Supply weighs in on what makes a love song great. And of course, Takeaway listeners sing us the love songs they love the most. Take a listen and add yours  (after the jump).

"Silly Love Songs" (Paul McCartney & Wings)

"Here and Now" (Luther Vandross)

"Islands in the Stream" (Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers)

"I Have Often Walked Down This Street Before" from "My Fair Lady"

"One More Minute" (Weird Al Yankovic)

"Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" (Gladys Knight)




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Comments [2] from BOONTON, NJ

LARA'S music from DR. ZHIVAGO is my pick for sensuous seductive music that can be appreciated well beyond the context. Film has the advantage of a story line that can effectively inspire a specificity that yields well to a broader aspect. The song Tammy from the film of the same name with Debbie Reynolds as Tammy is still relevant and so is Fanny the film whose introduced the song of the same name, also of the female star who also starred in Gigi, still another love song of the titular personality. Who can forget Maurice Chevalier singing of Gigi, not in the film, but on a commercial recording. "Maria" in West Side Story is certainly a classic, well-deserved. On Saturday, March 19th, I will perform a three hour solo concert, "Love as Expressed in All the Vocal Music Formats" at the New Life Expo at New Yorker Hotel at 34th Street and 8th Avenue from 6 TO 9 PM at the Wall Street venue. Formats included in the concert are opera, operetta, Broadway musicals, "pop," folk, cowboy, jazz, Tin Pan Alley, sacred literature, waltzes, blues, lieder, and Spanish, Irish, Viennese and Neapolitan songs.
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Wagnerian heldentenor, opera composer: "Shakespeare" & "The Political Shakespeare" & director, the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, where big-voiced singers are trained in the Wagner opera roles and professional actors are trained in all the Shakespeare roles.
Website: where one may download, FREE, 37 complete "Live from Carnegie Hall" selections that I have sung in four concerts, three of them three hours-long solo concerts and one a Joint Recital with the dramatic soprano Norma Jean Erdmann, in the main hall of Carnegie Hall, the Isaac Stern Auditorium, by opening up, downloading, from the "Recorded Selections" venue on the home page.

Feb. 18 2011 07:51 PM
Kristen H. from Coral Gables, FL

"More than Words" by Extreme

Feb. 14 2011 07:43 PM

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