A New Series – My Favorite Songs


Media, Memories / Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Most people who know me well know that I love music, I always have and hope always will. Music has the unique ability to transport you to a different time and place along with instantly bringing back memories. So what better series of posts related to memories than a few posts on my favorite songs. These are not in any particular order, just as they come to me.

The first entry? Days Gone Down by Gerry Rafferty.

I do not remember when I first heard this song but it must have been about 8-9 years ago. It’s from his 1979 “Night Owl” album which also included Get It Right The Next Time and Take The Money And Run. The song begins with a simple acoustic piano and the chorus is sung from the outset. Once the rest of the band joins in the song takes on a well crafted groove. Each time I listen I hear a little something extra.

While being best known for Baker Street, and Stuck In The Middle With You during his earlier stint in Stealers Wheel, his albums never seem to disappoint. Gerry’s smart lyrics are a constant on his albums including his last release Life Goes On in late 2009. Check out the lush Don’t Speak Of My Heart, an instant classic. Sadly he passed away January 4, 2011 in Gloucestershire, England.

His music is timeless with a hint of English sensibilities. If you get the chance take a listen to any of his releases, I’m sure you’ll find a future favorite in there somewhere.

Check out the official video for Days Gone Down.

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