17 March 2009

Music Soothes the Savage Sewist

Often when I'm home alone, sewing up a new project, I like the serene silence of a quiet house. Better yet, if the weather permits, I love to open the windows and listen to the calming sounds of nature; the birds, the crickets, the breeze blowing through the trees...

Other times, I like to crank up the tunes and bust a move as I sew. At these times, I pop in the Jill Scott, India Arie, Eva Cassidy, Joss Stone, Annie Lennox or Robbie Williams. So, the CDs by these artists are played a lot and I was getting bored with my selection. So, off to Amazon.ca I went, looking for recommendations. You probably already know this, but Amazon will suggest CDs to you based on your prior buying habits. I often find interesting new (or perhaps new-to-me is a better description) artists this way. If I see something that looks promising, I bring up the YouTube and give a listen to a few tracks. If I like what I hear, I buy the CD.

My latest acquisitions include the following artists: Adele, Jully Black, Divine Brown, Melody Gardot, Sia and Lizz Wright. If you like bluesy, jazzy, soulful female voices, give these artists a listen - you might hear something you like.





On a final note (pun totally intended), I have to admit to one guilty musical pleasure that I have indulged in lately. I have been listening to Tom Jones incessantly - from his early years right through to his latest CD. The other day I had the CD cranking in my truck when my best friend got in and she asked who was playing. When I told her it was Tom Jones, she said, "Really? Isn't he kind of...ya know...cheesy?" Well, he may very well be, but he has one of the most amazing voices ever. This man can sing just about every modern male artist under the table and then some. And don't even get me started on those hips:


10 comments:

Lindsay T said...

Tom Jones is totally cool and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

kiltsnquilts said...

Shannon, thank you so much for that clip - I had a smile on my face the whole time! I have always loved Tom Jones! Did you notice that the camera angles were never 'on' those hips at certain parts of the song? How delightfully old fashioned!!

Off to dig out my Tom Jones cd's for a trip down memory lane - and I had no idea he was still putting out albums, also off to amazon! Thanks again :-)

Kathleen C. said...

I was going to mention the same thing that kiltsnquilts did... "He's moving his hips... cut to the upper torso camera!" Too funny!
I had both Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink albums as a youngster... loved 'em both! Though not as much as the Monkees.

Susan said...

I have that album of Sia's. I'll have to check out a few on your list that I haven't heard before!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

He sure does have an
awesome voice. :)

Nancy K said...

I love blues and jazz women singers too and have about half of the people you mentioned, so I will definitely take a listen to the others. Thanks for sharing. Do you know about Pandora.com? It's a really cool music program and they've recently updated it with a lot more jazz and blues.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I have a little Adele on my iPod, too! Love her voice.

ambika said...

Oh, I adore Sia! Her music is just wonderful--and the song she did with Zero 7 is great.

designdreamer said...

I noticed they cut out the hips too! Too funny!
I AM surprised you like him . . . considering your age. But I guess a good voice is timeless.
I wonder what he looks like now.

angie.a said...

People's music faves always interest me. I'm very "eclectic". I'm just as likely to be listening to Yo-Yo Ma as Linkin Park and George Strait (and obviously everything in between). I'll definitely check these out!