Thursday, November 3, 2011
A Little Thank You To My "Someone"
Born in 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Van Morrison grew up with a passion for all genres of music. His father was a rabid music lover and bought Van his first guitar when he was just 11 years old. He was heavily influenced by his father's extensive and eclectic record collection, which included the music of artists like blues icon Muddy Waters, the gospel sounds of Mahalia Jackson, jazz tunes by Charlie Parker, the folk music of Woodie Guthrie and the country ballads of Hank Williams.
Van Morrison has to be one of the most talented musicians in modern history. For the past 50+ years, this extremely talented man has been writing and singing some of the most played and copied songs of any generation. This particular "Van the Man" love song is dedicated to my "Someone"... My own personal knight in shining armor, my rock, my life.... my amazing husband.
A little something from more recent times.... Just as good, if not better. Hmmm... May I have this dance, darlin'?