Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Soulful Styling’s of #EttaJames #FoundU #InTheThisVast #World #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #IWantU

Etta James (2)


“But when it is just me. Alone. With myself—there is no sunshine.”
― Lisa Jewell

I am not sure if any of you remember the Jaguar commercial that was launched in 1995 but that was when I was introduced to Etta James with the song At Last (1) and I fell in love with her music.

This song speaks to my heart, and I think about that special man. Lord, it's the moments in life that count.... at least that is how I see it!

I am including the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.

"At Last"
Etta James
At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah
At last the skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up clover the night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill I've never known, oh yeah
You smiled, you smiled oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in Heaven
For you are mine at last
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Harry Warren / Mack Gordon
At Last lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Remember I did not grow up in the US so bear with me and don’t laugh.

I am also going to include Misty Blue (3). Etta James had a voice that was soulful and passionate. I just love all her music. Now this song has the opposite emotional reaction. You know that man, could be the same man that turned you whole world upside down.... I can't forget him or even stop loving on him... That's when you know.... You are in love!

Misty Blue
Dorothy Moore
Oh, it's been such a long, long time
Looks like I'd get you off my mind
But I can't
Just the thought of you (just the thought of you)
Turns my whole world misty blue (misty blue)
Oh honey, just the mention of your name (just your name)
Turns the flicker to a flame
Listen to me good, baby
I think of the things we used to do
And my whole world turns misty blue (misty blue)
Ooh baby, I should forget you
Heaven knows I tried (heaven knows I tried)
Baby, when I say that I'm glad we're through
Deep in my heart I know I've lied
I've lied, I've lied (just the thought of you, misty blue)
Ooh honey, it's been such a long, long time
Looks like I'd get you off my mind
But I can't
Just the thought of you, my love (just the thought of you)
My whole world turns misty blue (misty blue)
Ooh, oh, I can't, oh, I can't
Oh, I can't forget you
My whole world turns misty blue (misty blue)
Ooh, oh, my love
My whole world turns misty blue (misty blue)
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Baby, I can't forget you
My whole world turns misty blue (misty blue)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bob Montgomery
Misty Blue lyrics © Reservoir Media Management Inc

Anyway, being a romantic, I thought it might be fun to listen to some hard core classic Soul, from back in the day, to just warm the soul tonight. This is where my mind is and always will be because I am forever lost in love. 

Peace Diana

1. Video: Etta James-At Last. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t1hnsGvIWw 
2. Photograph: Etta James. http://acerecords.co.uk/etta-james
3. Video: Etta James Misty Blue - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuo2KXZPQ2E

Katy Perry Roars - on a Tuesday

Katy-Perry-by-Mark-Seliger (1)
It's a slow Tuesday and I am going to post music for now. Well it looks like Katy Perry has released a new video titled Roar (1). The music and lyrics are pretty good. I am sure the official video is still pending. So I will reserve my opinion on the artistic value of the video until that time. Uploaded on Youtube by Katy Perry - Roar on Sep 5, 2013.

Peace Diana
1. Video: Katy Perry - Roar (Lyric Video)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9SeJIgWRPk
2. Photograph: Katy Perry by Mark Seligerhttp://filmmakeriq.com/images/katy-perry-by-mark-seliger/