My kind of music

from Golden Gate Quartet to The Beatles


As a kid I received a 2nd hand reel-to-reel Tandberg tape recorder as a birthday present. That was the start of my love for music, and it became a big part of my growing up... The Golden Gate Quartet, Sonny Boy Williamson, Oscar Peterson, and later on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and so on.

I think I recorded this number off our first B&W TV - boy how that piano-player could improvise...
Hymn to freedom by Oscar Peterson

A friend loaned me her LP vinyl records and I recorded them from the record player in the bottom of that old TV unto my tape player. I listen to the Golden Gate Quartet album so many times I could sing many of them even without really understanding the words. Sometime my classmates egged me on to sing in the dressing room for physical exercise, "Come on Paul, let's have some Gospel...". I could really belt it out, and the tile-clad walls made my voice reverberate much to everyone's amusement and the teachers consternation.

Here's Golden Gate Quartet followed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho and Down by the Riverside

Another Negro Spiritual "The Golden Gate Quartet" used to sing...
Swing Down Chariot performed by by Gaither Vocal Band followed by "At the Feet of Jesus"

And then of course there was Bob Dylan...
The Times They Are A-changin'

Here Dylan sing with Joan Baez...
Blowing In The Wind

I think "Slow Train Coming" is the best album Dylan ever produced.

Other songs I like

Because We Believe Andrea Bocelli

The Great American Novel Larry Norman

Come to Jesus Chris Rice sung by Kenneth Cope

Idiot Wind Bob Dylan

His favourite song of all Phillips Craig & Dean

People need the Lord / Thank you Ray Boltz

I'm Your Angel R.Kelly and Celine Dion

The Promise Performed by "Half a Mile"

With God on our Side Bob Dylan

The Song of Jesus Jason Upton

Here Comes The Sun The Beatles

Help! The Beatles

Let It Be The Beatles

And of course I can't forget one of the greatest guitar players of all time, ERIC CLAPTON. Here is a concert her did in japan

I might add more links as they come to mind...

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