Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Far Out!

That exclamation is the catchphrase most often associated with John Deutschendorf, better known as John Denver. He was one of the most popular artists of the 1970's, and his music had an impact on many. His music was often heard in our house, and I learned to play quite a few of his songs. I recorded a few of them and put them on YouTube so I could post them here.

"Prisoners" is not one of his better known songs, but I think it is one of my favorite ones to play. It appeared on his "Rocky Mountain High" album in 1972. I became aquainted with it much later in my 'Way Off Broadway' days with Carl and Jim.

"Grandma's Feather Bed" was always a fun one to play for the kids.

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" is John Denver's signature song, and the one that rocketed him to fame when it was released in 1971. Maybe Emily will learn the chorus and stop singing "Hallelujah".

Thanks for listening.


Mary said...

I loved it all,,More , More

Some Call Me Mom said...

Nice try, but it didn't work. Hallelujah is still Emily's favorite. She was singing it in the middle of lunch today and we continue to hear her little version of it several times a day. Though it would be nice to hear her sing something different once in a while, I do enjoy her little version of Hallelujah!