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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Be My Valentine

So what is this thing called love?

I'll be damned if I know, but much of the little I've learned about love has come from the great love songs I've listened to. Music, more than any art form, just goes with love. It's there when we first meet someone and turn them on to the music we love, it's there as a couple, and it's especially there when there's a breakup. There's nothing like the feeling when you first fall in love like hearing a love song, even one that you might have heard a thousand times before, and feeling it was written just for you on that day. And there are few feelings more stomach churning than hearing a song about love gone bad when your love is going the same way.

But since Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, that's what we're going to do today. I'll leave it to other blogs to post the break up songs. Without further delay, here's the A Deeper Shade Of Soul Valentine's Day Mix 2008. The songs on it are all pretty spectacular, so whether you're coupled or single, you can't lose. Have a soulful Valentine's Day, everyone!

For Ariel - I love you!

Download the ADSOS Valentine's Day '08 Podcast, Featuring:

Aretha Franklin - "Oh Me, Oh My (I'm A Fool For You)"
Chet Baker - "My Funny Valentine"
Otis Redding - "That's How Strong My Love Is"
Al Green - "Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun"
Bobby "Blue" Bland - "You're All I Need"
Frank Sinatra - "All Of Me"
Etta James - "Sunday Kind Of Love"
Carl Perkins - "Only You"
George Harrison - "What Is Life"
Candi Staton - "He Called Me Baby"
Coleman Hawkins - "How Deep Is The Ocean"
Bruce Springsteen - "Valentine's Day" (7/31/05, Columbus, OH)

1 comment:

Michael Verity said...

Our mutual love for John Hiatt's "Slow Turning" album is what kicked it off for my wife and me. Our love of dogs and kids and our beloved New York Mets cemented the deal. Nice mix.