Last week, with a soil-enriching voucher worth 25 crisp ones for Golden Discs on offer, I asked YOU to name your favorite song which mentions a specific colour.
You answered in your brightest, if seasonally appropriate, garb.
But there could be only one winner.
Spandau Ballet – Gold
Slightly Bemused (always the bridesmaid) writes:
Gold by Spandau Ballet: Not my personal favourite, but the favourite of a very good friend of mine. I remember at the time buying the CD for her here when I was on a break, and giving it to her when I returned. Where I was working (and where she lived) was at the time a little removed from standard trade and was basically a war zone. Her delight when she took the CD out of the envelope I had creatively wrapped it in (ok, I just put it in a standard Manila envelope) was wonderful. If I recall correctly it cost me about IR£15, but it was worth every penny to see her smile.
Simon and Garfunkel – For Emily Wherever I May Find Her
MIilly Vanilly Strikes Again writes
Joni Mitchell – Little Green
“Call her green and the winters cannot fade her
Call her green for the children who’ve made her
Little green, be a gypsy dancer.”
My mother’s favourite song! I recently heard Judy Garland’s version, and it moved me to tears as that was her favourite version….
The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain.
Seamus Keane writes:
A stone cold classic…:
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Didnt It Rain.
Liam Deliverance writes:
The “Godmother of Rock and Roll” , this wonderful performance comes from an American Folk Blues Tour in England in 1964, this recording comes from Manchester. A five decades long career starting in 1919 inspired many more greats that followed in her footsteps. V
Voice, showmanship and guitar playing, she had it all. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 as an “early influence”, and what an influence, she inspired Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more that followed in their footsteps. [Today] October 9, is the 46th anniversary of her passing in 1973….