BlogCast: Have a Happy Healthy `21!

So much has changed in our world / our lives this past year. If the musical selections, which follow, uplift your spirits even half as much as they’ve elevated my own, I will consider my New Year’s Eve, DJ stint a resounding success.

As we will soon eye and ear witness, dozens of our human family, whilst sheltering at home, have virtually assembled to cheer us up. Until the vaccines are available to every member of our global community, it is our responsibility to help save lives / save humanity by following the pandemic protocols set by our world’s finest scientists, epidemiologists and health care professionals; by emulating the exemplary behavior of our featured star quality, musically talented, selfless souls, too.

This DJ’s Rx for 2021 and beyond: Give these inspirational tunes a listen; 1, 2, as many times as necessary. They are sure to be habit forming, but, this will only be in the best way imaginable.

Have a Happy, Healthy `21!

Raph and Friends ~ Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

The Rookies ~ Sunny Side Of The Street

Virtual Choir ~ We’ll Meet Again

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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A Sunshiny Triple Play Vid of the Day

Composer Jimmy McHugh and lyricist Dorothy Fields’ 1930 masterpiece, On the Sunny Side of the Street, is a certifiable chase away the blues tune. It worked wonders to see people through the darkest days of the Great Depression. And seeing how history is repeating itself, ninety years later, the time is ripe for a revival… for a transformation of this upbeat classic into an international anthem.

It had been my mother’s mother’s all-time favorite tune. And seeing how my mother had loved the song… as do I… well…

Would it be brazenly biased for me to ask, “Would three generations of my family ever steer you wrong?” To back my claim, look no further than the blog topper, instrumental cover version by JB3 // Covid 2 (a.k.a. the Julien Brunetaud Trio).

Next up, check out Ms. Esperanza Spaulding’s cover. Her vocals breathe even more optimism into the already hopeful lyrics.

And, lastly if you, like me, still need to walk a few more kilometers On the Sunny Side of the Street, “just direct your feet” to YouTube to be treated to Katie Glassman, Joey McKenzie & Gavin Kelso’s impressive interpretation, too.

 

Stay Happy… Stay Safe… Stay Home… Stay Healthy…