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Monday, June 9, 2014

Higher Loving Happening In This Musical House

This has been quite an interesting adventure with camp and sleep overs and visits.
Sunday I had worship , had to do shopping for groceries and had a fun evening of board games, laughing until our cheeks hurt, head hurt and tears flow at cat video on youtube.
Then a night of desserts and watching movies. It was so amazing to have my kids to myself and connecting again. Seems we were so busy running around the past three or so weeks.

Glad to have a Monday where we could sleep in. Sorry I"m late y'all. I'll visit everyone. Have a fantastic week!

Winwood played many of the instruments on Back In The High Life and wrote the music for the songs, but for this and many other songs on the album, Will Jennings wrote the lyrics. Jennings is a very successful songwriter who also collaborated with Winwood on the albums Arc Of A Diver and Talking Back To The Night, and went on to write "My Heart Will Go On" with James Horner for the movie Titanic. Jennings told us:
"I was born in East Texas and my mother and father's families were from Arkansas and the generations before were from the Deep South. My father's father was a Methodist preacher, a circuit rider, in Arkansas. My earliest memories are of the music in church and of my aunts and uncles singing the beautiful old hymns. 'Higher Love' is a generation past that, when things were not so much taken for granted, so that one has to plea, 'Bring me a higher love,' and the lines are all trying to explain why there must be higher love. A modern hymn, you might call it." (Check out our Will Jennings interview.)

This Track was Winwood's first #1 single as a solo artist. It also won 2 Grammys in 1987: Record Of The Year (beating Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love"), and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Chaka Khan sang on this with Winwood, helping give the song a Gospel feel. (thanks, julia - london, England, for above 2)

The Irish Folk singer James Vincent McMorrow recorded this song for his 2010 debut album Early In The Morning. McMorrow's stripped down, almost ethereal version became a hit in the UK after featuring in a television commercial for the video rental company, LoveFilm.



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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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10 comments:

  1. Good pick. I hadn't heard this one in awhile.

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  2. Luvin Steve Winwood choice. Sure wish you would've put Monday's Music Moves Me as a title so people know you're over here. I really need to send an e-mail out to all. Glad you had the opportunity to take your children to that wonderful camp though... wish you would've told me so wish you all happiness and fun... be safe my beauties!!! Have a great time!

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    1. I"m mostly disconnected from the web unless I have to get something done online Doll.
      So updates usually come late and later :)

      But thank you for being so thoughtful :)

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  3. Oh I love this song!! Imma have to turn this one up today. :)

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  4. Steve Winwood is a good 80s tune. I haven't heard it in years! Have a tunetastic week, Callie! ;-)

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    1. Glad I could have him revived then Cathy :)
      Thank you!

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  5. Glad you're getting that kid time in. Tomorrow's the last day of school here and I can't wait!!

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    1. Ahh it was awesome!
      This week we are taking it slow stride :)

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