Blow, blow, soft winds

Lately I’ve been telling myself that I should expand my musical horizons. In other words, listen to things I don’t normally listen to. I love listening to all kinds of music, no matter what label or category they fall into. Last week or so I came across a CD of Dinah Washington’s. I listened to it and fell in love with the first song, ‘Soft Winds’.

It’s simple but poetic. And her voice is the kind you could listen to all day. I could, anyway. There is something so sad about this song, and yet it has a ring of optimism to it as well.

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2 thoughts on “Blow, blow, soft winds

  1. I am so enjoying reading your blog posts!!:)

    I remember first hearing Dinah Washington on a cd series called Verve Remixed. The concept was to take great jazz songs and give them a “chill” sound with cool remixing. But I loved her voice so much I decided to check out her sound on her original recordings and you are so right…you COULD listen to her voice all day!

    Can't wait to read more of your blog!

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  2. Thank you!

    Oh, I might have check that out. I'm in awe of jazz, as a lot of it is impromptu playing and I feel I have to worship the musicians.

    Yeah, I've been listening to it over and over again.

    Thanks for commenting 🙂

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