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.