Music Monday feat. the Blues

Some music evokes certain feelings. And certain feelings lend themselves to certain types of music. Genre isn’t just about books.

My mom died almost two years ago this month. I miss her terribly. Most times the loss of her is a momentary punch in the gut. Other times, I wallow in how much I miss her, how heart broken I am that she is gone.

There is something about blues and jazz that just naturally fits when I am feeling sad. Normally, I listen to male and female jazz and blues singers/performers. But when it’s about my mom, I turn to women singing. It just seems fitting.

And while these aren’t the exact songs I listen to when I am sad about my mom, I hope you enjoy the following selections of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James.


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3 Responses to Music Monday feat. the Blues

  1. Joan says:

    Loved the bluesy music from this post. My Dad passed Jan 17, 2013 and I sure do miss him too. Hugs!!

    • DR Slaten says:

      Hugs back Joan!!!!!

      I don’t think I realized what a huge hole would be in my life without a parent. I miss my mom so much, I can’t even think about when my dad passes and they are both gone.

      I don’t know what it is about Blues and Jazz but when I feel like crying, they help me along. Don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. It just is.

  2. Joan says:

    It is hard, sweetie. My Dad was a huge gardener. He planted many trees and bushes at my house. It is spring… I look out today and I see Lilacs, Redbuds, Azaleas, Forsythia…all in bloom that my Dad planted here. It makes me so happy…and also so very sad…I miss him so much. Mom…Alzheimer’s Disease. She is here in assisted living… but I already had to grieve the loss of her once from the Alzheimer’s. I missed our conversations, our shopping trips, our lunches. After I got used to how it is in Alzheimer’s World, I again love our conversations, shopping trips and lunches. It will be so very hard to lose her all over again later. Take care….