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3 Responses to “THE PERSUASIONS / “Imagine””

Mardis Says:
January 9th, 2006 at 7:49 pm

My Brother,

Honestly, my abilities to comment leave me when I come to your site and take in the selections that always impress and overwhelm me. So much about this music had invaded my early artistic life that coming here often feeds my muse instantly and I write for hours after just moments of listening.

The Randy Crawford piece conjured up memories about Christmases past with a tape player to my ear. My best friend was by my side and we thought that the world would end if we didn’t rewind immediately and listen again. It wasn’t so much Randy, but some other songstress who, as you stated so well in your treatment, “makes the melody soar, how her huge voice hits you squarely, the lyrics becoming an insistent, albeit tender, order”. It was this sound that lead me to the back row, balcony seat in theatres while some other purest belted out pure joy…live…real…honest…cajoling me like first sex into a world of wanting to know that people create this sound; that people are capable of this connectivity and caress…that people are living in their lives in such a way that every once and again we will spill over the brink of normalcy and spit-talking to wet the souls of passers-by “with total artistry, and at the same time can send (them) into semi-orgasmic raptures”

Well done. Well done!

Ms. Berry Says:
January 11th, 2006 at 10:03 am

This is a simple yet beautiful song but Randy Crawford takes it to another place…I love her style!

Ms. Berry Says:
January 11th, 2006 at 10:07 am

…and this statement basically sums it up, “Hopefully, all of us can find helpmates and comrades who will help us confront our own demons and embrace our own angels. Imagine.”

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