Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Today’s song is by American R&B singer, Al Wilson. Despite his soulful voice, he did not fall into any of the genres of his era. He was not a part of Motown, Stax or the Philly sound. In the mid to late 1960’s he was signed to the Soul City label founded by singer Johnny Rivers.
He sold the company in 1970 to Bell Records, which was the label that released “The Partridge Family” records & employed future Arista Records president, Clive Davis. Wilson had Top 40 records in both the 1960’s & the 1970’s but he is best known for today’s song, which hit the #1 spot for one week on January 19, 1974.
“These are the hands that can’t help reaching for you
If you’re anywhere in sight
And these are the lips that can’t help calling your name
In the middle of the night”.
Al Wilson circa 1974. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Al Wilson: “Show and Tell” (1973, written by Jerry Fuller).
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