Music can send you down a trip on memory lane, it’ll make you remember a loved one or a fun time in your life or maybe even that one night with that special someone… you know what i’m talking about. We at 1833 are no different and want to celebrate the past with our weekly segment THROWBACK THURSDAY’S; check below to see what era our contributors are stuck in this week and come back every thursday to find out what songs you forgot you missed.
“You Can Have Me Dead OR Alive”
I had a super wild and vivid dream about a lot of past people from my life last night and it prompted me to throw this song on immediately after I woke up. Trippy stuff…
Leaf House is sad.
“Sometimes our story is just too beautiful to tell
Like bells on a Sunday, blues on a Monday goes together well…
Sometimes some kind of sadness shows up on your face
Sometimes some kind of madness tries to take my place”
Cheryl Wilson is a very dear friend and one of the best singers I’ve ever heard. She has recorded or performed with damn near everybody including Michael Jackson, Jay Z, Ray Charles, KMFDM, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, R. Kelly, Bill Withers and so many more. Cheryl has recorded thousands of commercials (McDonalds, CocaCola, etc.) so I’m sure you have heard her voice. She writes, arranges and records for television and film (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Guardian, Disney Touchstone Productions, etc.) and also teaches Vocal Jazz at Roosevelt University. A performance of Cheryl’s that I’ll never forget was when she sang “Amazing Grace” at my father’s memorial service. Here she sings a cover of John Martyn’s “You Can Discover.” The shortest way to describe John Martyn would be to call him the British Bob Dylan, an amazing artist who Cheryl was very close to, they were in the middle of a project when he passed away. Cheryl’s version of “You Can Discover” is significant to me and is an example of music providing healing, company and comfort. I love you Cheryl Wilson.