VINTAGE BEDROOM BEATS
"CAN'T HELP LOVIN' THAT MAN" JULIE LONDON
"FEVER" PEGGY LEE
"BLUE PRELUDE" CANDIDO CAMERO
"I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU" ELLA FITZGERALD
"I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU" ETTA JAMES
"MAKIN' WHOOPEE" JULIE LONDON
"AS TIME GOES BY" KAY PENTON
"BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE" NAT KING COLE
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I don't know about you, but I believe that there is something very romantic about the 1950's. It goes beyond the "cool" design aesthetics in automobiles and home interiors. And as much as I love fashion, I must confess that it also surpasses the level of celebration and honor in fashion trends for both genders. The 1950's were a time when gratitude was high in the hearts of the American people. It was post-WWII, families were reunited, children were safe to play in the streets (even after dark), and although homes weren't burgenoning with material goods, people were less stressed and generally more happy. Faith, marriage, family and the roles of responsibility there-in were still held in high-esteem. My precious father, who was born in 1940, taught me that gratitude infuses all of your relationships with a level of honor and respect. It is sadly very hard to come by nowadays in our entitled, "It's all about me" culture. Speaking of gratitude, I am certainly grateful for all of the modern advances in medicine, technology and living conditions that we get to enjoy. However, there is a part of me that looks back with a sense of longing for a beautiful, more simplistic era gone by, an era that we can only experience now through the stories of those who were blessed enough to live it and live on to tell it.
Author, Ronilynn Brissey-Ramos
"LIGHT HIS FIRE" THIS CHRISTMAS