Yesterday I posted Music Passion ‘World’ And This Time We Vote… because Carolyn’s Aladdin-A Whole New World has the highest number of Likes but Carol said:
I’ve just had a look at all the wonderful music entries this month, and barring any late ‘likes’ it would seem that ‘Aladdin’ may be the favourite for November… (My followers are wonderful indeed..!)
So, I’d like to suggest that you award the ‘creator of next month’s Music Passion’ to the Music Passion entry who came in next favourite (or yourself or whomsoever you choose)…. I’ve had a few great month’s choosing the next month’s theme and would love to pass this honour to someone else…. Thank You…..soooooooo much….. xoxoxo mmwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhhh ”
Carol by the way contributed 2 Editions of Music Passion Theme namely:(October) Morning and (November) World and we all had fun.
Here are the other Music Passion Themes from our Contributors/ Music Lovers:
Music Passion- April Edition-LOVE by Yours Truly
Music Passion- May Edition- MOON by Phil of Random Thoughts
Music Passion- June Edition- FLOWERS by Katrina of Freedom Of Life
Music Passion- July- BIRDS by Sarah
Music Passion- September- Blues by Jaz of My Buddah Blog.
Thank you so much to all of the above contributors of our Music Passion themes and to all music lovers who religiously participate every month.
The fact that we are all having fun sharing each of our Music Passion in every theme each month for the past 7 months now I’d like us to vote our favorite Music Passion by the end of the month. Starting for this month theme, December Edition: Christmas.
Any kind of songs will do as long as Christmas is in it 🙂
And here is mine:
Uploaded by SharonTG on Dec 2, 2008
Karen’s sweet voice singing the sweetest Christmas song.
Richard Carpenter composed the music for this song in 1966 when he was 19 years old. Frank Pooler wrote the lyrics twenty years earlier, in 1946, when he also was only 19 years old. The song Pooler had written was to be a Christmas gift for his girlriend, whom he was missing while being away from her during a visit with his parents at Christmas time. Sadly, their relationship ended before he could present it to her.
Twenty years later, Pooler was the choir director at California State University in Long Beach, when both Karen and Richard Carpenter were members of the choir. Richard and Karen were performing locally and had tired of playing the usual Christmas fare. Richard asked Pooler, their favorite professor, if he had any ideas for different songs.
Pooler remembered the Christmas song he had written many years before and mentioned it to Richard, adding that he didn’t think much of the melody anymore. Richard said he would try his hand at writing new music for the lyrics. Within about 15 minutes he was finished creating a song, written by two teenagers who were a generation apart, that was destined to become a Christmas classic.
The song was first released as a single (yes, a 45) on November 20,1970, and earned gold record status. This song sparked the idea of a Christmas album by The Carpenters, and on October 13, 1978, “Christmas Portrait” was released with this newly recorded version of the song. Karen re-recorded her vocals for the album version as she felt that she could give the vocals a more mature treatment. This newly recorded version was presented on their TV Christmas special in 1978, as seen here, and became a hit all over again.
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