Thanksgiving is coming. To the degree that I have maintained sanity this year, it’s been from listening to recorded music. A lot.
One of my friends envies how invested I am in music. It’s not as though I made a choice. It has always been omnipresent. I still remember chunks of my father’s singles collection. I sang in school, in church, with my father and sister. I’m appreciative of that, but there’s never been a point when it wasn’t a big part of my life.
Thank you very much for music.
Some songs about thanks
Sam and Dave – I Thank You (“I want everybody to get up off your seat And get your arms together, and your hands together And give me some of that o-o-old soul clapping.”)
Led Zeppelin – Thank You “If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.”
Sly and the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – I was a sucker for songs by artists who refer to their other songs. See Creeque Alley by the Mamas and the Papas, Glass Onion by the Beatles. This includes Dance to the Music, Everyday People, Sing a Simple Song, and You Can Make It If You Try. Thank You For Talking To Me Africa A stoned version of the above.
Boyz II Men – Thank You. The first song on their second album, and my favorite
The Beatles – Thank You, Girl. The perennial B-side, of the single From Me to You in the UK, of the single Do You Want to Know a Secret in the US
Alanis Morissette – Thank U
John Denver – Thank god I’m a country boy
Neil Diamond – Thank the Lord for the Nighttime. My absolute favorite Diamond song.