Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Celebrations


Hey ! Feel It is 1 year old today ! I can’t believe it’s a year already. I wasn’t sure I would be able to keep up the pace when I started but I seem to have settled into a groove. At lift off I was intending to mix up the musical styles a bit but it hasn’t turned out that way as my groove is now very much in the soul bag, with splashes of reggae, jazz and funk along the way. I think to wander from this path now might spoil this blogs identity so maybe I’ll start a parallel one to feature all the other musical genres that float my boat, we’ll see.

Thanks to all who have left comments and all who simply stop by from time to time. The visitors seem to have gradually increased over the year so I guess I must be doing something right. I hope you’re feeling what I’m feeling and here’s to year two.

My very first real post here was deliberately timed to coincide with Candi Staton’s birthday. She has to be my favourite singer, her voice is guaranteed to send those shivers down my spine. So once again -Happy Birthday Candi.

There can be no better way to celebrate Feel It’s 1st and Candi’s 64th birthday than with a couple of tracks from a queen of soul. Both are from her eponymous 1972 album: “Darling…” cannot be currently be found on CD as far as I know, and then there is the peerless (Elvis agreed) “In The Ghetto”. That album provided the cover picture for Honest Jon’s extensive compilation of her Fame output, and that is a great place to start if you feel inclined to fill your world with some more of her wonderful voice – you really should you know.

Candi Staton – Darling You’re All That I Had 1972

Candi Staton – In The Ghetto 1972

10 comments:

The Stepfather of Soul said...

Congrats on the anniversary! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary, and thanks for all the good work.

Candi Staton is great, isn't she!

Lyle

wzjn said...

Love seeing this great blog reach a milestone! One of the best shows that with determination, musical depth and passion, it can reach higher plateau - way above the rest! Keep going - you're an inspiration!

Mulberry Panda 96 said...

Happy birthday to both! I heard the 2004 compilation titled simply "Candi Staton" a few years ago and was really impressed. "Love Chain," "I'd Rather Be an Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool)," "I'll Drop Everything and Come Running," "Get It When I Want It" -- all great songs.

Vincent said...

Happy birthday Candi!
Happy anniversary Darcy! I hope that my venture can sustain a year. Thanks to you for the support and to your readers as well...

affreuxthom said...

Happy birthday !

jazzypier said...

Hi Darcy!!!! congratulations!!! u r a nice guy!!!

ford mf said...

Cheers and happy birthday! I've enjoyed FEEL IT immensely since I discovered it. Keep on keepin' on.

John said...

Wow, it's YOUR birthday, and you're giving US the Candi! I've been Feelin' It for the past year, and it has been a great ride so far. Thanks!

atticablues74 said...

Another regular visitor since your inception here,and thanks for all the great 45s.
Good luck year two.