Ten Favorite Number Songs: Give One Heart (#5)
By Four Walls
June 29, 2017 9:38am CST
Let's not discuss last night's golf scores. Actually, I had two pretty good rounds, but that middle round did me in. I ended up with a Toto score (99), "good" enough to be tied for fourth. Let's do discuss another musical tune that has a number (the word spelled out) in the title, a theme started by @teamfreak16 . Here's today's song. #5: Give One Heart - Linda Ronstadt Well, I'll at least get one thumb up from some Ronstadt fan who'll remain nameless.... Aside from her voice (which would make the phone book sound good), one of Linda Ronstadt's brilliant knacks as a performer was being able to take a song -- no matter how well known -- and making it her own. Another brilliant knack was finding obscure songs and shining her multi-platinum light on it and the songwriter. Let's face it: there are a lot of people who know my main man, Warren Zevon, for writing "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" and very little else (save "Werewolves of London"). Here Ronstadt took an album cut by the band Orleans, best known for "Dance With Me" and "Still the One," and made a rare and brave venture into reggae. Okay, not Peter Tosh/Bob Marley reggae, but it retains the feeling of the original Orleans recording. Backed with those great musicians who worked with her (including Dan Dugmore and Andrew Gold on guitars) and fabulous harmonies, Linda, as usual, did a splendid job. It's so painful to think of Linda's golden voice as silent now, as she's lost the ability to sing due to Parkinson's disease. But oh, the magic she gave us for 40 years. Give One Heart Written by John Hall and Johanna Hall Recorded by Linda Ronstadt From Hasten Down the Wind, 1976 Shy and wild like a runaway child:
Sorry about the low quality of the video. This is only reggae song she had recorded. Please enjoy it...
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