This morning, Susie and I were listening to a classic rock and roll radio station when a song came on that I have heard occasionally in the past. I have no idea how long its been around but I’d like to find out.The song title is ‘Alleluia’ and the artist on this rendition is a lady whose name we have forgotten since this morning. It might have been Sandy something or other; not that it matters. The melody has been running through my head all day and I have found myself wondering when it first appeared and if Sandy whats-her-name was the original singer.
I suspected it probably first appeared during what I refer to as my ‘lost generation’ because when it comes to music, I didn’t hear much of it for several years. This occurred between 1966 and the late 1980’s. I mostly attribute it to working long hours to make a living. Throw in raising children, coaching sports, building a house, a few classes at IUPUI and there wasn’t a lot of time to listen to music except for maybe the Beatles. I didn’t care a lot for a lot of what passed for rock and roll after that time. Because a lot of popular music did not do much for me, What I did listen to could almost be described as elevator music.
I know this story isn’t unique by any means. I’m sure there are a plethora of people who could tell the same story and the only reason I’m even recording this one is for my own edification.
I also want to learn more about this song, ‘Alleluia’, so I can add it to the tiny, but hoping to grow, collection of music on my Ipod
I can do some Google research, have, as a matter of fact. I have located the words and the composer but I don’t know about those who have performed the song. I can dig further but before I do, I’d like to hear from my ‘friends’ who like this particular piece of music. I find it much more civilized to converse with people than it is to send some software algorithm in search of what I need to know.
Also, while we’re on the subject of music, my 10, going on 11, year old granddaughter visited us today with an Ipod her parents gave her. They loaded a Beatles album on there for her and it was a treat for me to observe the third or maybe fourth, generation of young, innocent people learning to appreciate the music of the Beatles, an apparently timeless group.