My Alphabet of Songs – T


It’s been way too long since I’ve done a music post, so without further ado, here are some “T” songs for your listening pleasure.  Enjoy!

Tupelo Mississippi Flash by Jerry Reed – Starting with a fun one. I love Jerry Reed’s playful story songs. I think my kids probably know this one by heart by now.

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly and the Family Stone – you would never think that Mr. Stuck, a huge AC/DC and Led Zeppelin fan, would also be a huge fan of funk — but he is. As soon as I started playing this, he started grooving.

That’s All by Genesis – we were inundated with Phil Collins and Genesis in the 80’s – this is my favorite song from that time.

Take Five by Dave Brubeck – a jazz classic that never gets old. Where’s my black turtleneck?

Time of the Season by The Zombies – a great hippie tune from their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle that became a huge surprise hit in 1969.  It’s just cool.

Time by Pink Floyd – although more than 40 years old, from Pink Floyd’s 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon , ‘Time’ is timeless.

Take the A Train by The Duke Ellington Orchestra – I love Big Band music, and this is a toe-tapping, jazzy favorite. It became Ellington’s signature tune.

Too Busy Thinking About My Baby by Marvin Gaye – I love Marvin!  This song will always get me singing along and dancing, even in the car.

Twelve Thirty by The Mamas & The Papas – a great example of John Phillips’ arrangements and the group’s flawless harmonies. My sister had the 45, so I listened to it a lot.

Truckin‘ by the Grateful Dead – What a long, strange trip it’s been. This is a catchy tune that stays in my head a long time after I hear it.

Tom Sawyer by Rush – I confess that I’m a latecomer as far as being a Rush fan; I didn’t start liking them until just a few years ago. Glad I gave them another listen. I like the smart turn of lyrics in this as well as the complexity of the arrangement.

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac – this is just a fun song with drums and a marching band – a pretty good combo, if you ask me. The band parts bring back some great high school memories.


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