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Papa Loves Mambo (Not really)

Daily Prompt: What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?

As I’ve Blogged before (cheap plug) in Let’s Dance and We Got the Beat!, music was a big part of my life from an early age.  Here’s an idea of the eclectic mix of music collections from my parents and grandparents:

  • The Doors
  • Elvis
  • Simon and Garfunkle
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • The Beatles
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jackson Five
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Luis Armstrong
  • Bing Crosby
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Dean Martin
  • Glenn Miller
  • Beach Boys
  • Aretha Franklin
  • The Mamas and the Papas
  • The Monkeys
  • The Supremes
  • Van Morrison
  • Benny Goodman
  • The Andrews Sisters

This is just a small sampling, the list goes on. Continue reading

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