Apropos of nothing at all, here’s a mix of songs my parents taught me.
Mostly these are songs I remember hearing my father sing while he did dishes or what have you. I think of my parents as pre-rock’n'roll but that’s not exactly true. You’ll hear some early rock hits here as well as the old vocal groups from back in the day. These songs stuck with me for years and I still sing some of these myself. Maybe some day my daughter will learn them too.
I burned this mix to a CD and sent it to my parents a few years ago before a visit. They listened to the disc on the drive down and attempted to fill out a little form I’d devised, “Name That Artist.” A fun game, and they scored impressively well.
I said these were mostly songs my father sang, but there are a couple glorious exceptions. See if you can catch them.