Friday, November 19, 2010

Seventeen Days of Loving

I think I'm a hopeless romantic and I love a good love song. You've got to checkout Carl Sims "Seventeen Days of Loving." It's the kind of song that grows on you and you realize how awesome it really is. Did you know that Carl Sims was a singer for the original Bar-Kays and played in the opening act for Otis Redding? Carl took a commercial flight on the fateful day of that private plane crash that killed Otis Redding and most of the Bar-Kays in 1967. Amazing!
Seventeen Days of Loving is beautiful. It was originally recorded in 1995 and an enhanced version was done in 2001. Carl says:

Sitting in my room
In the shadows of love
I can’t close my eyes, I need your love
I can’t understand it
I don’t know what it is
It’s something about you girl that I wanna feel
I need 17 days of loving you
Girl, I can’t go to sleep
24 hours I love you
Now bring it on home to me

If I have the words wrong, please let me know. This is how my ears hear it and it's how I sing it (very loudly I might add)!
I know you know what to do with it.... Oh man, listen to Carl! Another case of Southern Soul Paradise!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Someone please tell me Thanksgiving's not in a couple of weeks and Christmas is next month! I have so much to do. One thing I have done is come up with my songs for this month. Some are old, some are not so old, but they're all great.

1. I'm Gonna Stand by Your Side - OB Buchana
2. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
3. Little Bluebird - Little Milton
4. Can't Help But Say - Tyrone Davis
5. If You Can Beat Me Rockin' (You Can Have My Chair) - Vick Allen
6. Lock My Door - Jeff Floyd
7. Home Wrecker - Denise LaSalle
8. Whipped - Willie Clayton
9. My Lover's Prayer - Otis Redding
10. 17 Days of Love - Carl Sims - This is my favorite song of the month, it is so pretty. I find myself singing it all day - love it!

Enjoy your paradise in the land of southern soul mustic!


I've mentioned Ronnie Lovejoy and the fact that one of my favorite songs of all time is I Think About Her All The Time. I'm trying to track down that song (without paying $55 online for the CD) but I'm also looking for your recommendations for the best Ronnie Lovejoy CD I should get. I love his voice and his music and I'm just sorry he left us so soon. If you have any good ideas, email me at Thanks!!!