Singing… it’s part of who I am. I still remember the day my Dad assembled the stereo cabinet in the front hall, drilled a hole in the wall and ran speakers into the living room. Could you do that? Our lives were forever transformed by Petula Clark, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Andy Williams, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and more. He taught me how to sing "Hello Dolly," the 'right' way. It was 1965. I was 5 years old. Then... one day, he brought home a microphone ... and plugged it in to the stereo. Could you do that? It was all over after that. We were our own entertainment on many a night. Nine of us sisters and one microphone... imagine. Dad was so proud. "Those were the days, my friend."
There are several songs below... 6 or 7 recordings of old standards I posted way below to honor my Dad on Father's Day a few years ago (before he passed away at the age of 91). The first few below are 5 treasured lullabies that my mother sang to me as a child, then a duet with my daughter, Rachel, and then a couple of beautiful songs of faith from church.
Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer by Patricia Spreng
Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone by Patricia Spreng
07 The Very Thought of You by Pspreng
08 Unforgettable by Patricia Spreng
02 Orange Colored Sky by Patricia Spreng
03 L-O-V-E by Patricia Spreng
01 Almost Like Being In Love by Patricia Spreng
05 Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Patricia Spreng
04 What A Wonderful World by Patricia Spreng