Songs from My Childhood

I grew up with music playing all the time.

Thanks to my darling parents the soundtrack to my childhood included Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, The Who, Steppenwolf, The Small Faces, The Monkees, Janis Joplin, The Carpenters, Boston, Neil Diamond, Jesus Christ Superstar… My mommy darling also loved Motown so my musical education was vast and diverse.
The list of artists I grew up listening to is a long one, as was my mom and dad’s vinyl collection and we played it to death.

My grandad also played several instruments including the mouth organ, so family occasions often turned into sing-a-longs with Christmas hymns, big band classics like I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and wartime songs like Wish Me Luck, Begin the Beguine and You Are My Sunshine.

And then there is a collection of children’s songs my mom sang to us, that I sang to my son as he was growing up. Here are a few of my favourites (I can’t find the versions I grew up with, but these are close)…

Did you grow up with music?

Do you sing to your children?

3 thoughts on “Songs from My Childhood

  1. I know and love all those kids songs from my childhood. When Ciara was little, I was specifically looking for “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly” on CD, and the one I found (on import only, how sad) had all of these song on it also, amongst many others that I loved then and still love now.

  2. I grew up with the classics and Cliff Richard and the Beatles. And then of course, ABBA.

    We are raising our kids on anything from AC/DC to the classics – as long as it’s good music. Which does exclude some of the now music and some Afrikaans.
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