Noel Pointer: Stardust Lady
Beautiful farewell tracks from Corrie Kirkham.
Many thanks for bringing such lovely and suitable songs to our attention.
Stardust Lady: Noel Pointer
I find this so poignant, a wonderful love song...to be called Stardust Lady by your lover is the most beautiful thing. Noel Pointer was a talented violinist who died aged only 39.
Tell Me It’s Not True: Barbara Dickson
Barbara Dickson, as the mother of two twins separated at birth, starred in Blood Brothers, one of the finest musicals this country has produced. This song ends the show as she finds out one of her sons has killed the other.
Lost In The Stars: Patti Austin
A haunting song, almost a hymn. It says that we’re all important in the eyes of God, even the star that got lost. Patti Austin is an underrated singer who shows her power and range in this lovely arrangement.
El Paso: Marty Robbins
As a child when I heard this on the radio I marvelled at the power of love it describes...the cowboy giving his life to be with the Mexican beauty he loves. Why then did my parents laugh at it? Maybe this line: ‘I caught a good one, it looked like it could run.’
Everything Must Change: Quincy Jones
From the excellent album Body Heat, a song that says we must accept change. We are here, and we leave...'the young become the old, and mysteries do unfold, cos that’s the way of time and no-one goes unchanged.' It gets jazzy after 3.30 minutes, and I want my leaving to be upbeat.
- Ray Charles: I Can't Stop Loving You
- Elvis Presley: Return To Sender
- Al Green: For The Good Times
- Anne Murray: Snowbird
- The Who: My Generation
- The Beatles: She's Leaving Home
- The Who: Happy Jack
- Harry Nilsson: Without You
- Gladys Knight: The Way We Were
- Sting: Fields of Gold
- Tony Bennett: The Good Life