I enjoy Kenny Loggins' version of this song on his childrens' cd, Return to Pooh Corners. This cd is especially meant for helping children rest at naptime, and I am sharing some of the songs on this cd, over at my early childhood blog.
The Rainbow Connection was written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher in 1979, for Kermit the Frog, in The Muppet Movie. The song was nominated for best song for The Oscars, and The Golden Globe that year, and The American Film Industry named it the 74th Best Song of all time.
Here I'd like to share two unique versions of this song. The first video from YouTube is of Sarah McLaughlin, who I think is wonderful. I like as well the beautiful photos here.
The next video I really found interesting is of Willie Nelson singing this song. I am not terribly familiar with his music, but having found this version of The Rainbow Connection, I found myself listening to more of his music. I do like him now, and I might share more of his music here. I especially enjoyed a video of Nelson, and Ray Charles singing a duet of Georgia .I grew up with a father who lived for music, and also sang in his youth. So somehow, a love of music seems to be in my genes. I know, I just get a chill listening to Charles and Nelson together.
There is something appealing and whimsical about this song I think. I hope you might have enjoyed one or both versions here.
I like them so well, I couldn't wait for Monday to share them. :)