Friday, November 25, 2011

The Rainbow Connection

While searching for music for my Music Monday post, I found several interesting versions of  the song, The Rainbow Connection.

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. :)


Geraldine said...

Yes, but can we ever improve on the Kermit version? Still my fav. Many years ago, I played the Rainbow Connection at a piano recital. I also sang this song at a voice recital. Good memories, although I was a bit nervous at the time!

Have a great weekend Brenda. Enjoy the snow, we have next to none here, all melting away...

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Hi, there, Geraldine!
I think this is just so interesting that you are familiar with this song!
That makes me glad to have featured it.
The temperature is forecast for plus 7 tomorrow, and some of the snow is melting. It is looking abit like spring here, again.
Our weather is pretty unpredicatable here, as you know.
Have a good weekend!

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