Like a Star

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Song: Like a Star

Artist: Corinne Bailey Rae

Country: England (Leeds)

Genre: Soulful Jazz

 

 

Mood: Like listening to warm honey glistening in the moonlight. Close your eyes, tilt your head back slightly, put your hand over your heart (or that secret place where deep feeling also flows)…and, just…glide away.

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To the Dancers on the Ice

Song: To the Dancers on the Ice

            Artist: Emilie Simon

                          Country: France

                                             Genre: World

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Mood: Ethereally sweet…strangely classical…a soothing lullaby.

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Artist: Jennifer Vranes (an incredibly talented artist with the most vibrantly beautiful paintings you’ve ever seen. They literally take your breath away – visit her blog & see for yourself!)

The Stranger Song

I love discovering old artists! I learned about this artist from Mike, a commenter here. Thanx, Mike! :)

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Song: The Stranger Song

Artist: Leonard Cohen

Country: Canada

Genre: Rock (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)

 

 

Mood: From the very first notes…mellow sorrow w/ a strangely uplifting effect. Maybe it’s the combo of incredible guitar-strumming behind a worn-velvet voice that reaches in & gently squeezes your emotion so you have to listen…repeatedly.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

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Song: Baby It’s Cold Outside

Artist: Norah Jones & Willie Nelson

Country: U.S. (Texas)

Genre: Holiday Music

Mood: Country Jazz smooths out holiday music to a fine, soft suede…

 

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Zulu Christmas Song

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Song: Zulu Christmas Song

Artist: Siyabonga Cele

Country: So. Africa

Mood: Chills! His voice gives me absolute chills! I want to listen forever, and ever, world without end.

 

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Up Above the Northern Lights

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Song: Up Above the Northern Lights

Artist: Mannheim Steamroller

Country: U.S. (Ohio)

Genre: Holiday Music

 

Mood: That after-dinner, stuffed, satiated-feeling, belly-up on the sofa with family all around, everyone’s shirts barely covering protruding bellies, ripped gift paper all over the place ‘cuz too comfy & pooped to clean it up because barely able to keep eyes open with this song lulling you to sleep…

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