Monday, March 19, 2007

Tribute for Kenneth, Sean, Ina, and Alex

I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.
~H.A. Overstreet

Some of my favorite musicians came together to make the songs I am posting today.
I could do a post on each one individually because I enjoy their music and talent.
I posted very brief information on the performers at the end of the post.

Some of my dear friends in blogland have suffered the loss of a loved one.

Monty for the loss of her Uncle Kenneth

SophMom for the loss of Sean

Teresa for the loss of her grandmother

Hula for the loss of Alex

Please take the time to watch and listen to the music.
Turn up the volume because all of these tracks are very clear.

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

All of the information on the musicians is via Wikipedia.

Video #1 (Go Rest High On That Mountain)
Vince, Patty, and Ricky

Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. Gill hosted the CMA Awards every year from 1992 to 2003. In 2004 he received a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. In 1997, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Patty Loveless (born Patty Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Elkhorn City, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. Loveless rose to stardom thanks to her mix of honky tonk and emotive country ballads. She is a distant cousin of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.

Ricky Skaggs, (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He plays fiddle, guitar, banjo, and, primarily, mandolin.

Video #2 (Where The Soul Never Dies)
Ricky from above and Tony

Tony Rice (born June 8, 1951 in Danville, Virginia) is an acoustic guitarist.

Video #3 (Down in the Valley to Pray)
Ricky, Doc, and Allison

Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is a renowned American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. She entered the music industry at a young age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time on her brother's album at fourteen.

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson, born March 2, 1923 in Deep Gap, North Carolina, is a guitar player, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry for all their losses! My best wishes are sent to them and their families.

March 18, 2007 11:16 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Beautiful music, which may help your friends. My sympathy to them on their losses.
Thanks for your visit and I am sure to enjoy Peter's visit. We talk for hours and hours and catch up with all the news. Take care, Raggedy, Love, Merle.

March 18, 2007 11:33 PM  
Blogger Pear tree cottage! said...

Raggedy your kind heart shows in this post and I am here to send out my sympathy for their loss.

There is nothing more tragic then loosing a dear loved blessings to them all.

take care always.

March 19, 2007 6:59 AM  
Blogger EV said...

That's sad, but the music was A+. ;)

March 19, 2007 7:22 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

I like to beleive there is no loss but becons of light leading the way down the road to where we all go when its time to travel to the next stage of our existance and what's a road trip without music.

Have a nice day

March 19, 2007 8:34 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Such beautiful music and lyrics - perfect for easing the weary sould and healing the pain.

Love & hugs!
from the Nice One ;-)

March 19, 2007 12:13 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

God bless you cool one.and you are soooo cool.your words comfort me.and i know you care.its been a hard few days.and I am slowly coming back.and I was so blessed by the people who stopped and cared enough o leave a comment to help. thank you my dear.God blessed me when I saw your little kitty with the red banddana.and checked out your blog.

March 19, 2007 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Music truly does soothe the soul. I know it did for me when my mom passed away ... and still does as I think of her so very often.

You're a good friend, Raggedy. Your gentle, loving nature shows through once more.


March 19, 2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Thank you, sweetie. The Vince song was played at my grandmothers funeral. I will never be able to listen to it again with out crying.

March 19, 2007 5:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I love the song with Vince Gill. I heard it was for his brother?

Thank you for your support, Raggedy...I think Joshua's Guardian Angel is stepping in. :)

March 19, 2007 5:12 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

This is just fantastic, Rags. And I can see that it took a long time to put this together, so thanks much for that.

March 19, 2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Just wonddrful Raggedy...Breautiful songs, ALL sung so beautifully too...How dear of you to post these particular video songs for those who have sustained deep loss....

Are you a fan of Gillian Welch? I love her music and I think she is a true "artist" in the fullest sese, as these people are in the videos.
I LOVE Your Music Mondays, my dear, and look so forward to them. Thank You Very Very Much...!

March 19, 2007 8:38 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I'm sorry for each person's loss. The music you chose is wonderful. I loved all of them!! You picked 3 wonderful, wonderful, wonderful songs by wonderful singers!!! Thanks Raggedy for bringing them to me again!

March 19, 2007 10:02 PM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

It is sad to hear of all those people's losses ... hope they are doing ok.
The music you chose was beautiful ... well done.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care, hugs, Meow

March 19, 2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

The songs are beautiful, I love country music, but I don't know any of the singers, they probably never made it to Europe.

March 19, 2007 11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the music. It was great.

March 20, 2007 1:17 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Dear Raggedy. my deepest sympathy
to your friends and beautifull music.Its very hard to loose a loved one as I have been through it. ((HUGS))

March 20, 2007 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, Raggedy, thanks so much. I'm still rather a mess about it all. I was in the doctor's office for a routine visit yesterday and went to pieces just saying what had happened. I'll have to save listening to the music until I'm home tonight. Thanks again. Hugs to you too.

March 20, 2007 10:39 AM  
Blogger Shannon akaMonty said...

Thank you so much! *hug*
You're so sweet to take the time to do this for us, and to celebrate the lives of those we've lost.

Love & hugs to you!

March 20, 2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger Chickie Carmarthen said...

Sorry to hear about your friends' losses Raggedy.

March 20, 2007 3:12 PM  
Blogger cube said...

Time doesn't heal the pain of losing a loved one, but it sure helps lessen it when friends like you to bring together loving tributes like this one :-)

Keep up the good work, Raggedy.

March 20, 2007 3:53 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I loved the music. Very touching stuff by some of my favorite performers. Thanks!!

March 21, 2007 7:58 AM  
Blogger Tamara said...

One word.....AWESOME!

March 21, 2007 3:36 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

You did good on this one. Alison Krauss is high on my list. Thanks.
I hope you are alright, this was a Saturday/Sunday post.

March 21, 2007 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phone Police, just passing through "wink"

March 22, 2007 2:27 AM  
Blogger kuanyin333 said...

You have earned your nickname "the cool one" because this is a very cool list that obviously took a lot of effort! Bravo!

March 22, 2007 10:29 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Sorry I have been busy with the visit of my brother Peter
We had a great few days and he should be halfway home to Gympie tonight.
It is so far away and our families are scattered all over the country.
Hope you are well and happy. Take care, Love, Merle.

March 23, 2007 7:39 AM  

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