Better late than never! I’ve been going back and forth all day pondering today’s choice of track. I’ve had one of those days where I’ve just had a multitude of songs going round and round in my head, and admittedly, most of them have been fairly current.
So what to do for today’s track? Inspiration came to me in the shower, where at first I started singing ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ from Grease (expect to see a Grease soundtrack song on here at some point), before I remembered, this isn’t my shower song! My shower song is this – ‘You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman’ by Carole King. Yep, Carole King. I’ve said this before, but my younger years, like so many others, were heavily influenced by my parents taste in music, and so Tapestry by Carole King is one of my favourite albums of all time. It’s enduring, passionate, melancholy and at times, fun, and has been a constant for me.
Carole King co-wrote this with Gerry Goffin and it was released by Aretha Franklin in 1967. It later appeared on Tapestry in 1971, with Carole imparting a different vibe to Aretha.
Enjoy, and if you get chance, check out the album.