|By Dayo (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 05:40 pm:|
I'm hoping some of you can spare a moment to help with a project that with all my heart I wish I didn't have.
My secretary's baby girl passed away very suddenly at weekend. She was just two, an only child, and a little angel on Earth. Her parents are so brave and proud and thankful for the time she was entrusted to their care. I'm somewhat humbled.
The family have asked me to compile a CD of background music to play at the after funeral gathering, and I could really use some suggestions.
I'm looking for postive songs from any genre with a message of hope and love, plus some appropriate childrens songs. While the parents are spiritual people, they are not chuch-goers, so gospel or worship music might not be 100% appropriate
Lyrically, the songs should NOT be too much on point, and certainly NOT downbeat. For instance "My Girl" would probably fit just fine, but "Someday we'll be together" would be crass. "The Candy Man" would be good, and definitely "Whistle down the wind"... but "Bridge over troubled water" might be too sad. "Angels" (Robbie Williams), too obvious.
I'll probably include 50% instrumental tracks, otherwise it could all get a bit too much.
Can anyone else pick up on this vibe and offer a suggestion or two?
Your thoughts are very much apprectiated, thank you.
|By GOAT (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 06:04 pm:|
Saudade by Bauhaus/Love and Rockets. A beautifully sad instrumental. It doesn't need lyrics.
My prayers to the family.
|By G_WIZ (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 06:09 pm:|
some day we'll be together
off the top of my head
|By GOAT (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 08:47 pm:|
|By DyvaNaye (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 11:36 pm:|
Chasing Rainbows - Blue Majic
Angel - Aretha Franklin
Corner Of The Sky - Jackson 5
Playground In My Mind - Cliff ?
Have You Seen Her - Chilites...this may be too sad though
GOD's Blessings to the Family...that is so sad...
|By Linda Di. (22.214.171.124) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:31 am:|
MJ's "Gone Too Soon" might be appropriate. Also, John Lennon's "Imagine."
God bless you in your endeavor. Hopefully with this, you can give them peace and solace to help them get through their tragedy. Although I don't believe they'll ever completely get through it.
|By Dayo (126.96.36.199) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 02:22 am:|
Thanks to all of you who have taken the time and trouble to help so far, your input is so much appreciated. Some lovely, thoughtful ideas coming through.
Thank you for your prayers and kind words too.
|By johneflat (188.8.131.52) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 06:39 am:|
Everything Must Change-Quincy Jones or Oleta Adams
Wish You Were Here-Fourplay
When She Smiles-Jeff Lorber
You're Not Alone-Brian Culbertson
for children's songs, check out Baby Genius;Children's songs or Sleepytime Dreams
My prayers are with you all...........
|By GOAT (184.108.40.206) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:01 pm:|
Bump again. (Sorry I can't think of more than the one I offered)
Vapour Trail (Trespassers William)
You can get it off of Kazaa as they probably won't have it in the stores.
|By GOAT (220.127.116.11) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 06:39 pm:|
Bump again. You know, in case it gets lost in the pile.
|By tony marshall (18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:40 pm:|
I remember a song from Dexter? redding (otis's son) from the late seventies, it was called 'God Bless,' worth a listen if you can get it.
could be appropiate as it was sung by a young voice.
sad news to hear though.
in our thoughts,
|By Nosey (22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:49 pm:|
The Eric Clapton song he wrote when his son Conor passed away. Something about, "Will I see you in Heaven?"
|By Grubman, Indursky & Schindler (126.96.36.199) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:59 pm:|
Can I recommend James "D Train" Williams' "Bye Bye Old Friend" from his 1988 Columbia album "In Your Eyes" That album maybe hard to find, but worth investigating.
|By ~medusa~ (188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 09:13 pm:|
Someday We'll All Be Free~Aretha
I Feel Like Going On~Rance Allen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow~Patti LaBelle
Little Miracles~Luther VanDross
His Eye Is On The Sparrow~
You Are My Joy~Aretha
Diamond Girl~Seals & Croft
Happy Music~Black Byrds
Someday We'll Be Together~Supremes
A Change Is Gonna COme~Sam Coole/SOLO
Look Into Your Heart~Aretha
The Makings Of You~Curtis/Aretha/Gladys
That's What Friends Are For~Gladys/Elton/Dionne
I hope some of these are appropiate.
|By tigerdip (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:42 am:|
Nosey-> The Clapton song is called "tears in heaven".
|By Nosey (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 10:07 am:|
|By bigdaddyg2k4 (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:25 pm:|
I have four for your consideration:
(the above 2 were very appropriate and moving during the 9/11 tragedy)
U Gotta Be-Des'ree
Fields Of Gold-Sting
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