I painted this before my recent health crisis. I love the reflections.
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Are YOU Talking to ME?
THEY SAY THAT TIME
HEALS A BROKEN HEART,
BUT TIME HAS STOOD STILL
SINCE WE'VE BEEN APART
"I Can't Stop Loving You"
Written by Don Gibson
Recorded by Don Gibson for RCA Victor, by Kitty Wells for Decca, by Ray Charles for ABC Paramount, and by Conway Twitty for MCA
In 1957 Don Gibson checked into the York Motel in Nashville and wrote "Oh Lonesome Me" and "I Can't Stop Loving You." He soon recorded both songs for RCA Victor and had a two-sided hit, as well as a major career as a country star for the next fifteen years. Kitty Wells's version of "I Can't Stop Loving You" went to #3 in the country charts. In 1962 Ray Charles, famous for infusing rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll with soul music from the church, decided to record an album of country songs. Although his recording contract guaranteed him artistic freedom, his record label tried hard to talk him out of it. They need not have worried. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music was America's #1 album for fourteen weeks, and "I Can't Stop Loving You" became the biggest record of Ray Charles's career. The most famous words in the recording were probably not Don Gibson's lines but "brother Ray's" nod to the vocal group: "Sing the song, children."
Published by the History Press Charleston, SC. Copyright (C) 2020 by Bobby Braddock
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When we were staying in the beautiful neighborhood of Lake Junaluska in North Carolina, I was fascinated by the flowers that we don't grow here in Florida, like these irises and the spectacular rhododendrons.
|"The silence of a falling star/lights up a purple sky"|
|I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams|