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MUSIC THERAPY WE ALL NEED TO BE DOING

thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
Hello every body music every morning the start the day.

Helps me to get over the depression and all the talk of COVID 19.

Never watch news had Radio on every hour more and more news depressing.

Classic FM love it but need a boost so this my therapy music.

List of feel good uplifting music.

That's Life Frank Sinatra

Fly Me to The Moon Frank Sinatra 

Good Life Tony Bennett

Rags to Riches Tony Bennett

Cant Take My Eyes Off You Andy Williams

Happy Heart Andy Williams

Music to Watch Girls Go By Andy Williams

I'v Gotta Be Me Sammy Davis Jnr.

Something Got To Give Sammy Davis Jnr.

Get Happy from Summer Stock Judy Garland

Then Impossible Dream Sammy Davis Jnr version great.

Like show tunes the musicals as well does help my moods.

In a time like this what you play the cheesy the Sixties the ones songs we all think no but sing it out to your hearts content and gives a reason to move on.

Obscure the better, in the Forties and Fifties artist called Ethel Merman done lots of Broadway stuff and musicals .

Favourite story performed a show got a heckler went down into the audience removed him out of the door returned  came back on stage started singing.

Got No Business Like Show Business.  Which is a great Musical.

Belter and who can forget Barbara singing Do Not Rain On My Parade have two version Funny Girl and Bobby Darin as well versions all fantastic songs to get me motivated and moving.

Start of the day.

Music Therapy mine all day rarely have news on even my favourite foot stompers another list sometime.

This ways to help those suffering hope it helps you.

Please take care, safe and please send me your favourite lists look forward to that.

@thespiceman











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  • GalDriverGalDriver Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    edited April 8
    I listen to loads, and varied (although singer/songwriters, rock and Motown are prob fave) and am listening to 'Cool Jerk" by The Capitols right now :-D Great to dance to, well hand-jive etc, legs no longer work well. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @GalDriver   Thanks for sharing I do actually have a massive CD collection of Motown Stax and Soul.

    Northern Soul play a lot. Nothing like to get a foot stomper start to the day .

    Yes like Jazz Swing the old songs.

    Motown is a vast spectrum of talent black yes but many white performers did cut some sides.

    Have the following favourites some of these  these are not well known but are in Northern Clubs Soul nights many a time play these.

    Something to look for. AMAZON sell a lot of these and worth the time purchased because Motown have opened the vaults at last once in a life time to get these.

    The list of following.

    Think It Over Before You Break My Heart   Brenda Holloway

    Baby a Go Go    Barbara Mcnair

    Heaven Must Have Sent You    Elgin's

    Two Can Have A Party    Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye

    There's A  Ghost In My House R Dean Taylor

    Back Street Edwin Starr

    You Can Do It Kim Weston

    Crying In the Night  The Monitors

    Get Ready The Temptations 

    Aint too Proud Too Beg The Temptations

    What More Can A Boy Ask For The Spinners

    Just A little Misunderstanding The Contours

    Somethings Wrong Chris Clark

    Can't Hold The Feeling Back Brenda Holloway

    I'v Got To Get Away Tommy Good

    Head Over Heels In Love With You Spinners.

    Just a small list  lol..

    Seems lately lots of new CD's out there. Motown opening vaults for publications and issues worth looking.

    Got a lot of the early history of Motown before it all began seriously.

    If you are a collector a fan something to think about.

    I have found out many new CD's to me .

    Keep the Faith best wishes.

    @thespiceman






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  • GalDriverGalDriver Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    Thanks thespiceman!
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 429 Pioneering
    edited April 9
    A modern uplifting song you might like @thespiceman :) 




  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,354 Scope community team
    Love this!  :)
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 14
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Good to hear thank you my friend.

    With this COVID 19 decide every morning to play CD's up beat joyful and great toe tapping stuff.

    Today Jazz and the old stuff Benny Goodman on now gets you dancing, strange looks from the neighbours who cares.

    Got a bought a lot of CD's that under fiver each Amazon all Jazz Soul and the old songs from Singers probably you never heard of but are memories to me.

    Lots of the songs were songs written masterpieces, so great to listen to.

    We need music therapy, I do believe helps.

    In some charities mental health ones bring in musicians who perform for great songs, some times get classical ladies or gents.  With violins and cellos etc.

    Of course this helps a lot.

    Please take care talk later no doubt sometime this week.

    @thespiceman

     
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,387 Scope community team
    Some cracking choices on here. You can never go wrong with a bit of Sinatra either.
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Adrian_Scope   All this morning right now have been playing lots of the old songs. Songs we know are masterpieces of writing and skill.

    Word for words treasures.

    I have a CD player use the programme button edit a lot seems to be helping to day .

    Just in my memory and sync as it sorts pass a few hours of happiness while talking being here to our members and team.

    What do you play ?  Meant  to ask while a the  laptop or key board or your wired for sound.?

    Is that the correct terminology  ?  

    Are you allowed music on are is that a rule no music on, ?  Worked in a place had music on all day my music now lovely relaxing.

    Then some one bought in one of those hypnosis tapes for fun falling asleep sounds of whales or sounds of seashore.

    Great but no work got done we all totally cream as they say down in London Town, thought better bring my pillow in next time.

    @thespiceman


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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Some great music on here, @thespiceman.  I love Frank Sinatra too!  My favourite tunes come from the 80's, Wham, Duran Duran, Culture Club, etc as this really cheers me up and sets me up for the day.  Like to unwind with some classical stuff and like Classic FM too.  Usually have Radio 2 on in the background when doing my crafts as really soothing.  Music certainly can lift our spirits, especially so during these times.  :smiley:
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ails   Thank you my friend . Good music choices.

    Anything to forget the misery on the media.

    Love the radio seems the stations playing these media alerts Coronavirus important but depressing first thing mornings.

    Boogie on down first thing soul time playing .

    Does help, like the mornings  to be stress free not a hassle uptight and anxious.

    Talk soon 

    Your friend

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,387 Scope community team
    I use headphones plugged into the laptop most the time @thespiceman, so I can listen to music without disturbing anyone! Not many people share my taste  :D 
    I mostly just listen to random things that come up on my Spotify playlist!
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  • LittleMELittleME Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I rarely listen to anything music-wise that was produced in this millennium, which is why i still like to have a stash of good, old fashioned CD's to listen to in the car. 

    Northern Soul is my go-to choice of music.  Don't know if anyone has spotify.  I've only discovered this very recently and loved it so much that I've signed up for Premium. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @LittleME   Wonderful another Northern Soul fan.

    Listening now every time every morning every day.

    Miss the all weekenders and those clubs a lot.

    Always here for a chat down memory lane anytime so many wonderful times.

    Please take care and safe.

    @thespiceman
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Adrian_Scope   Good to hear I think nothing wrong with each other tastes as long your happy.

    All sorts of stuff obscure weirds and yes I used to do requests those day living in a home.

    Garden conservatory open doors times more tolerant so get phone calls neighbours sitting in the garden hearing my music.

    Have you got by phone  or a piece paper through the door different now.

    Eye phones plugs careful remember sensitive ears can be damaging loud music.

    Have a lovely music fun filled day.

    Talk soon I hope.
    @thespiceman




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