As you may know, Jenelle and I are expecting our first child next February. In July we found out our baby Joey was diagnosed with a severe, and unfortunately fatal, Neural Tube Defect and is not expected to live more than a day. To celebrate her all too brief life Jenelle and I are keeping a list of experiences she would have had if she wasn’t expected to leave us so soon.
Songs For Joey
While we wait for our Joey to make her grand appearance I have been playing songs on my iPhone against Jenelle’s tummy. I wish I had cataloged them from the get go. Here are the ones I have been able to remember.
Note: Not all the videos are of the version I played.
Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
This is a song I strongly associate with my oldest brother John who passed away in 1990.
Wives and Lovers – Ed Ames
Jenelle is not a fan of this song (nor am I of the outdated message) but it was played ironically because it is a great song and Bacharach is a genius. As that was not only not the version I played, but a different singer all together, I am embedding the most famous video of Ed Ames.
Linus and Lucy – Vince Guaraldi – A Charlie Brown Christmas - Version Played
This was the first jazz song I ever appreciated. (Along with countless others no doubt)
Camel Walk – Southern Culture on the Skids – Dirt Track Date - Version Played
This one was another goof as it gets Jenelle cuckoo.
Bill B – Cal Tjader Quartet – jazz at the blackhawk - Version Played
This is actually where Linus and Lucy compser Guaraldi got his start as the piono player for Vibraphone master Cal Tjaders Quartet in the late ’50′s