Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for...

It's Too Late...Carole King, 1971.

A Serenade of Seventies songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.

My favorite record album in my Aunt Tina's collection had to have been Tapestry. Carole's engaging voice, the beat and the storytelling words she sang, made it impossible to not join in. I loved the rhythm this song started with, as she began her day...

Stayed in bed all morning
Just to pass the time

The song is rather sad on one level to my adult ears, but Carole's voice was so hopeful and reassuring that I just sang along in bliss. After all, they really did try to make it.

There'll be good times again for me and you
But we just can't stay together can't you feel it too
Still I'm glad for what we had 
And how I once loved you

Just for the record, in return for all the times Aunt Tina let me hang out in her room listening to music, I did return the favor by inviting her to some swell tea parties.

OK, I tried, but...Impossible! I cannot limit myself to one "I" song from Tapestry. Inconceivable! So without further ado...

I Feel the Earth Move...Carole King, 1971.

Go ahead. Hit play, crank up the volume and get know you want to! Feel that earth...move...under your feet!

There we go. All set? Cool. Have an Incredible day!


  1. Love Carole King...she was my 70's icon.

  2. I'm chair dancing at the breakfast table. I feel the earth move.

  3. loved the lines! Still I'm glad for what we had And how I once loved you.
    nice post & i feel the eart move too ;)!

  4. I never would've guessed those songs came out in 1971....I thought it was closer to 73 or 74. Great stuff.

  5. Those are both awesome songs, and I am glad that you posted both of them! Now I am off to download me some Carole King...

  6. Hi Andrea - you definitely brought back some memories here .. loved these songs and that Tapestry album .. lovely to hear her again .. the old songs are so good .. cheers Hilary

  7. She looks so 70s in the video. The clothing was so distinctive. Okay, and the hair. It all just screams 70s. Funny how some of these songs I know, but don't I know until I hear them... and then I know them word for word (or nearly).

    Once we get thought the A to Z, I will go back to my regular blogging thing. And that means I do this HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY post each week. I dedicate video clips to various bloggers based on something they've written. I am not doing it now, because it is just too much to try and work into April. But if I were... you would be getting this...

  8. She's awesome. It always amazes me when people can play the piano and sing at the same time.

    Heck, it's awesome when people can just sing.


  9. *great* choice….I love Carole King! :D

  10. I used to play the cassette tape of Tapestry in my car all the time.


  11. Ha ha - I referenced that Carole King recently when I experienced my first earthquake. Love it!

  12. Carole King and some great sax! LOVE!

  13. I'm just now getting around to catching up because I have been in hell...Tapestry is one of the best albums of all time. That is all.

  14. She definitely is underrated and under remembered, in my book. Another great choice!

  15. Love Carole! She also wrote my favorite Monkees song.