Growing up in the 1950s I was not allowed to listen to the pop music of the day as it was too 'worldly.' I had a transistor radio with ear phones and would take it in my clothes closet and listen very quietly. I was in high school during the 1960s and my father certainly didn't like the new rock music but realized I was listening to it anyway so as long as I didn't have it blaring, it was o.k.
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Growing up, almost all minister's daughters were given piano and voice lessons and expected to participate in a variety of activities in this arena. Singing solos, singing in the choir, piano solos, playing for weddings and funerals - it was all part of the scenario. I am thankful that my parents pushed me to practice, practice and then practice some more.
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When I drive, I only play Black Gospel and it is so loud that sometimes my SUV is rocking. It's the way I like it, just like the kid I once was. I am thankful that my husband enjoys it as much as I do. My list of favorite gospel artists include Andre Crouch, Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, J Moss, Amber Bullock, Fred Hammond and countless others.
When he was younger, my husband traveled the globe with a music group. He taught himself to play the keyboard, the drums and the bass guitar and had the opportunity to back up Elvis Presley as a studio musician. He can keep 11 different rhythms at the same time and it is hilarious to watch that transpire.
Then there are the times when I close my eyes and listen to a soft ballad or a love song that warms and comforts as nothing else can.
Anyone else out there like my style of music?