Take me home country roads – a favorite love song

I love this song: Take me home country roads, so I am doing a section here as one of my favorite love songs, done by many different artists with many different videos. There is something about country roads that has a great appeal to me, plus the idea of going home is also very appealing. A double winner!

First, I would like to feature JOHN DENVER, who is the one who introduced us to this favorite love song.    

1. John Denver – Beautiful paintings

2. Live recording – road pics

3. Very nice pics (box set)

4. Done by Lone Wolf – belongs to Sony Music

5. Wild and wonderful – dry ground, cabin

6. Pics of wndmills

7. Pics of the road home

8. Pics of wet road

9. Pics of Mountain Mama

10.  Pictures and words

11. Pics of West Virginia

12. Tribute

13. Pics of Taiwan

14. Pics of Thailand

15. Pics of Bidge Creek

16. John Denver “live” in Japan 1981

17. John Denver 1983

18. John Denver with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “live” Farm Aid 1985

19. John Denver and Johnny Cash

20. John Denver 1995

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN also sings “Take me home country roads” very nicely, and there are a number of videos of her singing.

21. Olivia Newton-John – pictures maybe China

22. Different pics – sunset pics

23. Take me home country roads – one of my favorite love songs

I love the “live” road video. It may have been taken in Europe.

24. Country pics

25. Time lapse photos

26. Olivia “live” 1972

27. Olivia “live” 2010

OTHER ARTISTS – Take me home country roads.

28. Guitar and harmonica

29. Emily Joy – “live”

30. “Live” show by Ceilidh

31. John Cena – “live” in wrestling ring

32. Todd Norcross

Some very nice photos.

33. Toots and the Maytals

West Jamaica.

34. Harmonica solo by Kyong Hwa Lee

35. Rez Valdez

He is singing by the sea in California where John Denver’s plane crashed.

36. Ray Charles

Recorded in Japan.

37. Brenda Lee – “live”

38. Osborne Brothers – “live”

39. Mike Asquino

Some say “Take Me Home, Country Roads” was written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver. Someone else says Mike Asquino was one of the authors. So I am not sure who done it! Thank you for visiting my web site of favorite love songs. God bless y’all.

40. Amanda Holden

41. Girl – raining gently

42. Postal

43. Lenny Rogers

44. Hermes House Band

45. Yukari

46. Hayley McKay

47. Sungha Jung

Incredible guitar playing

48. Jamie McDell

49. John Rafferty – Voice UK 2014

50. Russell Moore and 3rd Tyme Out

51. Kang Jimin

52. J.R.Wyatt

53. Buck Norris

54. Ironmonger 100

Fingerpickin’ good

55. Holly Spears

56. Munson Music

Words and chords

57. Gold Hat 3

58. Cross Creek

59. Matt Plever

By the horses

60. Vintage – Clash of the cover bands

61. The Doo Wop Shop – Capella

62. Acoustic Pie 4th

63. Daryle Singletary

64. Michelle Spicer and Andrey Stolyarov

65. One man band – Tomoya Kobayashi

66. Jerry Edens

67. Dailey and Vincent

68. Stacy Grubb with Alan Johnston and South 52

69. Candace and Shelly

70. Mirka – Kajkowo

Little girl playing accordian

71. Chuck and Deb McAuley

72. Pacific Showtime Chorus

73. Swiss Boys

74. Kappa Danielson

75. Kikumasa00

76. Foster and Allen

77. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

78. Fionn Music

79. Chris Tomlin

Favorite love songs by Doris Day

I first heard Doris Day singing when I was just a little boy, so this goes way back to my childhood. I have compiled a list of some of my favorite love songs that she sings, together with some of her interviews, which I find very fascinating. She seems to be a very up-beat person.

1. Sunshine medley – with John Denver

Some snazzy footwork here.

2. Sleepy lagoon

Some beautiful pictures.

3. Moonlight Bay – a favorite love song by Doris Day

4. The way we were – from a TV show

5. I left my heart in San Francisco – with Tony Bennett

This brings back memories of San Francisco.

6. Hold me in your arms – from a movie

7. When I fall in love -1952

8. Dream a little dream of me

This is a favorite love song. Makes me feel I am on holiday by the sea.

9. Que Sera Sera – movie version

10. Fly me to the moon – pics with Rock Hudson

11. I can’t give you anything but love, Baby

My mother used to sing this favorite love song when I was little.

12. Blue skies

13. Fools rush in

14. Three coins in a fountain – with Frank Sinatra

15. They say it’s wonderful

16. More

17. Till we meet again

18. When I grow too old to dream

19. Happy talk

20. Make someone happy

21. Quiet stars of quiet nights

22. All I do is dream of you

23. Cheek to cheek

24. Singing in the rain

25. Someday I’ll find you

26. With a song in my heart

27. People will say we’re in love

28. When you’re smiling

29. Sentimental journey

30. On the Johnny Carson show

31. Last TV interview

32. Secret love

33. I’ll never stop loving you

34. 90th birthday celebration

35. Secret love – different pictures

36. If I give my heart to you

37. Day by day

This is where Doris Day got her ‘play play’ surname.

38. You’ll never walk alone

39. Nearer my God to Thee

Doris Day was also very religious.

40. Mike Douglas show 1975 – interview – very good

41. Gary Collins interview 1985

42. Lucille Ball interview 1964

43. Johnny Carson show 1976 – with Rex

44. Viki Lawrence interview 1993

45. Barbara Walters interview part 1 – 1970’s

46. Barbara Walters interview part 2

47. Joan Lunden interview 1993

48. David Hartman interview part 1

49. David Hartman interview part 3

50. David Hartman interfview part 4

51. By the light of the silvery moon

52. Stardust and Just the way you look tonight

53. It had to be you

54. Everybody loves a lover

This is a fascinating favorite love songs by Doris Day. A really up-beat attitude. I went to dictionary.com to find out what Pollyanna meant, and it means someone who is very optimistic, based on a novel by an old days American writer.

55. Everybody loves a lover – with movie clips

56. Everybody loves a lover – different pics

57. A guy is a guy

58. A guy is a guy – with movie clips

59. Teacher’s pet

60. Fly me to the moon – movie clip with Rock Hudson driving in a car

 

 

Memphis Tennessee – a favorite love song

Memphis Tennessee is one of my all time favorite love songs, and every so often I take my guitar and play and sing it. It has such a nice beat, and playing it in the key of D, I love doing those weird notes that make it so special. I was written by Chuck Berry, and it seems like just about every singer likes to sing this song.

1. Johnny Rivers “live” on American Bandstand TV 1964 (Dick Clark)

The first time I heard Memphis Tennessee was by Johnny Rivers on the radio in Bulawayo.

2. Elvis Presley – Memphis Tennessee – a favorite love song

Many years later I heard the Elvis version. When I visited Graceland in 1983, the bus took us to The Sun Studio and a tour of Memphis.

3. The Ventures “live”

Back in the 70’s I bought a record of the Ventures where they played each guitar part separately and then put them all together to teach people how to play the song in all the different parts.

4. Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “live” TV show

5. Jerry Lee Lewis – “live “ in Paris, France 1989 (James Burton)

6. Chuck Berry – “live” London BBC TV 1972

7. John Lennon and Chuck Berry “live” on The Mike Douglas TV show

8. The Rolling Stones “live”

9. Jarvis Cocker “live”

10. Johnny Rivers – “live” 1973

11. Mickey Jupp “live”

12. The Express Band – “live”

13. Cliff Richard – “live”

Sir Cliff sings a lot of my favorite love songs.

14. Elvis Presley – “live” recording

We saw Elvis “live” in Reno back in 1976. The women were screaming!

15. Leonard Adam – “LIVE”

16. The Dodge Brothers – “live”

17. Glen Campbell and John Hartford – “live” – plus banjo jam

18. MGB – “live” – plus Little sister

19. Prisioneros del Rock ’n Roll – “live”

20. The Astronauts – “live” on TV Hollywood A Go-Go 1965

In 1965 I used to visit Tony Law in Bulawayo, and watch the Hollywood a go go show on the TV. Sue Law was his sister. It brings back lots of memories.

21. Dave Clark Five

22. Roy Orbison

23. Vince Taylor 1961

I had never heard of Vince Taylor before hearing him singing Memphis Tennessee. Apparently he was a big hit in France.

24. Pat Boone

Pat Boone sings a lot of my favorite love songs, and I enjoyed hearing him sing Memphis Tennessee.

25. Chuck Berry “live” 1972

26. Bobby Bare and Waylon Jennings

27. The Beatles

28. Carl Perkins

29. Tom Jones

30. Rod Stewart and The Small Faces

31. Jerry Lee Lewis “live” 1981

32. Dave Berry “live”

33. Terry White Band – “live” (Netherlands I think)

34. George Thorogood – extra verses

35. The Animals

36. The Walkers

37. Tyler Kealey

38. The Barbarians

39. Wilson Pickett

40. Al Green

43. Conjunto Madrigal

41. Bill Black’s Combo

42. Lonnie Mack

43. Johnny A. – “live” guitar plus more

44. Danyel Gerard “live” – in French (I think)

45. Johnny Hallyday – in French (I think)

46. Bern Spier – in German

47. Eddy Mitchell – in French (I think)

48. Davoli – (not sure what language)

49. Norman Knight – in French (I think)

50. Eric – playing guitar

51. Kirby – guitar lesson

52. John Stipe – guitar lick

53. Guitar lesson

 

Favorite Gospel Songs by Willie Nelson

Last year I heard that Willie Nelson had died, I so decided to do a tribute to him of some of my favorite gospel songs that he wrote and sang. When I checked his history, I found out that apparently he hasn’t died, and it was just a hoax. I don’t know him personally, so I cannot tell for sure. Some time ago I did a section on my favorite love songs that he sings, but anyway, I have decided to go ahead and honor him regarding the spiritual songs that he sang. A friend told me once that he wished he had given his mother flowers while she was alive. So here are some “flowers” for Mr. Nelson.

1. Just a closer walk with Thee

This is the very first song I ever sung in front of an audience, and I forgot most of the words.

2. How great Thou art

This is my favorite gospel song for worshiping God.

3. Just as I am

4. Amazing grace

5. The lily of the valley

6. Unclouded day

7. I’ll fly away

8. Were you there when they crucified my Lord

9. Family Bible – One of my favorite gospel songs written by Willie Nelson

10. Farther along

11. Where He leads me

12. Showers of blessing

13. It is no secret

14. In God’s eyes

The write up says this favorite gospel song was also written by Mr. Willie Nelson. It has some very good words.

15. Kneel at the feet of Jesus

This is a swinging song with a good message.

16. Where the soul never dies

17. Gather at the river

18. I’d rather have Jesus

19. What a friend we have in Jesus

20. Just a little talk with Jesus

There are lots of people who hate Jesus, so it is nice to see that Mr. Willie Nelson believes in Jesus. I also have a gospel site with lots more of his songs if you would like to check it out at: countrygospelandbible.com

 

 

Blue eyes crying in the rain – one of my favorite love songs

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Blue eyes crying in the rain is one of my favorite love songs, sung here by many different singers around the world. I hope you find some of your favorite singers. Sorry I haven’t listed all of them, but I got tired. I will start with the ladies first.

1. Patricia Romania

I think this lady is from Brazil.

2. Olivia Newton-John

From Australia.

3. Shania Twain and Willie Nelson

4. Heidi Hauge

From Norway.

5. Kitten

From New Zealand.

6. Vanny Bourne

7. Emmylou Harris and Roy Acuff

8. Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty

9. Louise Morrisey

This is an Irish lady singing Blue eyes crying in the rain.

10. Lulu Belle and Scot Wiseman

11. Virginia Lee and Slim Whitman

Virginia Lee was from South Africa.

12. Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson made Blue eyes crying in the rain a big hit in the USA.

13. Elvis Presley

14. Vince Gill

15. Slim Whitman

16. Charley Pride

17. Foster and Allen

Some more Irish singer singing Blue eyes crying in the rain.

18. Roy Acuff

This is the original singer of the song.

19. Ray Dylan

I think this good looking chap is from Holland.

20. UB40

It looks like these folks are from Hawaii.

21. Ferlin Husky

22. Daniel O’Donnell

A famous singer from Ireland. It is amazing how favorite love songs go all around the world.

23. Chet Atkins

24. Bjøro Håland

A singer from Norway.

25. Floyd Cramer

26. Sons of the Pioneers

27. Hank Williams

28. Dwight Yoakam – Willie Nelson tribute

29. George Canyon

30. Hendry Sahilatua and old friends

I think these folks are from Jakarta.

31. Oscar Rexhauser

A singer from Holland.

32. The Mavericks

33. Slim Whitman and Byron and Whitman – Blue eyes crying in the rain.- one of my favorite love songs

34. Fred Rose – Songwriters hall of fame

I was curious about the writer of this song, and you can see his picture here.

35. Fred Rose – American songwriter

I admire good songwriters, and you can read his history here.
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Favorite love songs by Blake Shelton

The other day I was waiting in the car for my family, changing stations on the radio to save boredom, and I heard the tail end of a song about going to the dentist. I found it was Blake Shelton, so I have added him to my favorite love songs.

1. Some beach

I can relate so much to the things in this song, like the dentist, the parking lot, the man in the electric wheelchair, and the road rage guy. This is now one of my favorite music videos of all time. I love the way he keeps his cool through all the stressful situations.

2. Home

For many years I was a solo singer, and got so lonely.

3. God gave me you

4. You’re the reason God made Oklahoma – with Miranda Lambert

5. Doin’ what she likes

6. Lonely tonight – with Ashley Monroe

7. Honey Bee – My favorite love song video by Blake Shelton

What a guy has to do to try and win a girl’s heart!

8. Austin

This is a favorite love song for many people.

9. Goodbye time

10. The Baby

11. Ol’ Red

This is a very interesting song.

12. Over

Blake Shelton has got many songs on the YouTube, but I am just sharing these ones as my favorite love songs because these are the ones I relate to. I remember seeing Blake Shelton as a judge on the voice TV show, but I had never heard him sing before, as I am more into the old country music.

13. Savior’s shadow

 

Favorite love songs by The Kendalls

Many years ago I saw The Kendalls on the TV, and I loved their singing and music. I have found a whole bunch of favorite love songs that they sing, and I hope you enjoy them. A lot of their famous songs are cheating songs, which I don’t agree with, so I have kept them to a minimum, and posted a whole lot of other songs which I think are very nice.

1. If you’re waiting on me, you’re backing up “live”

2. I’m already blue “live”

3. Moving train “live”

4. Bye bye love “live” – One of my favorite love songs

5. If you break my heart “live”

6. Blue blue day “live”

7. I had a lovely time “live”

8. If you let him drive you crazy, he will “live”

9. Making believe “live”

10. Thank God for the radio “live”

I used to drive taxi, and it was so good to have the radio late at night in a far away town.

11. My baby left me “live”

The Kendalls make me think of the Elvis song.

12.  My Baby’s gone “live”

13. Leaving on a jet plane “live”

14. Make a dance “live”

15. Sweet desire “live” in Germany

16. Jamboree in the hills 1982 “live”

The Kendalls sure sing to big crowds.

17. Old fashioned love

18. Try me again

19. I’d dance every dance with you

20. Put it off until tomorrow

21. Mandolin man

22. Heart of the matter

23. Heartaches by the number

This was one of my favorite love songs when I was young.

24. Crying time

Another one of my favorite love songs.

25. Don’t let me cross over

This was a big hit for Jim Reeves in the country that I come from. I remember singing this song at a hotel where the manager was having an affair with the secretary. When I sung it, they looked at each other, and she quit her job. So this used to be one of my favorite love songs when I was a pop singer.

26. Curtain in the window

27. Honey Dew

28. Precious love

29. Let me get lost

30. Falling in love

31. I’ll be faithful to you

32. If you don’t want the fire

33. Don’t call me your only sunshine

34. She thinks I still care

35. Big silver jet

36. Diesel Gypsy

37. Never my love

38. Flaming eyes

39. Make me your kind of woman

40. That’s what I get for thinking

41. Four wheel drive

42. Everything I own

43. I don’t do like that no more

44. It’s raining on my hero

45. Wildflower

46. I’m dreaming again

47. Love chooses you

The next three songs are Jeannie, because her father passed away.

48. I wonder where you are tonight

49. Timeless and true love – Jeannie Kendall and Alan Jackson

The Kendalls also recorded a number of country gospel songs. You can hear some of them on my other website: countrygospelandbible.com

 

Elvis Impersonators

There are probably hundreds of guys who are Elvis Impersonators, singing his favorite love songs, but I would like to share a few with you.

1. Andy Kaufman on the Johnny Carson Show

“Love me” and “Blue suede shoes.” I think this guy is very funny.

2. Andy Kaufman  on the Johnny Cash Show

“That’s when your heartaches begin.”

3. Andy Kaufman – Treat me nice

Johnny Cash said that Andy was Elvis’ favorite impersonator.

4. Ben Portsmouth at Collingwood

When I was typing it, I made an error and typed Dollingwood! Maybe Dolly Parton will come next! This is Ben singing “I can’t stop loving you” – one of my own personal favorite love songs.

5. Shawn Klush at Collingwood 2013

One of the ultimate Elvis Impersonator winners. CC Rider.

6. Wayne Fontaine – When my blue moon turns to gold again.

He plays the guitar real good!

7. Martin Fontaine – (make up man) – Hound Dog

The make up is incredible. All of these artists are so incredible, and do such wonderful imitations of the king.

8. Donny Edwards – alias The king

It is very interesting to hear Donny’s story of how people persuaded him to get into it.

9. Chris Connor – Rise of a Legend

He looks a lot like Elvis.

10. Darren Lee – Walk a mile in my shoes

This is a good song – the words are so true. So many people love to criticize, when they don’t know what it’s like to be in your shoes.

11. 2012 Memphis finalists

So many Elvis Impersonators. Looks like the women love it!

12. Cody Ray Slaughter at Collingwood 2012

“Shake, rattle and roll, baby.”

13. Elvis Impersonator – Dean Z  – Las Vegas 2014

Receives the “Heart of the king” award, then goes into action. Wow, Dean does all the moves of the king in just a couple of songs. He is very good at his imitation. I wonder how his girlfriend feels about him kissing all the girls.

14. Priscilla at Collingwood 2014

Wow, it is so nice to see her. She is the real deal. The ex-wife. Up close and personal. Knows all about him. I read her book some years back. She is a year older than me – I just looked it up.

15. Jim Carrey – Blue suede shoes

I think this might be part of a movie.

16. David Scott – Always on my mind

It is sad to see he died so young.

17. A Canadian woman looking for her father – he turns out to be an Elvis impersonator in Thailand.

I saw this on the news the other week, and I thought it was very interesting.

18. Colin “Elvis” Young

She found her Daddy!

19. Ray Stevens – I saw Elvis in a UFO

I saw Elvis and a UFO, but not at the same time! This guy is so funny.

20. Elvis Priestly at Silky O’Sullivan’s

21. Elvis Priestly – Eternity Rolls

22. Gospel Elvis – Leland Johnson

I have had his poster on my bedroom wall for the last 20 years!

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