Monday, February 15, 2016

Music Monday - "Love Land" by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (1970)

I first heard this song while playing Song Pop, my favorite music trivia game.  I really love it, and can't believe I never encountered it before.

"Love Land" was released in 1970 by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band.  This song reached #16 on the Billboard record chart in 1970.

Charles Wright hails from Clarksdale, Mississippi.  He is a former doo wop singer who sang with the Twilighters, the Shields, the Turks, and the Gallahads.  He started his own band in 1962, and over the years the changing band incarnation included many singers and musicians, including Daryl Dragon (The Captain and Tennille).

This is really such a great song!  If I was a music supervisor for a movie or tv show (one of my dream jobs), I would find ways to use this song over and over again.  It would be great on a show like Scandal, which utilizes retro soul music so well.

Have you heard this song before?  If not, do you like it?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - To Be a Child by Debra Schoenberger

Book Synopsis
Give a child a cardboard box and his imagination will turn it into anything but!

Today, it is less common to see children playing in the streets, especially in urban areas. The plethora of ready-made toys should make any child happy. What usually happens is that the box the toy came in becomes the toy!

This book documents children at play (and at times at work) from 10 different countries. A child's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me and I hope you will share these images with your children as well. 

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Author Bio
Debra Schoenberger aka #girl with camera
"My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual. Plus I usually have a lot of scars on my knees.

(le sigh...)

I live with my creative director, Miss Pickles (my budgie) in Victoria, BC, Canada.

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