First of all, it was much simpler--lyric-wise. It was a simpler time, I suppose. If you listen to the lyrics, they were focused on good people, good times and most importantly--good music. It was the type of music to just fill your entire soul up--from your head all the way down to your toes. That's not to say there are no artists today who do that because there certainly are. But even so, it's still different. I guess that's just hard to explain.
Second of all, it actually focused on--believe it or not, music. I know, crazy, huh? These artists actually played instruments. They didn't lip sync. They had pure, raw talent and they got up and just jammed out. It didn't seem to be for the music--I mean, did you really ever hear a song about bringing in the big bucks or buying women, clothes, cars, etc.?
Music I've recently been drawn into:
Melanie Safka -- Her voice is not only amazing but her lyrics are beautiful. She was just a peaceful flower child, reminding the world of simpler times.
Mama Cass Elliott -- Here's a deep, jazzy voice that just seems to make you melt into your own world.
Patsy Cline -- Again, another deep, almost jazzy voice. Just some feel good music that really enables you to unwind and relax.
Anyway whoever may read this, check these ladies out. I guarantee you won't regret it.
With nose-wrinkling affection,