As a child of the 1960’s I love many of the singers of that era. One of them, Mama Cass Elliot, even shared a birthday with me. In honor of our birthday’s I wanted to share a few selections she recorded. Maybe some other boomers (and their parents) will enjoy them.
My all time favorite is “Dream a Little Dream of Me“. This was also recorded in the 1931 & 1950’s making it a great one to use when I work with older adults.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpzB_Akopug
“It’s Getting Better” was recorded in 1968. The lyrics speak about how love:
“Growing stronger, warm and wilder; Getting better everyday, better everyday” .
This could be a point for discussion. Do the lyrics ring true? What does it take for love to grow? Why do some loves fade?
“Make Your Own Kind of Music” recorded in 1969 has lyrics that make for a great theme for many of my older adult groups:
But you’ve gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song,
Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sing along.
I found a Mama Cass Playlist on YouTube that is a great retrospective if you would like to listen to more. What is your favorite Cass Elliot Song?