Musical Memories, Sharing My Husband’s Music Interests


It’s Writing Wednesday.  The idea of Writing Wednesday is to encourage widows to share information about their spouse. To introduce him to grandchildren and others who might not have had time to get to know him. Non widows can share about their lives. Some day they may want to write a memoir, these little prompts will help.

Today’s prompt is music? Did your spouse sing or play an instrument? Did he have a favorite music genre or musician? Share his musical interests, on your blog, your Facebook page, your personal journal, or here in the comments.

My husband’s tastes in music was eclectic.

When we met he listened to soul music, he loved the stuff from Motown. He introduced me to the music of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye, and others. We both liked the Jackson 5, although they became popular after we were together.

He liked Otis Redding so much,  one of the songs he requested for his good-bye party was, Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.  He insisted it be the Otis Redding version, not anyone else. Listening to the song months later, I agree, Otis Redding does it the best.

He also listened to Creedence Clearwater Revival and Tommy James and the Shondels. “I Think We’re Alone Now,” was one of our favorites. Which really messed with our daughter’s mind years later when a young singer, Tiffany, made the song popular again.

He also listened to Country Music, and was a big fan of George Jones, and later George Strait, Alan Jackson. He liked Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson,  Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson (the Highwaymen) and probably a few others I’m forgetting.

He admired Tim McGraw’s voice. He thought the singer had not only a good range, but could sing any type of song. He said, “that boy (Tim McGraw) can sing the hard-hitting, drinking, honky-tonk songs all day long then turn around and do justice to one of those love ballads.”

He listened to Kenny Rogers when Kenny sang pop music with the first edition. My husband’s imitation of Kenny singing, “I Just Dropped In to See What Condition my Condition Was In” always made me laugh.

When Kenny Rogers moved to Country Music, he was still good, and still popular at our house.

My  husband loved music, different genres and artists. I’m sure some of his favorites were left out. He listened to the radio almost every time he drove somewhere and we often had the radio on in the house, especially in the early years.

Are you a music lover?

Was/is your husband?

What was/is his favorite music to listen to?


About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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