Back on August 24, 2022, Paula contacted me about hosting a theme where people would contribute songs from artists who have famous musician parents. I was not so sure about this, so I did some investigating to see if I could find enough viable artists that fit this category. Wow was I surprised when I discovered that there were more than enough to make this work. I found Carlos Santana & his daughter Stella Santana, Elvis Presley & his daughter Lisa Marie Presley, Ozzy Osbourne & his daughter Kelly Osbourne, Paul McCartney & his son James McCartney, Marvin Gaye & his daughter Nona Gaye, Will Smith & his daughter Willow Smith, Lenny Kravitz & his daughter Zoe Kravitz, John Bonham & his son Jason Bonham, Steve Earle & his son Justin Townes Earle, Eddie Van Halen & his son Wolfgang Van Halen, Ricky Nelson & his two sons Matthew Nelson & Gunnar Nelson, Tim Buckley & his son Jeff Buckley, Serge Gainsbourg & his daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr. & Hank Williams III and there are many others. When it comes to possessing talent in music, it seems that family characteristics are often inherited.
Last week we had Kiss My Grits where the theme was a song that contains lyrics of Embrace, Hug, or Kiss. This week the theme is to find songs from artists who have famous musician parents, suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II. Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about. Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music. Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.
This week I will be writing about the Elijah Blue Allman song ‘Crimson & Clover’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Just a Song Before I Go’ by Crosby, Stills & Nash. The upcoming prompts will be:
November 13, 2022 – Songs by an artist or a group that was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
November 20, 2022 – Songs with recognizable intros suggested by Clive from Take It Easy
November 27, 2022 – Motown songs
December 4, 2022 – Indie Rock or Indie Pop songs