Saturday, August 14, 2010
a lovely song for Saturday morning
I still can't figure out how to upload music here, but luckily, YouTube has a video of this song. I just acquired a copy of this song, and got to listen to it for this first time in many, many years. Even though it's called "The Retreat Song," I have always found it somewhat uplifting, perhaps because I don't understand the lyrics. But when she starts singing after the opening recitative, it give me goosebumps every time. Easily my favorite Miriam Makeba song.
I even found the lyrics:
I've been looking at the Amazon links but a lot of them don't have track listings. This song is from Makeba's self-titled album, released in 1960. You may have to find it yourself. This album doesn't have what is probably her best-known song, "Pata Pata," but every track on it is a gem.