Let us listen once again to ten of the best folk music of this 60s band…
There are singers and bands that we can say are icons in the music world. Whether they are young and old, dead or living, they have contributed so much in the field of music. And for me, one of such great icons is the band Peter, Paul and Mary.
Peter, Paul and Mary were an American trio composed of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers. They created beautiful and meaningful folk songs back in the 1960s. That era may be a half-century before but I can still hear their music in the radios from time to time. And most usually, that time is around eleven in the evening when people simply wish to be lulled by great classics.
Well, the trio really had produced wonderful music about love, nature and ordinary life. Their songs have deep meaning, sometimes political, and they really reach deep into the hearts of the listeners. For many, especially the younger generations, the band’s name may not strike as something familiar. But once you hear their songs, a bulb will light in your heads. To give recognition to this band who had once offered us great music, let us listen once again to ten of their most memorable hits.
1. Where Have All The Flowers Gone? This is the song I love most from the band. It is about loving nature, symbolism for loving ourselves and our neighbors.
2. Five Hundred Miles. A very mellow song about yearning for our loved ones who are far from us.
3. Autumn to May. Hear and see how nature changes around us.
4. Puff the Magic Dragon. A very playful song which “kids” in that era loved to sing very much.
5. Early Morning Rain. A not so very common hit from them but certainly a lovable one.
6. Lemon Tree. What happened under the lemon tree?
7. If I Had A Hammer. This is one of the biggest hits of the band. Listen and you will not wonder why.
8. Leaving on a Jetplane. I suppose this song is the most familiar to everyone since several versions of it have been heard in the recent years. But nothing beats the original; their friend John Denver just made the song!
9. Too Much of Nothing. But this song has got something…
10. Blowin’ in the Wind. Another of my favorite song from the band. Very full of wonder and questions, when all the answers are simply….