Most of us here at Murfie have been lucky enough to spend time with our Grandparents (and some of our Great-Grandparents as well!). Music is something that can easily be tied to memories, and musical memories of our Grandparents are some of the best ones.
In honor of Grandparents Day, Sunday, Sept. 7th, here are some albums that remind us of Grandma and Grandpa!
Matt: Lawrence Welk – 22 Big Band Favorites – “My grandparents were married during the Great Depression, so the big band music of that era, up and through World War II, was always their favorite. Dancing to big band music was one of their favorite activities. When visiting Grandma and Grandpa’s house as kids, my brother and I were forced to watch the Lawrence Welk show that aired on public television. We would reluctantly sit through the show—accordion solos and all—and rejoice when the show ended. In spite of my disdain for the TV show, big band music, particularly that by Lawrence Welk and his band, now bring back fond memories of my Grandparents.”
Andrew: Johnny Cash – 16 Biggest Hits – “I was not at all shocked to discover one day that my grandmother owned no fewer than three copies of Johnny Cash’s 16 Biggest Hits.”
Kayla: The Beatles – 1 – “My grandpa always told a story about when The Beatles visited Milwaukee. He said that everyone lined the street to watch the fab four drive by, and when they passed my grandpa, grandma, and their young children, they slowed down and complimented their beautiful family. My grandma would always say ‘Oh, Bruce!’ whenever she caught him telling me stories like that, so I’m not exactly sure if it’s true, but I like to think it is. :) I got my grandpa this Beatles 1 compilation, and I’ll never forget showing him how to put the CD in the player, turn it on, and press play. He immediately recognized and started singing along with the song ‘Love Me Do.'”
Steve: The Transporter (Original Motion Picture Score) – “Once upon a time, I was visiting my Grandma in California and she asked me if I would like to watch her favorite movie. I was all prepared for something out of the black and white era, when she proceeded to pull ‘Transporter 3’ up on DVR.”
Jeff: Elmo & Patsy – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – “This is terrible, but the only song I can think of is ‘Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.'”
Pete: Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler – Neck and Neck – “My grandpa loves this album. I remember buying the CD for his birthday and he told me recently that he still plays it.”
Happy Grandparents Day from the crew at Murfie! Show Grandma and Grandpa lots of love!
Photo credit: “Child pushing grandmother on plastic tricycle” by Catherine Scott-Matti.