For My Awe-Inspiring Aunt Lisa,
A Lovely Lassie with a Selfless Spirit and Majestic Charm
*My incredible Aunt Lisa has an impressive fan club of hopeful suitors, and the reasons for which are clear to see within the very moment you meet her… If life should grant you such delight!
Songwriter: HAWKINS, JAY (1956)
Performer: Nina Simone
Nearly as epic and admirable as the angel in which this particular Little Ditty has been inspired by and dedicated to, “I Put a Spell on You” is a classic American song that has continued to impact generations of musical enthusiasts from the time it was first written by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in 1956.
“I Put a Spell on You” was selected as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Jay Hawkins’ original version was ranked at #313 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Nina Simone‘s version reached # 23 in the US Billboard R&B chart in 1965. Artists including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joss Stone and Bryan Ferry have created cover versions of this American classic throughout the years, and it continues to pop up in creative distortions from various artists in different music genres.
Timeless and transfixing in nature, this historic piece of music seems the perfect fit for today’s Little Ditty Dedication Post.
For my Aunt Lisa, thank you for being one of my life’s most inspiring and lovely angels.
I am beyond grateful and so lucky to have you!
Angels have no philosophy but love. ~Terri Guillemets
All God’s angels come to us disguised. ~ James Russell Lowell, 19th Century American Poet
It is in rugged crises, in unbearable endurance, and in aims which put sympathy out of the question, that the angel is shown.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher and writer
We are never so lost that our angels cannot find us.
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