Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

"I'll always love my mama..." I still remember the year/summer this record came out. I was visiting relatives in Detroit and my own parents were holding down the fort back home in Alabama. This song would come on the radio and I would sing the chorus at the top of my lungs, wading in both summertime bliss and the boundless love/adoration I felt for my mother -- who was the only thing I missed about home. As I've written before, I am and shall always be an unapologetic mama's boy. The song now brings a lump to my throat. For a few years after my mother's death, I couldn't listen to it at all. Now... it makes me smile. And ache a bit. This extended mix is sound only, no video to accompany it. I think the track stands alone just fine.

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