Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Can Sam Make You Love Him?
Today I thought I'd do a post that's not at all my usual "schtick." Shelia of Note Songs inspired me to share one of my favorite songs with you today.
Before American Idol, there was Star Search. How many of you remember when a little guy (with a great big voice), wearing oversized tuxedo jackets and Converse sneakers, became an international sensation winning the first Star Search competition back in 1983? More than 25 years ago? Can you believe that?
Did you know he's a vlogger now ... a video blogger? Stop by SamHarris.com to catch up with what's been going on in his life and career.
Here's one of my favorite songs, performed beautifully by Sam. It's a simple arrangement with only piano and cello accompaniment. His face and voice have matured like fine wine, and he's filmed in extreme close-up. You can see and feel the depth of his emotion ... as he pours out his heart in this moving performance. Turn down the lights, pour yourself a nice glass of wine, click on the full-screen option, turn up your speakers .... and experience this:
Here he is singing the song that made it all happen!
Here's one more: John Lennon's IMAGINE, sung by Sam Harris, with photography by Corporal Jayel Aheram, USMC. That pure, amazing voice, just a piano playing softly, and images of our soldiers. Look at those faces. So young ...