How many songs do you know by heart? How many of those complete melodies can you hum (with the bridge)? How many of those tunes can you play on that old (or new) harmonica of yours? Phil and Tony Sardo know thousands of melodies and continue to do their part in keeping those great melodies alive. Will you be a “Keeper of the Songs?”
More and more in this sped up world there are fewer and fewer songs that everybody knows. I don’t know about other cultures and other countries, but in the United States, if you walk into a room full of people of all ages, you’d be lucky to find five songs that everybody knows well enough to sing along — certainly the Happy Birthday song, probably Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and, if you’re lucky,You are My Sunshine. Classic songs! But it wasn’t always this way…
Phil and Tony Sardo come from a time and place when great melodies accompanied our lives through the good times and the bad. This was a time when the great American Songbook was born and melodies enriched the fabric of our lives.
I was born in the 60‘s. I grew up in a house with an AM radio and 3 LP’s in the library: John Denver, Pete Seeger and David Cassidy. As a child, I did pretty well making up silly songs around the house and learning classical piano; but I never learned the great melodies of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Now in my middle-age, I am hungry for those songs. I want to know the songs by heart and I want to do my part in keeping those melodies alive.
There’s nothing like a good melody to make the world smile. Join me! Learn and memorize one song a month for a year. Let’s start with Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Beautiful Dreamer, O Susanna or I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do. Play these songs everywhere you go and see who smiles.
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