It is time to wrap up our Salute To Mothers.
This final chapter will have a song my buddy Mike and I always laugh along with to begin, followed by an early R&B song from before there was Rock & Roll, but whose sound clearly forecasts what was to come.
After that, as I said a few days ago, I'll turn serious in this Finale!
There was a Phoebe Snow song I was looking for, and finally found just in time for the end of this series.
It was on an old cassette tape from about 1983, has held up remarkably well, and it is a live-on-the-radio acoustic song performed on the old WNEW-FM here in New York (when it was a listenable station!).
It is dedicated to her brain-damaged daughter, Valerie Rose, called Stand Your Ground.
As far as I can find out, it was never officially released, so this may be one of the only ways to hear it.
So sad Phoebe died last month!
Followed by a song that deals with Mothers and the Thread running through 3 generations.
Then we conclude with the unfortunate but honest part of this series, the inevitable end that comes to us all.
It is the natural order of things that parents are predestined to die before their children.
And Mothers, Angels that they be, are not exempt.
I hope you enjoyed the fun, laughs and tears with our respectful and loving Celebration Of Mothers, Mamas, Moms & Mas.
Here's the link that closes the series out, at WLSO.FM: