If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know it isn’t a fair question, but that hasn’t stopped us from asking music fans who happen to be recording artists in their own right. This edition of Desert Island Discs comes courtesy of singer/songwriter Terry Radigan, whose latest release, The Breakdown of a Breakup, is out February 14. Visit Terry’s site for samples of her music — after reading her Desert Island picks, of course.
I have a penchant for sad songs in minor keys, but if I were stranded I’d probably opt for my feelgood tunes. I have a “Good Morning T” mix that I play nearly every morning to start my day.
If I had to choose five tunes, they would be :
“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive,” Peggy Lee
I could listen to this track all day long. Impossible to be bummed while listening to this tune & Ms. Lee is my true north.[youtube id=”pUdFIPknB_Y” width=”600″ height=”350″]
“Let A Little Lovin’ Come In,” George Jones
The possum & a baritone guitar solo – ’nuff said![youtube id=”HTk3HcTkc6Y” width=”600″ height=”350″]
“Feeling Good,” Nina Simone
Brilliant singer + BRILLIANT artist = perfection.[youtube id=”CJA69C6SlRk” width=”600″ height=”350″]
“Lovely Day,” Bill Withers
This man can do no wrong — and this song makes everything lovely.[youtube id=”sYi7uEvEEmk” width=”600″ height=”350″]
“I Smile,” Kirk Franklin
This song makes me smile, every time. Hallelujah![youtube id=”Z8SPwT3nQZ8″ width=”600″ height=”350″]
Now that you’ve read Terry’s Desert Island picks, take a look at the IndieGoGo campaign video for her upcoming album, The Breakdown of a Breakup — and if you like what you hear, visit the campaign page to help make its release a reality: