Just Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
As we Americans wrap up our holiday called Thanksgiving, I am always flooded by the songs that bring us together or help us learn about our common ground that may not be part of our life experiences. One song has always represented this for me, the 1974 soul shuffle, “Just Be Thankful For What You’ve Got,” by William DeVaughn. I had just moved to the US when this song came out, and my parents played it often on my dad’s Fisher stereo. I was just a little kid, but I remember singing these lyrics for years before they hit me one day and I realized just how important this song was to my developing view of the world and my values.
This week’s collection of podcasts bring together music from across the world, continuing with last week’s theme of music as common ground. The diversity of music represented this week particularly points to the range of music that we love. Whatever you are listening to, I hope you share that love with someone else. What’s on your playlist this week?