|Boyd Lee Dunlop - Brenden Bannon Photography|
Last night while listening to late night radio, as per my usual routine, I heard some great boogie woogie on the piano. My mind was flooded with the precious memories of being a little girl where I spent many evenings and sometimes afternoons in my grandparents living room after supper, listening to old 78s on the gramophone. That's right, that's what I said, the gramophone. My grandparents were of a much older generation, and so I was exposed to many things of a different era. We would listen to these thick 78 records of boogie woogie, and jazz. Music was always an every day occurrence in our house, either through the radio, that old antique gramophone, piano or in song.
Here is a beautiful story that aired this morning on CBC radio Boyd Lee Dunlop's Sophomore Album The Lake Reflections, about a wonderful musician Boyd Lee Dunlop and the power of music, Carp Diem, creativity, perseverance of the human spirit, love and timelessness of music, and most of all friendship.
Boyd Lee Dunlop died in December 2013. He was 87 years old.