UZOKWE'S SEARCHLIGHT

Sunday, April 18, 2021
obiuzokwe@comcast.net
Harrisburg, PA, USA
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM BY KENNY ROGERS AND DOLLY PARTON (COVER) FEATURING ALFRED UZOKWE

Link to the song:

https://youtu.be/s-czFGHnwII

wo of my favorite artists- Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton collaborated in the song – Islands in the Stream. The song was originally composed by the Bee Gees. It was released as part of Kenny Rogers Album, “Eyes that See in the Dark” in August of 1983.

I understand that the song was named after a novel that Ernest Hemingway penned. Just like most songs Kenny Rogers applied his sonorously magical and definitely powerful voice and with the voice of country music superstar- Dolly Parton, the song went up the charts.

Those who have followed my musical journey know I love songs that have beautiful and complementary harmonies. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton fit that bill in their other songs. But when they came together and sang “Islands in the Stream”, the song became yet another great one. I love the fast tempo of the song; I love the lyrics and melody and most of all, I love the harmonies.

I listen the song all the time and after a while I thought, why don’t I sing it? I did, but just one verse and refrain.

Enjoy

Author of the books- 1. Nigeria: Contemporary Commentaries and Essays

2. Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War

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