A selection of songs by Harry that will cheer you, draw you closer to the meaning of life and fill you with that ever needed love for yourself and others.


This is a album which has given me a lot of joy throughout its production. Each song has been carefully selected for both its lyrics and melody, from albums of songs sung by Dean Martin. The beauty and innocence of the songs are indeed uplifting, setting you off with a skip in your step and a whistle from your heart. Jane Swan wrote “Joy is more joyful given a tune”. How true.
How do you beat such lyrics:

‘Your Nearness is my Treasure’ ‘Don’t Save Your Kisses Just Pass Them Around’ ‘It took Hours of Flowers and Wining and Dining and Telephone Calls to get the Pot to Perk’ ‘I Wish you Bluebirds in the Spring’ ‘My Hearts on Fire and the Flame Grows Higher’ ‘I Bless the Day She Came my Way’ ‘Here’s a Kiss I Hope that it brings Lots of Luck to You’


Lucien Price wrote,”No one knows what music is. It is performed, listened to, composed, and talked about; but its essential reality is as little understood as that of its first cousin, electricity. We know that it detaches the understanding, enabling thoughts to turn inward upon themselves and clarify; we know that it releases the human spirit into some solitude of meditation where the creative process can freely act; we know that it can soothe pain, relieve anxiety; comfort distress, exhilarate health, confirm courage, inspire clear and bold thinking, ennoble the will, refine taste, uplift the heart, stimulate intellect, and do many another interesting and beautiful thing. And yet, when all is said and done, no one knows what music is. Perhaps the explanation is that music is the very stuff of creation itself.”
All of these songs have a very powerful, intense and sometimes desperate love message in them which makes them come alive and live in the listeners mind and heart. Because of the vivid images the words conjure and with their beauty and gentleness, these songs are ageless and I’m sure will be sung forever. I end with a beautiful quote by Charles Kingsley, “There is something very wonderful in music. Words are wonderful enough; but music is even more wonderful. It speaks not to our thoughts as words do; it speaks straight to our hearts and spirits, to the very core and root of our souls. Music soothes us, stirs us up; it puts noble feelings in us; it melts us to tears, we know not how:- it is a language by itself, just as perfect, in its way, as speech, as words; just as divine, just as blessed.”
I hope that they bring you much joy, the medicine we thrive on in our lives. Harry Curtis has performed at many venues in Cape Town, South Africa and produced a number of albums, most being tributes to the great singers and songwriters of yesteryear. His tributes have been to Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Dean Martin, The Mills Brothers, England Dan John Ford Coley, David Gates, Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck.
Visit his website where you are able to listen to many more of his songs similar in choice and style to those on this album.