‘DESIDERATA’ …. “🎼 ‘Les Crane 1971 Album’ 🎼 …. “!!

~~December 7, 2020~~


A couple of days ago, we were visiting our new neighbors (all measures for COVID in place).

We had a really nice time.

We were asking Alexa to play songs for us and several were really like time travel. The one that came to mind was ‘Desiderata‘. This was a real ‘trip back in time’ for me. In 1971 I was in college and experiencing the existential issues of the times.

I was glad to be able to teach one of my neighbors about this song.

I realize that the same power the song and relevance the song had back then still remain and apply perfectly to the current times.

Music is powerful and eternal!!



You are a child of the universe.

No less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

(Partial Lyrics)

Desiderata is a 1971 album by Les Crane with music by Broadway composer Fred Werner and concept and various lyrics by David C. Wilson. It is a spoken word album with sung refrains and instrumental accompaniment.

The title, and title track, come from the widely circulated poem “Desiderata“, which at the time was in circulation as ancient wisdom and not known to be a 1927 poem by Indiana lawyer Max Ehrmann.

Crane’s supporting musicians included singers Evangeline Carmichael, who sang the “child of the universe” refrain on the title track, and Carol Carmichael, with musicians keyboardist Michel Rubini, guitarist Louie Shelton, flautist Jim Horn, and two percussionists, Joe Porcaro and Emil Richards.

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.


~~ July 1, 2020~~

Desiderata by Les Crane

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

4 thoughts on “‘DESIDERATA’ …. “🎼 ‘Les Crane 1971 Album’ 🎼 …. “!!

  1. Horty, LOVE “Desiderata” by Les Crane, 1971!!!!!!!!!!! I used to end the school year each year as a middle school social studies teacher with a poster of the words & this recording by Les Crane!!! NICE JOB HERE!!! Phil

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