Sunday Morning Music

chuckHi there everyone —

Welcome to another
Sunday Morning Music Post.

Thanks for dropping in.

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How can you argue with
the smooth, melodic
voice of Frank Sinatraz8
to start off our Sunday morning?

Frank Sinatra:
” The Way You Look Tonight ”

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Let’s get groovy
with a couple 60’s/70’s pieces…

Everybody loves “Groovy People” , right ?
Especially Mister Lou Rawls.

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Did you know that:
War put out an outstanding version
of the Rascals “Groovin” .
Yep.

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I’m not really a paratodos1927
Simon and Garfunkel fan,
but I admit this is a terrific song:
Feeling Groovy ” .

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The Mamas and The Papas
were all part of the groovy movement, too.
Somebody Groovy

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Ok, since we’re already doing bubblegum,
How about this moldy oldie from the
Love Generation :
Groovy Summertime

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Groovy Kind of Love” was a song
written by Carole Bayer Sager
and Toni Wine,
and performed by a number of artists,
most recently by Phil Collins.cowbell

The original hit version, though,
was by the Mindbenders.

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And ZZ Top —
well, they want themselves a
Groovy Little Hippie Pad
(From El Loco )

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You gotta love a band that is
centered around a fantastic drummer.

Take this piece from Tommy Igoe
and The Groove Conspiracy:cymbal
Mercy, Mercy

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I’m a big Stevie Wonder fan…
well, who ain’t?

Stevie Wonder —
” Until You Come Back To Me ” 

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It’s like the man says–
One more bad dream could bring a fall…

Billy Idol —muttalica
Eyes Without A Face

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Remember Ray Parker Jr ?
here’s one of his biggies in the 1980’s.
” The Other Woman ” 

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Speaking of the 1980’s —
‘Love Stinks’ was a huge album
for Peter Wolf and the J.Geils Band.
I personally played the grooves
right off my copy of the LP.
Especially this cut —
” Come Back ” 

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Hey —sentimental
Did you know that my favorite jazz trumpet player,
Maynard Ferguson, made an
appearance on a Chicago album?

Yep —
Now, I know a couple of you wise guys
will call this disco, but I don’t care what it is — I like it.

The high register trumpet playing is Maynard.

Chicago — ” Street Player

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I love the music of the Fifth Dimension.

Despite one critics comment that they were
nothing more than ‘a soulful knock-off’
of ‘The Mamas and The Papas’,

— for my money, they were far, far better than that.

Their harmonies were spot on — always .

Check it out.

The Fifth Dimension —
Working On A Groovy Thingpatrick

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Some of y’all might know that
I’m not exactly a fan of
the Steve Miller Band.

But it’s not because of this guy,
who was in that band for
a while in the 1960’s.

Nope —
Boz Scagg’s hip but sincere delivery is first rate.

Boz Scaggs: “ Jo Jo gidg

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Same goes for Bread —
I mean, David Gates had a very good voice….
but most of their music put me to sleep.

Not this one.

David Gates:
” Never Let Her Go ” 

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Now for the secrety secret that
it is the classic album of the week.

Hmmmm…..
I wonder what it could be.

Oh, hey,
and how about a Betty Page pin-up
while we’re at it ?

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10 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Music

  1. dievca says:

    Tommy Igoe – Birdland Big Band is something to see live. He relocated to the West Coast, but the band is still going playing a Birdland and he steps in.

  2. I didn’t know that about Maynard!

    Groovy groovy post filled with groovy groovy music!

    I was so busy on the whee-kend, I am now listening to your Sunday tunes on Monday!

    HA! I enjoyed Bread…but a big part of it was how super cute the Bread dudes were! 😉 😀

    Love the record player Valentine card!

    HUGS!!! 🙂

  3. ktz2 says:

    Until You Come Back as done by Aretha, is in my personal all time Top 5 !

  4. Far out- great mix. Love the fifth dimension- you never hear that name anymore.
    We’re going to have to disagree about Steve MIller Band, but I’m ok with that ^_^

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