Hi there everyone —
Welcome to another
Sunday Morning Music Post.
Thanks for dropping in.
How can you argue with
the smooth, melodic
voice of Frank Sinatra
to start off our Sunday morning?
” The Way You Look Tonight ”
Let’s get groovy
with a couple 60’s/70’s pieces…
Everybody loves “Groovy People” , right ?
Especially Mister Lou Rawls.
Did you know that:
War put out an outstanding version
of the Rascals “Groovin” .
I’m not really a
Simon and Garfunkel fan,
but I admit this is a terrific song:
” Feeling Groovy ” .
The Mamas and The Papas
were all part of the groovy movement, too.
“Somebody Groovy ”
Ok, since we’re already doing bubblegum,
How about this moldy oldie from the
Love Generation :
” Groovy Summertime”
“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.
The original hit version, though,
was by the Mindbenders.
And ZZ Top —
well, they want themselves a
“Groovy Little Hippie Pad ”
(From El Loco )
You gotta love a band that is
centered around a fantastic drummer.
Take this piece from Tommy Igoe
and The Groove Conspiracy:
I’m a big Stevie Wonder fan…
well, who ain’t?
Stevie Wonder —
” Until You Come Back To Me ”
It’s like the man says–
One more bad dream could bring a fall…
Billy Idol —
” Eyes Without A Face ”
Remember Ray Parker Jr ?
here’s one of his biggies in the 1980’s.
” The Other Woman ”
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 ”
Did you know that my favorite jazz trumpet player,
Maynard Ferguson, made an
appearance on a Chicago album?
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 ”
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 Thing “
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.
Boz Scagg’s hip but sincere delivery is first rate.
Boz Scaggs: “ Jo Jo “
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.
” Never Let Her Go ”
Now for the secrety secret that
it is the classic album of the week.
I wonder what it could be.
and how about a Betty Page pin-up
while we’re at it ?