The shuffle occurred in the morning. The post in the afternoon. Not a cover shuffle, but one very sweet cover song… Wild ride this morning. Here goes:
The first song is dedicated to Rex Silo – toking on some cathedral mountains… “they say he got crazy once and tried to touch the sun.” that Colorado Rocky Mountain High – John Denver. Oh yeah…
Next up – yeah yeah, I should probably rename the blog The End Men to the Ground blah blah blah… truth is I’m really digging on this album right now… so put your sorry’s in a sack… or something… Anyway, today I listened to They’re All Gonna Cost Ya which features some mighty fine vocal dueling from Matthew and Frittata.
Finally, just before I listened to the second End Men track of the morning (see the previous post), I came up with a cover song and man what a sweet sound…. Erin Dickins was a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer. She recently connected with me on Twitter and so today I offer up a song from her new album Nice Girls. This one is a cover of a song originally performed by Julie London and co-written by Bobby Troup (who was married to Julie London). From my childhood, I know they will forever be nurse Dixie McCall and
Dr. Joe Early from Emergency!. Anyway, the song is a smooth jazzy pop song called Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast.
|Julie London : Time For Love: Best Of Julie London
Julie London : Time For Love: Best Of Julie London
|The Manhattan Transfer Songbook
Formed in New York in 1969, vocal quartet Manhattan Transfer was the first group to receive Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. This special second-edition songbook features their best-known songs performed in concert and on records, from “Birdland” to their show closer “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.” 25 songs in all, including: Body and Soul * The Boy from New York City * Chanson D’Amour * Java Jive * Love for Sale * Operator * Poinciana * Route 66 * Tuxedo Junction * You Can Depend on Me * and more.
|Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute to John Denver
Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute to John Denver