Teddy Pendergrass and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes give a little nudge to that body fast asleep Monday morning.
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About eight of us were crushed together in my cousin’s small bedroom watching the 45 RPM seven-inch record revolve. It was the song we had heard the week before on Sunday’s Ed Sullivan Show. Monday morning, the world would be different.
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Every Monday through Thursday morning, Michael G. Haskins introduces his WBAI radio Morning Show with a snippet of “Hang Loose,” by the Brooklyn-based band, Mandrill. I thought it might be fun to post a full live performance of the song with a Soul Train audience digging it in true 70s style.
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Monday morning, you jump out of bed onto a lamppost for the opportunity to make a splash.
The wonderful title song from the movie, performed and choreographed by the effortless Gene Kelly, and brilliant direction by Stanley Donen.
Favorite part: the explanation to the cop at the end.
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The “bench scene” from Carousel, “If I Loved You,” with the original Broadway cast, John Raitt (father of Bonnie) and Jan Clayton. In my opinion, the best love scene and music that Rodgers and Hammerstein ever wrote. And stay until the end to catch the amazing Jan Clayton in the final clinch.
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Monday morning you wake up in a panic and realize it’s been more than a year since you posted another version of “All The Things You Are.” (For other versions I’ve posted, see here, here, here, and here)
So, another great take here:
Sonny Stitt – alto & tenor saxophone
Joe Newman – trumpet
Duke Jordan – piano
Sam Jones – bass
Roy Brooks – drum
What a trip. It’s the third anniversary of this blog this week. It’s a little scary to think I’ve posted that many times. It’s been so nice to hear from readers.
Here are a dozen of my favorite posts and memories from the past year that you may have missed, which you might also enjoy:
Monday morning, a delightful tribute to imagination. This four-minute movie short directed by David Mossop of Sherpas Cinema had me smiling throughout. Tom Wallisch on the skis, the excellent nine-year old Sequoia Colbeck as the dreamy boy, and Lucas Meyers and Sydney Black as the oblivious parents.
“Because I’m Me” performed by The Avalanches
Thanks to YouTuber The North Face
And more about the film at https://sherpascinema.com/project/imagination/
Here’s a song that’s been performed by many duos, but It’s hard to get better than Ray Charles and Dionne Warwick. The song was written by Broadway composer Frank Loesser as a party novelty song, but it went on to become a standard despite its never appearing in any of Loesser’s Broadway shows.
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