Friday, March 29, 2013

A (Kinda) Good Friday Night Musical Interlude: March 29th, 2013 Edition

"Hyde Park" (the "Ah, Oooh Song") by Jeff Kashiwa ("Another Door Opens" release, 2000)

The video is just wonderful -- except it is somewhat marred by all the writing on the screen including the announcement "SmoothzJazz - High Quality HD video and sound" that never goes away. But the stunning aerial flyover images still make it worthwhile.


"Shoo the Hoodoo Away" as performed by the Ambrose Mayfair Hotel Orchestra conducted by Bert Ambrose and sung by Ella Logan and Sam Browne (1930)

Note: The lyrics sung by Logan sunexpectedly feature a word you hear in pretty much every rap and hip hop song, but it is weird and a little jarring in this context. However, I really like the tune and the Sam Browne part, which is why I'm reposting it. I posted it back here.

"Don't let your heart grow too heavy, / Keep smiling and maybe we'll shoo that hoodoo away. / Though devil sure in the harbor, the Good Lord keeps cover. / He'll shoo that hoodoo away ... Oh, hear us, Lord, hallelujah, / For we're prayin' to Ya' / To shoo that hoodoo away!"


"Huggin' and Chalkin'" as performed by Hoagy Carmichael with backup chorus (1947)

It's a song about a guy with a hugely fat girlfriend named Rosabelle Magee who is so large that she actually has another boyfriend on her other side that he only meets by chance while "huggin' and a chalkin'."

I love the part with the chorus: "One day I was a huggin' and a chalkin' and a beggin' her to be my bride / When I met another fellow with some chalk in his hand / A comin' around the other side / OVER THE MOUNTAIN! / A comin' around the other side ...!"


And just because it's a fun 1970s song with a video that is a period work of art (and which, yes, I've posted before, though not as a Friday Night Musical Interlude piece):

"Keep It Comin' Love" by KC and the Sunshine Band (1977)


OK, that's all for now. I am going to try to post the first of my two loooong delayed New Jersey trip images this weekend (and the following next weekend).

However, as I noted yesterday, I have a lot of work to do on the geothermal technology paper due on Thursday including a lot of reading this weekend of about 10 reports and/or scholarly articles I printed out.

I also need to go to the gym tomorrow. And on Sunday I am supposed to go to Quill's parents' house in Silver Spring for Easter lunch.

As for tonight and tomorrow night, it will likely just be some combination of No. 9 and Nellie's and going to Old Ebbitt Grill.  Or I may meet up with Nick and/or Jake later.


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