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.

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"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!"

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"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 ...!"

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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)

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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.

--Regulus

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