Saturday, October 12, 2013

Jukebox Saturday Night Entry Oct. 12th, 2013 "Rainy Serenade" Edition

"The Hustle" by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony on the Disco Baby album (1975)

This song and the accompanying video (the context of which I am unsure -- perhaps it was some sort of TV show special) are a mid-1970s time capsule. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975 and is often called "Do The Hustle."


The rain is not entirely over -- still a few more showers. The storm totals were (through 5PM) were 4.92" at KDCA, 6.11" at KBWI, and 6.09" at KIAD.

"Serenade In Blue" by the Great One himself, Jackie Gleason (year uncertain, although the Body and Soul release is dated 1995, which is posthumous.)

This is an instrumental version of the 1942 song by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mack Gordon. It was first featured in the film Orchestra Wives with Glenn Miller and his orchestra. (In the movie, the song was sung by Lynn Bari but dubbed by Pat Friday, not credited. By the way, Ms. Friday is apparently still alive, age 91 or 92.)

"Say It Isn't So" by Hall & Oates on their release "Rock 'n' Soul Part 1" (1983)

It's an interesting video that was filmed mostly on some rooftop along the docks on the Hudson River (that's New Jersey in the distance) in lower Manhattan. You don't actually know that until the very end when you briefly see the old Twin Towers of the World Trade Center at night. I think today there are many more big buildings on the Jersey side.


I'm heading out with Damon to Old Ebbitt Grill and then out later wherever. His wife and baby are away this weekend at his in-laws so this is the time straight guys hang out with me.


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