Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jukebox Saturday Night Entry - Nov. 16th, 2013 "Darrold's Edition": Taking The "A" Train Home

Darrold Hunt's favorite composer was Duke Ellington, and in honor of Darrold's memory ...

"Take the 'A' Train" by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra from the 1943 movie "Reveille with Beverly" starring Ann Miller and William Wright (who died quite young in 1949). The piece was written in 1939 by Billy Strayhorn and the lyrics came later.


This is a genuinely very quick "Jukebox Saturday Night" entry as I have to be at the Medieval Madness dinner theatre show (is that the right thing to call it?) in Old Town Alexandria by 8:30PM -- after which entry is not permitted. That is, you can't enter after the show has started. Furthermore, as the Old Yeller Line is partially closed this weekend, I have to take the Blue Line to King Street and then walk there.

"Livin' Large" by Euge Groove from his release of same name (2004)

This is just a really nice piece.


I went to the same Medieval Madness event back in March and wrote about it in this entry. Interestingly, my mom wants to take me to Medieval Times at Arundel Mills Mall during my planned Thanksgiving visit to see her. I think we are going on Friday, Nov. 29th.

I can compare the two events.

And let's end with something Saturday night upbeat ...

"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" by The Jacksons (formerly The Jackson Five) with the late, great Michael Jackson energetically doing vocals.

This was from the group's Destiny album (1978).


OK, that's all for now. My next planned update will be Monday night or early (i.e., shortly after midnight) Tuesday.


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