Saturday, August 2, 2014

Jukebox Saturday Night for Aug. 2nd, 2014: The Heaven, Moonlight, and Lost & Found Edition

This is a sweet and quintessentially 1970s kind of song ...


"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" by the Tavares from their Sky High! album (1976)

The Tavares (or Tavares Brothers) are an all-brother band and, amazingly, they are all still together in the group. The group's website is here (although only three of them show up, so maybe not all of them are performing).

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And as we head into mid-to-late summer and thinking of serene moonlit nights ...


"Moonlight in Vermont" as performed by the wonderful Jo Stafford on her album Ski Trails (1956)

Originally written by John Blackburn (lyrics) and Karl Suessdorf (music) and published in 1944, dozens of famous recording artists and groups have performed this lovely, sentimental ballad over the decades from Tony Bennett to Les Brown and his Band of Renown to Frank Sinatra to Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra to Stan Getz to Billie Holiday to Sarah Vaughan.

The Jo Stafford version is quite lovely.

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And to end with something more Saturday night upbeat, early 1980s-style ...


"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran from the group's Rio album (1982)

Interesting video. Oh, and Duran Duran is also still together as a performing group.

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OK, that's all for now. I'll try to update the blog tomorrow though in reality it might not be until late Monday night.

--Regulus

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