Saturday, August 30, 2014

Jukebox Saturday Night Post for August 30th, 2014: The "It's Been Too Long" Edition

My apologies for the lack of jukebox Saturday night entries of late (it has been 3 weeks). To that end ...

"It's Been a Long, Long Time" by Keely Smith from her Swingin' Pretty album (1959)

"It's Been a Long, Long Time" was originally released in 1945 right at the end of World War II, and it became a big hit with the Harry James / Kitty Kallen version reaching No. 1 on a predecessor to the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Of note, both Keely Smith and Kitty Kallen are still alive (they're 86 and 92, respectively).


"Oi Gata" by Joe McBride and the Texas Rhythm Club from their Keepin' It Real release (2002)

This is a gentle smooth jazz piece.


And now for something more energetic and upbeat ...

"Stardust" by Mika from his release The Origin of Love (2012)

This is a nice song, although it should not be confused, of course, with the older and much more famous "Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael (published 1927 with lyrics added 1929) or other songs of same name.

Favorite lines are in fact the refrain:

I could put a little stardust in your eyes!
Put a little sunshine in your life!
Give me a little hope, you'll feel the same!
And I wanna know, will I see you again?
Will I see you again?

OK, that's all for now. I intend to post the first batch of Jersey shore trip pictures tomorrow. I already have the entry completed. As for tonight, I have several different places I want to go -- the usual Larry's Lounge and No. 9 but also Nellie's, as I haven't been there in about six weeks and my next door apt. neighbor Joe is bartending there.


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