Saturday, November 28, 2015

Jukebox Saturday Night for Nov. 28th, 2015: The Still Giving Thanks in 2015 Edition

Let's start with something really nice ...

"Southern Voice" by Kool & Klean from his Kool & Klean Volume 1 release (2010)

You never can go wrong with a Kool & Klean piece. Kool & Klean is the moniker of contemporary jazz saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni.

Of course, the women featured on his album covers always resemble the posted image of Russian or Ukrainian brides-available-via-the-internet website that results in your computer and bank account ... oh, never mind ... let's keep this entry upbeat.


"I'm Stone in Love With You" by The Stylistics from their album Round 2 (1972)

It's a lovely song made so distinctive by the falsetto singing voice of then-lead singer Russell Allen Thompkins, Jr. While he is no longer the lead singer, he is still active as a singer with his own group called Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the New Stylistics.

As for the word "stone," that's a bit distracting given its usual meaning, but whatever. The song also has some interesting lyrics.


Now let's end with something really Saturday night upbeat -- both as a song and accompanying video ...

"Stand By You" by Rachel Platten from her upcoming debut release Wildfire (2016*)

*I don't have a year for the release since it has not been released yet (although, obviously, this song has). The year for Wildfire is probably going to be 2016.

At first I thought this was a Christian rock song. Oh, and yes, I learned of this song by watching her perform it during a snippet of the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade and Al Roker Intricately-Interconnected NBC Infomercial that I happened to catch.


OK, that's all for now. See previous entry for Saturday night update.


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