Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jukebox Saturday Night for Oct. 15th, 2016: The Fats and It's Fun Time Edition -OR- Right Back to Where We Started From ...

First up, something really fun with the legendary Fats Waller ...

"Honeysuckle Rose" by Fats Waller as performed in a "Soundie" from 1941.

Soundies were musical shorts (of 3 minute duration) made in the first half of the 1940s. The lady with him on the piano is Vivian Brown, who with her twin sister Hilda "Hibby" Brown, was one of the Cotton Club Girls.

Fats composed this song in 1929 with lyrics written by Andy Razaf.


Next up, a smooth yet energetic and upbeat piece by Brian Culbertson ...

"It's Time" by Brian Culbertson from his well-received album XII (2010)

This video also features Brian having a lot of fun while performing. Looking at his website and twitter page, Brian Culbertson seems to be in a Funk! phase. (To be clear, that's name of his most recent release.)


Finally, let's end with something wonderful from the disco era ...

"Right Back Where We Started From" by Maxine Nightingale from the album of same name (1976)

(To be clear, the song was released in 1975 and then it was re-released on the album of same name in 1976.)

I love the two little palm trees on that island in a psychedelic sea ...

OK, that's all for now. Please see my just-posted previous entry.


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