Saturday, November 19, 2016

Jukebox Saturday Night for Nov. 19th, 2016: The Good Listening with Euge, Lester & Gwen Edition

"Track 01" by Euge Groove from his S7ven Large album (2011)

I never tire of Euge Groove's music. He's originally from Maryland, you know -- Hagerstown. His birthday is one day after mine on Nov. 27th, although he will be 54 while I'll be 47. His actual name is Steven Eugene Groove. I wonder if his name led him in any way onto the path that he followed as a jazz saxophonist.


Next up, a great jazz standard ...

"On the Sunny Side of the Street" as performed by Lester Young and the Oscar Peterson Trio in the album called, appropriately enough, Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio (1954)

This song was written in 1930, specifically, music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, although the Keeper of All Knowledge indicates that Fats Waller himself may have written it but sold the song to them for money.

It became a jazz standard with numerous artists having recorded it.


Finally, here is a new song from Gwen Stefani that I came across just this past Monday and really like it -- including the lyrics, melody, and the video. It's appropriately upbeat to conclude this edition of Jukebox Saturday Night...

"Make Me Like You" by Gwen Stefani from her release This is What the Truth Feels Like (2016)


OK, that's all for now. Please see my previous entry for, among other things, a brief update.


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