Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jukebox Saturday Night for June 24th, 2017: The Bobby, David, and Kansas City Edtion

"Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Caldwell from his album Blue Condition (1996)

Beyond the Sea was written in 1946 by the late, great songwriter Jack Lawrence with music from Charles Trenet's song La Mer that came out shortly before it. Numerous recording artists have covered this song.

Bobby Caldwell is still actively performing. Here is his website.


Let's continue with the mellow pace with this nice piece ...

"As We Speak" by David Sanborn from album of same name (1981)


And we'll end with a curious song that is suitably energetic for Saturday night ...

"Kansas City" by the Australian dance music group Sneaky Sound System from their 2 album (2008) 

This is an interesting video featuring marionette versions of the group members including vocalist Connie Mitchell dressed up in a sort of Dorothy Wizard of Oz outfit. There is also ruby red slippers and yellow brick road imagery.

As for the Kansas City Missouri / Kansas issue related to the Wizard of Oz motif, well, the Wikipedia article addresses that.


OK, that's all for now. Please see my previous entry for an update / general posting.


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