Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jukebox Saturday Night for Nov. 18th, 2017: The Midnight, I Can't Wait, and Kung Fu Fighting Edition -OR- CHOPSOCKY!

Let's start with a really nice ballad ...

"Midnight" by Tony Guerrero from his album Now & Then (1995)

I featured another song by Tony Guerrero from the same album back in this February 2017 JBSN edition.

Mr. Guerrero has had a prolific career. According to his website biography, he has appeared on about 200 albums either on the production side as producer, composer, or arranger or as a musician performing on either trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, and guitar, among other instruments.


Next up, an interesting piece from the mid-1980s ...

"I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz from the duo's album Poolside (1986)

The song actually was first recorded in late 1984 and was featured on the band's 1985 album Tha's Right but this is a remixed version that was featured on Poolside the next year.


And let's end with something old school disco fun ...

"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas from his album Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs (1974)

Actually, the song was originally released as a single that year. As described by the Keeper of All Knowledge, the song was released at "the cusp of a chopsocky film craze and rose to the top of the British, Australian and American charts."

Chopsocky! Now there's a great word.

I actually found this wonderful video version of "Kung Fu Fighting" featuring some of those iconic Bruce Lee movie fighting scenes:


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


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