Saturday, August 4, 2018

Jukebox Saturday Night for Aug. 4th, 2018: The Barry White, Born This Way (Remembering Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest), and Shattered Dreams / Don't Worry, Be Happy Class of 1988 Hit Edition

Let's start out with something really sweet …

"What Am I Gonna Do with You" by Barry White from his album Just Another Way to Say I Love You (1975)


Given the sad ness of the very untimely death of Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest, I think it only appropriate to feature again this song whose video made him forever famous …

"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga from her album of same name (2011)

Genest died of an apparent suicide last week in Montreal with his body discovered Wednesday, although his family thinks it was an accidental fall off a balcony that killed him. He was 32.

Lady Gaga tweeted that she was "beyond devastated" at Genest's death and -- on the assumption it was a suicide -- urged those who need it to get mental health treatment. She wrote: "We have to work harder to change the culture, bring Mental Health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can't talk about it."

I last featured this video in my June 10, 2017 edition of Jukebox Saturday Night here.


And since I'm going to my 30th high school reunion tonight -- with rock bottom expectations -- I think it only right I should feature a couple of songs from that long ago year of 1988:

"Shattered Dreams" by Johnny Hates Jazz from the group's Turn Back the Clock album (1988)

[OK, the song was released in the UK in 1987 and the U.S. in 1988.]


And we'll end up on as upbeat a note as I can …

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin from his album Simple Pleasures (1988)


OK, that's all for now. My next planned entry will be late Monday or early Tuesday.


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