Saturday, November 16, 2019

Jukebox Saturday Night for Nov 16th, 2019: The Rhythm of Ella, Steely Dan Doing It Again, and Delicate Miss Taylor Edition

First up for this Jukebox Saturday Night edition, one of the greats performing one of the standards…


"I Got Rhythm" as performed by Ella Fitzgerald from her album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959)

"I Got Rhythm" is, of course, by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother Ira Gershwin published in 1930.

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"Do It Again" by Steely Dan from the band's debut album Can't Buy a Thrill (1972)

I love this song. And the lyrics are, well, lyrical and profound …

Now you swear and kick and beg us that you're not a gamblin' man … /

Then you find you're back in Vegas with a handle in your hand /
Your black cards can make you money so you hide them when you're able … /

In the land of milk and honey you must put them on the table.

You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round / You go back, Jack, do it again …

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"Delicate" by Taylor Swift from her album Reputation (2017)

I quite like the style of this "electropop love song" with its use of a vocoder -- and the video (featured above) is certainly interesting.

This song was produced by the Big Machine Label Group.

This is the music record label company with which Ms. Swift is presently embroiled in a nasty public feud over whether or not she may perform some of her own songs at the upcoming American Music Awards. That feud has produced this nonsense.

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OK, that's all for this entry. Rather than try to force a Saturday Evening Post entry before midnight, I'll try to write and post something after midnight in between doing laundry and watching the Saturday night / wee hours Sunday morning Super- Sci-Fi lineup on MeTV.

--Regulus

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