Monday, June 29, 2015

Song of the Week: Cuban Overture

This week's song comes from the great American composer George Gershwin after a two week vacation on Havana in 1932.  I've always loved this tune and this version by Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra is my favorite.

Friday, June 26, 2015

MST3k Friday: Girls of MST3k V

"The's just wearing those glasses so she can pull them off dramatically."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Song of the Week: I Wanna Be

In June of 2000, BB King and Eric Clapton released a duet album called Riding with the King.  The album was fairly well received by critics and is a 2x Multi-Platinum seller. I find myself returning to it every now and then.

This week's song is "I Wanna Be", the seventh track and one of my favorites.

Friday, June 12, 2015

MST3K Friday: Godzilla vs Guiron

"..with no wars or traffic accidents."
"Why must we sing this stupid song?"
"We're from the padding department. Where's the plot hole?"

Monday, June 8, 2015

Song of the Week: Tarzan of Harlem

In 2009, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy released an album in tribute to Cab Calloway called "How Big Can you Get?".  Tarzan of Harlem is one of my favorite tracks from this CD.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Song of the Week: Fatback and Corn Liquor

I vividly remember where I was when I first heard this song by Louis Jordan.  I was outside waiting for a table at a steak house in Washington, D.C. with my brother.  We were hungry, hot, and a bit delirious, so the humor of this song struck us as extra funny.  When we were eventually seated, the peppercorn encrusted steak I had was one of the best I ever had. I don't remember the name of the steakhouse, but I never forgot this song.