Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue: March 2011

Something old:

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five" 

I have been listening to this in the car with the windows down and the volume turned way up! There is something very cool about this ageless tune! This version is live and from 1961!

Something(s) new:

Peter, Bjorn and John - "Breaker, Breaker"
I love them and any tune that can say it all in 1.38 !

Because that was such a short tune, I feel I can sneak in another!!!

Gil Scott-Heron - 'Me And The Devil'

I have just picked up Gil Scot-Heron’s Lp ‘I’m new here’ on vinyl and I love it!! You need to hear this record !!  ‘Me and the Devil’ is an adaptation of Robert Johnson's "Me and the Devil Blues" from 1937.

Something  borrowed: 

Nat King Cole - "Autumn Leaves" 

Just because it’s Autumn and just because Nat King Cole has one of the loveliest voices in the history of music! This reminds me of being a kid and my parents playing his '20 greatest hits' LP on the turntable at home . This clip is an excerpt from the October 29th, 1957 episode of The Nat King Cole Show.

Something blue:

From Blue Note records, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: ‘Moanin'.

Another Jazz tune that has been seeing some action on the turntable at home of late!  This is music!!


  1. Love that song "Take Five", it was on the first Jazz cd I ever bought, "Jazz on a Summers Day". Great album.

  2. Funny that you said that Nat King Cole reminded you of being a kid. My dad used to play a Nat King Cole album with Autumn Leaves at night when I was in bed. Love it.

  3. i love take five. it's a classic. :) your blog is fab, i'm glad i finally found you. cheers, Fran

  4. Hey Fran, thanks for reading, viewing, listening and commenting!!
    Your comments are kind and most welcome ;-)
    I am enjoying your blog as well!