Song of the Day: Dave Brubeck Quartet, “Take Five”

Alto saxophonist and composer Paul Desmond was born on this day in 1924. As a member of The Dave Brubeck Quartet in the ’50’s and ’60’s, he played on the groundbreaking album Time Out, in which all the songs were written in time signatures other than 4/4 or 3/4. He composed what might be the most famous jazz piece of the late 20th Century, "Take Five."

Song of the Day: Teddy Wilson, “All Of Me”

Jazz pianist Teddy Wilson, who played with Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Billie Holiday, was born on this date in 1912. He, Benny Goodman, Gene Kupa and Lionel Hampton made up the Benny Goodman Quartet, one of the first racially mixed musical groups in the 1930’s. "All Of Me" is a song by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks and is from his 1956 Verve release I Got Rhythm. With him are bassist Gene Raney and drummer Papa Jo Jones.

Program Note: Instagram

Well, my Instagram account was hacked and I doubt I’ll get it back anytime soon. So, I have to rebuild… anyway, my new account is onehandtyping_2. I have it set to where I have to approve anyone (to keep the lonely Russian ladies away), but be assured, I will do so.

Thanks!

Top 10 Tuesday: 1990, The Next 10

We’re back with the #11-20 songs on the Year-End Hot 100 for 1990. This was when I started becoming less enchanted with Top 40 radio, but there were still a few songs I liked.

I got 80% of the way through the writeups on the songs, and my words magically disappeared. Here are the songs and artists.

20 – Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, "Don’t Know Much"

19 – Wilson Phillips, "Release Me"

18 – Alannah Myles, "Black Velvet"

17 – Maxi Priest, "Close To You"

16 – Heart, "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You"

15 – Janet Jackson, "Escapade"

14 – Paula Abdul, "Opposites Attract"

13 – Technotronic, "Pump Up The Jam"

12 – Michael Bolton, "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"

11 – Bel Biv DeVoe, "Do Me!"

1991 next week. That’s Top 10 Tuesday for November 23, 2021.