AotD 20210904

Album of the Day:
The Cascades – Rhythm Of The Rain (1963)

The Cascades were basically a one hit wonder, but what a hit! This album showcases John Gummoe’s voice and his songwriting chops on that hit single which also gave the title to the album. What might have been for these guys if not for The British Invasion?

AotD 20210830

Album of the Day:
Julee Cruise – Floating Into The Night (1989)

Something a little otherworldly. Anyone who watched Blue Velvet and/or Twin Peaks will recognise this music … a collaboration between Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch.

A tip o’ the flat ‘at to Steve for reminding me of this music.
A shout out to @PrairieSooz – Julee was born in Creston, Iowa.

AotD 20210825

Album of the Day:
Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (1992)

Another day of being a temporary bachelor (the family is back on Friday around dinner-time) and the house is full of music played loudly.

This magnificent three-disc set has the first 63 recordings by Count Basie’s Orchestra, all of his Deccas. The consistency is remarkable (with not more than two or three turkeys) and the music is the epitome of swing. With such soloists as Lester Young and Herschel Evans on tenors, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry “Sweets” Edison, the great blues singer Jimmy Rushing, and that brilliant rhythm section of Basie, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones, the music is timeless.

– Scott Yanow, AllMusic

AotD 20210824

Album of the Day:
Charlie Watts Quintet – Warm & Tender (1993)

Another side of Charlie Watts … laying down a solid beat for a jazz quartet performing a bunch of standards fronted by Rolling Stones backup singer Bernard Fowler.

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Angus, Prime Rib and Sirloin Beef Burgers … I’ll take the one with Roquefort, please … Online jigsaw target time 5:00