Happy Inauguration Day! I find myself filled with hope and optimism, almost despite myself given the past four years. I recognize that there are no magic bullets — politics in our country has a long way to go before I’d call the system ‘healthy,’ but I’m hoping this is a step in the right direction.
In any case, this week’s show highlights things that make me happy.
Things like musicals (Guys & Dolls, My Fair Lady) and Harry Connick Jr. and Emily Cole and YouTube videos for Baby Can Dance and God Moves On The Water and swing music out of France and Israel and Turkey and all the other fabulous places where, as bad as things might get, people remember to swing!
So here are a few things that make me happy, and I hope they make you happy too!
By all accounts, 2020 was kind of a crap year. I’m not going to tell you why, there are too many things to list and hey, if you don’t know, more power to you, I guess. I’m not sure I want to know what you’re smoking.
All the same, even a bad year can have good things happen, so in this show, we’re going to take a look at some of the great jazz, swing, and blues tracks that were released despite all the other shit happening in … you guessed it, 2020.
Any tracks or albums released in 2020 that I missed? Let me know in the comments. Thanks and enjoy!
A couple holiday tunes in here, or maybe just holiday-adjacent, but mostly just some nice swing, jazz, and blues. Perhaps more of the second two than usual (though the barriers are a bit blurry) – I really like that Badger Cam, though, which is definitely (probably) proper jazz.
Anyway, hope 2021 is treating you well so far, and that you enjoy the tunes!
Two in one week? Heck yeah! Turns out there is a slot open on KAOS from 1-3pm on Christmas day, so not only a holiday show on the site but something on the air for folks to enjoy as well. Super exciting!
This is the third Christmas holiday show I’ve put together and is, in my opinion, the best one by far. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think, maybe tell me what your favorite track is, or if there is a song I missed that definitely should have been included. Enjoy and thanks for listening!