Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Music Club: songs for (of) my parents

Dinah Washington and Brook Benton: You've Got What It Takes

Brubeck Quartet: The Duke

Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins: I Shall Not Be Moved

Ray Charles: Hit the Road, Jack

Joe Turner: Honey Hush

Peggy Lee: All Right, Okay, You Win

Enoch Light and the Light Brigade:  Eight Days a Week

The Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin'

The Zombies: Summertime

Mulligan Quartet: Festive Minor

George Shearing and Peggy Lee: Lullaby of Birdland

Glenn Miller Orchestra: Serenade in Blue

Engelbert Humperdinck: After the Lovin'

The 101 Strings: Hawaii Five-0

The Anima Eterna Orchestra: Scheherazade


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Great lineup, Todd. I like "California Dreamin" and never tire of listening to Humperdink, introduced to me by my wife. His "Forever and Ever" also sung (rather plainly) by Demi Roussos is one of my favourites. I also like his "Am I That Easy to Forget."

Todd Mason said...

My mother had a "media crush" on Humperdinck of years standing...might still.

This represents some of their demonstrated tastes, with a fair amount of mutual favorites over the years, while of course not capturing the range of their enthusiasms (no New Band of Spike Jones for my father, no Captain and Tenille for my mother, no Tijuana Brass nor Carpenters for both, for example)...

Ron Scheer said...

Eddie Izzard has a funny routine on Englebert Humperdink. . . And thanks for the Peggy Lee-George Shearing. What a wonderful combination.

Todd Mason said...

I'll have to look that up...Lee and Shearing are a natural duo, no?