paying attention to James Moody (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2010) an American jazz saxophone and flute player best known for his hit Moody’s Mood for Love, an improvisation based on I’m in the Mood for Love; in performance, he often improvised vocals for the tune.
12/16 in a nutshell…
Listen for a pretty cool 3-tune mix during Hr. 1_ Otis Gayle into (Harry Hosono’s) Tin Pan Alley into Li’l Gizzelle! Hour 2 find: Rosemary Clooney’s original Mangos (we’ve been known to drop Shiina Ringo’s cover Papaya Mango into the mix and one of these weeks we’ll play ‘em back-to-back). In Hr. 3, the 4@4 tells you to do something! … whether it’s Turning Around, dancing the Jamaica Ska, Just Saying Yeah!, or simply Moving Your Feet. Lollipop a la français was served up by Agnes Loti, and we hear another tune from the Prizefighters new debut. Follow their sound_ it’s heavyweight!
After a record snowfall here in Minnesota, everyone has been doing the cool, blues walk….through snow drifts. I had the blues so I thought I’d share it with my listeners…the blues, the whole blues and nothin’ but.
Lots of classic music for a snow-bound day, including Rueben Wilson, Ray Charles Betty Carter, Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Charles Mingus, and Oliver Nelson. Newer music from Bill O’Connell and Dean Magraw’s Red Planet.