Sunday, July 20, 2008
Jo Stafford, 1917-2008
Some social historians claim that "G.I." Jo Stafford's lovely voice helped the Allies win World War II. Listening to the war era "I Remember You" today, it's hard to imagine how it might inspire a soldier in foxhole. A guy in a dancehall? That's a different matter. The selection is available on this compilation. Stafford died last week. Sad news, indeed. But watch this Stafford goof for a delightful pick-me-up. Wait- it gets even weirder. Stafford's last hit was a parody of "Stayin' Alive," recorded under her Darlene Edwards persona. Here's an "interesting" lip-synced version.
I reviewed Friday's concert by Avant, Boy Big and Bishop Young Don. Last night, I covered Ted Nugent and Alex Winston.
The best-sounding song on radio right now has to be Jazmine Sullivan's "Need U Bad".
Kansas City Click: Excellent primitive punk-blues duo Hillstomp returns to the Brick today for the Rural Grit Happy Hour.