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    Nothing spooky here, just tunes that I like and can't get out of my head. Some people call them 'earworms'.

    First up - Sonny Criss - The Isle of Celia

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    Eddie Daniels (Clarinet) - Blackwood

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    This one could be for PaulF's birthday..

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    I find that jazz artists are the ones good at finding haunting melodies and creating countless versions of the ones that work, i.e., Satin Doll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I find that jazz artists are the ones good at finding haunting melodies and creating countless versions of the ones that work, i.e., Satin Doll.
    I agree. A lot of jazz standards such as Stella by Starlight, Misty and Autumn Leaves are all tunes that you might think have been 'done to death', but jazz guys are endlessly inventive and I keep hearing fresh versions, or at least old versions that are new to me. I was hoping to post Stella by Starlight by Charlie Rouse, which is my favourite version, but it's been removed from YouTube for copyright reasons.
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    Gun Club's been stuck in my head all winter. Jeffery Lee Pierce RIP.

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    Creationists aren't mad - they're possessed of demons.

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    And, as the Alto sax is in vogue....
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    Yma o hyd

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    This has been on my mind and in my ear since I first heard it.



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    Great stuff folks, thank you.
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    Nosce te ipsum

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    Listening to “moonlight in Vermont “ I remember Johnny Smith’s version with Stan Getz. It’s on YouTube but I don’t know how to post it other than just post the link. Growing up I used to listen to a disc jockey from Buffalo,Joe Rico who used to have this playing in the background as he talked.

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    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    And this one always gets stuck in my head for days. Not sure why, it's a pretty simple tune. . .

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    ^ Nice.

    Sting also does a haunting rendition of Mo Ghile Mear.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Miller View Post
    Listening to “moonlight in Vermont “ I remember Johnny Smith’s version with Stan Getz. It’s on YouTube but I don’t know how to post it other than just post the link. Growing up I used to listen to a disc jockey from Buffalo,Joe Rico who used to have this playing in the background as he talked.
    I still like Willie Nelson's version very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Miller View Post
    Listening to “moonlight in Vermont “ I remember Johnny Smith’s version with Stan Getz. It’s on YouTube but I don’t know how to post it other than just post the link. Growing up I used to listen to a disc jockey from Buffalo,Joe Rico who used to have this playing in the background as he talked.
    Here you go Harry, Stan Getz is another of my favourite sax players..

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    An entire page of black rectangles. Sigh JayInOz

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    Working on my puter in Oz Jay. Older macbook using google chrome.
    Some nice sunday morning listening here. Thanks for posting.
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    Don’t care who you are, these guys are haunting, right here.


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    ^ Weren't they called "blue-eyed soul"? They were terrific!

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    ^ Weren't they called "blue-eyed soul"? They were terrific!
    Yes, a term later applied to others such as David Clayton Thomas. The Rightious Brothers split and Bill Medley lost the rights to the name. I tried to find them doing Unchained Melody but it seems to only exist as a solo by Bobby Hatfield.

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    ^ It was only ever recorded by the Righteous Brothers as a solo sung by Hatfield. ( They may have sung it duet live).



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    Earworm? Don't start humming the A and W Rootbeer song...

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    How about this one? Linus and Lucy, by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.



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