RIBS: Memories of Al Jarreau, pt1-2020

One of my favorite male vocalists has and always will be Al Jarreau. Ever since the release of his debut album, “We Got By” in 1975, I’ve been listening to and enjoying his music regularly and often. Here is Part 1 of a two part exploration of his wonderful vocal stylings…

In this mix all selections are performed by Al Jarreau except where noted.

Playlist: (song [album])

  1. RIBS Intro: Taste of Music (short) – TGrundy
  2. Roof Garden [Breakin’ Away]  
  3. Pleasure [L Is For Lover] 
  4. Murphy’s Law [High Crime]    
  5. Distracted [This Time]    
  6. RIBS Promo #1 – Mr. Fresh
  7. Sweet Potato Pie [We Got By]    
  8. We Got By (ft. David Sanborn) [Tenderness]     
  9. My Old Friend [Breakin’ Away]   
  10. Somebody’s Watching You [Glow]     
  11. Tell Me What I Gotta Do [L Is For Lover]     
  12. Sure Enough – Al Jarreau & Randy Crawford [Casino Lights]     
  13. Take Five [Look To The Rainbow]   
  14. My Favorite Things (ft. Kathleen Battle) [Tenderness]  
  15. RIBS Promo: Locked Into Old School Soul – DarrenKeith
  16. Fire And Rain [Glow]    
  17. Summer Breeze – George Benson & Al Jarreau [Givin’ It Up]  
  18. Summer Breezin’ (ft. Gerald Albright) [My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke] 
  19. God Bless The Child – George Benson & Al Jarreau [Givin’ It Up]    
  20. Closer To Your Love [Breakin’ Away]    
  21. Rainbow In Your Eyes [Glow]   
  22. You Don’t See Me [We Got By]  
  23. Letter Perfect [We Got By]   
  24. Spirit [We Got By]   
  25. Agua De Beber [Glow]  
  26. Bring It On Home To Me – George Benson & Al Jarreau [Givin’ It Up]

RIBS Xmas: A Jazzy Christmas 3-2020

This is the third volume in the RIBS Xmas “A Jazzy Christmas” collection.

This mix features selections from the following artists: Duke Ellington, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Burrell, Take 6, Stan Kenton, Joe Pass, Les McCann, Harry Connick, Jr., Marcus Roberts, Shakatak, The Classical Jazz Quartet, Warren Wolf, Kirk Whalum, Geri Allen and Nancy Wilson.

“Happy Holidays”…  enjoy!

Playlist: (song – artist [album])

  1. RIBS Xmas Intro – TGrundy
  2. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)  –  Duke Ellington Orchestra [The Nutcracker Suite]
  3. Here Comes Santa Claus – Ramsey Lewis Trio [Sound Of Christmas]
  4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Kenny Burrell [Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas]   
  5. Jingle Bells – Take 6 [Most Wonderful Time Of The Year]
  6. The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Stan Kenton [A Merry Christmas!]
  7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Joe Pass [Six String Santa]
  8. My Christmas Heart – Les McCann [A Time Les Christmas]
  9. Song For The Hopeful (ft. Kim Burr) –  Harry Connick, Jr. [What A Night! A Christmas Album]
  10. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Ramsey Lewis [More Sounds Of Christmas]
  11. White Christmas – Marcus Roberts Trio [Celebrating Christmas]
  12. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Les McCann [A Time Les Christmas]
  13. Christmas Blues – Ramsey Lewis Trio [Sound Of Christmas]
  14. Christmas Time Again – Shakatak [The Christmas Album]
  15. Dance Of The Reeds (from “The Nutcracker”) – The Classical Jazz Quartet [Christmas]
  16. Sleigh Ride – Warren Wolf [Christmas Vibes]
  17. This Christmas – Kirk Whalum [More Of Everything is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway (EP)]
  18. We Three Kings – Harry Connick, Jr. [What A Night! A Christmas Album]
  19. Christmas For Moderns – Stan Kenton [A Merry Christmas!]
  20. Winter Wonderland – Joe Pass [Six String Santa]
  21. I Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Geri Allen [A Child Is Born]
  22. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Warren Wolf [Christmas Vibes]
  23. Once In Royal David’s City – Stan Kenton [A Merry Christmas!]
  24. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! –  Nancy Wilson [A Nancy Wilson Christmas]