Usually when a record label sends me a track to promote, I download it and forget about it for a while. Especially if the word "jazz" is anywhere in the press release. But even jaded ol' jazz-fearing Liza has a heart that will melt via R&B-influenced bluegrass and a smooth-voiced cellist with glasses, So I'm posting this nearly immediately. I'm a human being here, people!
This is a live radio recording whose post-song banter references sports or something toward the end. Just so you know.
Unrelated to this song at all: I went to Rory Lake's Karaoke Dreams at the American Legion in Bucktown last weekend and saw a guy do a rendition of Kirsty MacColl's "In These Shoes." Talk about songs you never thought you'd A) see on a karaoke list and B) see anyone actually perform.
I'm a sucker for vocals by Japanese gals, what can I say?
I forgot how much I love Ida. Then I listen to nearly every track they've ever done and I'm instantly reminded.
JAMC was big with my shuffle play today.
I like to sing this at karaoke because it's creepy. Okay, it's sentimental. But in the creepiest of ways.
There are some songs that get covered that make me think "even if I don't wind up liking this, I'm ecstatic someone covered it." The existence of a cover of this makes me happy, but mostly because I always pretended she was saying "evil's calling and it's calling your name" instead of "eagle's calling...".
I think I've been meaning to post this every time I blog, yet I always forgot. That trend ends today.
This is another song that I like to belt out at karaoke. It's right in my range and I love the "you're great and all, but let's not commit" message of it, which was pretty rare in the form of poppy hits sung by women in the '60s.