Tag Archives: jazz

Ella-vation

We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song I told Donald about the album yesterday; today he told me about the clips above (starting, of course, with Ledisi and Patti Austin in the first).

Indianapolis, when he was 9 years old

[…] He wants to tell us things: It is not the fittest who survive – it is merely those who happen to survive who survive. The earth is a ''fragile habitat'' that our big brains have failed to take care of. We must hope for flippers and beaks – or nothing at all. We are […]

What song makes you happy?

Too many ditties make me go bop. The question implies listening to said song for a while: time-tested, bad-mood-approved. This week's top-of-mind is Terence Blanchard's "Mo' Better Blues," with the O'Jays' "Backstabbers" or Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now (Wait Until Tonight)" as close seconds. I've also been crushing on the corn-syrupy sweetness […]