Out To Breakfast with J Shifty Friday Playlist
I've been stalking Robert and Drake on their birthdays for the last couple years, so I decided to come clean this year and acknowledge the date of my own birth (yesterday).
Most appropriately, Lady Ribaldry and Schmaltzy Junior surprised me with a new set of Bose computer speakers to mark the occasion. Let's break them in with some well-recorded music for old men that stands up to high volume.
After the introductory bits, it's Roland Kirk with my favorite version of one of the finest melodies there is, Fats Waller's Jitterbug Waltz.
We've also got a couple songs from recently released albums that have made my hand, acting completely on its own, reach for the volume knob and rotate in a clockwise direction. I'm talking about Blue But Cool from Marah's Angels of Destruction! and the magnum opus Bright Lights from Black Mountain In The Future.
And, as one of the kids listening their way through Alex Ross' book The Rest Is Noise after finding it in their Christmas stocking, we've included the loud grooves of Alban Berg's Three Pieces for Orchestra.
As we geezers are wont to say: Turn it up, dude.
Out to Breakfast with J Shifty Friday Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]
Out to Breakfast with J Shifty Friday Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]
Happy Birthday Bubba - Ingrid DuMosch
Talk (Fats Waller) - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Jitterbug Waltz - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Blue But Cool - Marah
Three Pieces for Orchestra - Alban Berg
Bright Lights - Black Mountain