I'm Listening To Al Jarreau RIGHT NOW And You Can't Stop Me!

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Kurt Elling did a nice version of Grover Washington Jr.'s "Winelight" on his last album. I just thought I'd pass that along.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 01:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

have you heard the Louis Armstrong version of creator? i hear that's an AMAZING album

The JaXoN 5 (JasonD), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 01:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

Come on, All Fly Home is awesome.

ffirehorse (firehorse), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 01:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

I love how he cusps his hands in front of the microphone while he's singing, as if to indicate that he's gifting the listener with something. It's not quite Jazz Hands, it's Jarreau Hands!

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 02:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

he waz great as Huggy Bear
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dan bunnybrain (dan bunnybrain), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 14:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

Can't stop listening to "After All." I want to make a cheesy pop movie and use it to play over a random ice-skating sequence.

Eric H., Saturday, 24 January 2009 05:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

Can't really stop listening to all of High Crime, really.

Eric H., Saturday, 24 January 2009 05:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

I am listening to Al Jarreau right now. I'm named after him. I've always felt obligated to want nothing to do with him, especially as I was known as Jarreau for most of my life, before I started going by my first name. But whatever, I feel like I can make peace with dude now.

punk floyd (The Reverend), Friday, 30 January 2009 02:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow, truly interesting facts about a guy I know. I've always thought I should have at least those first couple of albums.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Friday, 30 January 2009 02:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ha, "After All" has leapt into 2nd place for most-played songs on iTunes, right after Kerri Chandler's "In the Morning."

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 30 January 2009 02:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

ha, I'm sure I mentioned that to you at some point, Rick.

The Reverend, Friday, 30 January 2009 04:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Breakin' Away!

Your love has opened eyes that couldn't see!

Breaking Away!

Your beacon in the night discovered me!

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 13 March 2009 06:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

man if you can't at least sorta kinda get down w/al jarreau then you and I are pretty diff. people at a spiritual dna level, c'mon man this dude is awesome

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

have avoided this guy for decades based on the material he's chosen

(sample size: 1 single & 2-3 tv appearances)

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

:/

i wish i liked his music more

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Monday, 30 April 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's a ham isn't he

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

indeed

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Monday, 30 April 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember his "We Are The World" moment and the way he Seizes The Moment like he's afraid his mandible will fall off.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love this chillwave track. love the beat. his voice is so crazysexycool on it too.

scott seward, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like the whole L is for Lovers album but when i hear this it sounds so similar to a lot of the synthpop i liked back then. i mean, the eurogliders could have had a hit with this song.

scott seward, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

High Crime is pretty fantastic from start to finish.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

either you feel this in some way or you get right w/God and come back later and then you feel this in some way it's all the same to me man I'm just saying

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 02:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't deal but it's personal

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

his wiki includes the sort of line that makes me swoon because it's got this weird hint of unknown history in it

After Jarreau's breakthrough in 1975 an almost unaccountable number of compilations of earlier recordings from 1965 to 1973 have emerged

dude had a master's degree in vocational rehab from U of Iowa & worked as a counselor before his ship came in! no wonder I love this guy!

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 03:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

I don't know how many times I've passed over buying We Got By in a record shop just because I liked the design of its sleeve. Now I'm finally listening to it (which is basically my first dedicated exposure to Jarreau) and "Lock All the Gates" is one of the most amazing songs I've heard in who knows how long. So excited there's about a zillion more albums to check out!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:52 (5 days ago) Permalink


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