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

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

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

one 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

three 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

:/

i wish i liked his music more

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

he's a ham isn't he

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

indeed

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

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

High Crime is pretty fantastic from start to finish.

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

i can't deal but it's personal

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

two 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 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Fuck, goodbye Al.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 18:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Very well. I'll give High Time a listen.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2017 18:53 (two months ago) Permalink

High Crime too.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2017 18:53 (two months ago) Permalink

He was so good. A real mid-life find for me, he made the sort of music I wouldn't have made time for in my youth -- pop jazz was something I heard a bit of when I was a kid because my dad, a pre-bop jazz man, was always trying to keep current and he liked vocal jazz. But it took me until my thirties to grab some Al Jarreau - he made wonderful records that I've listened to in several different corners of the world, and his music seemed tailor-made to make a day better. Like gentle sunlight, his music. Sad to hear that he is gone.

though the tempest rages, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:33 (two months ago) Permalink

example (crüt), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I haven't heard the "Moonlighting" theme in years. I didn't know Nile Rodgers produced and played on it. Stevie too.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:20 (two months ago) Permalink

his music seemed tailor-made to make a day better. Like gentle sunlight, his music

This. Few other musicians put me into this state of pure, uncomplicated, passive pleasure.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:35 (two months ago) Permalink

That clip with him performing Take 5 and some other acapella bits really is terrific

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Is there an LP of his that's in this style?

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:12 (two months ago) Permalink

The first one, plus the live album that video is from.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:48 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not impressed by High Crime. I can barely hear him amid the syndrums and faux funk. The tunes just aren't very good.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 February 2017 00:02 (two months ago) Permalink

High Crime is his weakest 80s album imo.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 13 February 2017 00:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Listen to L is for Lover! It's the best. for 80's Al.

scott seward, Monday, 13 February 2017 01:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Aw dang, I love High Crime.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 13 February 2017 05:07 (two months ago) Permalink


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