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Showing posts with label Nat King Cole. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Groovy Music Showdown #11: 1962


In the 10th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1983 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

The Crossing - Big Country
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
Touch - Eurythmics
First Offense - Corey Hart
An Innocent Man - Billy Joel
She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
Uh-Huh - John Cougar Mellencamp
The Wild Heart - Stevie Nicks
Break Out - The Pointer Sisters
Synchronicity - The Police
Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
True - Spandau Ballet
She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer
Speaking in Tongues - Talking Heads
You Broke My Heart In 17 Places - Tracey Ullman

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, June 24.

Now on to our 11th showdown, which takes us back to 1962 when the following 32 albums were released:















Wednesday, June 26, 2013

20 Songs to Celebrate Marriage Equality



With the Supreme Court's rulings this morning that both DOMA and Prop 8 are unconstitutional, many of my Facebook friends have been posting their favorite songs to celebrate this historic day. So here are 20 groovy (and diverse) tunes in honor of marriage equality:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday of Groovy Tunes: Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer



Each week I feature 10 groovy tunes that have appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 chart during the last 50+ years. You can vote for your three favorites, and the five with the most votes move on to the following week when five new songs will be added to the list.

Last week the Mamas & the Papas remained at the top with "California Dreamin'", which received 29 votes out of the 190 cast. And this week they will be challenged by Katrina and the Waves, Olivia Newton-John and Nat King Cole.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday of Groovy Holiday Tunes: The Carpenters at Christmas



Each week I feature 10 groovy tunes that have appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 chart during the last 50+ years. You can vote for your three favorites, and the five with the most votes move on to the following week when five new songs will be added to the list.

Last week Dionne Warwick claimed the top spot for the first time with "I Say a Little Prayer", which received 25 votes out of the 132 cast. And this week she will be challenged by five holiday tunes that appeared on either Billboard's Hot 100 chart or Christmas Singles chart.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The 25 Grooviest Holiday Songs: #1 - "The Christmas Song"



DEEP DISH wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

And the #1 Grooviest Holiday Song is "The Christmas Song", which was written in 1944 by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells and was first recorded by Nat King Cole in 1946. However, it is Cole's fourth and final recording of the song in 1961 that has become the definitive version.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Groovy Music Monday: Nat King Cole sings/George Shearing plays


In honor of pianist and composer George Shearing, who died today at age 91, here is a second Groovy Music Mondays post, featuring him playing "Pick Yourself Up" and "Let There Be Love" - two songs from my favorite album of his, Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays, which was recorded in December 1961 and released in 1962.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vote for the Grooviest Christmas Album: The Final Four



And now we're down to the Final Four in the Grooviest Christmas Album competition. Round 3 ended last night with the elimination of Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Tony Bennett and Mariah Carey. You have until this Thursday (December 16) at midnight to vote in Round 4.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy Holidays from Nat King Cole!



It's the most wonderful time of the year once again, so in the spirit of the season, I will be featuring some favorite holiday moments here on Deep Dish.

I think Nat King Cole's rendition of "The Christmas Song" is the best. He recorded the tune four times, but his final version in 1961 (recorded in stereo) is the one most often heard today. And that's Danny Kaye with him in the photo.