I thought there would be some interest in my pics based on blog stats, but that turned out to be a fallacy. Oh well…..
Too bad; they are great pics, but if it’s not your thing or you “just don’t have time” , so be it.
Anyhow, I came across a great audio capture of one of the songs that made a big impact on my childhood. In fact, he was one of the musical influences that made me go through all the rigors of studying music in college.
Have you heard of Quincy Jones? He is a musical genius who has mostly played the role of producer and arranger for others, although he is a great performer in his own right when you can coax him out of his comfort zone. When he was young (teen years), he was pals with Ray Charles. If you have ever watched the TV shows Ironsides, Sanford and Son, Bill Cosby Show, seen the movie Austin Powers, The Color Purple or listened to Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, or the song “We are the World We are the Children” you’ve heard his work. I’m adding a link to one of my favorite Quincy arrangements he did of Marvin Gaye’s infamous song “What’s Going On”. I think it’s very appropriate for our current times. What really is going on? For your own sakes, break through the KoolAid and see things how they really are!
PS – One of my other “all-time-favorite” musicians is Jimi Hendrix. he and Quincy grew up in the same area. Go figure! 🙂