Sunday, 9/27/09

by musicclipoftheday

Sometimes, as in yesterday’s performance by Sam and Dave, more is more. Other times, as here, what drives a performance is the power of restraint.

Mahalia Jackson, joined by Nat King Cole, “Steal Away,” TV performance, 1957



“Without a song, each day would be a century.”—Mahalia Jackson


In the baseball/music trivia department, I learned yesterday, while listening to the radio broadcast of the Cubs/Giants game, that both of Barry Zito’s parents worked with Nat King Cole—his mother as a singer and his father as a conductor/arranger.