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December 25, 2010

Song of the Day #961

Song of the Day: This Christmas features the words and music of Nadine McKinnor and Donny Hathaway. Check out Donny Hathaway's very smooth rendition on YouTube. And a very Merry Christmas to all!

December 12, 2010

Song of the Day #960

Song of the Day: Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody is a classic medley of two songs, the first adapted by Irving Caesar from a Casucci-Brammer Austrian song, and the latter credited to Spencer Williams and Roger Graham. It was performed with wild wit by the great Sicilian American jazz man, Louis Prima, the centennial of whose birth was celebrated on 7 December 2010. Check out this YouTube moment featuring the original recording, with Keely Smith, poppin' saxman Sam Butera, and Prima's Sicilian-tinged scatting. Also check out David Lee Roth's faithful paean to Prima.

December 04, 2010

Song of the Day #959

Song of the Day: Only Girl (In the World), written by Crystal Johnson, Stargate, and Sandy Vee, is the lead single from Rihanna's new album, "Loud." Check out the official video for this Billboard #1 Hot 100 dance scorcher.