February 17, 2014

Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole

It all started with Nat King Cole coming on at the shop Saturday morning:



Then, I couldn't resist Ella's bright green dress:



Which lead to a quick sidetrack visiting Bobbie Gentry:



Then back to Nat King Cole (my God, why aren't there more recordings available of his early stuff. The man could play! Look at those fingers go!):



And if there was a voice in this world that could match his for soul, it'd be Mahalia Jackson:



A spiritual she made famous, performed unlike ever before:



And back to Jazz with this rendition of one of my favorite Johnny Mercer tunes:



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