Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
  • Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
  • Lady Gaga
  • Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe Version)

I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down

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       Sad, contemplative, brilliant and cool, Kind of Blue would become Miles’ masterpiece and set the bar so high for jazz musicians that it made Miles more than just a jazz trumpeter; now he was legend. Up to this point Miles kept a smooth profile, outfitted himself in tailored suits and cutting a suave figure with close-cropped hair, his intense gaze and ubiquitous cigarette. But when the 60’s began Miles’ style would rapidly transform, starting with sunglasses that never came off, outlandish outfits that borrowed from the Haight-Ashbury and Paris fashion scenes, a carefully maintained Afro and the nerve to cruise Manhattan in his yellow Ferrari, often being pulled over by white cops who doubted a black man could own such a car without having done something illegal.

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They All Laughed
  • They All Laughed
  • Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
  • Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe Version)

They all laughed at christopher columbus
When he said the world was round
They all laughed when edison recorded sound
They all laughed at wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly

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The Cosby Show:  Rudy & Vanessa’s March

Starting at 10 seconds, the Cosby Show laid down the hottest track ever broadcast in prime time.  I’ve been looking for this “song” for most of my life and I’ve come to the conclusion that it must have just been written for the show.  When I finally make my long-awaited Grammy-winning debut album, some version of this track will be on it with Tamar Braxton giving me some sweet riffs to replace that soprano sax.

I’m not exaggerating.  This really is my favorite piece of TV music ever and I really do want to make a full song out of it.  

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A fine compilation. Coffee or some tea and those songs in the background. Divine.

Cheek to Cheek
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
  • Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe Version)

Heaven, I’m in Heaven
And the cares that hang around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler’s lucky streak
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek



A four-CD box set of live recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, featuring John Coltrane, will be released on 2nd December 2014. The music is culled from Davis’ tour of Europe during the spring of 1960, which marked the end of his five-year association with Coltrane. Featuring Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums, the recordings comprise radio broadcast and private recordings that, according to a press release, “have previously been available in a patchy and piecemeal fashion. This is the first time that a substantial body of the material recorded during the tour has been brought together in one collection.” The six hours of recordings have been remastered, and the set features a 36-page booklet with liner notes by writer and tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett.

Disc 1: So What (March 21st 1960 First house) Fran Dance (March 21st 1960 First house) Medley: All Blues/The Theme (March 21st 1960 First house) Interview with John Coltrane by Carl-Eric Lindgren So What (March 21st 1960 Second house) On Green Dolphin Street (March 21st 1960 Second house)

Disc 2: Medley: Walkin’ (March 21st 1960 Second house) So What (March 24th 1960) On Green Dolphin Street (March 24th 1960) Medley: All Blues/The Theme (March 24th 1960) So What (March 30th 1960)

Disc 3: All of You (March 30th 1960) So What (April 3rd 1960 First house) ‘Round Midnight (April 3rd 1960 First house) Walkin’ (April 3rd 1960 First house) So What (April 3rd 1960 Second house) If I Were A Bell (April 8th 1960) Fran Dance (April 8th 1960)

Disc 4: So What (April 8th 1960) All Blues (April 8th 1960) The Theme (April 8th 1960) On Green Dolphin Street (April 9th 1960) So What (April 9th 1960) ‘Round Midnight (April 9th 1960) Walkin’ (April 9th 1960) The Theme (April 9th 1960)