Adeli’s Music Blog

Quincy Jones

Posted in music by adeli on March 14, 2009

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933. He is a man of many talents and accomplishments – music conductor, record producer, arranger, film score composer, and trumpeter.

He has been active for more than five decades in the entertainment industry and Jones has earned 27 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He’s worked with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin. He worked closely and was good friends with Sinatra. Their last project together was 1984’s “L.A. Is My Lady.” He produced Michael Jackson’s album Thriller and “We Are the World,” and the film The Color Purple.

Happy Birthday, Q!

For more on Quincy’s contributions to the music industry visit: http://www.quincyjonesmusic.com

Holiday Week Begins

Posted in music by adeli on December 19, 2008

My next few posts will focus on holiday music – old and new.

We’ll start with the old, but timeless, classics.

Dean Martin – Christmas Blues

Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Burl Ives – Holly Jolly Christmas

Frank Sinatra – I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Frank, Dean & Sammy: The Crooners’ Christmas

Posted in music by adeli on December 14, 2007

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The first holiday album I’ll recommend is Christmas With The Rat Pack. The album is a must-have, because Frank, Dean, and Sammy celebrate the holidays with panache. And the Rat Pack never goes out of style!

While all the songs are great, because these guys were the masters, the songs that stand out in this 21-song collection are the ones that arent’ the usual holiday fare. And they include: Christmas Time All Over The World, I Believe, Baby it’s Cold Outside, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, and Mistletoe and Holly.

So, let’s have Dino start things off with a performance of Marshmallow World.

Click on the song below for another classic performance.