(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive – Cab Calloway (#102)

A Million Songs #000102 (Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive – Cab Calloway [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:4o5xUJ6yvLWJniuF6UEXz3″ width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep-jTUpOKEk Cab Calloway recorded this track with his orchestra in 1939. It became the 2nd biggest his of his career, behind only “Minnie The Moocher“. In 1943 he performed it in this amazing clip from the musical Stormy … Continue reading (Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive – Cab Calloway (#102)

(Give Me Back My) Bunty Bunty – The Bombay Royale (#97)

A Million Songs #000097 (Give Me Back My) Bunty Bunty – The Bombay Royale [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:3wTNrPqt731nvUH5xJIkYb” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] While I don’t think I’ve known this song long enough to call it a top 1%, it perfectly encapsulates why I love doing this project, and one of the songs I hope people check out. … Continue reading (Give Me Back My) Bunty Bunty – The Bombay Royale (#97)

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult (#76)

A Million Songs #000076 (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:5QTxFnGygVM4jFQiBovmRo” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] As one of the most popular songs of the 1970’s, covered dozens of times, named Rolling Stone magazine’s song of the year, and the inspiration for one of the most popular Saturday Night Live skits of all … Continue reading (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult (#76)

(Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1 & 2) – Rufus Thomas – (#72)

A Million Songs #000072 (Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1 & 2) – Rufus Thomas [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:5JV2zBYNSDxGWOG5Oszun0″ width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Originally released as a single from the funkiest man alive in the fall of 1970, it was later put onto the album “Did You Heard Me?”, which mostly served as a collection of … Continue reading (Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1 & 2) – Rufus Thomas – (#72)

(Ain’t It) A Real Good Sign – Albert King (#41)

A Million Songs #000041 (Ain’t It) A Real Good Sign – Albert King A decade after his biggest hit, “Born Under A Bad Sign“, King gave us this counterpoint song, a happier, more upbeat, and funky number. Listen: Amazon Google Play Personnel: Vocals, Lead Guitar: Albert King Producer: Bert De Coteaux Studio: Total Experience Recording … Continue reading (Ain’t It) A Real Good Sign – Albert King (#41)

(A Warm) Global Warming – Chicago Afrobeat Project (#37)

A Million Songs #000037 (A Warm) Global Warming – Chicago Afrobeat Project [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:3I21764SCztzH5gc2cfDrK” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Loving Afrobeat music, and being from Chicago, I was of course drawn to Chicago Afrobeat Project, an ensemble band that regularly plays area festivals, and wins Chicago Music Awards. Researching this entry alerted me to the fact … Continue reading (A Warm) Global Warming – Chicago Afrobeat Project (#37)