Tag: Al Jarreau

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Two

Grayson & Ross discuss the return of The Feelies, the debut of the Sun Records TV show, The Monkees Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd....

Natalie Cole

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Natalie Cole, “This Will Be”

Natalie Cole emerged from a large shadow to become a star in her own right...

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2015, Music

The Eighth Day of Mellowmas: Lost Mellowmas — Sensitive Medeirosmas

Because it's not Mellowmas without a scat solo...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Average White Band, “If I Ever Lose This Heaven”

In the wake of Robbie McIntosh's death the previous year, AWB had a tough time making their third album. Fortunately they persevered and...


Mellowmas, Music

The Thirteenth Day of Mellowmas: Happy Melismas II You

Just in time for Mariah Carey's new Christmas special, here's a peek inside her latest holiday music cash-in....


Music, Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing: In Defense of Bob James and David Sanborn

If you were reading my stuff way back in the old Jefitoblog days, you know I have a sick fascination for smooth jazz — to the point...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Neo Swing, Baby”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE There was a moment in the mid to late ’90s when I passed an invisible line from young adulthood —...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Pie

Basic Pie Crust Recipe: 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening, plain or butter-flavored (see Cook’s Note)...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 45

As I promised, no more Jacksons this week, but we will keep plodding through the letter J as we continue to take a look at songs that...


Mellowmas, Music

The Seventh Day of Mellowmas: Scatmas!

Happy Seventh Day of Mellowmas, everybody!  As if Al Jarreau didn’t provide us with enough smooth jazz fodder, today we’re...


Mellowmas, Music

The Third Day of Mellowmas: Jarreaumas!

Regular readers of Popdose will know that we’re kind of obsessed with Al Jarreau. Who could possibly forget Al Jarreau Week back in...


Current Events, Music, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Jarreau!

The title of Al Jarreau’s sixth studio album, released in 1983, is simple and straightforward: Jarreau. But if you ask me, it’s...


Music, Popdose

Popdose’s Al Jarreau Week rolls on!

I wouldn’t want to be the lone man out, so let me begin by opening this contribution to PopDose’s Al Jarreau Week by...



Variation on a Theme: Al Jarreau, “Moonlighting [Theme]” (1987)

The theme to Moonlighting (1985-1989) was one of those great TV theme songs that was able to set the mood for the program that followed it....


Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Al Jarreau and Scritti Politti (?!?)

The e-mail went out to all us Popdosers a couple weeks ago: “Who’s interested in participating in Al Jarreau Week?” My...


Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Al Jarreau

What, you thought we were kidding around with the whole “Al Week” thing? Shame on you. And while we’re at it, shame on...


Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: “After All” and Al Jarreau’s Crossover Dream

At first glance, the video for Al Jarreau’s 1984 single “After All” seems simple enough. Jarreau sings on a soundstage...


Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Interview: Al Jarreau

We may scoff at his constantly smiling public persona — not to mention vintage bits of ’80s cheese like the...


Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: White Men Can’t Write About Al Jarreau Yet

Last Sunday I said I would find time to write about Al Jarreau in the coming week, but a few days ago Jeff Giles told me to put my ode to...