My Funny Valentine

80f05ab18d78dcb6f218e6385684b1e98bbcc262My wife and I were vacationing on Kauai in September 1995, and I happened upon Etta James’ Time After Time album… we spent the rest of the week with it in the CD player, driving around the island with the top down, and I’ve been hooked on this album ever since.  What I found very surprising and refreshing was this:  It’s a solo vocalist album where the artist gives the band a ton of space for instrumental solos.  Sometimes a full verse, sometimes two verses… not the typical “hit factory format” of half a verse solos to a chorus.

And so yes, on February 14 I added “My Funny Valentine” to the 365 list.  Go squeeze someone.

You make me smile with my heart…

The playlist Soundchunks365

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