Here are all of Avante's jams.
by Tina Turner
I remember I had this song on my Miami Vice-tape when I was a kid. Listened to it a lot (partly since I only had a bout 4 tapes to begin with) and it's probably my favorite song by Tina from the 80's. The extended version is a killer, but it couldn't be posted. :/ Have a great start to the week.
Jammed: 21st Sep 2015
by Frank Sinatra
Last #SundaySoother on TIMJ. Probably my favorite hashtag and this seemed appropriate as a farewell. Not sure were to go next...
Jammed: 20th Sep 2015
by Leon Bridges
From the concert last week (I loved it).. Sound is good. Picture's alright.. wait for when the lady starts to sing. Have a great Friday and weekend! :D
Jammed: 18th Sep 2015
by Witt and Berg
One of the first sound clips ever recorded, using vitaphone. Vitaphone was a very successful process to make sound and talking movies for the Warner Brothers movie studio when it came out in 1926. It was used to make full length sound and talking movies such as "Don Juan" with John Barrymore, and "The Jazz Singer" with Al Jolson. But it was only used for five years, because the process involved the recorded sound for the movie to be on a disc, instead of being on the movie film. This one's for @Shaka :D
Jammed: 15th Sep 2015
by Eddie Bo
Gets me in the mood for Leon Bridges gig tonight! :)
Jammed: 12th Sep 2015
by Alice Babs
Looped this yesterday but I loved it so much I felt I had to jam it too: Alice worked in a wide number of genres – Swedish folklore, Elizabethan songs and opera. While she was best known internationally as a jazz singer, Babs also competed as Sweden's first annual competition entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958. A long and productive period of collaboration with Duke Ellington began in 1963. Among other works, Babs participated in performances of Ellington's second and third Sacred Concerts which he had written originally for her. Her voice had a range of more than three octaves; Ellington said that when she was not available to sing the parts that he had written for her, he had to use three different singers. This is Alice adding some jazzgroove to Carole Kings classic. :D
Jammed: 9th Sep 2015
by Nikki & Rich
My second jam ever was such a catchy song (with the sexy Nikki strutting her stuff) and no wonder, sampling Shangri-Las "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" can never ever be a bad thing. I listened to it on and off that entire summer. But on TIMJ it got no love, therefor here it is is again. :D #TIMJreruns
Jammed: 3rd Sep 2015
by Duke Ellington & Joya Sherrill
A late (or early) #SundaySoother since it's raining cats and dogs outside. Sorry for the drum solo version, but it was the only one I could find and he doesn't mess it up. :D
Jammed: 2nd Sep 2015
by The Robbers from "Ronja The Robber's Daughter"
Partly inspired by @Shaka s jam.. But also, there's far to little middle aged-type music being played around here. ;) This is more recent, from the movie "Ronja the robber's daughter" (based on the Astrid Lindgren book). It made a huge impact on me (us) when I was younger; we played Ronja and we wanted to be Ronja. Ronja was the coolest thing you could ever want to be. Less then a year ago, during an mingling event I find myself standing nose to nose to Ronja (or the girl, now woman who played her). It was an environmental thing and I was probably supposed to say something clever about it.. But all I could think about was that she was Ronja!!! So I opted for saying something stupid, and escaping as fast as possible. Gosh! :D
Jammed: 31st Aug 2015
I'm having a Prince day... (and to my horror I noticed that he's removed 99 % of his songs from Spotify! :( ) Anyway, some while back I heard that in his early day Prince was pretty influenced by Kraftwerk. I've never thought of it before, but it seems legit and explains his move towards a more electronic sound - apart from being the pure genius he is. :D
Jammed: 26th Aug 2015
"Nu blir det tryckare!" These magic, yet terrifying words for every 9 year old back in the mid eighties.. It was what everybody liked to do at the class disco, cheek-to-cheek dancing with members of the opposite sex. But would somebody ask you? And if they did where would you put your hands? Would there be kissing involved? And would your partner be able to hear how much your heart pounded? We never danced to this song in my class.. We always danced to "Carrie" by Europe (on repeat), and more rarely "The Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush. But a couple of years earlier, it could have been this song. Anyway... Let's dance some tryckare! (direct translation would be more a long the lines of dancing a "squeezy").
Jammed: 24th Aug 2015
by Otis Blackwell
He's so cute.. "If you really have to, go ahead.. kiss away".. Kiss means pee in Swedish and when I was six and someone told me there's a band called kiss I couldn't believe my ears "Surely not!? You're pulling my leg!?" And then we laughed and laughed. It was good for the boys in Kiss that they looked as fearless as they did..
Jammed: 19th Aug 2015
by Neil Young
I've never jammed Neil Young.. Haven't been a huge fan to be honest.. but over the last couple of years he's been growing on me. Really like this song, it also seems fitting in some strange way. Find me at http://www.letsloop.com/Avante
Jammed: 11th Aug 2015
by Dennis Wilson
Found this yesterday - from the only beach boy who actually could surf. Completely new to me.. mind blown.. irresistible.. Apparently I live under a rock. The demo version was the only one jamable.. here the music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arQUVdjI2y0
Jammed: 5th Aug 2015
by Galt MacDermot (feat. Folke and Birgitta)
Stepping out of the box. Here's my vacation summed up in a small music video. #SundaySoother (Sorry for the Swedish.. it's basically just as nonsense as it seems.)
Jammed: 2nd Aug 2015
by Terence Trent D'Arby
Am off to Berlin-Hamburg-København (Been to B and K before, but tips on places to see and do are very welcomed). Leaving you with a favorite from my younger days.. oboy was that album great! When I finally got my little fingers on it and played it and it only, for a very long time. Loved it! I also must confess that I always (and still do) have a thing for that cap. I'm still looking for one - exactly like that.. :D Will jam if I get inspired, have wifi and/or the time.. meanwhile I'll miss you guys and and all your wonderful jaming. Ta! :D
Jammed: 22nd Jul 2015
by The Human League
Keeping the background, changing the tune... A DJ reminded me of this one. I had almost forgot about it, although I LOVE this - even made a playlist inspired by the song name some years back. I was also sure I had posted it at some point. Turns out I hadn't. So congrats, it's finally here. ;D
Jammed: 20th Jul 2015
by Tino Rossi/Guy Berry/?
Going for a french cover of "By a Waterfall" for this #SundaySoother.. Plus, I adore the scenes from the movie "Footlight Parade" from 1933 (where the song was featured). Choreography by the genius Busby Berkeley - although for this french version it's shortened down. Also, if anyone has any better clue about who the singer is, please let me know. Have a great Sunday! :D #GramophoneJams
Jammed: 19th Jul 2015
by The Roots feat. Joanna Newsom
This has been on my to-jam-list for a long, long time. Too long. It's a song I always enjoy hearing - never switch by when it comes along. Love the sadness in her voice, the beat, the feel. Works well for a kind of sunny Wednesday.
Jammed: 15th Jul 2015
by Girls of the Golden West
I had this lined up for a #YodelingWeek but then I saw that there's a prisonweek on it's way, which I might wanna get in on.. Still I felt in the mood for some sweet melodic yodeling. After all... it's Tuesday. Make the most of it. :D #1900to1930sJams
Jammed: 14th Jul 2015
by Alla Pugacheva
Jammed: 11th Jul 2015
by Hall Negro Quartette
Yes I know... the band name adds a bad taste, but the song is wonderful. Found it a couple of weeks ago on spotify. Unfortunately I couldn't find the full version here. This is just a snippet. Full version here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5W3OXGsKOFCZxW1hJzxHpA
Jammed: 8th Jul 2015
by 包娜娜 (Rita Chao)
Thanks to @dream_animals who made me stumble upon this little gem. "Rita Chao, aka "Seow Mei-Mei", the A-G0-Go Queen of the 60s. Recorded her first EP with The Quests that included one of her greatest hits during that period, "Shake, Shake, Shake" or "Yeow, Yeow, Yeow" in Mandarin. She sang in Mandarin, English and Japanese. Most of her recordings were accompanied by The Quests. "Sixteen Candles" was one of her most popular English songs."
Jammed: 24th Jun 2015
My neighbors are having a hell of a party. I'm stuck with a hell of a toothache... am thinking about numbing everything by watching "Romeo and Juliet" since I never got around to see it, also I usually enjoy Baz Luhrman movies. Thought about it when I heard this lovely piece from it earlier today.
Jammed: 23rd Jun 2015
by Evie Sands
Very cool lady and song! Interesting backstory too: In 1965 Sands signed to the Blue Cat label of Red Bird Records; she toured with the Shangri-Las and began collaborating with the producer/composers Chip Taylor and Al Gorgoni with the release of the single "Take Me For a Little While". Prior to its release, a test pressing of Sands' recording was stolen by a producer, who shopped it to established Chess Records recording artist Jackie Ross. Ross and her producers loved the song, and recorded, pressed and released the record within 48 hours, beating Sands' version to the street by a week. Backed by the marketing and promotional muscle of Chess Records, and with Ross' name attached, this version unsurprisingly received the lion's share of airplay. The subsequent legal struggle set back Sands' career before it had had a chance to get started. Sands' follow-up single, "I Can't Let Go", was lost amidst the "Take Me" chaos, leaving The Hollies to score a hit cover in 1966.
Jammed: 16th Jun 2015
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