Sing along. Girls, we run this motha, yeah Girls, we run this motha, yeah Girls, we run this motha, yeah Girls we run this motha,. Who run the world? Girls Who run the world? Who run this motha? Girls Who run this motha? Some of them men think They freak this like we do But no they don't Make your check come at they neck Disrespect us no they won't. This goes out to all my girls That's in the club rocking the latest Who will buy it for themselves And get more money later.
I think I need a barber None of these n can fight me I'm so good with this, I remind you I'm so hood with this. My persuasion can build a nation Endless power With our love we can devour You'll do anything for me.
Who are we? What do we run? Michelle If you can't make me say ooo Like the beat of this drum Why you ask for some you ain't really want none If you can't make me say ooo Like the beat of this groove.
Say my name, say my name If no one is around you Say baby I love you If you ain'trunnin' game Say my name, say my name You actin' kinda shady Ain'tcallin' me baby Why the sudden change. Say my name, say my name If no one is around you Say baby I love you If you ain'trunnin' game. Say my name, say my name You actin' kinda shady Ain'tcallin' me baby Why the sudden change.
Any other day I would call and you would say Baby how's your day But today, it ain't the same. Every other word Is "uh-huh" yeah "okay" Could it be that you Are at the crib with another lady. I know you say that I am assuming things Something's going down that's the way it seems Shouldn't be the reason why you're acting strange If nobody's holding you back from me Cause I know how you usually do When you say everything to me times two Why can't you just tell the truth If somebody's there then tell me who.
Say my name, say my name Boy say my name Say baby I love you If you ain'trunnin' game Say my name, say my name You actin' kinda shady Ain'tcallin' me baby Why the sudden change.
Say my name Say my name Say my, say my, say my name Say my, say my, say my name Boy say my name Hey say. I Shot it witChelle and kick it wit Kelly or holla at Bey Ya, gotta be g's you way outta your league. Kelly We like dem boys that be in them lac's leanin' Leanin' Open their mouth their grill gleamin' Gleamin' Candy paint, keep that whip clean and Clean and Sing it yall They always be talkin that country slang, we like.
We keep that beat that be in the back beatin' Beatin' Eyes be so low from there chiefin chiefin I love how he keep my body screamin' Screamin' A rude boy that's good to me, with street credibility. If his status ain't hood I ain'tcheckin' for him Betta be street if he lookin' at me I need a soldier That ain't scared to stand up for me Known to carry big things If you know what I mean. Everybody say hey Miss Carter.
All the way in the back, say Hey Miss Carter. Everybody put your hands together like this. Say I ain't worried, doing me tonight I ain't worried, doing me tonight Louder A little sweat ain't never hurt nobody Sing A little sweat ain't never hurt nobody While y'allstandin' on the wall Sing While y'allstandin' on the wall I'm the one tonight gettin' bodied I'm the one tonight gettin' bodied Say Get me bodied Sing Get me bodied Get me bodied Get me bodied You want my body Sing You want my body Get me bodied.
Baby, all I want Is to let it go Ain't no worries, no We can dance all night Get me bodied That means come closer to me While we grind to the beat And your body Baby all I need Is to let it be Ain't no worries, no Boy, dance with me Feel my body That means come closer to me While we grind to the beat And your body. Drop down low and sweep the floor wit it Drop drop down low and sweep the floor wit it Go Solange!
Drop down low and sweep the floor wit it Drop drop down low and sweep the floor wit it oh no no. Pat your weaves ladies Pat patpat your weaves ladies Watch it while he check up on it Pat your weaves ladies Pat patpat your weaves ladies Watch it while he check up on it. Tick tickticktick fight Now tick tickticktickticktick fight Now tick tickticktick fight Now tick tickticktickticktick fight. Now pose for the camera now flick flickflick Pose for the camera now flick flickflick Pose for the camera now flick flickflick Pose for the camera now flick flickflick.
Do an old school dance an old school dance An old school dance do an old school Do an old school dance an old school dance An old school dance get old school. Wind it back girl, wind it back girl Make your hair touch the floor wine it back Wind it back girl, wind it back girl Make your hair touch the floor wine it back.
The Charleston , composed by stride pianist James P. Johnson , with lyrics by Cecil Mack , was featured in the all-black Broadway musical comedy " Runnin' Wild ," which debuted at the New Colonial Theatre on October 29, One of the most famous recordings of this jazz age standard was recorded in France on April 21, by the Quintette du Hot Club de France , featuring violinist extraordinaire Stephane Grappelli , the immortal jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt , guitar sidemen Pierre Ferret and Marcel Bianchi , and bassist Louis Vola.
Established far away from the American soil that originated the art form, the Quintette contributed to the rise of jazz as a genuine global cultural contribution. And subsequently, the group had a huge impact on American jazz musicians. Indeed, Reinhardt alone is credited as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz history.
As Bill Dahl put it: "Despite two fingers on his fretting hand being substantially paralyzed due to injuries suffered in a fire before he hit the bigtime, Reinhardt made more mesmerizing magic on his axe without those digits than the vast majority of fretsmen do with the standard allotment of five. Les Paul , Chet Atkins , B. This year's festival takes place today in Paris, France.
Vive Le Jazz Hot! Listen to audio clips of renditions by Frank Sinatra , Ella Fitzgerald , and of course, from the original film, Fred Astaire. My favorite jazz rendition of this song is by alto sax player Phil Woods , " Live from the Showboat ," an album that won the Grammy for " Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group " unfortunately no audio clip is available. Che La Luna Mezzo Mare is an Italian folksong composed, it is said, by Paolo Citorello , but infinite variations of the song have been heard throughout the years.
Growing up in the Sciabarra household, we heard the bouncy Louis Prima-Keely Smith version [YouTube link], with its funny double entendres sung in both Italian and English. At the wedding, Mama Corleone played by Morgana King is invited to the stage to begin the verses of the classic song; an old man, not unlike many I've seen at countless Italian weddings that I've attended since childhood, gets up, and completes the verses with the kind of hilariously perverse body language that the song inspires.
How appropriate to note this song today, for 40 years ago, on this date, on the Ides of March in , " The Godfather " had its U. Yes, it has a haunting Nino Rota soundtrack. Cherish features the words and music of Terry Kirkman , a founding member of The Association , which scored a Number 1 hit with this song in Cherokee features the words and music of Ray Noble.
As an aside, the Cherokee word for "Groundhog" is "Ogana". Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil tells us six more weeks of winter Chicago , words and music by Cory Rooney , is a sweet track on Michael Jackson 's posthumously released album, " Xscape. Listen to the track on YouTube , and the original demo MJ recorded as well. Shoeless Joe? Dirty Black Sox? After the Red Sox , there are no more curses in baseball.
Maybe the Chicago Cubs are next! Or maybe these triumphs are only possible for teams named after different kinds of, uh, socks. Either way, listen here to an audio clip of Frank Sinatra singing this timeless tune.
A Child is Born , words and music by Alec Wilder and Thad Jones , is a song that has come to be identified with this day, but it has also become a jazz standard. A sad loss for lovers of music to contemplate on this Christmas Day. Rest in peace. The Children of Sanchez "Overture" , words, music, film score written and performed by Chuck Mangione , comes from the Latin- and jazz-infused score that has a musical integrity quite apart from the fact that it's from a film , starring Anthony Quinn , that I've still yet to see!
The theme made the hair of many New York tri-state area kids of the s stand on end including this one. The show was hosted early on by the great Zacherley before switching to the film montage of memory, with clips from such films as " Plan 9 from Outer Space ," " The Cyclops ," and " Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. Chinatown "Love Theme" [aural clip at that link], music by Jerry Goldsmith , is stated simply by a bluesy trumpet soloist, harking back to its s' setting, accompanied by a full panoply of modern harmonies.
Evoking solitude, this composition was written for the Roman Polanski -directed film noir classic , starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Goldsmith's mentor was Miklos Rozsa , who passed onto his pupil a melodic sensitivity that is readily apparent in this work.
It brings back cheerful memories of childhood. It still makes me chuckle. Christos Anesti is a traditional hymn sung first at the midnight liturgy as the " paschal toparian " or celebratory hymn of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Greek and Eastern Orthodox churches to mark the arrival of Easter. Though its authorship is unknown, it has been attributed to Romanos the Melodist , the " Pindar of rhythmic poetry.
Growing up, this Easter hymn was, perhaps, my favorite; check out a lovely version of it on YouTube, featuring the actress Irene Papas with Vangelis. It depicts the faithful carrying lit candles, that begin to lift the darkened church at midnight into light, as a single candle is passed on to the faithful one by one until the entire church is filled with the light of rebirth and renewal. I want to wish all my orthodox family and friends a very Happy Easter! And it being the 1st of May, May it be a revolutionary one!
Confidential" soundtrack. It was later recorded by Jo Stafford [YouTube link]. A very Merry Christmas with peace on earth and goodwill to one and all! The Herald Angels Sing " with a grim theme of beckoning menace, foreshadowing the fate-altering tale of Ebenezer Scrooge , played in this film by the utterly superb Alastair Sim of all the cinematic treatments of this timeless Charles Dickens tale , this one is my favorite.
Addinsell wrote one of my all-time favorite popular concertos " Warsaw Concerto ". And he's in fine form here too. There are one or two neat videos on YouTube that provide an entertaining side-by-side comparison of the various Scrooges portrayed in film over the past century or so.
This concludes my mini-tribute to music from Christmas-oriented films, "in keeping with the situation" of this holiday season. Jerome , lyrics by Jack Scholl , is heard over the opening credits to this film , starring Barbara Stanwyck , Dennis Morgan , and Sydney Greenstreet.
Check out the music in the title sequence and as sung by Dennis Morgan in the film. The song has been panned by quite a few critics, but whatever your spiritual beliefs, this is just one of those songs that tugs at your heart. The warmth of his voice matches those chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
Merry Christmas! Happy birthday to my friend JR! A very Merry Christmas , with peace on earth, and good will to one and all. Christmas Time is Here was composed and performed by the ever-recognizable pianist Vince Guaraldi.
Also check out audio clips from lovely versions by Diane Reeves , Mel Torme , Anita Baker , and Brian McKnight , who is featured on a tribute album in honor of the 40th anniversary of the wonderful Peanuts cartoon. Also listen to another jazz instrumental rendering by the Airmen of Note the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. I don't how those razor-thin models reacted to a song extolling the virtues of "girls with the big old hoops," but Bruno was 1 on the runway for me.
Pure Magic. Oh, and check out this great cinema montage set to the Mars-Ronson hit, "Uptown Funk". Ciaconna from "Partita in D-minor for Violin No. One of the greatest composers of all time, Bach wrote music that was definitive of the Baroque period. This work has a special place in my heart, and I was able to track it down with the help of my friend Roger E. Ironically, however, I was first made aware of the piece due to an extraordinary video posted on YouTube in memory of jazz guitarist Joe Pass.
It was recorded at the Adelaide Festival S. It is heard during a seminar that included Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Pena , blues guitarist Leo Kottke , classical guitarist John Williams not the film score composer , whose birthday we celebrated last month as part of my annual Film Music February series , and jazz guitarist Joe Pass.
Beginning at around in the minute video, we are reminded that the classical masters were basically improvisers: they came up with a main theme and then "improvised" variations on the theme, which were written down. Guitarist Williams is obviously fascinated by the spontaneous improvisation of the jazz artist, and to illustrate the spontaneity and brilliance of the process, he lays down the basic melodic structure of the Chaconne , and invites Pass to improvise simultaneously over that melody.
Pass throws in a few jazz licks that get a chuckle out of the audience, but the whole video provides us with a lesson on the universality of music. Check out the video clip here [YouTube link]. It was on this date in that the Disney film, " Cinderalla ," was released. This is one of the loveliest songs to emerge from the Disney musical catalogue. Listen to the original animated version of this song [YouTube link] and then check out an instrumental rendition that is among my favorites; it was recorded by the Rob Mounsey Orchestra for the album, " Jazz Loves Disney " [YouTube link].
Legrand also directed this film , and in case you were wondering, the song is delivered with soul and grace by the only Ray Charles , accompanied by the greatest jazz harmonica player to have ever graced this earth, Toots Thielemans , both men no longer with us. The soundtrack is pure Legrand , but boasts a few pieces by some lightweight composers, folks like Frederic Chopin and Johann Sebastian Bach.
In any event, Happy 85th Birthday to one of my all-time favorite musical innovators , a brilliant and legendary composer who also happens to be a remarkable jazz musician. Listen to an audio clip from their magnificent album, " Equinox. Claire de Lune , written by the French Impressionist composer Claude Debussy , the third movement of his Suite Bergamasque , has been recorded by many orchestras, including this lovely version by the Philadelphia Orchestra , conducted by Eugene Ormandy.
I also adore a jazz version, featuring the Michel Legrand Orchestra, with alto saxophone soloist Phil Woods , from the album, " Images. It is a highlight from one of my favorite all-time musicals, " The Sound of Music ," sung in the film version by the character Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood. Listen to audio clips of this uplifting song from the soundtrack album , as well as from the original Broadway production , the London production , the studio cast album , and the Broadway revival.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind "Main Theme" [YouTube link], music by John Williams , is featured today, for it was on this date that the great composer was born in The Oscar-nominated score for this wonderful sci-fi film shows us, in five simple notes, that music really is the universal language.
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