As a child of the 1980s, British band Spandau Ballet was one of the first artists I came across. Their songs ‘True’ and ‘Gold’ are generally regarded as their most successful hits – they are catchy melodies which easily slip into your brain. Once listened to, never forgotten.
A golden oldie classic from the 1960s. Released in 1967, just turned 50 years old. Like all classics, this song is timeless, speaks to the soul and across generations.
There’s not enough you can say about the brilliance of Benny Goodman, one of the greatest big band jazz musicians and clarinetists. His heyday was during the 1930s and 1940s yet he performed for decades afterwards, even up until his death in the 1980s.
Paco de Lucía (1947-2014) is considered one of the 20th century’s greatest flamenco guitarists. He was particularly famous for pioneering the ‘new flamenco’ style – de Lucía collaborated with other guitarists and blended flamenco with other genres, including classical, jazz and Latin fusion. Some of de Lucía’s well-known albums include Entre Dos Aguas (1975), Siroco (1987) and Luzia (1998).
Another classic from big time jazz band leader Tommy Dorsey, featuring the Clark Sisters on vocals:
Another classic song from The Roaring Twenties by The Revellers:
One of the greatest jazz songs from the 1920’s, featuring some of the biggest names from the period. Hope you enjoy: