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Falling out of touch: Sadly I missed the passing of...

The reality of my physical condition is such that my stream of consciousness has suffered...

 ...That's the only way I can explain how I managed to miss completely the fact that my favorite jazz singer passed away more than a month ago.

Let me explain. I am battling so many maladies, one of my daily realities is very strong prescription pain medications, which can affect my congnitive skills. And since we disconnected cable TV 3 years ago, we no longer have an unending stream of the 24-hour news cycle permeating our home life.

But When the subject is the passing of Al Jarreau, I wish I had gotten that memo. Al Jarreau was my instant favorite when I first played his hit single "We're in this Love Together" in the summer/fall of 1981. I was almost 19 years old. I was immediately bowled over by Jarreau's talent. 

I was renting a room from my aunt and uncle in Anchorage, Alaska. I was a disc jockey, and managed to "borrow" a copy of Al Jarreau's album, "Breakin' Away". I didn't steal the record, but I did dub it to HQ CRO2 cassette, and I proceeded to wear that tape out. 

Al Jarreau was a jazz phenom. His scat-ability was remarkable, and easy to hear on songs like Roof Garden, and "Blue Rondo ala Turk". I was instantly a fan. But Jarreau, in spite of winning 7 Grammy awards, never got the critical acclaim in pop that he should have.

And it was painful to see on YouTube the stupid young TV news anchors, including one of Fox News, tha actually mispronounced his name while announcing his death. I was so pissed when I heard this brainless idiot on Fox News repeat his mispronunciation at least 3 or 4 times. His name was not Al Ja-rooo. It was Al Jarreau...as-in Jah-ROWE, you stupid moron!!!! 

I might have forgiven this mistake had it been any other singer, but Al Jarreau was the best living jazz singer on the planet. If you have never heard his live performance of the old Dave Brubeck hit "Take Five", you have not truly lived. It is pure jazz genius. If you find the 1976 version, where he is wearing a red shirt, you will see the master in his prime.

Al Jarreau was not an overnight success. He was in his early 40's before most people had ever heard his name. He did appear in the 1977 movie "The Wiz" with Michael Jackson and Dianna Ross, but until his breakthrough "Breakin' Away" album in 1981, only afficionados knew who he was.

Jarreau was a native of Milwakee, Wisconsin and worked at a brewery before his musical career became his full-time calling. He had monster hits in the 1980's with songs like "Monin' and "After All". He also sang the theme song for they late 80's dramedy "Moonlighting" with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd.

But for me, I will always be that wide-eyed 19-year-old, listening to Jarreau through my hi-fi with the Quadrophonic amplifier and my amazing JBL Decade 36L speakers. The kind that shake the needle off the turntable. It didn't get any better than that.

I was truly pained when I learned of Jarreau's passing early this morning. I wish I had known sooner. But I felt I should at least pay a tribute to the man, whose talent was surpassed by his joy-giving spirit and his deep belief in God, and his willingness to encourage, inspire, and help shape young people in the city to aspire to live up to their God-given talents.

Al Jarreau was as amazing as any jazz singer in my lifetime, and that is saying something since I include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Ella Fitzgerald.

I hope I get to meet him in Heaven. I am pretty sure he will be singing there, too. Rest in peace, Al Jarreau. Thank you for sharing your remarkable gift with us.

 

A Week of Tumult - London, N. Korea, Healthcare, Gorsuch Hearings

A week of uncertainty: World is a powder-keg, while leftists screech for "tolerance", Muslim terrorists and Illegal Immigrants terrorize and rape, under cover of the corporate, globalist-controlled media.

Why YOU should listen to The JJ McCartney Show:

  • We tell the truth, and are accused of racism, xenophobia, intolerance and hatred. Nonetheless, we shall tell the truth as long as the Lord gives us breath.
  • While people like Gavin Newsome, Janet Napolitano, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU extend illegal protctions to illegal immigrants, unlawful "refugees" and aid and abet purveyors of terrorism, treason, sedition and sexual brutality.
  • Here at www.mccartney.com we will not go quietly, we will not capitulate to the lying mainstream media, and we will uphold the Constitution, in defiance of activist judges, kangaroo courts, and idle threats from George Soros-funded trolls and snowflakes. We will not accept any restriction or usurpation of our constitutional rights, nor will we abdicate our constitutional power over the government.
  • We're here to stay, leftists. Deal with it. Same to you, Rinos. 
  • There are no term limits on We, the People.
  • Join us Friday at Noon Eastern at www.RedStateTalkRadio.com or www.jjmccartney.com with JJ's guest, the Mysterious Colonel!

Why we CELEBRATE: A touching true story: Plus Pastor Carl Gallups kicks off GREAT week!

A great week of shows: A monumental day in the McCartney household. A day to celebrate!

First:

A fantastic week of radio shows, including:

Monday: Pastor and best-selling author Carl Gallups talks about the calamities happening around the world, and how it fits into biblical prophecy, and how it opens opportunities for people to share their faith, help people prepare for hard times, and lift up our fellow man in a manner that God's children should long to do every day!

Monday is also a tremendous milestone here for us at Nightside Radio Studios.

Prepare your kleenex, people. JJ will share the whole story, it is one you will not want to miss. Mark your calendars, and tune in Monday to hear a remarkable true story of hardship, faith, fear, hope, grace, deliverance, and perseverance. 

Also this week: 

The superb lineup of shows on Red State Talk Radio.

IQ Al Rassooli

And MUCH more!

Join us live weekdays from Noon to 3pm ET at RedStateTalkRadio.com or watch the live Video stream here at www.jjmccartney.com!

Agenda 21 Radio's Paul Preston, The Mysterious Colonel plus China warns of 1st-strike LIVE

Agenda 21 Radio's Paul Preston joins JJ McCartney

Join JJ McCartney LIVE from Noon to 3pm Eastern time at RedStateTalkRadio.com, or watch the live VIDEO STREAM at www.jjmccartney.com

Also on the program today: We'll have the Mysterious Colonel in hour 2 and we'll cover any breaking news as it happens.

The JJ McCartney Show is heard LIVE on America's #1 rated internet conservative talk radio network, Red State Talk Radio. The show is heard 7 days a week at Noon Eastern time, and replays overnights at Red State Talk Radio.The show is also heard LIVE on our YouTube channel, which you can watch on our front page at jjmccartney.com.

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Marching on: Obliterating the Lies of Leftist, Marxist, Communist, Muslim Obama

Obama's premeditated sedition: Time to arrest Obama, Soros and other co-conspirators who have been actively undermining and usurping democratically elected President Trump.

The wheels never stop turning at The JJ McCartney Show. 

Upcoming THIS Week at The JJ McCartney Show:

  • Obama bugged Trump Towers BEFORE the election!
  • Trump compares to Nixon/Watergate
  • Schumer/Dems plan to obstruct Trump appointments/presercve Deep State
  • A victory for First Amendment freedom of Religion
  • Proof of left's systemic fascist anti-Israel ties
  • 64 ways Obama is sabotaging Trump
  • and MUCH MUCH more!
 Join us LIVE weekdays from Noon to 3pm Eastern time at www.jjmccartney.com and www.redstatetalkradio.com 

Friday: Trump speaks at CPAC- While Therapist Couches are Flooded with Snowflakes!

  • Published in Politics

JJ McCartney shares part of Trump's CPAC address, plyus breaking news, a ball dropped by the Justice Department, and assessing the priority list of the Trump Administration, and when will they repeal Obamacare?

The JJ McCartney Show is LIVE from Noon to 3pm ET and you can listen LIVE at RedStateTalkRadio.com, JJMcCartney.com or watch the LIVE video stream at our YouTube channel!

 

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