My Alphabet of Songs: J

Lovin’ that music!  Hope you are all enjoying the memories that come along with it.  Check out the rest of the Alphabet posts!

  1. Josie by Steely Dan – probably my favorite Steely Dan song.
  2. Jackie Blue by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils – remember this from 70’s radio?  Love it.
  3. Jessica by the Allman Brothers Band – You can thank guitarist and lead singer Dickey Betts for this one and “Ramblin’ Man.”
  4. Java Jive by the Ink Spots – great tune from 1940, and the Manhattan Transfer version is great, as well.  Bonus – Birdland by the Transfer.  Enjoy!
  5. Jazzman by Carole King – a prolific and successful songwriter for others, she came into her own with her album Tapestry.
  6. Jackson by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash – I just want to see June ‘dancin’ on a pony keg.’
  7. Jambalaya by Hank Williams Sr. – another song we sang around the house growing up.  Good times.
  8. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho by Jimmie Rodgers – I loved singing this as a kid.
  9. Jive Talkin’ by the Bee Gees – here they are again.
  10. The Joker by The Steve Miller Band –  Wanna feel old?  It came out 40 years ago, in 1973.  Ouch!
  11. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night – another one of those songs that everyone can sing.  Love these guys!
  12. Just the Two of Us by Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers – This tune, cowritten by Grover Washington, Jr, an R&B/jazz saxophonist, and Bill Withers, is a winner.

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10 thoughts on “My Alphabet of Songs: J”

  1. Kinda surprised at a couple of your choices (Jambalaya – really?) but a good list. Love Manhattan Transfer. And I, too, would love to see JC Cash dance on a pony keg!

    1. Thanks! I love Jambalaya — love to eat it, love to sing it! It’s a toe-tapper — it’s good time music.
      Do you like having the links to the song videos? I should have done that from the start, but now I’m all caught up.

    1. Yeah, those two were quite a pair. It was clear to me, as I watched the videos, how much they loved one another. June was quite a character! Thank you, Christi — I am so glad you liked it!

  2. You know how I love those 3 Dog Night songs! Keep ’em coming! I love your selections each month, brings back songs I have not heard in years. I look forward to each new letter of the alphabet. Keep up the great work Becky, I sure appreciate it!

    1. Thanks, Paul! I’m glad you are having fun with it — because that’s precisely my intent.
      You know there will be more Three Dog Night, more Queen, and more Beatles, don’tcha? And more surprises, too!

  3. I should really do this alphabet list of tunes. So cool to see what you come up, as it spans across numerous genres. I too, listen to a little bit of everything, and am addicted to my Sirius radio. I was just thinking this morning I could save $175 a year if I don’t renew my subscription, but really, some days music is the only thing that saves my sanity on my almost 2 hour daily commute.

    P.S. I have a CD of Johnny & June duets in my car right now!!!

    1. Thanks! I am having a lot of fun with it. When we went on vacation last year, our rental car had Sirius. (Didn’t realize it was so expensive.) We loved it! We found a channel with stand up comedy routines and it kept us laughing for miles. I listen to a local newsradio in the car on my commute (not nearly as long as yours, thankfully), but when I want music, it’s iPod all the way!! And I fully agree — music keeps me from road raging too hard.
      Johnny and June, eh? Good on ya!!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, it’s been a fun little project for me, this alphabet. I’m glad you’re enjoying my choices!! Steely Dan is playing this month not too far from me, but I didn’t know about it early enough to get tickets. I’m so bummed! Especially since my good friend has 7th row-center seats!!

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