May 18, 2020 – Day 63 of my quarantine
Since it was never intended for this blog to run daily posts, but I’ve started to since the pandemic, I’m beginning to run out of interesting things to talk about. So I thought I’d dedicate Mondays to sharing my favorite music with you.
Starting things off is Joe Jackson’s album, “Night and Day.”
Night and Day is the fifth studio album by Joe Jackson, released in June 1982. It reached the Top 5 in both the UK and US, Jackson’s only studio album to do so in either country. It sold over one million copies, earning platinum disc status. It also quickly achieved platinum status in Canada.
The album pays tribute to the wit and style of Cole Porter (and indirectly to New York). The track “Real Men” pointed obliquely to the city’s early 1980s gay culture.
“Steppin’ Out” earned Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. It reached #6 on both the UK and the US charts. “Breaking Us in Two” reached #18 in the US and #59 in the UK.
Although “Steppin’ Out” was the popular favorite from the album – MY personal favorite is “Another World” which I am sharing with you here.
Sending you all my Love and Light. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Stay Sane. Stay Strong out there.
Until next time …