Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday Music Muse Day - Walk on the Wild Side

Here's my Sunday Music Muse Day post. Still enjoying tunes from my CD buys from last week. The Classic Jazz- Jazz Masters CD has so many great songs. One of my favorite is the Jimmy Smith's Walk on the Wild Side. Not to be confused with the Rock classic Lou Reeds Wild on the Wild Side. Some of you may not know the original Wild on the Wild Side was a movie theme from the 1962 film of the same name, performed by Brook Benton, and written Mack Davis, with music by Elmer Bernstein. This version earn a Oscar nomination for Best Original Song that year. The Jimmy Smith version reached No. 21 in the Billboards Top 100, in June 1962. You should look up each version on youtube. Enjoy.

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