Music That Swings category archive
This is a relatively new genre of music called “lofi” (or maybe “Lo-Fi” or “Lofi”).
We first encountered it this week when we visited a local coffee shop for the first time; it was playing as background music, and we found it quite appealing. The proprietor told me, when I asked him what the music he was playing was called, that you can find lots of it on Youtube, so I did. When I searched for it, many of the links also referred to “hip-hop,” but it seems to me much more related to smooth jazz than to hip-hop.
I have been a jazz fan for many years, since I first stumbled upon Cannonball Adderley (and also a fan of jazz’s distant cousin, swing, as my two or three regular readers already know), though of course I was already aware of jazz, because how could you grow up in the Disunited States and not be? But Adderley made me a fan.
I can’t say that I’m knowledgeable about jazz. All I can say is that I like it, especially smooth jazz and blues.
Oh. And we also liked the coffee shop and will likely visit it again.
I first learned of this song in the movie, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, which I consider to be one of Robert Mitchum’s finest movies. If you haven’t watched it, do so today.
As my two or three regular readers know, I’ve since become a big fan of the Andrews Sisters. They had that something.
Dinah Shore performs a special version of “Night & Day” dedicated to troops on the China-Burma-India front.