OK, so Christmas is upon us which means there’s a lot of slow music on public permaloop, including old jazz standards alongside the seasonal staples and glam rock classics. End result is Stevenger going back on his Fallout 3/New Vegas/Singing Detective ’30s/’40s/’50s binge. Lots of Louis Armstrong, Andrews Sisters, Inkspots (obviously!), a bit of Billie Holliday and plenty of evocative period stuff which I can’t put a 21st Century name or brand to.
My affection for the various styles of music is mostly tied in to my love of the ridiculously-immersive F3 and F:NV games that absolutely skews which songs I like and prick up my ears for. I played F3 on PC (long back when I had a graphics card worthy of the name) and The Greatest Mod Ever Made is the one which gave Three-Dog of Galaxy News Radio 100 thematically-curated songs to play instead of the default (great!) 7-ish.
One of the many excellent songs I took an ironic associative-affection to was Louis Armstrong‘s take on “Old Man Moses“ (sung “Old Man Mo[djzhe]” pace Kevin Smith round these here parts).
While that version is highly, highly recommended, my Tim-Jay of the Jam-day is the great, fiery Louis Jordan film performance linked below which naturally takes jazzy-gospel liberties lyrically but is nonetheless a very enjoyable and compelling take on the song. Check those specs!
I ain’t gonna do that no more!