Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for... ZZ Top

♫ She's got legs, she knows how to use them ♫

♫ Gimme all your lovin'- All your hugs and kisses too ♫

♫ Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man ♫

♫ I said, Lord, take me downtown, I'm just lookin' for some tush. ♫



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y is for... Yazoo



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X is for... Xtreme



Xtreme was an American music group consisting of members Danny Mejia (born July 23, 1985) and Steven Tejada (born November 25, 1985) of Dominican descent. The group focuses on the Latin genre bachata. Xtreme was formed in 2003 and since then has enjoyed success among Hispanic listeners across the United States.

Monday, April 27, 2015

W is for... Who Are You?




"Who Are You", composed by Pete Townshend, is the title track on The Who's 1978 release, Who Are You, the last album released before drummer Keith Moon's death in September 1978. The song became one of the band's biggest hits in North America.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Guest: Brandy of Rzashida Reviews

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 8

I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".



Today's Guest is:  Brandy of Rzashida Reviews

Saturday, April 25, 2015

V is for... Violent Femmes

The textbook American cult band of the 1980s, the Violent Femmes captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision; raw and jittery, the trio's music found little commercial success but nonetheless emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over. The group formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early '80s, and comprised singer/guitarist Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and percussionist Victor DeLorenzo; Ritchie originated the band's oxymoronic name, adopting the word "femme" from the Milwaukee area's slang for wimps.

Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for... Ugly Kid Joe

Childhood friends Whitfield Crane and Klaus Eichstadt took an interest in music while growing up in Palo Alto, CA. In 1989 Eichstadt joined Crane's band in Isla Vista, CA. after the two recorded a demo with another Palo Alto native, record producer Eric Valentine. After several band member changes the As Ugly as They Wanna Be line-up was formed consisting of Crane, Eichstadt, Mark Davis, Roger Lahr, and Cordell Crockett.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for... Tequila!

The Champs were an American rock and roll band, most famous for their Latin-tinged instrumental "Tequila". Formed by studio executives at Gene Autry's Challenge Records to record a B-side for the Dave Burgess (aka Dave Dupree) single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than its A-side, "Train to Nowhere". "Tequila" went to No. 1 in just three weeks and the band became the first group to go to the top spot with an instrumental that was their first release. The song was recorded at Gold Star Studios in 1958, and in 1959 won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for... Seals and Crofts

Today's story is about a life-long friendship between two guys, Jimmy Seals and Darrell "Dash" Crofts.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for... Rapper's Delight

Today, we're going old School... let me indulge you with this story of a song that is said to be the one that popularized rap music and put it into the mainstream.

R is for... Rapper's Delight http://www.jinglejanglejungle.net/2015/04/r-is-for-rappers-delight.html #AtoZChallenge

Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for... Quarterflash

This is a story of two people who met while attending Western Oregon University, where they were both working toward their teaching degrees. In their spare time, Rindy and Marv Ross began gigging in various bands. Rindy played the sax and sang along to Marv's guitar-driven compositions. They fell in love and got married.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Guest: Dawn of Dawn's This and That

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series

I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".

I'm really excited to introduce you to today's Guest: Dawn of Dawn's This and That



Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for... Percy Sledge

The world lost one of it's great R&B/soul musicians this week. Percy Sledge lost his battle with liver cancer on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Today's post is a tribute to him.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

N is for... Nilsson

Harry Edward Nilsson III, usually credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. He is known for the hit singles "Everybody's Talkin'", "Without You", and "Coconut". Nilsson also wrote the song "One" made famous by the rock band Three Dog Night. He was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or undertaking regular tours.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M is for... Mambo No 5

"Mambo No. 5" is a mambo and jive dance song originally recorded and composed by Cuban Dámaso Pérez Prado in 1949.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for... Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam

Lisa Lisa (born Lisa Velez) and her band Cult Jam were one of the original American freestyle groups of the 1980s. The two other members of Cult Jam were guitarist/bassist Alex Moseley and drummer/keyboardist Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force.

Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for... Kiss From A Rose

Seal was born Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel in Paddington, London, England, to a Nigerian mother and a Brazilian father. Seal's first and middle names are in the Yoruba language. Olusegun means "God is victorious", Olumide means "my Lord has arrived", and Adeola means either "rich crown" or "a crown of wealth". He was raised in the City of Westminster in inner London by his foster family. He received a two-year diploma, or associate degree, in architecture and worked in various jobs in the London area.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Guest: Creative Blog Mom

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series

I'm really excited to share with you today's guest. Libby comes to us by way of Google.


I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".

Saturday, April 11, 2015

J is for... Judas Priest

Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. MTV ranked them the second "Greatest Metal Band" of all time.


Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for... Insane In The Brain



Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California.  

Cypress Hill was the first Latino-American hip hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide. They are considered to be amongst the main progenitors of West Coast rap and Hip hop in the early 1990s, being critically acclaimed for their first two albums. The band has also been important for the advocacy of medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

H is for... How Great Thou Art


"How Great Thou Art" is possibly one of my most favorite hymns of all-time, not just for the lyrics, but for the powerful melody as well.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

G is for... Gloria Gaynor



Gloria Gaynor is an American singer-songwriter best-known for the disco era hits “I Will Survive”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, “Let Me Know (I Have A Right)” and “I Am What I Am”. Some of her other hits include “I Never Knew”, “Just Keep Thinking About You”, “Last Night”, “Mighty High”, “Be Soft With Me Tonight”, “Strive”, “Let’s Mend What’s Been Broken”, “This Love Affair”, “Love Is Just A Heartbeat Away” and “Casanova Brown.”

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F is for... Funkytown


Lipps, Inc. (pronounced like “lip sync”) was a studio pop/rnb band formed in 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The group is best known for their second hit single “Funkytown” in 1980.



Monday, April 6, 2015

E is for... Eddie Rabbitt

Because yesterday was Easter, 
I thought it only right to make this the choice for today. 



Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Guest: Allie of Reckless

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series


Welcome to week 5 of our Guest Blogger Series. I'm really excited to share with you today's guest. I met Allie via a google community, and have enjoyed reading her blog, and I'm sure you will enjoy this one as much as I have. 


I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A is for... ABC


When I was preparing for this topic, I had a myriad of thoughts as to who I would pick for the letter "A".

Would it be ABBA? A-ha? Atlantic Rhythm Section? Adele?

Would I choose a song? Perhaps "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone", "Abracadabra"? "Addicted To Love", or "Alone"?

Or would I choose to write about the Acapella genre?