Sunday Music

Sunday Music

Sunday finally. Right to the weekend the weather turned grey cold and wet. Time to curl on the sofa and have a neat taste of honey, served by Woody HERMAN (Ger., Eng.) and his herd – but no fear they reign their passions on this one.



Just because …

Have a Good Week!




17 thoughts on “Sunday Music

  1. xl says:

    Nice. Had not seen this version.

    When I was in high school, the Herb Alpert version was popular. Our school band would play it at football pep rallies and the students would stomp their feet in time to the drum part. Would really rattle the gymnasium!

  2. HImmelHerrGott … auch dieses video ist nicht verfügbar! – I do not understand what happens on youtube: Most links I recently followed on various blogs, no matter if American, English or Australian, did not work: It’s always Sony or another company I do not know (UMS or such, I do not memorize the name) or – as in the actual case – it simply does not work and the message says only: It’s not available. This is ridiculous. Also some channels I used to visit, mostly blues music and many pretty old recordings, are closed.
    I wanted to come up with something by Herman: Years ago I had a MC with remarkable recordings of this man, very wild stuff. There’s a version of Sister Sadie with Sal Nistico as soloist, it went into this direction and over the top. I had no idea that the song was played at sports events.
    Oh btw, I am still looking for the Zwirn. Today I got a “Baierisches Schimpfwörterbuch” from the library.

  3. Princess says:

    This is a reat version of “A Taste of Honey” Mago… Like Xl i am more familiar with the more up tempo “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass” version.
    My Father was a Heb Alpert fan and Sunday mornings would find him at the record player…lifting the roof off the house to the loud strains of Tijuana Brass.
    This post revived many happy memories of sunday mornings from my childhood. Mum and Dad dancing around the loungeroom to “A taste of Honey” and us kids laughing and clapping at their antics…
    And XL… I still have the original “Whipped Cream” LP from Dad’s collection that “A taste of honey” came from…
    I think part of the attraction was the provocative cover art….
    A beautiful woman sitting in a pile if whipped cream suggestively licking her finger while looking straight down the lens of the camera!
    Than you Dear Mago for a wonderful walk down memory lane.
    If it is any consolation I too am finding problems in playing U tube Clips with messages saying that playing of the clip in my country has been stopped! Then on other days I can access the clip without trouble.
    I just don’t get it!

  4. What a nice image, dear Princess, of your dancing parents on a Sunday morning!

    It’s just coincidence – but good that I seemingly hit the spot, Roses.

    I have to look for Mr. Alpert.

  5. I am not sure what you mean, Scarlet. But I know that your texts are excellent! Funny, witty, intelligent.

    Now excuse me, there’s just a little sunlight – I go for a walk.

  6. Leni Qinan says:

    Lieber Mago,

    Mother & Father Qinan also loved Herb Alpert and I was familiar with his version of “A taste of honey”. But I prefer the more jazzy Woody Herman’s version. I’m not familiar with the classics eother -except Miles Davies- I knew jazz through Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Ralph Towner, etc, not so orthodox. It’s always good to know the classics too, so great great choice tonight **applause**.

    PS.- Let me send you some sunbeams. We’re still reaching 18ºC during the day and it’s sunny here! 🙂

  7. Leni Qinan says:


    I haven’t been here when you changed the design of your blog. This theme looks really good! My favourite colour: red, like the header background! This blog always looks great!

  8. Glad to hear that you like it, Joyce. Herman’s Herd could be a pretty thundering stampede too.

    Thank you for the beam, Leni, it struck me … gargl … I just played around last night and wanted something new. Schmeichlerin! 🙂

  9. Thank you Amanda and MJ. With Leni and Austere having given the nod too, I can say now:
    “It’s approved by the Ladies”!

    Cale always looks a bit like suffering from a bad hangover. I saw some clips of them performing in a studio (in the Netherlands?) and like how they play together. Blind, with a kind of total trust. His piano player is a Jonny WInter look-a-like and the bass player looks a bit suspicious at Eric. And I like how Cale always looks at the lady at the right side of the stage, she’s always at his right side.

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