Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June's Underappreciated Music: Joe Jackson

This month's Underappreciated Music is the pop work of Joe Jackson.

You can read about Jackson's career here, but I'm just going to focus on his pop hits that made him famous. His work since then has been mostly jazz and classical, two genres Jackson has found more personally fulfilling. That doesn't change the fact that I'm always glad to hear any of these songs on the radio. They're like old friends that you don't see very often, but when you do it's always special, then you go back to your daily business. Nothing wrong with songs like that.



Todd Mason said...

And jazz-pop infomed most of the early hits. Elvis Costello, with some engagement with country music, nonetheless has followed a similar path.

Todd Mason said...

The dancer/actor who plays the maid in "Steppin' Out" is still one of the more striking among those whose names I don't know from that time.


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