Al Jarreau 1940-2017

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Gary Mitchell, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Gary Mitchell

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  2. Ar-Pharazon

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    He literally just cancelled a nearby show last week and announced his retirement from touring due to health problems.

    A smooth voice with a capital SMOOTH.

    R.I.P.

     
  3. auntiehill

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    ^ WOW...that song was huge when I was a kid. It was everywhere. What a voice.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    It's the song of his I remember most, even though I wasn't really into Al. It really was everywhere.
     
  5. Random_Spock

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    RIP sir :(.
     
  6. gblews

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    I really loved this guy. I must have seen him live at least ten times at various Hollywood clubs back in the late 70's. Besides his unique talent, he was just one of the most likable people in music back then. After ending a song back then, he would stand and let the applause wash over him, the look on his face a combination of sheer joy and utter disbelief.

    He stayed married to Susan all these years. There is a song ob his first album appropriately titled, Susan, which tells us all we need to know about how he felt about her.

    i always enjoyed him most when he was applying his jazz roots and strange relationship to rhythm, to pop songs. Somewhere along the line he decided to fully embrace jazz and I thought there were enough people doing that.

    Anyway, i'll miss him, knowing he is no longer with us. Such a great talent. RIP.