Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan– WEDNESDAY 15th October 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014A BLOG SUPREMEAnother day another dollar so many say, it’s halfway through the week and I can’t believe I’m going to day it, Christmas is coming, I mean decorations are already up in many supermarkets and if I hear any Bony M or other Christmas music when I visit and I will never set foot in that shop until the Christmas period is over.

Today Jazz Rendezvous starts the broadcast day on All Jazz Radio at 10am which is then followed by The Latin Perspective hosted by Tony Vasquez out of Pittsburgh, Pensylvannia showcasing some of the Ndoxy behind micfinest Latin jazz available today. At 2pm C.A.T. Ndoxy Ndodana Hadebe takes to the air with his show The Midweek Music Mélange where he shares his passion for jazz out of Africa. The Sundown Show rounds out the “live” streaming day and the re-broadcast programming follows until we start the live broadcasts again. All in all another great day to tune in to All Jazz Radio.


Today October 15 Chicken Cacciatore Day

chicken.cacciatoreDid you know that “cacciatore” means “hunter-style” in Italian? This mouthwatering meal emerged in central Italy during the Renaissance period. It is made with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and herbs served over spaghetti.

Make this delicious dish to celebrate Chicken Cacciatore Day! Serve it with a green salad and a loaf of garlic bread for a scrumptious and hearty meal your family will love!

The Klutz in the Kitchen has found a wonderful Cacciatore recipe for today, check out his page on the AJR site.

Today is also Grouch Day, Dictionary Day, White Cane Safety Day, Poetry Day, Roast Pheasant Day and Mushroom Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Chili Month & Dessert Month & Pasta Month & Roller Skating Month & Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

This week is World Rainforest Week


On this Day in ………

Cole Porter

Cole Porter

1964 – An American treasure died. Cole Porter, renowned lyricist and composer, died at age 73. I’ve Got You Under My Skin and hundreds of other classics crossed all musical style and format boundaries throughout his long and rich career.

1971 – Rick Nelson was booed off the stage when he didn’t stick to all oldies at the seventh Annual Rock ’n’ Roll Revival show at Madison Square Garden, New York. He tried to slip in some of his new material and the crowd did not approve. The negative reaction to his performance inspired Nelson to write his last top-40 hit, Garden Party, which hit the top-ten about a year after the Madison Square Garden debacle. Garden Party, ironically, was Nelson’s biggest hit in years, “…If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck; But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck.”

1988 – Red Red Wine, by UB40, was the first reggae hit to make it to number one in the U.S. From the album Labour of Love, Red Red Wine was #1 for only one week, but turned out to be UB40’s signature song.

1990 – The Separate Amenities Act racially segregating public facilities is repealed by 105 votes to 38 with one abstention in the House of Assembly, and unanimously in the House of Delegates and House of Representatives.

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the USSR (1985-1991), won the Nobel Peace Prize. Gorbachev is widely credited for “helping to end the Cold War, change the map of Europe and usher in a new era in world affairs.”

Nelson Mandela1993 – African National Congress leader Nelson (Rolihlahla) Mandela and South African President F.W. (Frederik Willem) de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to usher in reforms that 1) ended South Africa’s era of white minority rule and 2) laid the foundations for democracy.

1994 – REM’s Monster was a monster of an album — #1 in the U.S. The album, featuring What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?, Crush with Eyeliner, King of Comedy, I Don’t Sleep, I Dream, Star 69, Strange Currencies, Tongue, Bang and Blame, I Took Your Name, Let Me In, Circus Envy and You, was number one for two weeks.

1997 – British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green drove (piloted?) the first land-based vehicle (at Black Rock Desert, NV) to break the sound barrier: a two-way average speed of 763.035 mph – mach 1.020. And, considering he had to use one hand just to hold on to his hat, that is an impressive feat…


South African Top 20 Hit Singles of 1958

  1. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM – Everly Brothers
  2. WHO’S SORRY NOW? – Connie Francis
  3. WHEN – Kalin Twins
  4. FANAGALO – Three Petersen Brothers
  5. VOLARE – Domenico Modugno
  6. AT THE HOP – Danny & the Juniors
  7. TWILIGHT TIME – The Platters
  8. TOM DOOLEY – Kingston Trio
  9. CATCH A FALLING STAR – Perry Como
  10. DON’T – Elvis Presley
  11. JAILHOUSE ROCK – Elvis Presley
  12. JAMPOT POLKA – Nico Carstens
  13. TEQUILA – The Champ
  14. THE CHIPMUNK SONG – The Chipmunks/ David Seville
  15. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE – Jerry Lee Lewis
  16. HEAR THEM BELLS – Peter Lotis
  17. STUPID CUPID – Connie Francis
  18. IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE – Conway Twitty
  19. WITCH DOCTOR – David Seville
  20. IT’S ALL IN THE GAME – Tommy Edwards

Info from Top 40 magazine, August 1989 with help from Tertius Louw, February 2001.

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