Sound Postcard : 007 : Jukebox

Over the weekend I went to visit my friend’s elderly parents at the assisted living facility. In the reception, there was this old jukebox. I got drawn towards it mostly because of its bass. It was deep, tight, and resonated throughout the foyer. No modifications were made to this recording – I preserved the EQs as captured.

In the background you can hear the reception phones, some coughing, some weird slapping [playing cards?], and general people chatter as they shuffle back and forth with their walkers and silent wheel chairs. Some people take pictures. I take sounds. I think this is yet another great example of a captured moment that I’ll be able to recall in the future with a press of a button.

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Being an absolute obsessive compulsive that I am, I dug up the actual name of the track, by listening to the lyrics.

You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
[…]
Under the stars, chilled by the winter
Under an August moon, burning above
You’d be so nice, you’d be paradise
To come home to and love

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Did I mention that I am obsessive compulsive? Well, I actually dug around some more and found the original track. It’s a recording from 1954, performed by Helen Merrill with Clifford Brown. Here it is below, in its entirety for your enjoyment.

p.s. Beautiful, isn’t it? No autotune!