May 29, 2009

Old School Friday: Michael Franks


Every once and a while it’s time to try something new and different. The theme for this week is Outside My Box”. It’s time to showcase things that are not normally associated with me ... things people wouldn’t believe that I’d listen to…

My choice is Michael Franks. He's a jazz musician that I discovered during my college days. I couldn't find any video of him. However, here are two of my favorite Michael Franks' songs. Both are on my iPod right now. I hope you enjoy his flow.








Asante sana to Mrs Grapevine and Ms Marvalus for creating Old School Friday. I encourage all villagers with a blog to participate in this weekly meme!

12 comments:

Au Naturale said...

NO NO NO NO!! Michael Franks is not out of the box!! He's an undercova brotha from anotha motha....NOT FAIR, Villager lol !!

♪ don't touch that phone, don't touch that phone don't touch that phone (repeat I don't know how many times lol) donnnn't u dare touch that phone!! don't you dare touch that phonnnnne! ♪

Michael Franks is classic!

Villager said...

Au Naturale - Methinks that you and I are from the same era! However, I suspect that a number of our young 'uns don't have a clue about Michael Franks...

Regina said...

aaahhh, very smooth! great picks!

iriegal said...

Michael Franks is a smooth sound. He may be out of the box for some folks but I know his music well..

Onelove..iriegal

SjP said...

Ah yes...Franks is sho' nuff a classic! DO NOT TOUCH THAT PHONE! LOL

CCGroovy!!! said...

SMOOOOOTH Move!!!

CCG can digg it!!!

Hey Shae! said...

OK he has a smooth groove going. You learn something new everyday. Thanks Villager.

MrsGrapevine said...

Now this is something new for me, and I like it a lot. Most of the things people picked were actually inside my box, even the songs I picked were right there on the age. I should have chosen House Music...

soulafrodisiac said...

I have never heard of him, so I have learned something musically today from you! And I thank you!

Happy OSF!

PPR_Scribe said...

Yup--I have some Michael Franks in my iTunes library. I listen to him whenever I want to feel like I am relaxing on a beach somewhere. Nice pick!

airway said...

A lot of great clips on YouTube also. Two of my faves are Chez Nous and Island Life. If you're going to make a purchase though you can't go wrong with Blue Pacific. Especially this time of year. Anyone seen him live recently?

Villager said...

Airway

2009 Tour Schedule

Jun 19-21 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi's
Aug 21 - New Orleans - House of Blues
Aug 22 - Dallas - House of Blues
Aug 23 - Gardena, CA (near LA) - City of Gardena Jazz Festival


Recent Performances - 2009
Apr 24 & 25 - San Diego, CA - Anthologie
Jun 11 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
Jun 12 - Annapolis, MD - The Rams Head
Jun 14 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall - 7:30 PM