Tony Joe White was an American singer-songwriter best known for writing “Rainy Night in Georgia“.
That song was covered in 1977 by reggae singer Watty Burnett as “Rainy Night In Portland” [above], still the best version around.
Touché Boucher (1972-73) is an oil on canvas by Mel Ramos, is a pastiche of the Odalisque blonde by François Boucher.
Mel Ramos was an American painter, specializing in paintings of female nudes.
He was one of the pop art erotica artists noted for his ‘flat light’ photorealism.
He also interpreted the female nudes of European masters in paintings such as Touché Boucher (1972-73) [above], which is a pastiche of the Odalisque blonde by François Boucher.
Also dead Is Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani , known for his original soundtracks for Italian films of the 1970s and 1980s.
In my universe, he is best known for writing the original soundtrack to The Laughing Woman, that strange BDSM fantasy drama [above].
Also dead is Jerry González (1949 – 2018) an American bandleader and trumpeter, known for his work with Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino, a band which only made two albums, both released on disco label Salsoul Records.
I give you “Anabacoa“, a track composed in 1949 but rendered here by Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino in 1975 which was featured on the compilation album Nu Yorica!.
RIP Charles Aznavour, 94, French-Armenian singer, best-known for “La Bohème” (1966), a song which is part of the Jahsonic 1000.
A re-interpretation of this song was done by Jahsonic fave Nicolas Jaar [above].