Tunes For Tuesday – The 70’s With Joe Jackson

Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday – The 70’s Edition for July!

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It’s the last week of Tunes For Tuesday 70’s Edition and today I’m featuring Joe Jackson.  Not Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson but the English singer-songwriter who was known for a few piano hits in the 80’s.  Joe was often seen as sullen in his videos but I happen to like his music style.  I see a lot of Joe Jackson in soulful piano performers like David Gray.

 

Today’s hit is “Kinda Kute” off of the 1979 album “I’m The Man”.  There’s a little Elvis Costello in this one and so it’s pretty obvious why this song works for me.

 

I love finding these vintage performance clips and I hope you enjoy this one from 1980:

 

 

 

PS – I didn’t know that Joe Jackson did the piano on Suzanne Vega’s “Left Of Center” from “Pretty In Pink”!  It’s one of my favorite movies (and soundtracks) and I feel kind of dumb that I didn’t know this tidbit of trivia.

 

What’s your tidbit of music trivia that stumps everyone?

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