This post may reveal my age but I clearly remember when Schoolhouse Rock first came to TV in 1973. It soon became an ABC Saturday Morning staple as well as my first introduction to some of the finest jazz musicians of our time.
Some of the voices behind those classic tunes included trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon singing favorites like “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just A Bill”; also Ezra Mowhawk, the voice behind “Interjections” and “Suffering til Sufferage”; and my personal favorite pianist/singer Blossom Dearie who brilliantly sang “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Figure 8.”
Little did I realize in-between episodes of Rocky and Bullwinkle, not only was I given a history and grammar lesson, but I was also being exposed to some amazing lyrics, rhythms, and phrasing that would someday influence my music career.
What sort of music from your childhood made an impact on your present life?