#RomanticTuesday 1-31-17

Hi everyone and Happy Romantic Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a good start! Every week, Tracy from A Joyful Process includes a Smooth Jazz Sunday post. Although “Songbird” by Kenny G wasn’t Tracy’s pick until his 80’s Mania Monday post, we made comments about him on Sunday. One of the songs he included in his Sunday jazz post was “Birdland” by Weather Report. Talking about Weather Report and Kenny G took me back to my college days circa 2002. Even though I already knew about both of them (thanks to my parents and mainstream radio), my jazz history professor introduced the class to them. He made fun of Kenny G in his textbook and lectures. He said his music was one of his many guilty pleasures in life. I somewhat agreed but not entirely. One of my favorite Kenny G songs is “Don’t Make Me Wait For Love.” The song includes Tower of Power’s Lenny Williams on lead vocals. This was the first song released from Kenny G’s album, “Duotones.” It made it to number 2 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary tracks in 1987. I think the song has some nice lyrics so I included them. Do you have any favorite Kenny G songs? If so, feel free to leave them in the comments section. Have a great Tuesday, everyone and I’ll see you soon! 

Don’t Make Me Wait For Love

Sitting here just staring at your picture
Waiting for your call
So unclear, I’m hanging on a notion
We could have it all

Time and time again you tell me to be patient
But we can’t let love slip away

Baby, don’t make me wait for love this time, oh
Ooh, oh, darlin’, a love like this is hard to find
Don’t make me wait for love

Hmm, I close the blinds and try to hide the darkness
Fall asleep alone
Give me a sign, a man ain’t supposed to face life
Standing on his own

When you’re near me I can’t help but see forever
Come and rescue me tonight

Baby, don’t make me wait for love this time, oh
Oh, oh, darlin’, a love like this is hard to find
Can’t you see I need your love, I need you

Baby, don’t make me wait for love this time, yeah
Oh, oh, darlin’, a love like this is hard to find
Don’t make me wait for love

Oh, oh, oh, baby, don’t make me wait for love this time, oh
Oh, oh, darlin’, a love like this is hard to find
Can’t you see I need your love, I need you

Baby, don’t make me wait for love this time
Oh, oh, darlin’, a love like this is hard to find, ooh, baby
Baby, don’t make me wait for love this time, I need you, baby
I love you, I need you, I want you, baby

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22 comments

  1. Thanks again for the shout out! Fun fact: there was also a version with Michael Bolton singing the lead, but I haven’t really looked for it. I prefer Lenny Williams’ version with Kenny G as opposed to Bolton’s.

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  2. Thank you Chevvy! OMG, you’re not going to believe it but…I was considering including Etta James and some covers of “At Last” instead of this song! This is a great cover! Thank you for sharing it here. I think you just gave me an idea!

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  3. Definitely a great pick for Romantic Tuesday Lisa. I’m a big Kenny G fan. I’m adding a collaboration on a classic he did with Cuban trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval. Hope you like it.😀

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  4. Thanks Erika! He has a lot of songs on YouTube. He was really popular in the 80’s but he’s still around in the music scene these days. He’s also well-known for playing Christmas songs.

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