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Gettin’ Moody With Devin: Feeling Nostalgic


Maybe you’re looking out the window and remembering the good ol’ days, or looking at photos and telling your friends about “that one time when…” Jazz does great things with remembering.

Big thanks to Twitter follower Keith Michaud for the suggestion!

Charles Mingus, “Nostalgia In Times Square,” Jazz Portraits: Mingus In Wonderland

I’d feel pretty stupid if I didn’t suggest a song with the word “nostalgia” in the title.

Hank Mobley, “(You Forgot To) Remember,” Soul Station

A nice reminder for when you forget to reminisce.

Ella Fitzgerald, “I Remember You,” The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books

Let’s face it, sometimes nostalgia hurts. After listening to this tune, try this.

 Chet Baker, “I Get Along Without You Very Well,” Let’s Get Lost: The Best Of Chet Baker Sings

A heartbreaker of a tune about seeing things that trigger memories of happier times.

Billie Holiday, “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone,” any greatest hits compilation

And if you ever want to go the opposite way, here’s one for preventing nostalgia. Hey, everyone’s different.

If you want nostalgia of the pop variety, check out Nick Brunner’s Blue Dog Jam show from a few weeks ago. He went to the memory place and played music from it.

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