Something for Thursday

Singer Jay Black of Jay and the Americans died several weeks ago at the age of 82. Jay and the Americans were a 60s rock band who had a number of hits, of which this one is most familiar to me, owing to its prominent use during a comedy-action sequence in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I like this song’s faux-“South of the Border” sound (the little punctuation chords by the brass after each verse are an especially nice touch), though I suppose you really couldn’t get away with this sort of thing these days–appropriation and all–but there is sometimes charm to be found in that sort of thing.

Here is “Come a Little Bit Closer”.

Thank you for the music, Jay Black and bandmates!

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