As the bomb cyclone moves past greater NYC (sorry friends in Boston, you're in for some more white stuff!), we now have to think about getting out of the house. And that means putting that shovel to work and making a path. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite tunes to dig out to.
"Dig" - Miles Davis
After bringing forth the cool jazz sound, Miles Davis quickly moved to a more hard bop sound, and he had some great partners: Jack McClean made his debut on this album, and it was also one of Sonny Rollins' early recordings.
"Snowed In" - Albert Collins
The Texas-born bluesman recorded his album "Frostbite" in Chicago. Snowed In, about just that, is one of our favorites.
"Got My Mojo Workin'" - Jimmy Smith
Just about the time we start getting tired from all the shoveling, Jimmy Smith's classic rendition is just the right pick-me-up.
"Lively Up Yourself" - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Bob Marley's live version of Lively Up Yourself is the perfect celebratory tune for the completion of hard work (and battling the fierce wind!).
"I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" - Billie Holiday
Back in the domicile, we can put on a warm beverage and relax to classic Billie Holiday, and ponder other ways to stay warm with this 1937 recording.
And a bonus to enjoy once you've had a moment to relax with that warm beverage: the dubstep remix (by the artist named Yesking) to "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Enjoy, and stay safe and warm out there!