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Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

Toto, “Fahrenheit” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Fahrenheit” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Steve Porcaro was already creating synth orchestrations and introductory motifs for Toto’s live show, but “Fahrenheit” took things to another level.

Toto, “I’ll Be Over You” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I’ll Be Over You” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “I’ll Be Over You” isn’t the first Steve Lukather/Randy Goodrum collaboration, and certainly not the last, but it’s easily the most successful.

Toto, “Can’t Stand It Any Longer” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Can’t Stand It Any Longer” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

This was the perfect vehicle to showcase then-new Toto frontman Joseph Williams’ broader vocal capabilities.

Toto, “Without Your Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Without Your Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

The soulful “Without Your Love” is a passing of the torch from David Paich, who handled most of the lead vocal duties on earlier Toto albums, to Steve Lukather.

Toto, “‘Till The End” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “‘Till The End” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.

Preston Frazier’s Best Concerts of 2016: Stevie Nicks, Yes, Hiromi, Dolly Parton + others

Preston Frazier’s Best Concerts of 2016: Stevie Nicks, Yes, Hiromi, Dolly Parton + others

Preston Frazier lists his five Best Concerts of 2016, with two special honorable mentions.

Toto, “Holyanna” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Holyanna” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Holyanna” is perhaps Toto’s second best “name” song – after “Rosanna,” of course.

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

I can almost picture one of Toto’s label execs saying, “The album is a bit too fast; we need a ballad in the middle.”

Toto, “Waiting For Your Love” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Waiting For Your Love” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

“Waiting for Your Love” is another ‘Toto IV’ deep cut which could easily have been a successful single from the album. This is song craftsmanship at its finest.