March has come in like a polar bear, and will probably go out like a penguin. At least it’s Monday, so for a brief moment you can come in from the cold and enjoy a hot platter of musical chileh served up by DJ Scratchy for this week’s edition of Mecca Muzak Monday! The
Igloo Nest has pulled another gem from the shopper’s soundtrack, and this song is nearly a decade old!
That lady in the flower dress is Courtney Jaye. She doesn’t have much of a Wiki page, and most of it is dedicated to chronicling the places she’s lived in her however long she’s been alive life… and we have to guess because it doesn’t even list the fucking birthday of a supposedly popular musician.
Anyway, Courtney was born in Pittsburgh
Moved to Georgia
When the dry heat wasn’t good enough, it was on to Hawaii…
LA… Austin.. Nashville…. geez, she puts Hank Snow to shame in the I’ve Been Everywhere game. One place she isn’t credited with living is Mecca, where her one noteworthy song got the coveted sixth spot on the 2014 Winter CD. Here is Courtney Jaye’s 2005 single “Can’t Behave”:
Jaye is just the latest of many artists I’ve featured on MMM whose Indie credentials keep them from being a household name, but who have nevertheless found a portal to popularity through the Mecca CD. As you may have guessed from the graphic on that YouTube video, the song also appeared in the 2006 movie “Aquamarine”…
And yes, I like the song, or else I wouldn’t have bothered to feature it here! Tune in next week for another Mecca classic that tickles my fancy, and warms my cold, snowy heart….