Sunday, June 04, 2017

Song #20: "Give It All You Got"--Chuck Mangione (1980)

When ABC broadcast the 1976 Summer Olympic Games from Montreal, they used some music from emerging jazz great Chuck Mangione in its coverage. For its upcoming work at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York in 1980, the network approached Mangione to create a song that could serve as a theme for the coverage.

From that, we get, for my money, one of the greatest instrumental pieces of all time. I bought the single, and frankly, wore it out, especially early in the mornings during my music jam before school. I've mentioned this with several songs on the countdown during their appearances, but this is the last song I would play before leaving to hit the school bus every morning.

Hit play below to either jog your memory, relive some memories of your own, or, maybe for the first time, enjoy the brilliance of Chuck Mangione. And, when you go out and do your thing today, give it all you got.  :)

And yes, the full version is posted for your enjoyment.  :)

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