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Smokey Robinson (photo swiped from Google, saw no credit)

Last night my husband’s brother Anthony (and his girl Lisa) treated my husband Dennis and I and his other brother Joe (and his friend Eileen) to a most wonderful early Christmas present — going to see Smokey Robinson at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

The show was billed as “An Intimate Evening With Smokey Robinson.” Sexy, right? But Smokey took the intimacy of a live performance to a whole new level. He actually conversed with his fans throughout the entire show!

Smokey hit the stage, sang a song, then throughout the rest of the evening, he picked out names from a basket (from fans who wrote their names earlier in the evening). Whoever was called got to ask Smokey a question and then tell him what song to play!

I was so glad my favorites were picked: “Just to…

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Walk Right In …

Walk right in, sit right down

The night of Hurricane Sandy, my husband and I had on the AM transistor radio and this annoying song from the 1960s came on. I don’t get it, and I’m not sure if I like it or not either. It stuck in my head for days. Now maybe it can stick in your head too. Ha. Ha.

What do you think?

Walk Right In

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

I’m going to see Smokey Robinson Friday night, so I figured it would be a nice time to tribute some of his greatness.

Ooo Baby Baby


Just to See Her

And here are two of my favorite covers of songs Smokey made famous:

JAPAN – I Second That Emotion

The English Beat – Tears of a Clown

My Favorite Love Songs


In honor of my first year anniversary with my husband, I’ve selected some of my favorite love songs of all time that remind me of us. (There are so many to choose from, but these were the ones that popped into my head!)




Beatles – Something

Paul McCartney & Wings – My Love

ELVIS – The Wonder of You

ELVIS – Can’t Help Falling in Love

Sonny & Cher – All I Ever Need is You

Tom Jones – TILL

Me and the beautiful person I married!

Happy Birthday to Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett

I just love digging up videos from all these 1970s teen idols.

Here is one of Leif’s best:

I Was Made For Dancing

Congratulations to President Obama

I never thought I’d be featuring a political figure on Maryanne’s Jukebox, but this video from Obama’s campaign prior to the election shows that he can sing!

ENJOY a little tease of Obama singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”


Our New Jersey Shore Will Make a Come Back!

Me on the beach in Spring Lake

Love and prayers to all who have been hurt by Hurricane Sandy.

Enjoy New Jersey’s come-back anthem:


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