I've been listening over the last couple of days to episodes of the Jungle Jim radio show. The comic strip Jungle Jim, about the adventures of a hunter in Southeast Asia, was the topper to Flash Gordon. The episodes I've listened to so far were an adaptation of a storyline from the strip.
My huge, not-quite-random listening to everything on my iTunes in alphabetical order has arrived at "K."
So far, this morning, I've heard
"The King and Queen of America" (Eurythmics)
"King Creole" (Elvis Presley)
"The King of Bedside Manor" (Barenaked Ladies)
"King of Broken Hearts" (Ringo Starr)
"King of Comedy" (REM)
"King of Pain" (The Police)
"King of Spain" (Moxy Fruvous)
Right now, I'm on
"King of Swing" (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)
And "The King of the Golden Hall" (The Two Towers) and "King of the Road" are up next.
I'm just completing my tour through the four best known albums by the first Miles Davis Quintet: Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', and Steamin'. All very well named, if a little corny. It's astonishing to think that they recorded all this music in a couple of sessions, just blasting through it live like they were in a club.