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Bring the funk
Once upon a time I worked the night desk at KFWB, taking song requests for AM radio disc jockey B. Mitchel Reed. After the West Wing/Jackal clip went up, I got that old feeling as the requests started rolling in (okay, three). So here it is, in its 7 ½ minute entirety. Don’t know why, but seems to me it’s the perfect song for a New Year’s Eve.
“The Jackal” is a song on Ronny Jordan’s album, The Quiet Revolution. One of the acid jazz movement’s most prominent guitarists, London-born Ronny Jordan is widely credited with returning the instrument to its rightful place as a major force in modern-day jazz; despite outcries from purists, few other artists of his era proved more pivotal in knocking down the long-immutable boundaries of contemporary black music. The vocals are performed by Dana Bryant.
The song appeared prominently in the television series, The West Wing, during the episode, “Six Meetings Before Lunch.” In that episode, the character C. J. Cregg, (played by Allison Janney) lip-synchs the lyrics to the song in a performance before the show’s other main characters.—Wikipedia
They were called script girls, then script clerks, then script girls again, and are currently referred to as continuity persons. In any event, they were sorely needed this year, as the on-screen screw-ups were plentiful.