July 19th – Rupert Holmes – Lunch Hour

It would be a shame if Rupert Holmes were only ever remembered for The Pina Colada Song. He’s also an accomplished novelist, playwright, Broadway composer (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and producer (including Streisand’s Lazy Afternoon). His father was a bandleader and his love of jazz and big band music can be heard in his songwriting and arranging. The wit and precise rhymes of his lyrics hark back to an earlier time.

Even his most successful album, Partners in Crime (which includes both the aforementioned ditty and his other biggest hit, Him) is hard to find nowadays. This bouncy little paean to midday rumpy-pumpy is track four.