LizzieMaine said:Excellent taste, FM, in singling out George Olsen. His late twenties/early thirties sides are among the best stage-band stuff of the era, and his vocalists -- Ethel Shutta, Fran Frey, Bob Borger, Bob Wright, et. al -- were among the best of their style as well.
Along the same lines, I recommend Abe Lyman and his (California) Orchestra -- a very high quality dance band which could play hot when the mood suited, and which made hundreds of fun records thru the twenties and thirties. The vocals by Mrs Lyman, Rose Blaine, on the thirties sides are distinctive as well -- their 1939 Decca of "Monkeys Have No Tails In Pago-Pago" is one of my favorite records.
And while jazz purists may wrinkle their noses, I've yet to hear a record by Kay Kyser and company from 1937-42 that I didn't really enjoy. Ish Kabibble lives!
Professor said:I have a handful of those old Victor releases, and they're some of my favorites. A few years ago in a bookstore I came across Waring LP's and picked 'em up, having absolutely no clue that ol' Fred had abandoned jazz for choral! I'm just glad I didn't spend too much money on that dribble. :eusa_doh:
Baron Kurtz said:I wasn't quite sure where to start this thread, but i think i've found the most appropriate place. Favourite music isn't really an accoutrement A couple of other threads have recently diverted into jazz discussion, and i know the folks populating the lounge must like jazz ...
Anyway, here's the deal - Share your favourite jazz tunes, bands etc. from the 30s-50s And if you can find online audio/video clips, all the better.
I'll start with my favourite band. The quintette du hot club de France - wearing some fantastic tuxedos.
Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grapelli and their classic band. The movie below is from a website by some guys that restore old movies. Enjoy ...
Jazzman said:I wanted to pass these tips along regarding Jazz (Swing in paticular) and OTR (Old Time Radio). You may be well aware of this (I haven‚Äôt explored all of the lounge yet) but thought if you weren‚Äôt, you‚Äôd really enjoy it.
Kingdom Of Swing:
I believe you can listen for free by just clicking the ‚ÄúPlay‚Äù button on each page. I move between these two stations and they pretty much cover everything for me. There are other stations running comedy and drama as well to so just search around under the ‚ÄúOTR‚Äù designation. It really sets the mood in my place.
By the way, I have a 1949 bakelite Sylvania radio in great condition and I‚Äôm just trying to figure how to run the stations through it as that would be the really authentic sound! Any suggestions?
Mark Finn said:I have just moved to Vernon, Texas, the home of Jack Teagarden, who was the best jazz trombonist in the history of the universe. He played and sang with just about everyone, from Benny Pollack to Paul Whiteman, from Benny Goodman to Louis Armstrong, and all points in between. He's kinda sidelined these days, but there is a number of CDs out and available that showcase his amazing range and talent. The guy invented slide positions that have never been duplicated. He was that cool. Watching him play a solo is like watching a magic trick; you have no idea how he does it. Really.
Of course, I like a lot of the big band stuff, as well as later Jazz artists, like Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman and Cannonball Adderley. Style-wise, I prefer West Coast jazz to East Coast Jazz, though there are some exceptions.