What are you listening to?

Discussion in 'Radio' started by mikepara, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Connery

    Connery One Too Many

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    Lester Young - Blues for Greasy (1950)~Life Magazine photographer Gjon Mili joined with jazz producer and Verve-label owner Norman Granz collaborated to shoot footage of leading jazz artists of the day, but when funding dried up, the film ceased production and sat on shelves for 50 years.


    Blues For Greasy by Gjon Mili and Norman Granz, using musicians from Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic tour.

    Harry 'Sweets' Edison: trumpet
    Lester Young: Tenor Sax
    Flip Phillips: Tenor Sax
    Bill Harris: Trombone
    Hank Jones: Piano
    Ray Brown: Bass
    Buddy Rich: Drums
    Ella Fitzgerald: Vocals

    [video=youtube;Z10gZTxdHhQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10gZTxdHhQ&feature=related[/video]




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  2. Cousin Hepcat

    Cousin Hepcat Practically Family

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    AWESOME video; thanks Connery!... and What A Bonus: Flip Phillips is one of my ALL-TIME faves, got a stack of his stuff "this high"...

    And how about Phillips' infamous JATP "Perdido" solo, WOW... Jazz Purists may thumb their noses for it as "pandering to the masses", but this is one of those sides in the 78 RPM juke which always gets BIG smiles of approval & head-bobbing from friends I've played it for... It seems 1947 was a Good Year...

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  3. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    cookie and Cousin Hepcat , I agree with you! Coleman Hawkins - "Angel Face" is simply beautiful! :D:D
     
  4. Cousin Hepcat

    Cousin Hepcat Practically Family

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    In-deed - Good Taste ;) . I'm a big fan of Hawk's, especially how he was a downright Decent Guy, and the first one to give another favorite musician of mine, Thelonious Monk, his first break into making records as a sideman/guest pianist on several sides with Hawk's band in the '40s.

    If you or anyone else would be interested in what made me finally able to "make the jump" from strictly 1930s-40s swing music (which, by the way, is STILL, and will probably Always Be, my Favorite), to the later 1950s be-bop jazz.... It was a 1986 French movie called "Round Midnight", set in 1959 and starring an amazing array of surviving American (and a couple European) jazz artists from that era, particularly tenorist Dexter Gordon.

    Someone was asking me recently on my "that1940sguy" youtube channel, to help them find good "slow jazz", and gave me an example of what they wanted. I replied by posting a list of 1950s-early 60s slow-jazz ballads. These are some favorites which I was able to find that others had posted to youtube, heavily featuring Dex (pictured), of course....

    Another youtuber posted my list to his channel as a playlist, labeled as "chilled jazz from basie guy" -- he started off his playlist for some reason with the featured video on my channel, a Basie jumper from the 40s.... skip past that, then the rest are some of my favorite slow ballads... (The last of which, is a later 1956 recording by a different group, of "Angel Face"; of course, Hawk OWNS that song with his best '47 waxing, but this one still sets a mood...)

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAE8EFD2162E19B4C

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  5. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Hey now gang...WAYLT has changed since you've been gone.
    No hugging, no learning. Title, artist, maybe date if you care.

    Rhythm Is Our Business - Roy Newman & His Boys, 1935.
    [video=youtube;Pk9Gv1abzrA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk9Gv1abzrA[/video]
     
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  6. suits lover

    suits lover A-List Customer

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    [video=youtube_share;pWFF1fYIkHY]http://youtu.be/pWFF1fYIkHY[/video]


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  7. Cousin Hepcat

    Cousin Hepcat Practically Family

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    ....and I, for one, am perfectly O.K. with that...
    Cool selection BTW, had previously only heard the Lunceford version...


    Suits Lover, you're right on target for some of the best of swing-era popular music there. I had been a hardcore 20s-50s record collector for a while, then quit for a long time, and now finally coming back, a bit... appreciating the pop acts even more than before, and wish I had picked up a bit more pop music like you posted, rather than concentrating so hard at times on "rare / hot" stuff...

    FAVORITE 30s-40s, "pop" music, desert-island choice: the amazing Tommy Dorsey 1944 waxing of Sy Oliver's arrangement of "OPUS ONE", with full orchestra and even a HARP no less... What exactly WAS the Secret Sauce of the greatness of this arrangement???... one of life's mysteries... They sell (for a pricey price, but actually reasonable for all the sheet music you get), the full swing-band written arrangement for this original version, but it's Missing The String Parts... :eusa_doh: :eusa_doh: (but then again, what bands these days can afford to play with a string section? doggone Economics...)

    [video=youtube;uRIaFOKYN0k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRIaFOKYN0k[/video]
     
  8. AtomicEraTom

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    It is Andy Griffith's birthday, after all.
     
  9. UFA Tanz-Orchester -- Armer Musikant (1942)
    (Poor Troubador)

    [video=youtube;hVhTYzpevEs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVhTYzpevEs[/video]
     
  10. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    On A Slow Boat to China - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians :)


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  11. Gus C. Edwards and his Orchestra -- Monte Carlo Joys (1926)

    [video=youtube;po-wt30Efcs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po-wt30Efcs[/video]
     
  12. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

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    i always love your taste in music V.C. Brunswick! :) and you an awesome chat DJ haha!! :)
     
  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8YcEmKleJk

    Tom Waits - Step Right Up

    I love this great jazzy tune that uses so many of the famous sales pitch and slogan lines from the time and earlier. In the mid to late 70's we would go see the Good Rats at various bar venues and they used this as the tune to come on to the stage at the begining of the opening set. I did not know who did it until i got Waits CD best of collection called Used Songs out of the Blue a number of years ago and there it was i recognized it from 35 years ago.
    I was struck last night when he sings It turns your sandwhich into a banquet Been scratching my head because i know i know it but can't think of the product.
     
  14. Morecambe & Wise -- Boom Ooh Yata Ta Ta (1963)

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  15. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    This weekend it's the Sex Pistols on heavy rotation, especially God Save the Queen.
     
  16. Cousin Hepcat

    Cousin Hepcat Practically Family

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    Great selection John, I've enjoyed every Waits song I can recall hearing; really need to go ahead and get a compilation rather than just buying individual MP3s...

    Too much fun, V.C.- reminds me of a British version of some of those Stan Freberg records... WISH I had more time to hang out at the Lounge; forgot how fun it was... And now, back to the grindstone...

    [video=youtube;EQfstyrksP0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQfstyrksP0[/video]
     
  17. Stan Freberg's version of Heartbreak Hotel featured Buck Owens on guitar
     
  18. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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  19. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Nice Bix-Tram sound here! :D

    "Borneo"


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  20. Here's Eric and Ernie doing the Boom Ooh Yata Ta Ta routine on their TV show.
    Sid and Dick were the show's writers Sid Green and Dick Hills

    [video=youtube;NmqrvLh0RdI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmqrvLh0RdI[/video]

    1. Joe Rines and his Orchestra -- Anything To Make You Happy
    2. George Olsen and his Music -- Bye Bye Blackbird (1926)
    3. The Rounders -- Where The Shy Little Violets Grow
    4. Ben Selvin and his Orchestra -- Yes She Do


    [video=youtube;OHOEFD9FafQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHOEFD9FafQ[/video]
     

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