Oh yeah! — That’s all (as last year!) still very, very, I mean: Absolutely kinda like super-duuper-funny.
It’s actually just laughably-ridiculously deeelightful. …LOLL.
And so: Enjoy once again!
1. While We Danced At The Mardi Gras – Dick Robertson & His Orchestra (1937)
2. Carnival In Caroline – Jerry Kruger with Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters (1938)
3. At The Clambake Carnival – Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (1938)
4. Carnival Of Venice – Horace Heidt’s Musical Knights (1939)
5. Mardi Gras Madness – Barney Bigard, Rex Stewart, Jimmy Blanton & The Duke Of Ellington (1940)
6. Mardi Gras Boogie – Joe Turner (?)
7. Carnival – Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1942)
8. The Carnival Of Venice – Harry James & His Orchestra (1941)
I have substituted the crappy commercial mp3 of Mardi Gras Madness with the much better sounding digitalized LP-track from my collection; and there is now a #8 on that playlist, namely Harry James’s The Carnival Of Venice from 1941, which is in my humble opinion definitely the best of all Venetian Carnivals he ever recorded, be it ‘live’ or in the studio.
I once had it on an old LP with a lot of reverb added. — Now, you have the chance to listen once again to this ultra-rare rendition, freshly transferred last night for your listening pleasure,
By yours truly,
Folks, that’s Cootie with the Duke (*not* on that picture! – That’s Rex Stewart), and the wonderful Jerry Kruger who are celebrating their happy Carnival In C. Harry Carney blows it deeply too ;)
Okay, there are also some MG’s, namely the various Mardi Gras happenings, dancing, boogieing, and clambakeing for all our listening pleasure.
Barney Bigard, Rex Stewart, Jimmy Blanton & The Duke of Ellington (who are all jumpin’ in Mardi Gras Madness) have been extra purchased again by yours truly for this glorious occasion (it’s in the key of D-flat by the Dukish way!).
‘Hot Lips’ Page is plunging Artie’s carnival party in a kind that the syrupy strings are quickly forgotten, aren’t they?
Cheers, will say: Kölle (still in 2014) am Arsch!
The below is the Bruno-Leicht-quadruple-feature, meaning:
I’m (forever!) all 4 U, 4 da bloose, 4 da blue, 4 da bloozy-boozy-brewzy blues ;)