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Repost of a Repost: A GIRL at A PIANO and HOW IT WORKS or: HOW EASY it can be to TRAVEL (musically!) from 1946 BACK to 1885

Not many words now, just music, supported by a little film in the, err, background. Dialogues are by Nancy Guild & Richard Conte. The film? SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT (1946) — The short intro is taken from Sonny Berman’s “Nocturne”, … Continue reading

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AND HERE COMES THE … “QUEEN OF SIAM” – LYDIA LUNCH – 1980

A very good friend of mine told me to go after this excellent and very rare LP: Lydia Lunch’s “Queen Of Siam” (1980). I’ve found it on ieBuy/ Germany in an almost mint condition, and for a reasonable price; it … Continue reading

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A LOT OF LIST’NIN’ TO DO ∽ MR. COLE PORTER’s GONE 50 YEARS AGO

He was a genius. That’s easy to say ’bout someone who wrote 300 songs in the beginning of his career, songs, no one remembers today: From “Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter”, “Which?” For Cole Porter it was just fun, big … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Cole Porter, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Obituary, October, Poetry, Portrait, The Roaring Twenties, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , , ,

INDIVIDUALISMUS auf die Spitze getrieben, oder: DER ANTIKE BLECHDECKEL — ORANGE BLOSSOM LANE (1941) & ORANGE COLORED SKY (1950)

Und was hat das mit Jazz zu tun? Eigentlich gar nichts. Aber mit zwei Jazztiteln, die das Wort “Orange” enthalten. Ab und zu kaufe ich KOO Orangenmarmelade aus Südafrika. Sie enthält weniger Zucker, und schmeckt – in kleinen Streicheinheiten (sic!) genossen … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging is swell!, Dedication, Delikatessen...LOLL., Etymology, Exoticism, Glenn Miller, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jerry Gray, Madness, Nat "King" Cole, Pete Rugolo, Ray Eberle, Stan Kenton, Swing Era, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , ,

Freitag, den 29. August 2014 20:00 Uhr: Die drei Wünsche der Jazzmusiker

Die drei Wünsche der Jazzmusiker Freitag, den 29. August 2014 20:00 Uhr Jazzgeschichten aus der Jazzgeschichte Eine ungewöhnliche Kombination von Musik und Text: Jazzgeschichten aus der Jazzgeschichte Warum Billie Holiday Angst vor Streichern hat, Miles Davis Papierschnipsel zur Probe mitbringt, warum … Continue reading

Posted in August, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, It's gonna be a ball, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Miles Davis, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, Swing Era, The Roaring Twenties | Tagged , , , , , , ,

ARE YOU IN THE MOOD FOR “JUMPY NERVES”? — Wingy Manone & His Orchestra, featuring Leon “Chu” Berry — 1939

A long, and rather frustrating search is over, dear swingin’ folks – OK, I really tried everything for completing a strictly-from-vinyl-to-CD album, entitled: From “Tar Paper Stomp” To “In The Mood” – The Chronology Of A Classic Jazz Hit – 1930 … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, August, Chu Berry, Dedication, Delikatessen...LOLL., Etymology, Glenn Miller, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jive, Swing Era, Trumpet, Victory, Wingy Manone | Tagged , , , , , , ,

THE HAWK I LOVE — Coleman Hawkins in 1943: “CRAZY RHYTHM” & “HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN”

Hi there, swingin’ folks – In the light of a recent article at Michael Steinman’s “Jazz Lives”, I think it’s about time to write something new, closely connected to this very entry. ‘Round twenty years ago, I went to a … Continue reading

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