Category Archives: Christmas

CHRISTMAS JAZZ from SWING to BOP — BREW’s ULTIMATE SEASONAL PLAYLIST

Have yourself a… …MERRY, HAPPILY SWINGIN’, COOL & PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS, dear folks! By the way: – NONE of the tracks on the below playlist could be found on the pictured album. — ALL of them have been taken from various … Continue reading

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ALSO WHITEMAN (sic!) & SHAW COULD PLAY THE BLUES – CARNEGIE HALL, CHRISTMAS CONCERT (1938)

Let’s briefly return to Artie Shaw for some minutes. — I always wanted to post these rare gems for your listening pleasure. The first track is entitled “The Blues”, and it features the upcoming superstar Artie Shaw with Paul Whiteman … Continue reading

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YET ANOTHER SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY FROM THE BREWSK LITOVSK ARCHIVES: MILES ACTUALLY DID IT !!!

PREFACE Miles Davis, respectively our interpretation of Miles will speak the final words at this blog… ? …in 2012. BULK What was long suspected among the experts has finally come to light: Miles did a rendition of (you play it … Continue reading

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BREW LITE’s FIVE YULE-ITES remembered GLENN MILLER with HARRY WARREN’s “I KNOW WHY”…

…which was originally composed for the film Sun Valley Serenade (1941). It can be heard now – as promised – in a brand new version, here at this humble blog. — Blog owner’s acknowledgment: Thanks, Mr. Jay, for those beautiful … Continue reading

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As a pre-Christmas gift, an update of one of my most viewed articles: ALL ‘ROUND CHEROKEE

Dear folks – It’s the day before Christmas Eve, which is one of the coziest evenings, especially in Germany; and so, with this updated article, I want to thank all my 46.269+x readers for their patience, and for their love … Continue reading

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GLENN MILLER, MISSING FOR 68 YEARS SINCE DECEMBER 15, 1944…

…and therefore we, BREW LITE’s FIVE YULE-ITES, will remember Glenn tonight with a brand new version of Harry Warren’s “I Know Why”. In case you’re in Cologne, feel free to visit our Yuletide concert at “Die Eule”. Tell the cabdriver … Continue reading

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Initially yours: BRUNO THE BLACK-BLOOZED SWINGBEAR

“It’s been a long, long while from then to December, but the phrase was too short for not to remember…” ;) Enjoy the ride with Brew Lite’s ADVENT’s LIGHTS and the little paraphrase of the initial line of Rudolph, The … Continue reading

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