Category Archives: Film Noir

HAPPY 90th ANNIVERSARY, DORIS DAY !!!

You can be sure, dear swingin’ Lady: We all love you, and you will be remembered forever as one of the greatest chanteuses of the 20th Century. You may not be aware of it, but your vocal artistry inspired us … Continue reading

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HAUNTED HOUSES IN HARLEM, A LONELY COTTAGE FOR SALE & A DESERTED FARM

This darkest of all my articles is about mysterious houses I have shot during a recent trip through the eastern part of Germany, the former DDR: Rostock, Magdeburg, Dresden, Leipzig & Görlitz. I was lucky because some of the impressive … Continue reading

Posted in Artie Shaw, Blues, Dedication, Etymology, Film Noir, Germans, Glen Gray, Henry "Red" Allen, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Portrait, Trumpet, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

CLAP HANDS, HERE COMES CHARLIE BARNET WHO JOYFULLY PROCLAIMS: “THANKS FOR 50.000.000 HITS @ BREW LITE’s JAZZ TALES!!!”

… ??? …Say what? …Oopz, he certainly meant 50.000+ … ;) Anyway, a big thanks also from me, dear readers! It’s always the right idea to drop by here; especially when you’ll get the chance to listen to the complete … Continue reading

Posted in Big Band Vocalist, Charlie Barnet, Cherokee, Count Basie, Dedication, Duke Ellington, Etymology, Film Noir, Glenn Miller, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Miles Davis, Portrait, Roy Eldridge, Swing Era, Tongue In Cheek, Trumpet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

RANDY BROOKS — THE FILM NOIR TRUMPETER & HARLEM NOCTURNE — 1945

Harlem Nocturne — I prefer this one over Georgie Auld’s rendition of that torch song, I posted recently. Bitter-sweetly sounding altosaxist Eddie Caine is featured here. Not much heard of Randy’s sparkling trumpet. Trumpeter Randy Brooks, one of the forgotten … Continue reading

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