Category Archives: Swing Era

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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Since (almost!) absolutely nothing will change, a re-re-repost: FOR SOME REASON MOSTLY ALL BUT *NOT* IN THE KEY OF ‘C’ a.k.a COLOGNE CARNIVAL 2014

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! Carnivalesque Blues & Jazz Men 1. While We Danced At The Mardi Gras … Continue reading

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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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SYNCHRONICITY

Amazingly, JazzWax blogger Marc Myers and I will both be delivering jazz historic lectures on next Tuesday, April 30. Mr. Myers will read from his book Why Jazz Happened at the State University of New York, and I will talk … Continue reading

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Repost Of “Dedicated To A Forgotten Ode To Spring: SPRING WILL BE SO SAD (WHEN SHE COMES THIS YEAR)”

“Spring Will Be So Sad (When She Comes This Year)” by Margaret Bonds and Harold “Hal” Dickinson from The Modernaires is another one of those fantastic, nevertheless forgotten songs of the “Great American Songbook”, and I wonder who else has … Continue reading

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BEFORE I’m GONNA COOKIN’: HERE’s HOWARD McGHEE… COOKIN’ … WHAT ELSE?

Hi there, swingin’ gals ‘n’ lads: Have all a greatly cookin’ weekend! Boppingly yours truly, Brewnster McLite Enjoy!

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EVERYBODY WANTS HAPPY HERMAN “TRIGGER” ALPERT !!!

– PREFACE – Since I wrote my darkest article two weeks ago – you remember the one about haunted, lonely houses & cottages for sale (it’s updated now) -, the following may be the happiest of ‘em all. – BULK – … Continue reading

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