Category Archives: Winter

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

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SOMETHING HEARTWARMING FOR THE COLD FEBRUARY: HARRY JAMES & HIS MUSIC MAKERS – “MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME” & MORE – ‘ROUND 1946

This is track #5 on side 2 of one of my favorite Harry James LP’s: HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA – THE UNCOLLECTED – VOL. 1 – 1943-46 The album contains not only greatly swingin’ instrumentals like the posted “My … 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

Posted in Charlie Parker, Christmas, Dedication, Glenn Miller, Harry Warren, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Marion Hutton, Obituary, Saxophone, Swing Era, Trumpet, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

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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RE: The supposed to be “cold” season: AN ACCIDENTAL WINTER SESSION

Dear Americans – I’m dedicating this repost of an old article to you, since you again had to face violent madness where you are most vulnerable: At a seemingly safe place, at school. This rampage of an obviously completely disturbed … Continue reading

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