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HAPPY BELATED 115th ANNIVERSARY, DUKE OF ELLINGTON !!! — THE TATTOOED & OTHER BRIDES

This is the definitive beginning of my non-political anniversary year. For me, there won’t be 1914, 1939, 1944, or 1989 in the center of interest. – No, on the contrary: This blog will feature a load of short articles ’round … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Big Band Vocalist, Birthday Party, Blogging is swell!, Dedication, Duke Ellington, Etymology, It's gonna be a ball, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Poetry, Portrait | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

FEBRUARY’s SEASONAL SOUND REVISITED: HARRY JAMES & HIS MUSIC MAKERS with ‘CEPT FEBRUARY WHICH HAS 28 – 1949

This little weekend-post shall serve as an invitation to visit my monthly “Seasonal Sound” widget on the right column of this swingin’ blog (below the search box). Here we go again with February and Harry James & His Music Makers … 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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ARTIE SHAW WAS FREE TO DO IT ALL — Some Sounds From 1934, 1937, 1938 & 1939

For Artie Shaw it surely wasn’t “his finest orchestra”, the Rhythmakers (sic!), who nevertheless did some greatly swingin’ sides in 1937 & 1938. No, this outfit was more or less the same orchestra which made him a rich man, a … Continue reading

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LET’s START THE DAY WITH: Harry James & His Orchestra ∽ Girl Of My Dreams ∽ 1943-46

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