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A LOT OF LIST’NIN’ TO DO ∽ MR. COLE PORTER’s GONE 50 YEARS AGO

He was a genius. That’s easy to say ’bout someone who wrote 300 songs in the beginning of his career, songs, no one remembers today: From “Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter”, “Which?” For Cole Porter it was just fun, big … Continue reading

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INDIVIDUALISMUS auf die Spitze getrieben, oder: DER ANTIKE BLECHDECKEL — ORANGE BLOSSOM LANE (1941) & ORANGE COLORED SKY (1950)

Und was hat das mit Jazz zu tun? Eigentlich gar nichts. Aber mit zwei Jazztiteln, die das Wort “Orange” enthalten. Ab und zu kaufe ich KOO Orangenmarmelade aus Südafrika. Sie enthält weniger Zucker, und schmeckt – in kleinen Streicheinheiten (sic!) genossen … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging is swell!, Dedication, Delikatessen...LOLL., Etymology, Exoticism, Glenn Miller, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jerry Gray, Madness, Nat "King" Cole, Pete Rugolo, Ray Eberle, Stan Kenton, Swing Era, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , ,

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

Posted in Big Band Vocalist, Blogging is swell!, Carnival, Delikatessen...LOLL., Etymology, Exoticism, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Madness, Mardi Gras, Swing Era | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happily Swingin’ 51st Birthday to … ME ;)

Hi there, swingin’ folks – Feel invited to listen to “my” song once more. Cheers! Yours truly, Brew – A big P.S. comes from Ol’ Blue Eyes, Mr. Francis Albert a.k.a. Frank Sinatra:   “September Song” (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) … Continue reading

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“LADY DAY” BILLIE HOLIDAY ON FILM – Dedicated to my photographer Fräulein Liphinchen Blass

We met yesterday in my favorite café at the beautiful Chlodwigplatz, and I brought a gift: Billie Holiday At Storyville, one of my favorite LP’s.     This is dedicated to you, Liphinchen. Enjoy the show! Sincerely, Yours truly, Brew … Continue reading

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RE: AMSTERDAM, MAY 13, 1983 — CHET & ME — PERSONAL MEMORIES OF A TRUMPET COLLEAGUE

In Düsseldorf’s commons (Uni Mensa in German), in 1986, Chet arrived one hour delayed. He was announced there with his fine trio, featuring guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean Louis Rassinfosse who played a half-acoustic bass. The George Adams-Don Pullen … Continue reading

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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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