Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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AND THIS? — THIS MAKES ME FEEL BETTER SINCE 1979…

…when I first heard it on German jazz radio; I think it was played during one of the late Werner Burkhardt’s broadcasts, aired on SWF, called “Swingtime”. This was one of the very first tunes by Duke Ellington I ever … Continue reading

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IN RESPONSE TO MR. DOUG RAMSEY :)

In Cologne it’s not the snow, or the grey skies which would make you feel blue; it’s the brutal carnivalesque “music”, which is actually suppressing all real joy. So, the only remedy – as suggested by Doug – is indeed … Continue reading

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“DER WACKERE BRAUNE” ON THE WAY THROUGH THE COLOGNE CARNIVAL NIGHTS 2013

Yeah, yeah!!!

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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

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