HAUNTED HOUSES IN HARLEM, A LONELY COTTAGE FOR SALE & A DESERTED FARM

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“Haunted House Blues” – Bessie Smith (1924)

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 buildings are demolished now.

Each picture is linked with the fitting tune (it will open in a new window); and all tracks are in chronological order.

Enjoy the spooky experience!

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“House In Harlem For Sale” – Henry ‘Red’ Allen & His Orchestra (1934)

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“The House is Haunted (By the Echo of Your Last Goobye)” – Glen Gray & His Casa Loma Orchestra (1934)

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“A Deserted Farm” – Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1940)

Das standhafte Büro

Das letzte Trümmergrundstück
Happy ghostly listening,

Yours truly,
Brew

Das geheimnisvolle Haus

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. — Will deliver the particular credits, personnel & dates in a few days; first give it a listen & try to guess who’s who, OK?

->>>—> Clue <—<<<-

It’s not that difficult… if ya know your jazz history (or have visited one of my classes), ya know?

Blog owner’s P.S. — “Eva’s Waltz” is by Philippe Sarde; it’s my jazz arrangement of the main theme to the film Ghost Story (1981), which is based on Peter Straub’s novel with the same title. — I tried to stay as close as possible to the original composition when I wrote the arrangement.

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3 Responses to HAUNTED HOUSES IN HARLEM, A LONELY COTTAGE FOR SALE & A DESERTED FARM

  1. Mikkal J. says:

    The house that Honnecker built. You scare me, man🙂

  2. If that farm is located in Germany, Big Ben chimes in Belize.

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