Category Archives: January

BELATED HAPPY 80th ANNIVERSARY BENNY GOODMAN & FRIENDS AT CARNEGIE HALL, January 16, 1938!

While some folks think that all has been said about this significant event in jazz history, here are some things you might not know. One of my fellow bloggers, Mr. Eric Bogart, has detected one of two little details, only … Continue reading

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BREW wishes ALL of YOU a HAPPY JIVE into & through TWO-ZERO-ONE-FIVE !!!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLX2nipKvcs&w=400&h=295] P.S. — Here’s the original “WALLER JIVE”/ “HALLELUJAH” medley by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, and without any brassy, err, “enhancements” by yours truly: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oTWJCmhzHY&w=400&h=295]

Posted in Anniversary, Birthday Party, Blogging is swell!, Dedication, Delikatessen...LOLL., Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, January, Jazz Stories & Tales, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jive, Madness, Much snow, Obituary, Poetry, Tongue In Cheek, Trumpet, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) ∽ BIX, BILL, JOAN & STAN ∽ EXTRACTED ROCK ‘n’ ROLL ‘n’ JAZZ SOUNDTRACK

Part 3 of my little series with unofficial soundtracks was not only inspired by Marc Myers, my mutual collaborator, who featured a splendid collection of jazz-trailers recently… — No! – It’s exclusively dedicated to all first-graders who hopefully won’t experience … Continue reading

Posted in 1955, Anniversary, Bill Holman, Birthday Party, Bix Beiderbecke, Blogging is swell!, Blues, Dedication, Delikatessen...LOLL., Film Noir, Guitar, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, January, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Madness, Rock 'n' Roll, Sexism, Spoken Word, Stan Kenton, Trumpet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

REAR WINDOW (1954) ∽ LENNY, FRANZ & DER BINGLE ∽ EXTRACTED, PARTLY JAZZY SOUNDTRACK

The last article (written in a quasi-cooperation with Marc Myers’ JazzWax) inspired me to take the whole affair to the … rear, so to speak. The same here: No one else has this soundtrack ’cause it was never released. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in 1954, Alfred Hitchcock, Big Band Vocalist, Blogging is swell!, Clarinet, David O. Selznick, Dedication, Etymology, Exoticism, Film Noir, Franz Waxman, Grace Kelly, Impersonation, It's been a ball!, It's gonna be a ball, James Stewart, January, Jazz Adaptation, Jazz History Lecture, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Leonard Bernstein, Madness, Poetry, Portrait, Raymond Burr, Spoken Word, Tongue In Cheek | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

THE BIG COMBO (1955) ∽ DAVID RAKSIN ∽ EXTRACTED JAZZ SOUNDTRACK

Could be I’m the only one who “owns” this dark, little big soundtrack? Anyway, here it is, as I’ve transferred it from German TV, fortunately broadcasted in its original version with German subtitles. It’s a pity that no one could … Continue reading

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