Tagged: Ella Fitzgerald

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Connee Boswell – Booglie Wooglie Piggy – 1942 – Nights At The Round Table: Music Of World War 2

Connee Boswell – Booglie-Wooglie Piggy – unknown band – NBC Transcription – 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Diving into the antiquities this weekend. Pulling up an unreleased aircheck recording of a song not recorded commercially by Connee Boswell. Initially performing as The Boswell Sisters, Connee and her siblings...

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Louis Prima – Spotlight Bands 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Prima Band with Lily Ann Carol, vocals – January 1946 – Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands – MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There are many purists who would strongly object to Louis Prima being referred to as a Jazz musician. Truths to tell, a lot of his popularity early-on...

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Count Basie Featuring Joe Williams Live From Zardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Count Basie with Joe Williams, live from Zardi’s in Hollywood – May 14, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Count Basie featuring Joe Williams on vocals, live from Zardi’s on Hollywood Boulevard from May 14, 1956. The venerable Count Basie with the inimitable Joe Williams – two stalwarts and...

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Sy Oliver Orchestra And The Herman Chittison Trio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sy Oliver was a prominent composer-arranger-sax player, beginning in the 1930s. His reputation grew when he joined up with Jimmie Lunceford‘s band in 1933. He later went on to do some of the memorable arrangements for Ella Fitzgerald. But it was during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey that his fortunes...

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live In Essen, Germany 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat 5

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live In Essen, Germany 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live At Grugahalle, Essen, Germany – November 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Taking things down a few pegs this weekend with a concert by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, in concert from Grugahalle in Essen Germany, recorded on November of 1961. The epitome...

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Ella Fitzgerald – Live In Stockholm 1960 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Ella Fitzgerald – live at the Konserthusset, Stockholm – February 29, 1960 – Sveriges Radio. The First Lady of Song this weekend. Ella Fitzgerald, in one of her many concerts overseas, recorded live in Stockholm on February...

Ralph Flanagan Band – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Ralph Flanagan Band – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Ralph Flanagan Band – CBS Radio – September 19, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. I haven’t posted any Big Band in a while. If you discount Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington, then I really...

Buddy DeFranco – Live In Buenos Aires 1980 – (RIP: Buddy DeFranco – 1923-2014) – Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition 0

Buddy DeFranco – Live In Buenos Aires 1980 – (RIP: Buddy DeFranco – 1923-2014) – Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Buddy De Franco – Live in Buenos Aires 1980 More sad news this week. The passing on Christmas Eve of Jazz Hall of Fame Clarinetist Buddy De Franco, whose work began in the Big Band era and...