lunes, mayo 31, 2010

Los Rhythm Kings

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Louisiana Rhythm Kings
Futuristic rhythm (1929)
Vocalion 15779

Louisiana Rhythm Kings: Red Nichols (cnt) Miff Mole (tb) Dudley Fosdick (mel) Fud Livingston (cl,ts) Arthur Schutt (p) Vic Berton (d). New York, February 20, 1929

domingo, mayo 30, 2010



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Cab Calloway and his Orchestra
Utt-da-zay [The tailor´s song] (1939)
Vocalion 5062

Cab Calloway and his Orchestra: Mario Bauza, Irving Randolph, Lammar Wright Sr. (tp) Keg Johnson, Claude Jones, De Priest Wheeler (tb) Andrew Brown (as,bar) Jacinto "Jerry" Blake (as,bar,cl) Chauncey Haughton (as,cl) Leon "Chu" Berry, Walter "Foots" Thomas (ts) Bennie Payne (p) Danny Barker (g) Milt Hinton (b) Cozy Cole (d) Cab Calloway (vcl,ldr). New York, July 17, 1939

sábado, mayo 29, 2010

Labios rojos

Red lips

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Lou Gold and his Orchestra
Red Lips - Kiss My Blues Away
Harmony 392-H

viernes, mayo 28, 2010

Ropa interior


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¡Música por Betty Boop! / Music by Betty Boop!

Helen Kane
Get out and get under the moon (1928)
Victor 21557

jueves, mayo 27, 2010

Un dibujo desagradable

An unpleasant drawing

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Descompuesto / Sick

Charles Brown Trio
Homesick blues (1948)
Aladdin 3039

Charles Brown Trio [or Charles Brown and his Smarties]: Charles Brown (vcl,p) Herman "Tiny" Mitchell (g) Wesley Prince (p). Los Angeles, November 10, 1948

miércoles, mayo 26, 2010

Serruchando a Hitler

Sawing Hitler

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Phil Harris
One-zy, two-zy (I love you-zy) [1946]
ARA 136A

martes, mayo 25, 2010

25 de Mayo de 1810

25 May 2010

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¡Viva la patria!
Este es un dibujo medio shomeria que hice para el libro "200 Años de Plazas". Creo que también esta siendo exhibido en "La Patria dibujada". Una muestra de dibujos referentes a la independencia en El Palais de Glace de Buenos Aires.
Oscar Grillo

Today Argentina celebrates 200 years of independence. I drew this for a book just published in Buenos Aires; "200 Años de Plazas".
This is Plaza de Mayo, The square where independence was declared. The text says "The Ghosts of Plaza de Mayo" "The people should always know what's going on!".
The painter at the bottom is painting the cover of a famous school magazine that traditionally depicts historical events.
Oscar Grillo

lunes, mayo 24, 2010

Tres corbatas

Three ties

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Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
Blues in my condition (1941)
Okeh 6224

Cootie Williams and his Orchestra: Cootie Williams (tp) Lou McGarity (tb) Les Robinson (as) Skippy Martin (bar) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Artie Bernstein (b) Jo Jones (d). New York, May 7, 1941

domingo, mayo 23, 2010

Fútbol de mesa

Table football

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Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
You turned the tables on me (1936)
Victor 25391

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Mannie Klein, Pee Wee Erwin, Chris Griffin (tp) Red Ballard, Murray McEachern (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer, Bill DePew (as) Art Rollini, Dick Clark (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) Helen Ward (vcl) Fletcher Henderson (arr). Hollywood, August 13, 1936

Roberto Arlt

Con mucha humildad (¡bah!... mucha no, sólo la suficiente) me dedicaré en los próximos días a ilustrar temas Arltianos y los postearé diariamente en Grillomation. Veremos que sale.
Oscar Grillo

Very humbly... Well, not SO humbly!... I have started illustrating themes by Roberto Arlt and I will post them on daily basis at Grillomation. Let's see what comes out of it.
Oscar Grillo

sábado, mayo 22, 2010

El gaseado

The gassed man

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Arlt y el gaseado en un café
Roberto Arlt and the gassed man in a cafe

Arthur Fields
Oh Frenchy (1918)
Victor 18489

viernes, mayo 21, 2010


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Lucio Demare
Malena (194?)

Lucio Demare (p). Probably recorded in Buenos Aires circa 1942

jueves, mayo 20, 2010

Tenis de mesa

Table tennis

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Erroll Garner
Love is the strangest game (1947)
Dial 1041

Erroll Garner (p) solo. Hollywood, June 10, 1947

miércoles, mayo 19, 2010

Paseando al caniche

Walking the poodle

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Slim Gaillard
Serenade to a poodle (1947)
MGM 10442

Slim Gaillard (vcl,g) unknown (p) Bam Brown (b,vcl) unknown d, Jim Hawthorne (barks). Los Angeles, December 15, 1947

martes, mayo 18, 2010

Por razones sentimentales

For sentimental reasons

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Nat King Cole Trio
(I love you) For sentimental reasons (1946)
Capitol 304

Nat King Cole Trio: Nat King Cole (p) Oscar Moore (g) Johnny Miller (b). New York, August 19, 1946

lunes, mayo 17, 2010



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Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band
It's murder (1936)
Decca 1182

Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band: Joe Thomas (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Chu Berry (ts) Teddy Cole (p) Huey Long (g) John Frazier (b) Lil Armstrong (vcl). Chicago, October 27, 1936

domingo, mayo 16, 2010



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Rosetta Crawford (vcl) acc. by James P. Johnson's Hep Cats
I'm tired of fattenin' frogs for snakes (1939)
Decca 7584

Rosetta Crawford (vcl) acc. by James P. Johnson's Hep Cats: Tommy Ladnier (tp) Mezz Mezzrow (cl) James P. Johnson (p) Teddy Bunn (g) Elmer James (b) Zutty Singleton (d)
New York, February 1, 1939

sábado, mayo 15, 2010

Paseadores de perros

Dog walkers

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Don Charles and "The Singing Dogs"
Oh! Susanna (1955)
RCA Victor 6344

Don Charles and The Singing Dogs: for information click here

viernes, mayo 14, 2010

Loud talking woman

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Dibujado en "La Biela". Dos figuras "del ambiente artístico". La mujer hablaba muy fuerte y no paraba de putear, el tipo no abría la boca.

McKinney's Cotton Pickers
Talk to me (1930)
Victor 22640

McKinney's Cotton Pickers: Rex Stewart, George "Buddy" Lee (cnt) Langston Curl (tp) Ed Cuffee (tb) James Dudley (cl,as) Don Redman (cl,as,vcl) Benny Carter, Jimmy Dudley (cl,as) Prince Robinson (cl,ts) Todd Rhodes (p) Dave Wilborn (g) Ralph Escudero (tu) Cuba Austin (d). New York, November 3, 1930

jueves, mayo 13, 2010


Spare change

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Charlie Palloy and his Orchestra
Brother can you spare a dime (1932)
Crown 3392

Charlie Palloy and his Orchestra: 2 tp, tb, 2 as, ts, p, Charlie Palloy (g,vcl) unknown tu and d. New York, September/October 1932

miércoles, mayo 12, 2010

Dos dibujos similares

Similar pictures

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Art Kassel's Kassels in the Air
Hell's bells (1932)
Col 2682-D

Art Kassel's Kassels in the Air: Jack Davis (tp,fl) Thurloco C. "Ponzi" Cranz (tb) Art Kassel (cl,as,arr,dir) Ralph Morris (cl,as,vcl) Ding Johnson (cl,as,fl,vcl) Floyd Townes (cl,ts,vcl) Carl Bertram (p) Cliff Masteler (g) Bob Hill (tu,b) John Jacobs (d). Chicago, June 27, 1932

martes, mayo 11, 2010


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Saliendo del "Varela Varelita" con Martín Garabal

Jelly Roll Morton
Sporting house rag [Perfect rag] (1939)
Commodore CMD403

Jelly Roll Morton (p,vcl). New York, December 14, 1939

lunes, mayo 10, 2010

En la vereda

Cafe´s veranda

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Desde la ventana de "El Olmo", en Santa Fe y Pueyrredon. El ruido del tránsito era insoportable.
Drawn from a cafe's window. "El Olmo" in Santa Fe and Pueyrredon. The traffic noise was unbearable.

Edmond Hall Sextet
Uptown cafe blues (1943)
Commodore 1512

Edmond Hall Sextet: Emmett Berry (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Eddie Heywood (p) A1 Casey (g) Billy Taylor (b) Sidney Catlett (d). New York, December 18, 1943

domingo, mayo 09, 2010

El mendigo alegre

Cheerful beggar

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Chick Bullock
I'd rather be a beggar with you (1932)
Banner 32415

sábado, mayo 08, 2010

La acompañante

The companion

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La acompañante en el Barrio Norte
The companion in Barrio Norte

Rosemary Clooney
Be my life's companion
Columbia 39631

viernes, mayo 07, 2010

Artistas callejeros

Street artists

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"The son of Gardel" & "The son of God"
In a Buenos Aires' park there is a busker who earns a few pennies pretending to be the son of Carlos Gardel, an idolised Argentinean singer who died tragically in 1935. I have coupled him with another "street artist" who also pretends to be the son of a famous character.

Billie Holiday
God bless the child (1941)
Okeh 6270

Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra: Billie Holiday (vcl) Roy Eldridge (tp) Jimmy Powell, Lester Boone (as) Ernie Powell (ts) Eddie Heywood (p) Paul Chapman (g) Grachan Moncur (b) Herbert Cowans (d). New York, May 9, 1941

jueves, mayo 06, 2010

El curda de la Avenida Santa Fe

The wino in Santa Fe Ave.

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Stick McGhee and his Buddies
Drinking wine, spo-dee-o-dee, drinking wine (1949)
Atlantic 873

miércoles, mayo 05, 2010

Grillo & Patricia en la calle Lavalle

Grillo & Patricia in Lavalle Street (Buenos Aires)

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Dibujado en Buenos Aires
I drew this picture in Buenos Aires, after a walk in a centric street, assailed by hawkers and street vendors.

John B. Sebastian with Russ Case and his Orchestra
Stompe a la turca (rondo from Sonata #9) (1948)
(W.A. Mozart)
(apologies to Mozart, arranged by Sebastian And Case)

RCA Victor 20-2062

John B. Sebastian, Sr. (har) Norris Shawker (dr) with Russ Case and his Orchestra (no details)

Voz de ángel

Angel's voice

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Debroy Somers Band
Got A Date With An Angel
Columbia 2663

Debroy Somers Band: Debroy Somers (ldr) Jimmy Wornell, Arthur Coburn (tp) Percy Harper (tb, vln) Brian Wicks (cl,as) Tommy Nevinson (ts) Dan Donovan (bar,vcl) Gerry McQuillan, (bassoon,harp) R.G.Somers (oboe) Ben Lcban (vln) Arthur Sandford (p) George Morris (bnj) Joe Lawler (b) Tommy Blades (dr,vib). London, October 9, 1931

martes, mayo 04, 2010

Good fellow

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Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
That lucky fellow (1939)
Columbia 35308

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Ziggy Elman, Jimmy Maxwell, Johnny Martel (tp) Red Ballard, Ted Vesely, Vernon Brown (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Buff Estes (as) Jerry Jerome, Bus Bassey (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr) Arnold Covey (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) Mildred Bailey (vcl). New York, October 24, 1939

lunes, mayo 03, 2010

They've got rhythm.

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Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Hit me with your rhythm stick (video)

domingo, mayo 02, 2010

Humo y Fumadores / Smoke and Smoking



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Dos dibujos hoy / Two drawings today

Phil Harris
Smoke! smoke! smoke! (that cigarrette) (1947)
RCA Victor 2370

sábado, mayo 01, 2010

Encantador de serpientes

Snake charmer

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De vuelta en Londres después de un mes en Buenos Aires.
Back in London after a month in Buenos Aires.

Larry Clinton
The snake charmer (1937)
Victor 25734

Larry Clinton, Walter Smith, Willis Kelly, Bob Cusumano (tp) Anthony "Andy" Russo, Cliff Heather (tb) Skeets Herfurt, Tony Zimmers, Slats Long (cl,as,ts) Babe Russin (cl,ts) Irving Brodsky (p) Jack Chesleigh (g) Al Whistler (b) Raymond Michaels (d). New York, November 26, 1937